Friday, February 28, 2014

Ukraine: Russia behind airport takeovers

    Ukraine's interim government has accused Russia of staging an armed invasion in southeastern Crimea after pro Kremlin armed men seized two airports


Armed men seize two airports in Ukraine's Crimea
Yanukovich said Russia should use all means at its disposal to stop the chaos in Ukraine as tension rose on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea
US issues warning to Russia over military drills near Ukrainian border


Yanukovich said Russia should use all means at its disposal to stop the chaos in Ukraine as tension rose on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea
" I will fight back" . Ukrainian exleader Yanukovych vows fightback.

He has made his first public appearance since being ousted, telling a news conference in Russia he would fight for his country.

Mr Yanukovych said he was "not overthrown", but was compelled to leave Ukraine after threats to his life.

He said the current parliament was "illegitimate", and described those who drove him from power as "young neo-fascist thugs". http://bbc.in/1mM9hpS #Ukraine

What do you want to ask about #Crimea? Ask our team on the ground.

How do you see what is happening in #Crimea? Send your video comment to World Have Your Say for our programme at 1500GMT.

We’ll speak to people who are there and find out how they feel about the events unfolding around them.

If you’ve got questions or comments for them or for our BBC correspondents covering the story, record them on video and send the clip via WhatsApp +447730751925 or upload here: http://bbc.in/1hoAGLO #Ukraine
Ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych gives his first public remarks since he fled the country. Meanwhile, unidentified armed men who may belong to the Russian military take over Crimean airports: http://usat.ly/1crKOj4

5 things to know about Ukraine today: http://usat.ly/1lp6nsW

(Photo by Maxim Shipenkov, epa)Ukraine crisis: 'Russians' blockade Crimea airports

Russian military forces are blockading Sevastopol airport. Ukraine's interior minister has called their presence an "armed invasion".http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26379722
Don Freeman the ignorance of the bill is what is wrong with republicans in general....as a Oh my God "Liberal"....I believe in the constitution that gives me the right to own a business and serve and permit those whom I want...These dumb asses made it a religious choice....I need no one to tell me I have to serve a Christian, Jew, black or white, democrat or republican, gun toter etc ...the list goes on I'm allowed to like and dislike for my own reasons whom and when I want...the same as any other business owner or anyone in general ...it may not make for success and good business sense ...and for me why would I want to spend my money in a place that doesn't want me or business any way...makes no sense...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

La gobernadora de Arizona vetó la polémica ley que buscaba negar servicios a homosexuales.

"El Proyecto de Ley 1062 tiene el potencial de crear más problemas de los que resolvería", dijo la gobernadora Jan Brewer.

¿Qué opinas de esta decisión? Costa Concordia shipwreck captain returns to scene of tragedy
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Giglio Island (Italy) (AFP) Residents of Italy's Giglio Island reacted with mixed emotions on Wednesday to the first return visit by captain Francesco Schettino since a tragedy in which 32 people on his Costa Concordia cruise ship died. Schettino, who is on trial for manslaughterO livre mercado não fez a cobertura universal de saude nos EUA
How many stars are there?’

‘Who came second and third in the race to the moon?’

‘Have any animals been sent to the moon?’

BREAKING: Kentucky has asked a federal judge to delay an order that would require the Bluegrass State to recognize legally valid samesex marriages performed in other states.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

When the Kochroach commercials appear on network tv I can't believe what I'm hearing. It's astonishing that anyone with more than 1 braincell would nod in agreement. If we ever needed a truth in advertising bill it's now. There is a big difference between free speech issue ads and blatant bullshit so twisted with one lie after another.
Costa Concordia shipwreck captain returns to scene of tragedy
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Giglio Island (Italy) (AFP) Residents of Italy's Giglio Island reacted with mixed emotions on Wednesday to the first return visit by captain Francesco Schettino since a tragedy in which 32 people on his Costa Concordia cruise ship died. Schettino, who is on trial for manslaughter


Hillary Clinton in 2016: Inevitable, again? http://cbsn.ws/1cnc6av
Democrats really want Hillary Clinton to run for President. But do they...
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A new poll shows Democrats really want Clinton to run for president - but do they want her to clear the field, too?
"In accordance with an order from the president of the Russian Federation, forces of the Western Military District were put on alert at 1400 (0500 ET) today," Interfax news agency quoted Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying, announcing a drill. The western district borders on Ukraine.

When the Kochroach commercials appear on network tv I can't believe what I'm hearing. It's astonishing that anyone with more than 1 braincell would nod in agreement. If we ever needed a truth in advertising bill it's now. There is a big difference between free speech issue ads and blatant bullshit so twisted with one lie after another.

Fox News hosts can raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for GOP efforts across the country, underlining the strong relationship between the network and the GOP machine.
Fox News Hits The GOP Fundraising Circuit
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Nine Fox News hosts and contributors are headlining 2014 fundraisers for Republican organizations across the country.


When the Kochroach commercials appear on network tv I can't believe what I'm hearing. It's astonishing that anyone with more than 1 braincell would nod in agreement. If we ever needed a truth in advertising bill it's now. There is a big difference between free speech issue ads and blatant bullshit so twisted with one lie after another.


Would the NFL go so far as to move the Super Bowl due to an anti-gay law? History suggests that yes, it would:

82% of Democrats Want Hillary Clinton to Run for President in 2016
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Hillary Clinton is a wide favorite among Democrats. According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, 82% of Democrats want Clinton to run.

Ugandan newspaper names 'homosexuals' http://bbc.in/1hliOSE

Some of the names published by the Red Pepper newspaper are of Ugandans who have not identified themselves as gay.




We answer some of the key questions surrounding the protests. When did the protests start?
Who is protesting?
What are the protesters demanding?...
    Renowned Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia dies at 66
    For thousands of career-military troops who endured combat and family separations during a dozen years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the end of hostilities brings a new directive from the government  your services are no longer needed: http://kng5.tv/1duGqjz

Photo Credit: William B. Plowman, for USA TODAYcrats. According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, 82% of Democrats want Clinton to run.

Ugandan newspaper names 'homosexuals' http://bbc.in/1hliOSE

Some of the names published by the Red Pepper newspaper are of Ugandans who have not identified themselves as gay.

New legislation in the country includes a life sentence for gay sex and same-sex marriage.
Degradação humana, gente vazia, idolatria da fama e fortuna, o mundo cheio de problemas e a midia falando desses artistas mediocres
The legislation bans what it calls the promotion of homosexuality.
    Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia dies at 66

 Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia has died aged 66 in Mexico, reportedly of a heart attack while playing with his children on a ...

    Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia dies
    What lies behind the protests in ‪#‎Venezuela‬?

We answer some of the key questions surrounding the protests. When did the protests start?
Who is protesting?
What are the protesters demanding?..
    Renowned Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia dies at 66
    For thousands of careermilitary troops who endured combat and family separations during a dozen years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the end of hostilities brings a new directive from the government  your services are no longer needed: http://kng5.tv/1duGqjz

Photo Credit: William B. Plowman, for USA TODAY

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

During the Clinton administration was the federal budget balanced? Was the federal deficit erased? Yes to both questions

1) an exceptionally strong economy that is creating gobs of new tax revenues and 2) a shrinking military budget.


Clinton adopted a series of austerity measures balanced the budget and left us with a surplus

No, Bill Clinton Didn’t Balance the Budget
By Stephen Moore
October 8, 1998

Let us establish one point definitively: Bill Clinton didn’t balance the budget. Yes, he was there when it happened. But the record shows that was about the extent of his contribution.

Many in the media have flubbed this story. The New York Times on October 1st said, “Clinton balances the budget.” Others have praised George Bush. Political analyst Bill Schneider declared on CNN that Bush is one of “the real heroes” for his willingness to raise taxes and never mind read my lips. (Once upon a time, lying was something that was considered wrong in Washington, but under the last two presidents our standards have dropped.) In any case, crediting George Bush for the end of the deficit requires some nifty logical somersaults, since the deficit hit its Mount Everest peak of $290 billion in St. George’s last year in office.

And 1993 the year of the giant Clinton tax hike was not the turning point in the deficit wars, either. In fact, in 1995, two years after that tax hike, the budget baseline submitted by the president’s own Office of Management and Budget and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted $200 billion deficits for as far as the eye could see. The figure shows the Clinton deficit baseline. What changed this bleak outlook?

Newt Gingrich and company for all their faults  have received virtually no credit for balancing the budget. Yet today’s surplus is, in part, a byproduct of the GOP’s single-minded crusade to end 30 years of red ink. Arguably, Gingrich’s finest hour as Speaker came in March 1995 when he rallied the entire Republican House caucus behind the idea of eliminating the deficit within seven years.



    We have a balanced budget today that is mostly a result of 1) an exceptionally strong economy that is creating gobs of new tax revenues and 2) a shrinking military budget. Social spending is still soaring and now costs more than $1 trillion.

Skeptics said it could not be done in seven years. The GOP did it in four.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Why is this true? That’s a subject of continuing research, but one theme in all the explanations is that workers aren’t bushels of wheat or even Manhattan apartments; they’re human beings, and the human relationships involved in hiring and firing are inevitably more complex than markets for mere commodities.
Employers can choose between two ways of paying output workers. You must either:
  • pay the national minimum wage for every hour they work
  • pay them at least a 'fair' piece rate for each piece produced or task performed (rated output work).
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Which year had the best Olympic Opening Ceremony?

"40% Of Americans Now Make Less Than 1968 Minimum Wage":

The chart shows that wages used to go up as productivity went up, but in the 1970s they decoupled. Productivity kept going up but wages stagnated.

Regular people's incomes have been stagnant since the '70s while costs keep going up. In fact, 40 percent Of Americans now make less than the 1968 minimum wage if that minimum wage had kept rising along with productivity. If the minimum wage had stayed coupled to productivity the minimum wage would now be $16.50 an hour which more than 40 percent of Americans now make!

''First of all, the current level of the minimum wage is very low by any reasonable standard. For about four decades, increases in the minimum wage have consistently fallen behind inflation, so that in real terms the minimum wage is substantially lower than it was in the 1960s. Meanwhile, worker productivity has doubled. Isn’t it time for a raise?'' Paul Krugman
''First of all, the current level of the minimum wage is very low by any reasonable standard. For about four decades, increases in the minimum wage have consistently fallen behind inflation, so that in real terms the minimum wage is substantially lower than it was in the 1960s. Meanwhile, worker productivity has doubled. Isn’t it time for a raise?'' Paul Krugman
Clinton Administration ended in 2000, the current crisis started in 2008
IMF blames crisis on lack of regulation
From the International Monetary Fund
: inadequate regulation was the major cause of the current financial crisis.
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"40% Of Americans Now Make Less Than 1968 Minimum Wage":

The chart shows that wages used to go up as productivity went up, but in the 1970s they decoupled. Productivity kept going up but wages stagnated.


Regular people's incomes have been stagnant since the '70s while costs keep going up. In fact, 40 percent Of Americans now make less than the 1968 minimum wage if that minimum wage had kept rising along with productivity. If the minimum wage had stayed coupled to productivity the minimum wage would now be $16.50 an hour which more than 40 percent of Americans now make!
"40% Of Americans Now Make Less Than 1968 Minimum Wage":

The chart shows that wages used to go up as productivity went up, but in the 1970s they decoupled. Productivity kept going up but wages stagnated.

Regular people's incomes have been stagnant since the '70s while costs keep going up. In fact, 40 percent Of Americans now make less than the 1968 minimum wage if that minimum wage had kept rising along with productivity. If the minimum wage had stayed coupled to productivity the minimum wage would now be $16.50 an hour which more than 40 percent of Americans now make!
John Boehner Would Rather Commit Suicide Than Raise The Minimum Wage
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For Speaker of the House John Boehner, it is the prospect of the government attempting to improve the economic situation of underpaid.
Raise That Wage

President Obama laid out a number of good ideas in his State of the Union address. Unfortunately, almost all of them would require spending money and given Republican control of the House of Representatives, it’s hard to imagine that happening.
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Raising Minimum Wage Would Ease Income Gap but Carries Political Risks (February 13, 2013)

One major proposal, however, wouldn’t involve budget outlays: the president’s call for a rise in the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9, with subsequent increases in line with inflation. The question we need to ask is: Would this be good policy? And the answer, perhaps surprisingly, is a clear yes.

Why “surprisingly”? Well, Economics 101 tells us to be very cautious about attempts to legislate market outcomes. Every textbook mine included  lays out the unintended consequences that flow from policies like rent controls or agricultural price supports. And even most liberal economists would, I suspect, agree that setting a minimum wage of, say, $20 an hour would create a lot of problems.

But that’s not what’s on the table. And there are strong reasons to believe that the kind of minimum wage increase the president is proposing would have overwhelmingly positive effects.

First of all, the current level of the minimum wage is very low by any reasonable standard. For about four decades, increases in the minimum wage have consistently fallen behind inflation, so that in real terms the minimum wage is substantially lower than it was in the 1960s. Meanwhile, worker productivity has doubled. Isn’t it time for a raise?

Now, you might argue that even if the current minimum wage seems low, raising it would cost jobs. But there’s evidence on that question lots and lots of evidence, because the minimum wage is one of the most studied issues in all of economics. U.S. experience, it turns out, offers many “natural experiments” here, in which one state raises its minimum wage while others do not. And while there are dissenters, as there always are, the great preponderance of the evidence from these natural experiments points to little if any negative effect of minimum wage increases on employment.

Why is this true? That’s a subject of continuing research, but one theme in all the explanations is that workers aren’t bushels of wheat or even Manhattan apartments; they’re human beings, and the human relationships involved in hiring and firing are inevitably more complex than markets for mere commodities. And one byproduct of this human complexity seems to be that modest increases in wages for the least-paid don’t necessarily reduce the number of jobs.

What this means, in turn, is that the main effect of a rise in minimum wages is a rise in the incomes of hard-working but low-paid Americans which is, of course, what we’re trying to accomplish.

Finally, it’s important to understand how the minimum wage interacts with other policies aimed at helping lower paid workers, in particular the earned-income tax credit, which helps low-income families who help themselves. The tax credit which has traditionally had bipartisan support, although that may be ending is also good policy. But it has a well known defect: Some of its benefits end up flowing not to workers but to employers, in the form of lower wages. And guess what? An increase in the minimum wage helps correct this defect. It turns out that the tax credit and the minimum wage aren’t competing policies, they’re complementary policies that work best in tandem.

So Mr. Obama’s wage proposal is good economics. It’s also good politics: a wage increase is supported by an overwhelming majority of voters, including a strong majority of self identified Republican women (but not men). Yet G.O.P. leaders in Congress are opposed to any rise. Why? They say that they’re concerned about the people who might lose their jobs, never mind the evidence that this won’t actually happen. But this isn’t credible.

For today’s Republican leaders clearly feel disdain for low-wage workers. Bear in mind that such workers, even if they work full time, by and large don’t pay income taxes (although they pay plenty in payroll and sales taxes), while they may receive benefits like Medicaid and food stamps. And you know what this makes them, in the eyes of the G.O.P.: “takers,” members of the contemptible 47 percent who, as Mitt Romney said to nods of approval, won’t take responsibility for their own lives.

Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, offered a perfect illustration of this disdain last Labor Day: He chose to commemorate a holiday dedicated to workers by sending out a message that said nothing at all about workers, but praised the efforts of business owners instead.

The good news is that not many Americans share that disdain; just about everyone except Republican men believes that the lowest paid workers deserve a raise. And they’re right. We should raise the minimum wage, now.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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At least 25 have been declared dead in Ukraine in the worst violence seen since anti-government protests broke out 12 weeks ago.

At least 17 protesters have been killed in renewed clashes with police in Ukraine after a truce broke down.

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    Green groups tell Obama Keystone won’t be forgiven
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    They say President Obama better think twice.

    This exchange student, in a coma since a November car accident, faces possible deportation from the U.S. next week http://nbcnews.to/1h9L6Oy
    Photo: This exchange student, in a coma since a November car accident, faces possible deportation from the U.S. next week http://nbcnews.to/1h9L6Oy
   
    #Vegas #vacation in the future? Escape #Vegas for the day to visit the Grand Canyon. We think it is a must! http://ow.ly/tNL7M
    Photo: #Vegas #vacation in the future? Escape #Vegas for the day to visit the Grand Canyon. We think it is a must! http://ow.ly/tNL7M

    The world is predicted to end on Saturday, according to ancient Viking lore.

    http://ind.pn/1fdstMv with Deb Roy and Devjani Mukherjee.
    Photo: The world is predicted to end on Saturday, according to ancient Viking lore. http://ind.pn/1fdstMv

    Urban Warfare Shatters Ukraine Truce, Seven More Killed - NBC News
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    KIEV, Ukraine  A fragile truce between pro-West demonstrators and Ukraine's security forces was shattered early Thursday as...

    A Senator Asks A Panel Of Experts To Defend Walmart. It Gets Awkward.
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    Bernie Sanders is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore.
    nyp.st
    Over the weekend, Jamie Coots, who starred in the National Geographic Channel reality series “Snake Salvation” died of a snake-bite wound. The show, which followed two preachers who...

    Homeland Security Alerts Airlines to Possible Shoe-Bomb Threat - NBC News
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    Several officials familiar with the advisory told NBC News that "very recent intelligence" considered credible warns of possible attempts...
    Ex-Olympian under fire for soda ad
    thehill.com
    Kwan appears in an ad for Coke while serving on a presidential nutrition commission. Photo: Scribble and Scribe
   
    How many Legos did it take to make this sculpture? - The answer via ABC World News with Diane Sawyer: http://abcn.ws/1jIWySX
    Photo: How many Legos did it take to make this sculpture? - The answer via ABC World News with Diane Sawyer: http://abcn.ws/1jIWySX
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    Deadly violence in Ukraine and Venezuela as protests intensify Wednesday:

    Jim Avila with Pres. Obama in Mexico: http://abcn.ws/1bMN89I
    Terry Moran in Kiev: http://abcn.ws/1gIaY5L
    Mariana Atencio in Caracas: http://abcn.ws/1fAl1WI
    Photo: Deadly violence in Ukraine and Venezuela as protests intensify Wednesday: Jim Avila with Pres. Obama in Mexico: http://abcn.ws/1bMN89I Terry Moran in Kiev: http://abcn.ws/1gIaY5L Mariana Atencio in Caracas: http://abcn.ws/1fAl1WI
    WhatsApp? What's That? And Why Is It Worth $16 Billion? - NBC News
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    Facebook announced Wednesday that it is buying WhatsApp, the company and app that offers unlimited messaging on mobile...
   
    Sources: Duo to Plead Guilty in 2011 Beating of S.F. Giants Fan - NBC News
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    Two Southern California men are expected to plead guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday morning in connection with the 2011...
    Cossack militia viciously attacks Pussy Riot members with whips in Sochi
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    SOCHI, Russia  Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the group tried to...
   
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        Al Cataldo and Bridgette Marcum like this. Humane Society for Hamilton County (Indiana)'s photo.
    MYTH: Shelters are full of nothing but mixed breeds & mutts. While we all of our dogs regardless of their breed, about 35% of dogs in shelters are purebred. Case and point - meet Payton and Bella, 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who we...See More
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    In one of the biggest technology deals of the past decade, Facebook agreed to buy WhatsApp for $16 billion: http://usat.ly/1jRNhuZ

    From sports teams to national economies, here's what else you can buy for that monster figure: http://usat.ly/1c3ysh1

    (Photo by Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
    Photo: In one of the biggest technology deals of the past decade, Facebook agreed to buy WhatsApp for $16 billion: http://usat.ly/1jRNhuZ From sports teams to national economies, here's what else you can buy for that monster figure: http://usat.ly/1c3ysh1 (Photo by Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
   
    WhatsApp? What's That? And Why Is It Worth $16 Billion? - NBC News
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    Facebook announced Wednesday that it is buying WhatsApp, the company and app that offers unlimited messaging on mobile...

    Norton James shared Anti-Fur Society's photo.
        Al Cataldo, Brenda Catharina Thijsen and Bridgette Marcum like this.
        Brenda Catharina Thijsen Tutuuuu
       
    Cats may see things that are invisible to us
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    Researchers say it's because certain animals are able to see UV light and they have better lenses.
   
    What George W. Bush misses the most
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    The former president said there's one White House perk he'd like to have back.
    Obama is under pressure from both parties to impose sanctions.
   
    Venezuela pays high price for oil politics of the Chavismo era
   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvhLYFazp2E
    Riots In Caracas Venezuela with Gunfire February 19th 2014 @ 10:15pm Caracas time, 7:15pm PST
    Riots In Caracas Venezuela with Gunfire February 19th 2014 @ 10:15pm Caracas time, 7:15pm PST, car alarms going off and complete chaos in the streets, police...
   
   
    Tonight, Venezuela is seeing a spasm of violence that’s unlike anything the country has experienced since 1989. Information is fragmented, since an almost complete media black-out is in place, but you don’t need the media to hear your neighbor’s screams.

    Caracas, Valencia, Merida and San Cristobal in particular have become virtual war zones: National Guard units and National Police have been shoo

    http://voces.huffingtonpost.com/carlos-flores/leonardo-padron-gobierno-nicolas-maduro_b_4811775.html?utm_hp_ref=voces
    "El gobierno de Nicolás Maduro está viviendo su peor momento"
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    Hace poco, el presidente Nicolás Maduro se refirió a Leonardo Padrón (reconocido escritor de telenovelas venezolano, aclaratoria...
   
    Norton James shared a link via Media Matters for America.
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    Limbaugh Points To 1840s Donner Party Diary As Evidence Climate Is Not Changing
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    Sarah Palin backs Greg Abbott, Katrina Pierson in Texas
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    Sarah Palin is wading into the Texas governor’s race, urging voters to back Republican candidate Greg Abbott and even citing his recent controversial supporter.
   
    Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott might be making waves with his Ted Nugent tour this week, but his opponent Wendy Davis is making money. Specifically, her campaign is seeking to harness......
        10 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Will Be the Next President
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        America is ready for the leadership of a Hillary Clinton. A new history will be made when she becomes the leader of the free world....

    Bill O'Reilly blames the internet for making a generation of people ignorant and self-absorbed. Also probably wants you to get off his lawn.
    Photo: Bill O'Reilly blames the internet for making a generation of people ignorant and self-absorbed. Also probably wants you to get off his lawn.
   
       
        10 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Will Be the Next President
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        America is ready for the leadership of a Hillary Clinton. A new history will be made when she becomes the leader of the free world
    Watch This CNN Anchor Stop The Spin On The Minimum Wage
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    CNN's Carol Costello does her job right by fact-checking her guest on the air.
    Think that it doesn't matter if you rescue an animal from a shelter and instead go to a breeder? Think again. More people that buy their pets, more animals that die in shelters.
    Photo: Think that it doesn't matter if you rescue an animal from a shelter and instead go to a breeder? Think again. More people that buy their pets, more animals that die in shelters.
   
    In 1961, during spring training in Florida, LIFE gave 25-year-old New York Yankees shortstop Tony Kubek a camera and asked him to photograph his teammates. The resulting photos were never published...until now: http://ti.me/1fyXZzi

    (Photo: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
    Photo: In 1961, during spring training in Florida, LIFE gave 25-year-old New York Yankees shortstop Tony Kubek a camera and asked him to photograph his teammates. The resulting photos were never published...until now: http://ti.me/1fyXZzi (Photo: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
    The European Union is weighing sanctions as deadly clashes between anti-government protesters and Ukrainian riot police leave at least 25 dead and hundreds injured: http://usat.ly/1oRunFi

    (Photo by Sergei Chuzavkov, AP)
    Photo: The European Union is weighing sanctions as deadly clashes between anti-government protesters and Ukrainian riot police leave at least 25 dead and hundreds injured: http://usat.ly/1oRunFi (Photo by Sergei Chuzavkov, AP)
    A housecat's bizarre antics may be more than just feline folly. The kitty may see things you can't. Unlike humans, many animals see in ultraviolet, and a study now suggests that cats, dogs and other mammals can, too. Knowing they see things invisible to us could explain a few things: http://nbcnews.to/1jEA9pV (Photo: Tim MacPherson / Newscom, file)
    Photo: A housecat's bizarre antics may be more than just feline folly. The kitty may see things you can't. Unlike humans, many animals see in ultraviolet, and a study now suggests that cats, dogs and other mammals can, too. Knowing they see things invisible to us could explain a few things: http://nbcnews.to/1jEA9pV (Photo: Tim MacPherson / Newscom, file)
   
        Bridgette Marcum, Kathy Berkos and Brenda Catharina Thijsen like this.
       
    Ohio driver rescues kitten found frozen to road
   
    Driver who found gray kitten frozen to road says she initially thought it was chunk of ice
    On This Day: Happy Birthday to 'King of Motown' Smokey Robinson who turns 74! Which of his hits is your fave? Watch his bio: http://ow.ly/tMINO
    Photo: On This Day: Happy Birthday to 'King of Motown' Smokey Robinson who turns 74! Which of his hits is your fave? Watch his bio: http://ow.ly/tMINO
    The Clinton Presidency: Eight Years of Peace, Progress and Prosperity.
   
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    Wales ponders independence from Britain
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    Scotland’s looming referendum on leaving the UK is prompting the Welsh to question whether they want to follow.
    The United States has been waiting for as long as there have been Winter Olympic Games for a figure-skating team to win gold. Tonight, it finally happened, and it wasn't even close: http://usat.ly/1ftXDu1

    (Photo by Jeff Swinger, USA TODAY Sports)
    Photo: The United States has been waiting for as long as there have been Winter Olympic Games for a figure-skating team to win gold. Tonight, it finally happened, and it wasn't even close: http://usat.ly/1ftXDu1 (Photo by Jeff Swinger, USA TODAY Sports)

    Sydneysiders advised to leave work early as severe storm cell is predicted to strike city this...
    www.dailytelegraph.com.au
    SYDNEY is set to be hit by a series of severe thunderstorms likely to strike the city in the afternoon.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bush Warned of Hijackings Before 911. May 15. U.S. intelligence officials warnedPresident Bush weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks that Osama bin Laden's

How did we get here?

That's pretty easy to answer, too. His name is Phil Gramm. A few days after the Supreme Court made George W. Bush president in 2000, Gramm stuck something called the Commodity Futures Modernization Act into the budget bill. Nobody
knew that the Texas senator was slipping America a 262 page poison pill. The Gramm Guts America Act was designed to keep regulators from controlling new financial tools described as credit "swaps." These are instruments like sub-prime mortgages bundled up and sold as securities. Under the Gramm law, neither the SEC nor the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) were able to examine financial institutions like hedge funds or investment banks to guarantee they had the assets necessary to cover losses they were guaranteeing.

This isn't small beer we are talking about here. The market for these fancy financial instruments they don't expect us little people to understand is estimated at $60 trillion annually, which amounts to almost four times the entire US stock market.

And Senator Phil Gramm wanted it completely unregulated. So did Alan Greenspan, who supported the legislation and is now running around to the talk shows jabbering about the horror of it all. Before the highly paid lobbyists were done slinging their gold card guts about the halls of congress, every one from hedge funds to banks were playing with fire for fun and profit.

Gramm didn't just make a fairy tale world for Wall Street, though. He included in his bill a provision that prevented the regulation of energy trading markets, which led us to the Enron collapse. There was no collapse of the house of Gramm, however, because his wife Wendy, who once headed up the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, took a job on the Enron board that provided almost $2 million to their household kitty. And why not? Wendy got a CFTC rule passed that kept the federal government from regulating energy futures contracts at Enron.

If John McCain gets elected and chooses Phil Gramm as his Treasury Secretary, which many politico types see as likely, they will be able to talk about the good old days when Gramm was in congress and McCain was in the senate and they were in the midst of the Savings and Loan crisis.

The S and L scandal, which may look precious when compared to our present cascade of problems, isn't hard to understand, either. But it is impossible to take John McCain seriously on our current financial Armageddon since he was dabbling in the historic collapse of 747 S&Ls that occurred during Ronald Reagan's era. In the early 80s under the Republican president, congress deregulated the savings and loan industry in much the same way that Gramm made sure there were no laws hindering our current financial malefactors on Wall Street. S&Ls simply lobbied until they had less regulation and then began making rampant, unsound investments.

The guy who was going the wildest with financial freedom was Charles Keating, who headed up Lincoln Savings and Loan of California. Because the S&L industry had managed to get congress to increase FDIC insurance from $40,000 to $100,000 on deposits, the irresponsible investing of people like Keating began to put taxpayer insurance funds at great risk of loss. Keating placed money in junk bonds and questionable real estate projects and because so many other S&Ls started acting the same way the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) began to push for a regulation that limited these dangerous speculative "direct" investments to 10% of an S&L's assets.

And Keating didn't like it; he called on a private economist named Alan Greenspan, who promptly produced a study saying that there was no danger in "direct" investments.
But that didn't convince the FHLBB and as further scrutiny showed Lincoln Savings and Loan was making even more historically bad investment decisions, a federal investigation was launched. James..Moore
1. Wages would rise for 16.5 million workers.

L.A. council members to seek economic study before minimum wage hike L.A. council members to seek economic study before minimum wage hike
Yes, a minimum wage boost will reduce poverty. Here's the evidence. Yes, a minimum wage boost will reduce poverty. Here's the evidence.
A Harvard professor's deceptive take on income inequality and the 1% A Harvard professor's deceptive take on income inequality and the 1%

2. Income for families living below the poverty line would rise by a combined $5 billion, and by $12 billion for those earning less than three times the poverty level.

3. About 900,000 people would be moved out of poverty.
As Furman quite rightly pointed out, the employment effect of raising the minimum wage has been studied and debated endlessly over the decades. For the most part, economists have found that increases on the scale being considered in the U.S. $7.25 an hour to $10.10 produces "little or no" job losses.
1. Wages would rise for 16.5 million workers.

    L.A. council members to seek economic study before minimum wage hike L.A. council members to seek economic study before minimum wage hike
    Yes, a minimum wage boost will reduce poverty. Here's the evidence. Yes, a minimum wage boost will reduce poverty. Here's the evidence.
    A Harvard professor's deceptive take on income inequality and the 1% A Harvard professor's deceptive take on income inequality and the 1%

2. Income for families living below the poverty line would rise by a combined $5 billion, and by $12 billion for those earning less than three times the poverty level.

3. About 900,000 people would be moved out of poverty.

4. The raise would reduce total employment by about 500,000 workers.
Yes. The minimum wage is supposed to be an entry level wage. It is not intended to support a family. If you raise the entry wage you have to raise all tiers above it.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What..a..bunch..of..clowns
UK..is..an..important..country
Wales..means..nothing..in..terms..of..international..relations
Goldwater was totally wrong
his vote against the 1964 Civil Rights Act would speak for itself
Why did Barry Goldwater vote against Civil Rights Act of 1964 .
because he was a racist.
The US Patriot Act: Impact on the Arab and Muslim
The US Patriot Act
made many Muslim Americas very vulnerable to racial profiling and discrimination.
a clear misunderstanding.about Islam

Civilian and military officials had serious concerns about the loyalty of the ethnic Japanese after the Niihau Incident which immediately followed the attack on Pearl Harbor, when a civilian Japanese national and two Hawaiianborn ethnic Japanese on the island of Ni'ihau violently freed a downed and captured Japanese naval airman, attacking their fellow Ni'ihau islanders in the process.
Six weeks after the attack, public opinion turned against Japanese Americans living in on the West Coast, as the press and other Americans became nervous about the potential for fifth column
They had infiltrated agents
According to Akira Fujiwara, Hirohito personally ratified the proposal by the Japanese Army to remove the constraints of international law on the treatment of Chinese prisoners

The Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against Nanking (Nanjing) during the Second SinoJapanese War in 1937. The massacre occurred during a sixweek period starting December 13, 1937, the day that the Japanese captured Nanking, which was then the Chinese capital. (See Republic of China). During this period, tens of thousands, if not more, of Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants were murdered by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army.Widespread rape and looting also occurred.

Six weeks after the attack, public opinion turned against Japanese Americans living in on the West Coast, as the press and other Americans became nervous about the potential for fifth column activity. Though the administration (including the President Franklin D. Roosevelt and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover) dismissed all rumors of JapaneseAmerican espionage on behalf of the Japanese War effort, pressure mounted upon the Administration as the tide of public opinion turned against JapaneseAmericans. Civilian and military officials had serious concerns about the loyalty of the ethnic Japanese after the Niihau Incident which immediately followed the attack on Pearl Harbor, when a civilian Japanese national and two Hawaiianborn ethnic Japanese on the island of Ni'ihau violently freed a downed and captured Japanese naval airman, attacking their fellow Ni'ihau islanders in the process.
Sixtytwo percent of the internees were American citizens..
 The leaders of Japan and Germany surely noted the democracies' failure to respond to aggression in Manchuria and Ethiopia. In Japan, a militarist and expansionist government, still smarting from what it perceived as shabby treatment in the aftermath of the Great War, eyed regional domination. Japan's developing grand strategy involved gaining access to the oil and other raw materials of East Asia and establishing a colonial empire, or what Japanese leaders in 1938 called a "Greater East Asia CoProsperity Sphere." In Germany, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, blaming old enemies and Jews for his country's woes. Hitler spoke menacingly of the German people's need for more living space ("Lebensraum") and his belief in the superiority of the Aryan race. He also flagrantly announced that Germany would begin to re-arm itself, repudiating disarmament agreements it had signed in the 1920s. Racism..against..people of Japanese heritage who lived ON THE PACIFIC COAST OF THE UNITED STATES.

The..Nazi..Regime..Of..Japan..hates..America..thats..why..they..killed..3000..people..in..Pearl..Harbor
Sixty.two percent of the internees were American citizens.
38..percent of the internees were ..Japanese..citzens
 Racism..against.. THE PACIFIC COAST OF THE UNITED STATES.

Goldwater was totally wrong
    his vote against the 1964 Civil Rights Act would speak for itself
    Why did Barry Goldwater vote against Civil Rights Act of 1964 .
    because he was a racist.
    The US Patriot Act: Impact on the Arab and Muslim
    The US Patriot Act
    made many Muslim Americas very vulnerable to racial profiling and discrimination.
    a clear misunderstanding.about Islam
 Civilian and military officials had serious concerns about the loyalty of the ethnic Japanese after the Niihau Incident which immediately followed the attack on Pearl Harbor, when a civilian Japanese national and two Hawaiianborn ethnic Japanese on the island of Ni'ihau violently freed a downed and captured Japanese naval airman, attacking their fellow Ni'ihau islanders in the process.
    Six weeks after the attack, public opinion turned against Japanese Americans living in on the West Coast, as the press and other Americans became nervous about the potential for fifth column
    They had infiltrated agents
    According to Akira Fujiwara, Hirohito personally ratified the proposal by the Japanese Army to remove the constraints of international law on the treatment of Chinese prisoners

    The Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against Nanking (Nanjing) during the Second SinoJapanese War in 1937. The massacre occurred during a sixweek period starting December 13, 1937, the day that the Japanese captured Nanking, which was then the Chinese capital. (See Republic of China). During this period, tens of thousands, if not more, of Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants were murdered by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army.Widespread rape and looting also occurred.

    Six weeks after the attack, public opinion turned against Japanese Americans living in on the West Coast, as the press and other Americans became nervous about the potential for fifth column activity. Though the administration (including the President Franklin D. Roosevelt and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover) dismissed all rumors of JapaneseAmerican espionage on behalf of the Japanese War effort, pressure mounted upon the Administration as the tide of public opinion turned against JapaneseAmericans. Civilian and military officials had serious concerns about the loyalty of the ethnic Japanese after the Niihau Incident which immediately followed the attack on Pearl Harbor, when a civilian Japanese national and two Hawaiianborn ethnic Japanese on the island of Ni'ihau violently freed a downed and captured Japanese naval airman, attacking their fellow Ni'ihau islanders in the process.
    Sixtytwo percent of the internees were American citizens..
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Bill Winfrey
Elaine N Lala
The..Nazi..Regime..Of..Japan..hates..America..thats..why..they..killed..3000..people..in..Pearl..Harbor
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So Japanese Americans attacked pearl harbor? You are stupid and a bigot who knew....See More
 Goldwater was totally wrong
    his vote against the 1964 Civil Rights Act would speak for itself
    Why did Barry Goldwater vote against Civil Rights Act of 1964 .
    because he was a racist.
    The US Patriot Act: Impact on the Arab and Muslim
    The US Patriot Act
    made many Muslim Americas very vulnerable to racial profiling and discrimination.
    a clear misunderstanding.about Islam
   Civilian and military officials had serious concerns about the loyalty of the ethnic Japanese after the Niihau Incident which immediately followed the attack on Pearl Harbor, when a civilian Japanese national and two Hawaiianborn ethnic Japanese on the island of Ni'ihau violently freed a downed and captured Japanese naval airman, attacking their fellow Ni'ihau islanders in the process.
    Six weeks after the attack, public opinion turned against Japanese Americans living in on the West Coast, as the press and other Americans became nervous about the potential for fifth column
    They had infiltrated agents
    According to Akira Fujiwara, Hirohito personally ratified the proposal by the Japanese Army to remove the constraints of international law on the treatment of Chinese prisoners

    The Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against Nanking (Nanjing) during the Second SinoJapanese War in 1937. The massacre occurred during a sixweek period starting December 13, 1937, the day that the Japanese captured Nanking, which was then the Chinese capital. (See Republic of China). During this period, tens of thousands, if not more, of Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants were murdered by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army.Widespread rape and looting also occurred.

    Six weeks after the attack, public opinion turned against Japanese Americans living in on the West Coast, as the press and other Americans became nervous about the potential for fifth column activity. Though the administration (including the President Franklin D. Roosevelt and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover) dismissed all rumors of JapaneseAmerican espionage on behalf of the Japanese War effort, pressure mounted upon the Administration as the tide of public opinion turned against JapaneseAmericans. Civilian and military officials had serious concerns about the loyalty of the ethnic Japanese after the Niihau Incident which immediately followed the attack on Pearl Harbor, when a civilian Japanese national and two Hawaiianborn ethnic Japanese on the island of Ni'ihau violently freed a downed and captured Japanese naval airman, attacking their fellow Ni'ihau islanders in the process.
    Sixtytwo percent of the internees were American citizens..
Goldwater was totally wrong
    his vote against the 1964 Civil Rights Act would speak for itself
    Why did Barry Goldwater vote against Civil Rights Act of 1964 .
    because he was a racist.
    The US Patriot Act: Impact on the Arab and Muslim
    The US Patriot Act
    made many Muslim Americas very vulnerable to racial profiling and discrimination.
    a clear misunderstanding.about Islam
    Like · Reply · a few seconds ago
    Elaine N Lala Civilian and military officials had serious concerns about the loyalty of the ethnic Japanese after the Niihau Incident which immediately followed the attack on Pearl Harbor, when a civilian Japanese national and two Hawaiianborn ethnic Japanese on the island of Ni'ihau violently freed a downed and captured Japanese naval airman, attacking their fellow Ni'ihau islanders in the process.
    Six weeks after the attack, public opinion turned against Japanese Americans living in on the West Coast, as the press and other Americans became nervous about the potential for fifth column
    They had infiltrated agents
    According to Akira Fujiwara, Hirohito personally ratified the proposal by the Japanese Army to remove the constraints of international law on the treatment of Chinese prisoners

    The Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against Nanking (Nanjing) during the Second SinoJapanese War in 1937. The massacre occurred during a sixweek period starting December 13, 1937, the day that the Japanese captured Nanking, which was then the Chinese capital. (See Republic of China). During this period, tens of thousands, if not more, of Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants were murdered by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army.Widespread rape and looting also occurred.

    Six weeks after the attack, public opinion turned against Japanese Americans living in on the West Coast, as the press and other Americans became nervous about the potential for fifth column activity. Though the administration (including the President Franklin D. Roosevelt and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover) dismissed all rumors of JapaneseAmerican espionage on behalf of the Japanese War effort, pressure mounted upon the Administration as the tide of public opinion turned against JapaneseAmericans. Civilian and military officials had serious concerns about the loyalty of the ethnic Japanese after the Niihau Incident which immediately followed the attack on Pearl Harbor, when a civilian Japanese national and two Hawaiianborn ethnic Japanese on the island of Ni'ihau violently freed a downed and captured Japanese naval airman, attacking their fellow Ni'ihau islanders in the process.
    Sixtytwo percent of the internees were American citizens..





  • They..had..agents..in..disguise..you..imbecile
    Racism..against..people of Japanese heritage who lived ON THE PACIFIC COAST OF THE UNITED STATES.  So did the germans, but you don't want them rounded up, bottom line you are a racist.

  •  No..racism..against..Japanese in New York City.
    Racism..against..agents..in..disguise..