Saturday, November 05, 2011

In case there is even ONE pro choice person among my friends.
Aborted female infant with placenta in waste dump.
Something is wrong here. I think teachers need to be paid well enough...but this is getting out of hand
We can already hear the anguished, angry protests of the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers. But our headline captures the essence of an important new study being released today by Jason Richwine of the Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis and American Enter...
I'm sure the Occupy folks will be protesting this guy. I mean...3 years work is so hard.
While taxpayers were left playing fiddle on the Solyndra Titanic, the bankrupt solar company's CEO made off with a severance package worth nearly a half-million dollars. Bloomberg Businessweek rep
cue the x files theme music
For many football fans who watched the New Orleans Saints rout the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 23, the most unusual thing about the game was the lopsided final score of 62-7. But for UFO aficionados and paranormal experts who tuned in, they may have seen something in the sky that was even more out-of...
This proves what I have suspected.
United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard has a message to the flea party whiny-whiners still camping out instead of sleeping in their parents' basements -- playtime is over.
When everyone was all excited about Arab Spring in Egypt this year, I knew the blood of Martyrs would start to flow and said so. Deception is seeing Islam for anything other than what it really is.
Arab Spring, Egyptian edition: a 17 year old Christian in a high school in Mallawi was ordered by his teacher to cover up a tattoo of a cross on his wrist. True to his faith, he refused to do so and instead exposed a crucifix that he wore around his neck. He was then beaten to death by his teache...
Why is America broke? It's the bloated number of government employees. It's their obscene wages (salaries 40% to 70% above the private sector) and their insane pensions that are destroying the U.S. economy and creating a lifetime of unsustainable debt for future generations. That's why the private sector is on life support. That's why there are no jobs. And that's why there aren't going to be any, anytime soon.
No small businessperson could even imagine paying $50,000 per year for 10 employees, while also paying $50,000 per year for 20 retired employees at the same time. They couldn't survive. And, if the government required every business do it, no consumer could afford the cost of a restaurant meal, dry...
Passing between the Earth and the moon. About the size of an Aircraft Carrier. Nothing to worry about. Right? Right?
Next Tuesday, a large asteroid will pass Earth within the moon's orbit, giving scientists a rare close-up of a space rock that could hold clues to Earth's origins and future space travel.
I am now personally offended by anyone that compares the Tea Party to this bunch of feral rabid animals. One word separates the two...Civilization. One represents civilization, one does not.
Remember what this BoWeL (Bolsheviks West League) Movement is about. When you think of sending a campaign donation in the next year, or of volunteering your time to help a patriotic American run for office, and especially when you step inside a voting booth in 2012, think back on these images and re...
This is why I support the 9-9-9 plan. Only about half of all Americans pay taxes NET. Wash out the support payments, the ADC, and the other tax equalization schemes, even with sales tax, we have a lot of people not paying their fair share. In days gone by, everyone paid a percentage. That's gone now. EVERYONE should pay taxes.
Michele Bachmann's position, which she was outlining today at Iowa State University in Ames, is a direct challenge to GOP presidential rivals Rick Perry and Herman Cain, who are advocating plans that would allow low-wage earners to continue paying no taxes while implementing a form of a flat tax on ...
Yeah, too bad about all the debt you piled up on the puppetry degree. But I see no reason why I should pay for your stupidity.
So what does a degree in puppetry cost, anyway? About $35,000. And the genius quit his job to pursue it. A few years ago, Joe Therrien, a graduate of the NYC Teaching Fellows program, was working as
This is the truth. We are in a global war for employment that we are losing. More than peace or money or any other good, the business, government, military, city, and village leaders who can create good jobs will own the future.

The problem is that leaders don’t know how to create jobs – especially in America. What they should do is recognize that the world is in a war for jobs. It seems that l...eadership has lost the will to win, especially in America, but this is a competition for our lives.

To win, leaders need to compete. Everyone does. The public school system needs to inculcate kids with the knowledge they’ll need to compete in the jobs war. The business community needs to double the psychological engagement of workers so that it can compete with cheaper labor. The healthcare system must stop wasting the resources that we need to spend on job competition. Society needs to realize that entrepreneurs, not government, are the source of new jobs and put all its energy behind them....
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Drawing on 75 years of Gallup studies and his own perspective as the company’s chairman and CEO, Jim Clifton explains why jobs are the new global currency for leaders. More than peace or money or any other good, the business, government, military, city, and village leaders who can ...
I'm shocked, Shocked I tell you...I mean who ever thought that the community organizer in chief would propagate this kind of "Spontaneous Activism". LOL
Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York -- operating as New York Communities for Change -- have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a report last week on the group’s ...
MoveOn, which has received millions of dollars from Soros personally, is raising money and trying to help the protesters in lower Manhattan and at “occupations” throughout the country.

The group created a website, Occupy Wish List, where protesters list what they need and donors pledge to give it to them.

Given the growing numbers of rapes and other violent acts being reported at Occupy events from coast to coast, mace and tasers should be added to the list
The fingerprints of the preeminent funder of the activist Left today, George Soros, are all over the anti-American “Occupy Wall Street” movement.
IF you vote democrat you are tacitly supporting this view. Are you sure you want to support this?? I think there are a lot of well meaning loyal folks who vote democrat because their daddy did and their grand daddy did before them. It's time to reconsider. Not that all republicans are pure. They are not. Here's my pledge and I hope my democrat friends will consider this carefully: ""I pledge that no matter what I will not vote for any political figure who is not fully pro life and anti abortion"". That eliminates a lot of people, but I must vote LIFE. How about you?
‎( – Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Thursday that for states to enact constitutional amendments that say human life begins at conception is “an extreme and radical step.”
I hope no one is surprised, but owning a Chevy Volt is more expensive than owning a comparable Gas Powered car. Who Knew? I did.
The Department of Energy has created a tool that can be used to compare the fiscal and environmental costs of thousands of new and used car models.
In The Wall Street Journal's Houses of Worship column, Bishop Harry Jackson writes that theological differences between the two yield different understandings of the path to economic advancement.
Don't people go to jail for this kind of behavior? I would. You would. I'm not a lawyer, but when a half BILLION dollars goes down the drain, isn't there some accountability NOW other than next November? I think I hear the lyrics of Juelz Santana ringing in the White House...Da..m it feels good to be a gangsta....
President Obama's attorney sent a letter to Congressional investigators on Friday, saying the White House would not cooperate with a subpoena requesting documents related to its doling out a $535 million loan guarantee to now bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Solyndra.
"The fallen nature of man is gender-neutral. Some men are pigs, and some women are liars. Current sexual harassment law deals justly and effectively with the former at the cost of allowing the latter to do great harm to innocent men. The presence of both sexes in the workplace makes necessary some combination of laws, policies and customs to regulate sexual behavior on the job. But the principle of heads-she-wins-tails-he-loses does violence to both justice and equality"
A report from the field illustrates both the need and danger of regulations, James Taranto writes.
I have found this to be true. The rich radical left are the least generous. Moore is one of those.
Reporter Evrod Cassimy approached Moore and asked how much of the $50 million he’s worth he has used to help the poor, the disadvantaged, the downtrodden. Cassimy also asked Moore if he was one of the evil “one percent,” the enemy. Moore responded that he has done “very well”
Given Occupy protesters’ track-record of anti-Semitism and the Council for Islamic Relations‘ participation in the movement, it is not difficult to imagine the Nation of Islam is the latest in a long-line of controversial supporters.
Well, with the current line-up of far-left and pro-Islamic groups supporting Occupy Wall Street, it was only a matter of time before allegations started flying that renown anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam was joining the fray. ABC reports that on Saturday, Woodruff Park in Atlanta
Palin reminds Occupy protesters: Obama gives the fat cats their cat nip
Don't let the Left do to Herman Cain what they did to Clarence Thomas
More of this kind of courage please
Why are these people not in Jail? Isn't this kidnapping? Just so you are clear, this protest that started out protesting big government and big bank collusion has now become and all out socialist Marxist left wing movement. IF Obama doesn't come out against this kind of anarchy his chances for re election are even less than they are now. Mr the right thing.
Hundreds of Occupy D.C. protesters descended on the city’s convention center Friday night, blocking the streets around where a conservative group was gathered for an annual summit. Demonstrators staged a “sit in” around the convention center for several hours and barred individuals inside
I don't know to laugh or cry. This is just plain silly
Want to become a Christian hipster in a few easy steps? This simple guide is your how-to.
It is the angst of the wannabe class, overeducated and underemployed, which chooses to live not in Akron or Fowler, but in tony places like the Bay Area or New York, where annual rents are far more than a down payment on a starter house in the Midwest. Being educated, but broke and in proximity to the wealthy of like upbringing and background, are ingredients for riot. I saw videos of youths things in Oakland, but was told that it “was a small minority” and atypical of the protest. Not long ago I saw no clips of anyone spitting at black congresspeople wading into the Tea-Party demonstration, but was told they did and that it was typical of tens of thousands of racialists on the Mall.See More
Playing With Fire Occupy Wall Street follows three years of sloppy presidential name-calling—“millionaires and billionaires”, slurs about Las Vegas and the Superbowl, profit-mad, limb-lopping

Thursday, November 03, 2011

What our Government has Deteriorated to:

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Why we can't do big things anymore | The Daily Caller

At a recent campaign event, President Obama said that the United States “became an economic superpower because we knew how to build things.” He went on to list the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge as monuments to America’s capacity for greatness.

Yet somewhere along the line, the ability to complete massive public works projects ended. “When did that happen?” the president asked.

It’s impossible to pinpoint exactly when it happened, but we all know why it happened, and it has nothing to do with our capacity for innovation. The culprit is a labyrinth of increasingly complex and confusing federal regulations.

Take, for example, the Gulf of Mexico. Deepwater drilling was considered virtually impossible in the early 1900s, but technological advances and the human spirit of innovation made it a reality. Today the Gulf of Mexico is the largest single source of domestic petroleum in the United States.

Why we can't do big things anymore | The Daily Caller

Niall Ferguson: How American Civilization Can Avoid Collapse - The Daily Beast

Has the U.S. deleted the very things that made it great? Niall Ferguson on how America can avoid imminent collapse.

Don’t call me a “declinist.” I really don’t believe the United States—or Western civilization, more generally—is in some kind of gradual, inexorable decline.

But that’s not because I am one of those incorrigible optimists who agree with Winston Churchill that the United States will always do the right thing, albeit when all other possibilities have been exhausted.

In my view, civilizations don’t rise, fall, and then gently decline, as inevitably and predictably as the four seasons or the seven ages of man. History isn’t one smooth, parabolic curve after another. Its shape is more like an exponentially steepening slope that quite suddenly drops off like a cliff.

Niall Ferguson: How American Civilization Can Avoid Collapse - The Daily Beast

Monday, October 31, 2011

Why the Occupy People and too Much Welfare are Futile Efforts

There is an apocryphal story that you have heard.

If you took 100 people from all strata of economic situations, welfare, middle class, very wealthy, occupy wall street folks, commodity traders, the guy who works at the convenience store. A full on cross section.

IF you gave all of them a hundred thousand dollars, making them all equal in 3 years what would be your prediction.

OH, one codicil, they would have to be anonymous and unable to tap into any of their current relationships, arrangements or resources. They would have to do the best they could with the resources they have. It would be best if you could move them each to a different city where they knew no one.

This would require that each person live by their wits and abilities.

What do you think would happen? Well it has been tried.

In the end, those who had been wealthy, were once again.

Those who were poor became poor again.

Those in the middle ended up in the middle.

The truth is you are what you decide to be. You have no future except that which you decide to become. People are not poor because they don't have opportunity. It's because they do not believe nor understand what it takes to become wealthy.

So, go ahead destroy capitalism. The ones at the top, the wealthy who you displace will be back where they were in a few years and the Occupy people will be still protesting.

Makes me sad.

People are as prosperous as they make their mind up to be.

The Bible says, YOUR Gift will make room for you. That's true in the natural as well.

Steve Jobs 'Oh Wow': What Do His Last Words Really Mean? - Speakeasy - WSJ

According to the article, titled “A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs,” Jobs’s last words were “OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.” (The words were rendered in all capital letters in the essay.)

People are fascinated by last words. They can be viewed as a summing up of a life. Because the person saying them has nothing left to gain (except in terms of their legacy), they can be seen by some as an honest a representation of a person’s true opinions as one can get in this life. And there’s a mystical quality to last words–we hear them and wonder if the person saying them can give us any insight or information about what’s really on the other side.

Sometimes last words seem grim. Sigmund Freud reportedly remarked “Now it’s nothing but torture and makes no sense anymore.”

Steve Jobs 'Oh Wow': What Do His Last Words Really Mean? - Speakeasy - WSJ

Seth's Blog: The paradox of expectations

Low expectations are often a self-fulfilling prophecy. We insulate ourselves from failure, don't try as hard, brace for the worst and often get it.

High expectations, on the other hand, will inevitably lead to disappointment. Keep raising what you expect and sooner or later (probably sooner) it's not going to happen. And we know that a good outcome that's less than the great one we hoped for actually feels like failure.

Perhaps it's worth considering no expectations. Intense effort followed by an acceptance of what you get in return. It doesn't make good TV, but it's a discipline that can turn you into a professional.

Seth's Blog: The paradox of expectations
The idea that getting a good education will inevitably led to a good job at a good salary is a myth created in politics and expensive university. Its educational snake oil. No substance and those who bought the lie are now protesting in the square. State managed capitalism and state endorsed education led to this. Crony capitalism, the stuff of Solyndra and these poor dupes who have spent life and eternal indebtedness to get a worthless education are what a lack of real capitalism produces.
When the financial crisis of 2008 hit, we saw how state-managed capitalism works. Favored companies are allowed to make as much money as they can. But they are protected from going broke.
This is going to be a great career path in the future. All these tattoos that have become the hula hoop of this generation will have to be removed. It's expensive, painful but it can be done. I don't know how to get into this business but the customer base is enormous. Read this. A forty something man or woman with flaccid skin and a tattoo is a sad sight. You can bring happiness. Consider.
Julie Widner was terrified — afraid her husband would do something reckless, even disfigure himself. “We had come so far,” she says. “We had left the movement, had created a good family life. We had so much to live for. I just thought there has to be someone out there who will help us.” After
The problem is, “college” isn’t an undifferentiated product. Companies can’t hire enough mechanical engineers, but there’s no bidding war for majors in Fine Arts or Women’s Studies, degrees that cost just as much, but deliver a lot less in terms of employment. In an economically rational market, it would be harder to borrow money to finance fields of study that were unlikely to produce enough income to pay back the loans. But since the federal government subsidizes everything -- and makes student loans un-dischargeable in bankruptcy -- there’s no incentive for lenders to care, and even less incentive for colleges and universities to care. They get their money up front, after all -- just like the people who wrote the subprime loans that fueled the housing crisis.
This is most excellent writing
At a memorial service for her brother, Mona Simpson recalled his love of beauty and his family, and his final moments
7 Billionth Person on earth was born today....YET...we are reaching our peak...
"---global fertility rates are falling so fast that we can now foresee the peak of global population a few decades out, after which we will likely start to see the world’s population start to shrink fairly dramatically. A few people in the media have started to notice: Reuters notes that falling population may present more serious social problems than rising population. (How will we pay for our welfare states, for example?)”
Amid the millions of births and deaths around the world each day, it is impossible to pinpoint the arrival of the globe's 7 billionth occupant. But the U.N. chose Monday to mark the day with a string of festivities worldwide, and a series of symbolic 7-billionth babies being born.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

FCC aims to bring broadband to millions in rural areas | McClatchy

I thought we already did this. They did in ND. What's up with this?

FCC aims to bring broadband to millions in rural areas | McClatchy

Why I occupy by — Rachel Unterman, Chicago

From Today's Chicago Tribune Letters to the editor. I would be interested in your take on this.. I have a strong opinion about her letter to the paper. BUT, what do YOU think?

I occupy because corporations are not people, and money is not the same thing as free speech.

I occupy because I believe in united citizens, not Citizens United.

I occupy because our military is spending billions of dollars to occupy foreign countries while jobs, infrastructure and the economy suffer at home.

I occupy because my generation should have opposed these wars in greater numbers and with greater outrage to start with.

I occupy because I am tired of going to the polls and trying to decide which politician is least likely to attempt to sell a Senate seat to the highest bidder.

I occupy because I am tired of seeing executives of failed companies receiving bonuses while their employees are laid off without severance.

I occupy because I believe in the First Amendment and the civil liberties it grants us.

I occupy because the system is not broken but relies on this kind of active participation to remain strong.

I occupy because it is exciting to see democracy working.

I occupy because after seven years combined of undergraduate and graduate studies, I have student loan debt but not the gainful employment necessary to pay it down.

I occupy because I have been underemployed since finishing school, often working two or three part-time jobs to try to make ends meet.

I occupy because I have spent half of this year unemployed altogether, through no fault of my own. I occupy because the unemployed cannot afford to be invisible statistics any longer.

I occupy because the alternative is sitting in my parents' basement writing cover letters that won't even be rejected, just ignored.

I occupy because if it weren't for the safety net my parents have provided, I would be sitting on a street corner all day asking for a different kind of change.

I occupy because my dreams have been deferred, and it was only a matter of time before they would explode.

A note to a jobless friend

An old friend is out of work. Discouraged. I wrote this note to his loyal and loving wife to encourage him. I hope it did. Then I thought, maybe there is someone else who needs some encouragement. My friend is about my age, out of work and feeling low. I know how he feels. Here's what I wrote:

I know how disheartening it can be. I was out of work and nearly bankrupt at the age of 58. Business had closed. So had the church I was leading. It was painful. That was in 2002. is very different.

In 9 years I have come back stronger than ever. There is hope. It might mean a whole new thing. God has a way of slamming all the doors shut except the open one named destiny. One thing I know, at his age, a Job is not the answer. Jobs don't work anymore.

Get his skill set out and see where they fit in. IF it was guaranteed he will never find another job for the rest of his life, then what would he do to make any money at all? That is the new reality. Start doing that and if a "Job" shows up... that's a plus. It's what I had to do when it all came crashing down. I am more focused than ever. There is HOPE...but it's not in a job.

He knows where his true hope is...he will find it again.