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  • Chamber of Commerce Blasts Obama on Jobs, Taxes, Regulations

    07/14/2010 11:54:23 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 9 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 12:55 PM | Unknown
    One of the most influential U.S. business groups accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of neglecting job creation and sowing economic uncertainty with burdensome tax and regulatory policies. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress to shift their approach to "unlock frozen capital and jolt our economy back to life." The group released the letter before a "Jobs for America" summit it is hosting and on the same day Obama's Council of Economic advisers is releasing a report that shows the president's policies are creating jobs and stimulating the economy. The letter adds to...
  • Ted Nugent: Why Guns Are Good for Freedom

    07/12/2010 9:05:14 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 28 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 12 Jul 2010 10:02 AM | Ted Nugent:
    In a world increasingly hellbent on abandoning logic and the ensuing escalation of Obama madness, it is clearly time for the maximum celebration of the good old, always reliable Uncle Ted crowbar of logic. I am ThumpMaster, hear me roar. In the otherwise universally recognized perfection of the American experiment in self-government, where evil monsters like Che Guevara and Mao Zedong are routinely worshipped by the very imbeciles that these historical murderers would have slaughtered unhesitatingly, to a community-organizer-in-chief whose terminal rookie agenda is maniacally to spend our way out of debt and drop charges against clear and present criminal...
  • Obama Likens Gulf Disaster to 9/11

    06/14/2010 6:21:05 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 42 replies · 624+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | Monday, 14 Jun 2010 09:03 AM | Unknown
    President Barack Obama likened the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to the September 11 attacks in an interview published on the eve of his fourth visit Monday to the stricken region. "In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11, I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come," he told Politico.com. Obama said he would be making a fresh bid to get Congress to pass a major energy and climate bill. He was quoted...
  • Police seize Ecstacy pills shaped like President Obama, Homer Simpson

    06/14/2010 4:27:48 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 11 replies · 508+ views
    Brownsville Herald ^ | December 02, 2009 3:58 PM | By JARED TAYLOR
    PALMVIEW — Police found a "laundry list" of drugs — from black tar heroin to ecstasy pills shaped like President Obama and Homer Simpson — during a traffic stop Monday morning. The drug bust came after officers received a call of a reckless driver about 10:15 a.m. Monday, said Palmview Police Lt. Lenny Sanchez. A patrol officer caught up with the driver near Minnesota Road and East Expressway 83 frontage road and received consent to search Mario Guadalupe Saenz's vehicle. Inside, police found about 200 ecstasy pills and several Xanax pills, a prescription anti-anxiety drug. The ecstasy pills came in...
  • 'Beat The Imperialist Enemy' Toy and Educational Aid

    06/10/2010 2:30:42 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 3 replies · 39+ views
    The People's Cube ^ | 06/8/2010 | People's Cube
    - Modeled after the beating of Zionist occupiers by peace activists of the Gaza flotilla - Lovingly handcrafted by reformed prisoners of the re-education camp #186, the People’s Democratic Republic of North Korea - Winner of the prestigious Hammer and Popsicle Award For The Advancement of Prepubescent Justice. Boost your child’s imagination with additional imperialist pig figures of a Zionist occupier, Tea Party goer, Generic capitalist exploiter, Fox News broadcaster, Sarah Palin, and more!
  • Scientists stunned as grey whale sighted off Israel

    05/12/2010 2:25:17 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 17 replies · 811+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wednesday, May 12 2010 | Yahoo News
    JERUSALEM (AFP) - – The appearance of a grey whale off the coast of Israel has stunned scientists, in what was thought to be the first time the giant mammal has been seen outside the Pacific in several hundred years. The whale, which was first sighted off Herzliya in central Israel on Saturday, is believed to have travelled thousands of miles from the north Pacific after losing its way in search of food. "It's an unbelievable event which has been described as one of the most important whale sightings ever," said Dr Aviad Scheinin, chairman of the Israel Marine Mammal...
  • Health overhaul law potentially costs $115B more

    05/11/2010 12:09:50 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 8 replies · 382+ views
    Brietbart ^ | May 11 02:58 PM US/Eastern | Brietbart
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional budget referees say President Barack Obama's new health care law could potentially add another $115 billion over 10 years to government health care spending. If Congress approves all the additional spending, that would push the 10-year cost of the overhaul above $1 trillion—an unofficial limit the Obama administration set early on. The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday the added spending includes $10 billion to $20 billion in administrative costs to federal agencies carrying out the law, as well as $34 billion for community health centers and $39 billion for American Indian health care. The additional spending...
  • Outrage: Obama Administration Targets Military for Pay Reductions

    05/10/2010 6:33:35 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 99 replies · 2,759+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Sunday, 09 May 2010 11:27 PM | By: Newsmax Wires
    President Barack Obama – who came to power with the help of government employee unions across the nation – and has lavished on them hundreds of billions in stimulus funds to keep them on federal, state and local payrolls with no strings attached – is moving to cut spending on salaries for military personnel. This weekend the Washington Post headlined story, "Pentagon Asking Congress to Hold Back on Generous Increases in Troop Pay,”, disclosed that the Obama administration is “pleading” with Congress to give military personnel a much smaller increase in pay than proposed by lawmakers. The Pentagon is arguing...
  • Top Ten ow Pass Fly Bys

    04/29/2010 7:00:13 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 2 replies · 433+ views
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    Just watch.... music isn't bad either.
  • New species 'live without oxygen'

    04/09/2010 7:23:26 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 16 replies · 671+ views
    TelegraphUk ^ | Friday 09 April 2010 | Nick Collins
    Three species of creature, which are only a millimetre long and resemble jellyfish encased in shells, were found 2.2 miles (3.5km) underwater on the ocean floor, 124 miles (200km) off the coast of Crete, in an area with almost no oxygen. The animals, named Loriciferans due to their protective layer, or lorica, were discovered by a team led by Roberto Danovaro from Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona, Italy. One of the species has been named Spinoloricus Cinzia, after Dr Danovaro's wife, while the other two, known as Rugiloricus and Pliciloricus, have yet to be formally named. They were found during...
  • Lt. Col. Lakin's letter to his Commander in Chief

    04/08/2010 9:16:11 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 34 replies · 1,455+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Thursday, April 8, 2010 INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING Lt. Col. Lakin's letter to his Commander in Chie | Lt. Col. Lakin
    March 30, 2010 The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: For more than seventeen years, I have had the privilege of serving my country as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including overseas assignments in imminent danger/combat areas in Bosnia and Afghanistan. ShareThis The United States is an example to the rest of the world of a stable, civilized democratic government where all men are created equal and the rule of law is cherished and obeyed. The U.S. military teaches and promotes the rule of...
  • Court: FCC has no power to regulate Net neutrality

    04/06/2010 9:22:17 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 21 replies · 928+ views
    CNET NEWS ^ | April 6, 2010 8:15 AM PDT | Declan McCullagh
    The Federal Communications Commission does not have the legal authority to slap Net neutrality regulations on Internet providers, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. A three-judge panel in Washington, D.C. unanimously tossed out the FCC's August 2008 cease and desist order against Comcast, which had taken measures to slow BitTorrent transfers and had voluntarily ended them earlier that year. Because the FCC "has failed to tie its assertion" of regulatory authority to any actual law enacted by Congress, the agency does not have the authority to regulate an Internet provider's network management practices, wrote Judge David Tatel of the U.S....
  • Help Defeat Steny Hoyer in 2010

    03/23/2010 5:21:27 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 10 replies · 422+ views
    Maryland could use some serious help in defeating Steny Hoyer in November... yeah it CAN be done. Charles Lollar for Congress Marylands 5th District http://www.lollarforcongress.com/index.php/home This guy has the potential and I believe is a serious challenger. Lollar is a former Marine officer who spent time overseas in Kosovo and continues to serve in a reserve capacity as an Intelligence Analyst at the Pentagon. Former Charles County Republican Party chairman Charles Lollar is intent on unseating House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer this fall, thus ending the Maryland Democrat’s 28-year run in Congress. “The demographics are different across Prince George’s, Calvert...
  • Global Warming Consensus Reaches 130% with -50% Against

    03/22/2010 4:10:39 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 10 replies · 427+ views
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 1/1/2010, 5:35 pm | By Will Beria 1/1/2010, 5:35 pm
    It's official: the consensus for Man-made Climate Change is now over-unanimous. The results from a recent poll conducted by the Mann-Hansen Group strongly support Man-made Climate Change theories by 130% for to -50% against. This unprecedented result was obtained by counting a 'no' vote as a negative response which is added by subtracting. This also generates a positive feedback raising the pro vote beyond the 100% level. Explained a Mann-Hansen expert, "Yes, the numbers don't exactly add up to 100, a discrepancy we attribute to the carbon offset, as the poll takers, being life forms, have quite a bit of...
  • Poll shows Obama, Dems losing ground

    03/09/2010 2:23:32 AM PST · by maddog55 · 27 replies · 170+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, March 8, 2010 | Washington Times / Unknown
    A majority of Americans say the United States is less respected in the world than it was two years ago and think President Obama and other Democrats fall short of Republicans on the issue of national security, a new poll finds. The Democracy Corps-Third Way survey released Monday finds that by a 10-point margin -- 51 percent to 41 percent -- Americans think the standing of the U.S. dropped during the first 13 months of Mr. Obama's presidency. "This is surprising, given the global acclaim and Nobel peace prize that flowed to the new president after he took office," said...
  • Woman Charged for Squirting Breast Milk at Deputy

    03/09/2010 2:13:00 AM PST · by maddog55 · 18 replies · 273+ views
    A Kentucky woman was charged with assault after she allegedly squirted breast milk into the face of a deputy, sparking online debate Sunday in the local media. Toni Tramel, 31, was arrested Thursday for public intoxication in Owensboro, WYMT-TV reported, but it is what she did next which has attracted headlines. As Tramel changed into an inmate uniform, she squirted a stream of breast milk into the face of the female deputy watching over her. A press release from the Daviess County, Kentucky, Detention Center, said that after the deputy decontaminated herself from the "bio-hazard", Tramel was charged with third...
  • <!-- START Nielsen Online SiteCensus V5.3 -->

    02/25/2010 1:36:38 PM PST · by maddog55 · 9 replies · 411+ views
    When I try to load: http://www.foxnews.com my browser gets hung up on: start-up on "secure-us.imrworldwide.com" When I did page source and a search this site is an online census in their startup and it's affecting how http://www.foxnews.com loads.... and like a lot of folks I don't like any "census" being done without my asking.. Anyone else see this?? !-- START Nielsen Online SiteCensus V5.3 --> !-- COPYRIGHT 2009 Nielsen Online --> script type="text/javascript"> var _rsCI="us-foxnews"; var _rsCG="home"; var _rsDN="//secure-us.imrworldwide.com/"; var _rsPLfl=0; /script> script type="text/javascript" src="//secure-us.imrworldwide.com/v53.js"> noscript> div>img src="//secure-us.imrworldwide.com/cgi-bin/m?ci=us-foxnews&cg=home&cc=1" alt=""/ /div /noscript !-- END Nielsen Online SiteCensus V5.3 -- div id="wrapper"
  • Congressman Derided for Laughing at Suggestion to Recite the Pledge of Allegiance

    02/23/2010 12:54:54 PM PST · by maddog55 · 13 replies · 1,053+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 23, 2010 | By Joshua Rhett Miller - FOXNews.com
    A Republican candidate for Congress in California is calling on U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra to "clarify his reaction" after the Democrat was caught on a YouTube video laughing at a suggestion that the Pledge of Allegiance be recited prior to a union meeting in Los Angeles. If the Pledge of Allegiance is a laughing matter, then the joke may be on a California congressman. A Republican candidate for Congress in California is calling on U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra to "clarify his reaction" after the Democrat was caught on a YouTube video laughing at a suggestion that the Pledge of Allegiance...
  • Brazil mayor bans funk, rap music as Carnival begins

    02/12/2010 11:57:39 AM PST · by maddog55 · 11 replies · 360+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:04pm GMT | Stuart Grudgings
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A mayor of a Brazilian town has banned Carnival revelers from playing funk or rap music during the traditionally free-wheeling celebrations that kick off around the country on Friday. Mayor Jose Neto of Sao Lourenco in southeastern Minas Gerais state told Globo television he was banning songs that incite violence and disrespect authority and wanted to protect more traditional Carnival music, such as samba. Anyone caught listening to funk -- a pounding beat often with sexual lyrics popular in Rio de Janeiro's slums -- or rap during the Carnival period would have to turn it...
  • Obama Hits Lowest Approval Mark

    02/08/2010 12:43:15 PM PST · by maddog55 · 33 replies · 848+ views
    NationalJournal.com ^ | February 8, 2010 12:58 PM | NationalJournal.com
    Independent voters see Pres. Obama in a negative light by a nearly 2-1 margin, according to a new Marist College survey, while almost half of voters say he has failed to meet their expectations. The poll, conducted Feb. 1-3, showed just 44% of registered voters approving of Obama's job as president. 47% disapprove. But among indie voters, Obama's approval rating sits at a terrible 29%, while his disapproval rating is at 57%. Obama's 44% job approval rating is the lowest he has scored in any non-internet poll since moving into the WH, according to a review of data compiled by...
  • Alcohol Restrictions, Curfew Lifted In King

    02/08/2010 6:34:19 AM PST · by maddog55 · 11 replies · 873+ views
    WXII Channel 12 ^ | February 7, 2010 | WXII Channel 12
    Police Chief: King Remains Under State Of Emergency Until Monday: KING, N.C. -- Authorities lifted a curfew and alcohol restrictions in King on Sunday, but said a state of emergency declaration remained in effect until Monday. Authorities said the state of emergency declaration would continue until Monday 9 a.m., barring any unforeseen circumstances or severe changes. Effective Sunday afternoon, alcohol restrictions and a curfew were lifted. All other remaining restrictions would continue until Monday, said Paula May, King police chief. Other restrictions include a ban on the sale or purchase of any type of firearm, ammunition, explosive or any possession...
  • Family blames gang members for teen’s death

    02/01/2010 11:55:26 AM PST · by maddog55 · 11 replies · 788+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 1/30/10 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    BANGOR, Maine — John “Bobby” Surles, who was mortally wounded by a gunshot on Wednesday, was defending a friend during a group fight on Cumberland Street when a fellow teenager turned a gun on him and pulled the trigger, family members said Friday. Allen and Mary Ann Suddy, who are Surles’ grandparents, also adopted him as their son nine years ago. The grieving couple on Friday described the circumstances of their 19-year-old son’s death Wednesday — as told to them by police as well as by Surles’ friends who were at the fight. Zachary Carr, 18, of Bangor was charged...
  • Public's Priorities for 2010: Economy, Jobs, Terrorism Energy Concerns Fall, Deficit Concerns Rise

    01/26/2010 2:09:08 AM PST · by maddog55 · 2 replies · 272+ views
    Pew Research Center ^ | January 25, 2010 | Pew Survey
    As Barack Obama begins his second year in office, the public’s priorities for the president and Congress remain much as they were one year ago. Strengthening the nation’s economy and improving the job situation continue to top the list. And, in the wake of the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on a Detroit-bound airliner, defending the country from future terrorist attacks also remains a top priority. At the same time, the public has shifted the emphasis it assigns to two major policy issues: dealing with the nation’s energy problem and reducing the budget deficit. About half (49%) say that dealing...
  • Perry: Texas Won't Seek Federal Education Funding

    01/15/2010 2:27:00 AM PST · by maddog55 · 9 replies · 358+ views
    NEWSAX ^ | Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 09:04 AM | UNknown
    Texas won't compete for up to $700 million in federal stimulus money for education because the program "smacks of a federal takeover of our public schools," Republican Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday. The funding is from the U.S. Department of Education's "Race to the Top" program, a $5 billion competitive fund that will award grants to states to improve education quality and results. The program, created in the economic stimulus law, is part of Democratic President Barack Obama's efforts to overhaul the nation's schools. Perry has been critical of the federal stimulus program and the federal bailout of the nation's...
  • U.S. Chamber warns of 'double-dip' recession because of Dem policies

    01/12/2010 2:32:03 PM PST · by maddog55 · 5 replies · 409+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/10 09:44 AM ET | By Ian Swanson
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue warned the U.S. faces a double-dip recession because of the taxes and regulations under consideration by the Democratic Congress and President Barack Obama. “Congress, the administration and states must recognize that our weak economy simply could not sustain all the new taxes, regulations and mandates now under consideration. Donohue said the lawmakers should not let former President George W. Bush's tax cuts expire at the end of year and lambasted Democratic efforts on healthcare and financial regulatory reform as well as climate change. If the tax cuts are allowed to expire, “we will...
  • Canadian Man Gets First Ever SBWI

    01/11/2010 2:18:00 AM PST · by maddog55 · 3 replies · 406+ views
    Bizarre News ^ | January 9th, 2010 by editor | by editor
    First it was Driving While Intoxicated. Then they changed it to Driving Under the Influence. In Ontario, Canada they’re going to have to come up with a new one, Snow Blowing While Intoxicated. A civic-minded but drunken man has been charged with pushing a snow blower into a major intersection north of Toronto. The unidentified 41-year-old man caused traffic mayhem during rush hour in Barrie, 50 miles north of Toronto. Before a passing officer was able to reach the man, he was almost struck by cars twice amid clouds of snow he was stirring up. “His capacity to make sound...
  • Woman's blood alcohol content topples state records

    12/30/2009 5:45:44 AM PST · by maddog55 · 68 replies · 2,939+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 4:20 pm | Andrea J. Cook Journal staff
    A Sturgis woman had a blood-alcohol level of .708 percent, possibly a state record, when she was found earlier this month behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle parked on Interstate 90, according to Meade County State’s Attorney Jesse Sondreal. A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper discovered Marguerite Engle, 45, on Dec. 1 passed out behind the wheel of a delivery truck reported stolen in Rapid City. Her blood-alcohol level was almost nine times South Dakota’s legal limit of .08 percent. Checks with local and state labs where blood-alcohol levels are tested suggest Engle’s reading may be the highest ever...
  • Top Cuban official says Obama lied in Copenhagen

    12/22/2009 2:08:42 PM PST · by maddog55 · 16 replies · 520+ views
    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20091221/D9CO04700.html ^ | Dec 21, 6:17 PM (ET) | By WILL WEISSERT
    HAVANA (AP) - Cuba's foreign minister called President Barack Obama an "imperial and arrogant" liar Monday for his conduct at the U.N. climate conference, a reflection of the communist island's increasingly fiery verbal attacks on the U.S. government. Bruno Rodriguez spent an hour and a half lambasting Obama's behavior in Copenhagen, telling a news conference, "at this summit, there was only imperial, arrogant Obama, who does not listen, who imposes his positions and even threatens developing countries." He called the summit "a fallacy, a farce" and said Washington used back-room deals and strong-arm tactics to foist on the world a...
  • America's Vonn Wins Downhill - Dems Demand Investigation

    12/21/2009 7:02:50 AM PST · by maddog55 · 9 replies · 665+ views
    The People's Cube ^ | 12/09/2009 | By Komissar Blogunov
    Lindsay Vonn's dual victories at Lake Louise over the weekend have drawn sharp criticism from ranking Democrats, followed by demands for an inquiry into the troubling incident. President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder held a press conference announcing an investigation into Vonn's motives. "America has been arrogant in the past," stated the president. "We need to atone and ask for forgiveness. These victories in the women's downhill events send the wrong message to the world - that America is still arrogant and seeks to win. For this I intend to apologize directly to the IOC." ~ Eric Holder supported...
  • Iranian forces take over Iraq oil well

    12/18/2009 11:37:58 AM PST · by maddog55 · 34 replies · 1,836+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/18/2009 | AFP World
    NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AFP) – Iranian forces took control of a southern Iraqi oil well on a disputed section of the border on Friday, US and Iraqi officials told AFP. "There has been no violence related to this incident and we trust this will be resolved through peaceful diplomacy between the governments of Iraq and Iran," a US military spokesman told AFP at Contingency Operating Base Adder, just outside the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. "The oil field is in disputed territory in between Iranian and Iraqi border forts," he said, adding that such incidents occur quite frequently. An official of...
  • Mysterious 'Saddam Channel' Hits Iraq TV

    11/30/2009 8:17:39 AM PST · by maddog55 · 26 replies · 883+ views
    AP ^ | Sunday, November 29, 2009 12:06 PM
    BAGHDAD -- Turning on their TVs during the long holiday weekend, Iraqis have been greeted by a familiar if unexpected face from their brutal past: Saddam Hussein. The late Iraqi dictator is lauded on a mysterious satellite channel that began broadcasting on the Islamic calendar's anniversary of his 2006 execution. No one seems to know who is bankrolling the so-called Saddam Channel, although the Iraqi government suspects it's Baathists whose political party Saddam once led. The Associated Press tracked down a man in Damascus, Syria named Mohammed Jarboua, who claimed to be its chairman. The Saddam channel, he said, "didn't...
  • ACORN OKLAHOMA Document Dump: The Oklahoma Power Plan

    11/25/2009 4:30:47 AM PST · by maddog55 · 5 replies · 719+ views
    BIG GOVERNMENT ^ | 25 November 2009 | by Publius
    ACORN’s San Diego office isn’t the only place its been careless with sensitive documents. Late last year, ACORN abandoned an office in Oklahoma. In its haste to vacate the office–and skip out on the landlord’s claim of back-rent–ACORN abandoned piles of documents, as well as a computer. Below is a copy of ACORN’s “Oklahoma Power Plan,” a long-term political plan to reshape politics in the Sooner State. The “Power Plan” is a very interesting document. First, it provides another example for how ACORN’s political operation thinks strategically. The plan is focused on impacting state legislative races to create momentum and...
  • Ex-Mossad official sees massive attack on U.S. homeland

    11/24/2009 2:37:35 AM PST · by maddog55 · 122 replies · 4,681+ views
    Wolrd Tribune ^ | 23 November 2009 | Unknown
    Ex-Mossad official sees massive attack on U.S. homeland – www.worldtribune.com WASHINGTON — Yuval Aviv, who predicted the Al Qaida strikes on London's mass transit system in 2005, said he believes Al Qaida was planning a series of mass-casualty strikes throughout the United States. Aviv said the most likely targets were places such as Disneyland, Las Vegas casinos, malls and subways. "The attack will be characterized by simultaneous detonations around the country — terrorists like big impact — involving at least five to eight cities, including rural areas," Aviv, a former Mossad official said. Aviv, responsible for the Israeli offensive against...
  • Gov't Wastes $98B in Taxpayer Dollars in 2009

    11/18/2009 2:06:55 AM PST · by maddog55 · 5 replies · 276+ views
    AP News ^ | 11/17/2009
    About 5 percent of spending in federal programs in fiscal year 2009 was improper, according to new details of a government financial report that were released Tuesday. WASHINGTON -- More than $98 billion in taxpayer dollars spent by government agencies was wasted, much of it on questionable claims for tax credits and Medicare benefits, representing an increase of $26 billion from the previous year. In all, about 5 percent of spending in federal programs in fiscal year 2009 was improper, according to new details of a government financial report that were released Tuesday. Saying the overall error rate was similar...
  • Israeli intel warns Netanyahu on Obama policy: 'We have become an obstacle'

    04/22/2009 6:24:27 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 43 replies · 2,042+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Tuesday, April 21, 2009 | Special to World Tribune
    TEL AVIV — A classified assessment relayed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Obama and his senior advisers would incrementally diminish U.S. strategic cooperation with Israel developed over the last 20 years. "Obama wants to make friends with our worst enemies and until now the worst enemies of the United States," an Israeli source familiar with the intelligence assessment said. "Under this policy, we are more than irrelevant. We have become an obstacle."
  • Report: Iran has assembled network of lobbyists that has 'penetrated' administration

    03/25/2009 2:35:02 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 15 replies · 438+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Wednesday, March 18, 2009 | Special to World Tribune
    WASHINGTON — The number of significant pro-Iran lobbyists has grown and key players have gained access to the new administration of President Barak Obama, a report said. The Center for Security Policy said veteran Iranian lobbyists, several of them former government officials, have been granted access to the Obama administration. "A complex network of individuals and organizations with ties to the clerical regime in Teheran is pressing forward in seeming synchrony to influence the new U.S. administration's policy towards the Islamic republic of Iran," the report, titled "Rise of the Iran Lobby," said. "Spearheaded by a de facto partnership between...
  • Al Qaida reactivated Iraq sleeper cells following U.S. pullout announcement

    03/17/2009 6:26:55 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 5 replies · 325+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2009 | Special to World Tribune
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials said Al Qaida has activated sleeper cells long dormant in Iraq in an effort to demonstrate the capabilities of the insurgency movement The officials said many of the sleeper cells were located in Baghdad and deactivated in 2007 amid the U.S. military surge. "Al Qaida apparently felt that there was no point in directly confronting the United States during the surge," an official said. "Now, that the U.S. military is preparing for withdrawal, these suicide bombing cells have been placed back on operational footing." In March, at least 60 people were killed in a series of...
  • Grievance Reporting with Hope'N'Chage Operating System

    02/27/2009 3:10:26 AM PST · by maddog55 · 188+ views
    To automate the growing number of grievances, reduce paperwork, and bring the grievance collecting into the 21st century, the Obama Administration has created a new agency, the U.S. Department of Grievances, linked with other agencies and taxpayers through the newly launched 2009 Hope'N'Chage Operating System. Given that the most optimistic evaluation of Obama's stimulus plan included this language, "If we do everything right, there's still a 30 percent chance we'll get it wrong," and that the government's record of "getting everything right" is shaky at best, the new department's current goal is to prepare for the impending "30%" outcome. If...
  • Every Man has a Right to the Left (and other neo-proverbs)

    02/08/2009 8:38:27 AM PST · by maddog55 · 5 replies · 368+ views
    No matter how much you cheat the government in taxes, you'll never get close to being even. Trust me. (Tim Geithner, Treasury Secretary's proverb) Good intentions make the most noise. (Proverb of Obama's Economic Recovery Team) All good things are either illegal, immoral, or lead to obesity. (Kennedy family proverb) Surely you can fool all the people all the time. (Proverb of the mainstream media) To err is human, and we use this faculty frequently and with much pleasure. (Proverb of the US Congress) All work and no pay makes Jack an exemplary citizen. (Proverb of Obama's Economic Recovery Team)...
  • California farms, vineyards in peril from warming, U.S. energy secretary warn

    02/04/2009 5:48:16 AM PST · by maddog55 · 17 replies · 471+ views
    LA Times / Associated Press ^ | February 4, 2009 | By Jim Tankersley
    "I don't think the American public has gripped in its gut what could happen," says Nobel winner Steven Chu. 'We're looking at a scenario where there's no more agriculture in California,' Steven Chu says. He sees education as a means to combat threat. Reporting from Washington -- California's farms and vineyards could vanish by the end of the century, and its major cities could be in jeopardy, if Americans do not act to slow the advance of global warming, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said Tuesday. In his first interview since taking office last month, the Nobel-prize-winning physicist offered some...
  • 2008, the year American greatness collapsed

    01/05/2009 12:59:13 PM PST · by maddog55 · 57 replies · 1,931+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, January 4, 2009 | Jeffrey Kuhner
    America ceased to be a great superpower. A war-weary public threw in the towel against Islamic fascism, and embraced President-elect Barack Obama´s policy of appeasement. Groveling in fear of a recession, Americans also overthrew their free-market ideals. This was the year of false hope by an Obama prophet who will only accelerate our demise. The core of Mr. Obama's appeal - behind the vacuous promises of "change" and "hope" - is that his election will "restore America's standing in the world." The muscular, unilateralist foreign policy of President Bush is over. Conservative nationalism is out; liberal multilateralism is in. Mr....
  • Environmentalism as the new face of communism

    06/11/2008 3:18:42 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 24 replies · 134+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Tuesday, June 10, 2008 | By Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy in Media
    Americans are searching for leadership in this election year and they have found it. Unfortunately, he is not an American politician. Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, who survived the communist system and now leads a country that emerged from the dissolution of the Soviet empire, is warning of a new form of communism threatening human freedom and progress. Like former President Ronald Reagan, who developed his under-standing of the communist menace by fighting the communists in Hollywood, Klaus suffered under them during the communist era in Czechoslovakia. Because of this experience, however, he came to understand how Soviet-style...
  • Full Time Congress

    06/09/2008 11:39:32 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 2 replies · 58+ views
    09 June 2008 | Maddog55
    This is my personal opinion here but I have to ask what the need for full time law makers? If anything I see this as a part time job at best (yeah I know they work very little as it is). The longer they're in DC the more screwed up the country gets. Why does it take a couple years of campaigning to nominate an idiot (either party it doesn't matter)? Seems to me whoever runs should be given 6 months max and we should eliminate all polls. Good people can't get elected because they can't afford to. Why can't...
  • Hillary Clinton Fired For Lies, Unethical Behavior

    04/03/2008 5:59:36 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 37 replies · 1,164+ views
    World Tribune ^ | March 31, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    As Hillary Clinton came under increasing scrutiny for her story about facing sniper fire in Bosnia, one question that arose was whether she has engaged in a pattern of lying. The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes. Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of...
  • Is Brady the best quarterback who ever played?

    02/01/2008 4:38:28 PM PST · by maddog55 · 88 replies · 886+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 1, 2008 | John Powers
    Is Brady the best quarterback who ever played? NFL By John Powers The Boston Globe Published: February 1, 2008 PHOENIX, Arizona: Even now, after three rings and a season that is one victory shy of unprecedented perfection, the man shakes his head when you put him alongside Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw and the other immortals in the signal-calling pantheon. "Those guys, as far as I'm concerned, are in a league of their own," Tom Brady said. And yet, if the New England Patriots beat the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night, their quarterback will join Montana...
  • U.S. report finds U.S. intel consistently wrong on China buildup

    11/21/2007 10:42:53 AM PST · by maddog55 · 59 replies · 119+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2007 | East-Asia-Intel.com
    A congressional commission on China reported last week that U.S. intelligence agencies have failed to properly assess Beijing's military buildup and capabilities and were taken by surprise on key developments, including new submarines built in secret. “The pace and success of China’s military modernization continue to exceed U.S. government estimates,” stated the annual report of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. “Indeed, on occasion the U.S. defense and intelligence communities have been taken by surprise, as in the case of the launching of the Jin class submarine by the navy of the People’s Liberation Army.” The criticism was a...
  • Hugo Chavez, Cindy Sheehan Highlight Socialist Forum

    01/23/2006 11:04:56 AM PST · by maddog55 · 62 replies · 1,567+ views
    NEWSMAX Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 10:28 a.m. EST ^ | 01/23/2006 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Hugo Chavez, Cindy Sheehan Highlight Socialist Forum: The Bush-bashing "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan will join leading third-world America-hater Hugo Chavez on Tuesday, when the two team up to address the 6th World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela. Sheehan and Chavez will headline a list of yet-to-be-announced speakers from places like Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Colombia, according to the web site VHeadline.com. The Forum will officially commence after a 2-day street festival, which began on Sunday, Vheadline says. "Tens of thousands" of Chavez and Sheehan's fans helped kick off the event by staging a march under the slogan "Contra la Guerra...