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  • Alarming News From Restaurants Pushing Unhealthy Meals to Public Housing

    04/10/2014 3:30:44 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 52 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-04-10 | Dr. Harold Mandell
    Findings that unhealthy meals are being pushed by restaurants in public housing developments are disturbing. Clearly, good nutrition is the single most important initial factor for good health in body and mind. The finding that there are not as many healthy meals served in restaurants in public housing developments as elsewhere implies the health and lives of poor people in such instances are being sacrificed for quick profits by such unscrupulous businesses. Restaurants in public housing development neighborhoods offer less healthy entréesResearchers decided to compare restaurant marketing by restaurant and neighborhood type, reports the American Journal of Health Behavior. In...
  • Federal Dietary Guideline Committee Focused on ‘Population Behavior Change’

    03/14/2014 4:59:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/14/2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on Friday emphasized the need for the group to institute “population behavior change” in order to engineer healthier Americans.DGAC Chair Barbara Millen said the upcoming report would serve as the “foundation for public policy and food nutrition, physical activity, and health-related areas.” The group will release new recommendations for federal food policy in the 2015 report.Millen said the “potential is vast” for their recommendations, which deal with everything from “sustainability” in the food supply to “carbon footprints,” food deserts, alcohol consumption, and obesity “interventions.”“From our food programs, WIC [Women, Infants, and Children], SNAP, and so...
  • HSBC Bank Blocking Large Withdrawals Without ‘Evidence’ Of Spending Need (UK)

    01/27/2014 7:44:07 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 49 replies
    Prophecy News Watch email ^ | January 26, 2014 | Unknown
    HSBC Bank Blocking Large Withdrawals Without ‘Evidence’ Of Spending Need It seems that the bank, HSBC, has been a little overzealous in the implementation of some new, well meaning regulations, and now has egg on its face. Recently, some HSBC customers were prevented from withdrawing large amounts of cash because they could not provide evidence of why they wanted it. Apparently, customers were prevented from withdrawing amounts ranging from £5,000 to £10,000. HSBC admitted it has not informed customers of the change in policy, which was implemented in November, but the bank says it has now changed its guidance to...
  • Obesity report calls for government intervention

    01/04/2014 12:15:02 AM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    TV New Zealand ^ | Jan 4, 2014 | One News
    British researchers are calling for more intervention by governments in the fight against obesity, with a new study showing the problem is spreading further across the globe. The obesity report is calling for greater government intervention and co-operation, saying "politicians need to be less shy about trying to influence what food ends up on our plates". But government regulation proposals, such as the proposition to place a surcharge on unhealthy foods known as the 'fat tax', remain deeply unpopular with many people.
  • Criminal standards of science including global warming fraud

    12/31/2013 9:11:09 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 16 replies
    Pravda ^ | 31.12.2013 | Gary Novak
    Physics corruption was largely abstract and academic, until it spread into the global warming issue, which is now resulting in energy systems being destroyed and economies being bankrupt based on scientific fraud. Climatologists do not have the concepts or procedures which would give them the slightest ability to theorize or measure what carbon dioxide did in the atmosphere before or after humans influenced the result. There are no mechanisms in science for correcting the problem of fraud. The fraud stems from total unaccountability to anyone outside science. Scientists who criticize are denied grants and the ability to publish (http://nov79.com/gbwm/firing.html). Four...
  • Mayor Bloomberg: Mandatory Flu Shots For NYC Pre-Schoolers Will Save Lives

    12/14/2013 5:20:40 PM PST · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Jennifer Fermino and Celeste Katz
    Mayor Bloomberg on Friday defended the new city mandate that kids under five who attend pre-school or daycare get annual flu shots -- a rule critics say is just another nanny-state move by Hizzoner. Opponents of the compulsory shots -- including autism activists suspicious of vaccination complications -- protested on the steps of City Hall Tuesday, calling the requirement intrusive and absurd. As for parents who say it's their call as to whether kids should get the flu jab, Bloomberg said, "Your kid can impact other kids by transferring a disease and bringing it home...
  • Experts Urge Feds to Measure, Pursue Our Happiness

    12/08/2013 12:56:45 PM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 7, 2013 | Seth Borenstein
    By gauging happiness, there'd be more to consider than cold hard cash when deciding matters that affect daily lives, according to a report this week from the National Academy of Sciences, which advises the government. The panel of economists, psychologists and other experts assembled by the academy recommended that federal statistics and surveys, which normally deal with income, spending, health and housing, include a few extra questions on happiness.
  • FDA's trans fat decision: An opening for regulating salt, sugar?

    11/09/2013 1:23:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 57 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | Melissa Healy
    By setting several new precedents, the FDA's decision on trans fats may bring some of our most beloved ingredients -- salt and sugar -- under new scrutiny by the agency, they predicted
  • FDA moves toward abolishing trans fats

    11/09/2013 12:24:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov 7, 2013 | HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH
    The FDA announced Thursday that there is no safe level of partially hydrogenated oils. The move — unusually bold for an agency that typically leaves additive safety to the private sector — is the first step in what could be a long road to removing trans fats, which are still widely used to improve the texture and shelf stability of processed foods like frosting, doughnuts and crackers. There is no safe level of consumption of artificial trans fats, Hamburg stressed. Consumer advocates are applauding the FDA’s actions.
  • Sugary drinks tax (20%!) 'effective public health measure'

    11/01/2013 10:49:07 AM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 31, 2013 | BBC
    A 20% tax on sugary drinks would reduce the number of obese adults in the UK by 180,000, say researchers writing in the British Medical Journal. Earlier this year doctors called for a soft drinks tax to reduce sugar intake. The impact would be greatest in the under-30s, the Oxford and Reading university study suggests. But some groups say a tax is misguided and simplistic, and would not have an impact on older age groups who might benefit most from losing weight.
  • Judge Judy: 'Government is there to serve us, not the other way around' (on Kelly show on FoxNews)

    10/11/2013 9:49:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 11, 2013 | Judy Sheindlin/Megyn Kelly
    Popular television judge Judy Sheindlin – better known as “Judge Judy” – told Megyn Kelly Friday on "The Kelly File" that “government is there to serve us. Not the other way around." Judge Judy didn’t stop there, also questioning whether the welfare state has allowed people to become too dependent on government.
  • Dr. Ben Carson: ObamaCare not for and by the people

    09/21/2013 6:37:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fox News -- On the Record with Greta ^ | Sept 20, 2013 | Dr. Ben Carson & Greta Van Susteren
    CARSON:...the founders of the Soviet Union ran into opposition, as well. And they felt that they knew better than the people did, and if they could force upon the people their way of thinking, that the people would eventually come to accept it. And this is basically what's going on with ObamaCare. ...I thought that America was supposed to be for, of and by the people. I thought it was supposed to be people-centric and not government-centric. And I think there are a lot of other Americans who agree with me on that. And you know, if we sit by...
  • California Legislature approves raising minimum wage to $10 — the highest of any state

    09/13/2013 7:13:36 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 09/13/2013 | Josh Richman and Mike Rosenberg
    SACRAMENTO -- California's lowest-paid workers are in store for a 25 percent raise after lawmakers late Thursday boosted the Golden State's minimum wage to the highest of any state in the country. In the final hours of its 2013 regular session, the Legislature voted to hike the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $9 next July and $10 by January 2016 -- a move Democrats praised as a boon to struggling workers and Republicans lambasted as a "job killer." Gov. Jerry Brown has already promised to sign the bill, making California a leader in a growing movement to increase...
  • CSI ObamaCare: Affordable Care Act To Have Own Police

    08/23/2013 4:17:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 23, 2013 | Editorial
    Police State: The administration is building a detective squad that will target consumers and companies that don't follow ObamaCare's rules. The game of "good cop, bad cop" has arrived in American health care. It was bad enough to know that an Internal Revenue Service that targets the political opponents of the Obama administration between partying on the taxpayer dime would be in charge of monitoring compliance with ObamaCare's individual mandate via our tax returns. Now, the Daily Mail, which lodged a Freedom of Information Act with Health and Human Services, reports that the agency has hired a bevy of criminal...
  • "They Thought They Were Free"

    04/26/2013 1:53:04 PM PDT · by knarf · 9 replies
    e-mail ^ | 1955-1955-1955 | Milton Mayer
    My brother sent a short quote from a book that was written in 1955 and is excerpted in the body of comment ...
  • Docs Told They Must Drive Health System Change (focus on "cost value" first, not the patient)

    04/13/2013 9:00:44 AM PDT · by Innovative · 70 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | April 11, 2013 | David Pittman
    Doctors are the only people who can drive the change in healthcare delivery that's needed to save the country from a financial crisis, a health policy expert said here. Emanuel highlighted six elements that must underline payment and delivery reform efforts: -- Focus on cost value -- Focus on the patient -- Standardize processes .... "We need a big infrastructure to be able to deliver high-quality care going forward," Emanuel said.
  • Proposition 37: Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food

    10/21/2012 8:06:01 PM PDT · by RushingWater · 385 replies
    KABC TV Los Angelos ^ | 10/05/2012 | Robert Holguin
    GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Proposition 37 is a measure to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. There are two sides to this contentious issue.
  • Democrats Support the Poor More than Republicans

    10/02/2012 9:20:32 PM PDT · by econjack · 50 replies
    10/3/2012 | econjack
    In a debate with a friend who intends to vote for Obozo, I asked her: "Why?" Her answer: "Because Democrats support the poor and Republicans only support the rich and business." My response: "Given that Democrats controlled the Senate in all years but 9 since 1950 and the House for all but 7 years, do you really think they want to end poverty or control the poor through handouts?" She said: "They want to end it." My response: "A report out last summer showed that there is more poverty now than ever before, in both absolute and relative numbers, and...
  • EU Opens Antitrust Probe Into Microsoft

    07/17/2012 9:16:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 07/17/2012 | (cro—with wire reports)
    The European Commission on Tuesday opened proceedings against Microsoft to investigate claims that the US firm had failed to meet its 2009 commitment to offer users a choice screen enabling them to easily select web browsers other than Microsoft's Internet Explorer. "On the basis of information it has received, the Commission believes that Microsoft may have failed to roll out the choice screen with Windows 7 Service Pack 1, which was released in February 2011," the EU's executive body said in a statement. "This is despite the fact that, in December 2011, Microsoft indicated in its annual compliance report to...
  • Air Resources Board, it’s from the government and here to help you. Right.

    04/25/2012 10:33:59 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 2 replies
    As we’ve seen, you can’t believe what politicians tell you. Yes, that’s a shocker, we know. But voters seem to buy the same old clap trap time after time then wonder what went wrong. Just more evidence of our point from some weeks ago. So, you might recall some years ago the Legislature adopted and the governor at that time, a former movie actor, signed into law the much trumpeted Global Warming Solutions Act. What could go wrong? . . .
  • Forget Travel If You Owe The IRS

    04/16/2012 1:55:48 PM PDT · by freedommom · 40 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 04/07/2012 | Robert W. Wood
    If he were in charge of travel, the Soup Nazi might say, “No Passport for you!” In real life, travel may seem unrelated to taxes, except perhaps for those annoying airport taxes on international destinations. But a bigger tax and travel connection could keep you at home—permanently. A tax law quietly proposed a few months ago—Owe IRS Taxes, Lose Your Passport—is quietly gaining momentum. Now more people have noticed. If you owe the IRS? You’re not going anywhere if this law passes. In America, we love to tinker with our tax laws. Congress is always introducing one bill or another...
  • Why not have nationalized health care as they do in Britain?

    04/05/2012 11:16:45 AM PDT · by landsbaum · 33 replies
    The defenders of Obamacare, it is pretty obvious, don’t intend to stop with dictating that you buy insurance, and what kind of insurance, and how much you must pay. They want a nationalized health care plan like Great Britain’s. Obamacare is a step, albeit a big step, in that direction. So, what would it be like to put the government in charge of your health care? Isn’t that British system wonderful? Not exactly. But George Orwell would recognize it. “An elderly woman was ordered to find a new GP because the ‘carbon footprint’ of her two-mile round trips to the...
  • WHITE HOUSE TO POLICE INTERNET: Holder Set to Take Control January 24, 2012

    01/16/2012 12:55:55 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 22 replies
    www.webtoday.tv ^ | 01/16/2012 | WebToday.tv
    It’s like a political blindside to the American voter. Somehow, with virtually no coverage in the press, the White House has managed to close in on the unthinkable… bending online piracy laws to give the Department of Justice abusive power over the Internet. Sound farfetched? Constitutionalist attorney Gary Kreep, President of the United States Justice Foundation (USJF), not only has a firm grasp on the legislation that would grant this authority, but he also has inside sources informing him that the Senate is scheduled to make this potential nightmare a reality when they pass S. 968 into law on January...
  • Theodore Roosevelt and a Kernel of Radicalism

    09/10/2011 2:23:58 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies · 1+ views
    On Uprising Radio, April 2008, Van Jones had this to say: VAN JONES: One of the things that has happened too often to progressives is that we don’t understand the relationship between minimum goals and maximum goals. Right after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, if the civil rights leaders had jumped out and said, ‘OK, now we want reparations for slavery; we want redistribution of all wealth; and we want to legalize mixed marriages,’ if that had been their…, if they’d have come out with a maximum program the very next day, they’d have been laughed at....
  • Hotel union tucks support behind California legislation mandating fitted bed-sheets

    06/15/2011 5:22:37 AM PDT · by jda · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 June 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Bill 432, which requires hotels use fitted sheets and provide housekeepers with long-handle mops . . .
  • Big Government Leviathan Statism Will Fall

    04/06/2011 6:55:01 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 1 replies
    www.jonasclark.com ^ | April 5, 2011 | Jonas Clark
    Ben Franklin wisely advised, “A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”The opposite could also be true. A nation of ill informed men who have not been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them can be enslaved. Don’t surrender your liberty in Christ to leviathan. A Christian can only agree to be governed without challenge by those that are governed by Jehovah. To be lorded over by evil, wicked...
  • How Do You Shut Down the Internet in a Whole Country?

    01/29/2011 4:31:23 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 49 replies
    Life's Little Mysteries ^ | January 28, 2011 | Natalie Wolchover
    To silence dissidents, the Egyptian government made a move Jan. 28 that has no precedent: It turned off the Internet nationwide. How did they do it — and could the same thing happen here? According to David Clark, an MIT computer scientist whose research focuses on Internet architecture and development, a government's ability to control the Internet depends on its control of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the private sector companies that grant Internet access to customers. "ISPs have direct control of the Internet, so what happens in any country depends on the control that the state has over those ISPs,"...
  • 'Net neutrality': ObamaCare for the Web

    12/22/2010 3:40:41 AM PST · by Scanian · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 21, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    When bureaucrats talk about increas ing our "access" to x, y or z, what they're really talking about is in creasing exponentially their control over our lives. As with the government health care takeover, so with the newly approved government plan to "increase" Internet "access." Call it Webcare. By a vote of 3-2, the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday adopted a controversial scheme to ensure "net neutrality" by turning unaccountable Democratic appointees into meddling online traffic cops. The panel will devise convoluted rules governing Internet service providers, bandwidth use, content, prices and even disclosure details on Internet speeds. The "neutrality"...
  • Obama signs order clarifying church-state relationship (Aren't we lucky to have the rookie Hussein?)

    11/17/2010 1:40:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/17/10 | Dan Gilgoff
    Obama signs order clarifying church-state relationshipBy Dan Gilgoff, CNN November 17th, 2010 01:42 PM ET President Barack Obama signed an executive order Wednesday clarifying the ground rules for religious groups partnering with the federal government through the White House's controversial faith office. The order says that religious organizations receiving federal funds must conduct explicitly religious activities in a time and place that are different from when and where they do government-financed work. But the order also states that faith-based organizations receiving federal dollars may use their facilities to provide government-backed social services, even if those facilities include religious art, icons,...
  • Government would clear Manistee National Forest land to help butterfly survive (3000 acres!)

    10/15/2010 6:03:42 AM PDT · by earlJam · 46 replies
    WZZM ^ | 10/15/10
    Government would clear Manistee National Forest land to help butterfly survive WZZM 13 ONLINE OTTO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input on a proposal to clear a portion of the Manistee National Forest to give a butterfly a greater chance of survival. The plan would also call for closing motorized access to portions of the forest. Leaders in Otto Township in Oceana County were to hold a community meeting Thursday night to discuss the proposal with neighbors. "Otto Township alone is made up of over 50% Manistee National Forest and state land," says township...
  • Obama: We knew health costs would go up

    09/11/2010 9:51:49 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 10, 2010 | Mike Lillis
    President Obama on Friday defended the Democrats' healthcare law, saying the enormous expansion of insurance coverage made an increase in healthcare spending inevitable. "As a consequence of us getting 30 million additional people healthcare, at the margins that's going to increase our costs - we knew that," the president told reporters during a White House press conference. "We didn't think that we were going to cover 30 million people for free."
  • Obama's Soft-Core Socialism (by Steve Forbes)

    07/24/2010 11:24:29 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Forbes ^ | July 24, 2010 | Steve Forbes
    The truth is that not even the Franklin Roosevelt Administration was as hostile to and ignorant about free enterprise as this Administration is. Almost every action Obama officials take underscores their belief in the stereotype that businesspeople are mostly amoral, corner-cutting, consumer-shafting, pollution-loving menaces. The economy itself needs to be tightly controlled and rigidly guided by Washington mandarins because free markets are inherently and destructively unstable. Incrementalism and the velvet glove over an iron fist are Obama's preferred methods. Thus, it will take several years for surviving health care companies to become full-fledged vassals of the federal government, which will...
  • Govt. may bill you for BP crimes

    06/30/2010 7:55:54 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 2010 | RidleyReport
    The government may raise taxes even higher (move to socialism) so BP can pay for their accidental oil spill.
  • FRIDAY - Baby DNA Deadline for Public Comments

    06/24/2010 12:49:54 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Citizens' Council on Health Care ^ | 6-23-10 | twila brase
    Speak up by the end of THIS Friday. Say NO to the federal government's plan to collect and control the DNA of every citizen, starting at birth. This Friday, June 25th, is the last day to comment on the federal government's plan to bank and use newborn citizen DNA without consent for research an other purposes. Please make comments --- no matter how brief they may be. Even one sentence is better than nothing.
  • Ron Paul: 13th Amendment bans income tax

    06/28/2010 7:49:04 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 203 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 27, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Who agrees and who disagrees with Dr. Paul? I would like to see income tax abolished (it is socialism light) but what say other Freepers? Watch the video of course.
  • Obama Internet kill switch plan approved by US Senate (Committee)

    06/26/2010 10:03:14 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 97 replies
    Tech World ^ | June 25, 2010 | Grant Gross
    A US Senate committee has approved a wide-ranging cybersecurity bill that some critics have suggested would give the US president the authority to shut down parts of the Internet during a cyberattack. Senator Joe Lieberman and other bill sponsors have refuted the charges that the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act gives the president an Internet "kill switch." Instead, the bill puts limits on the powers the president already has to cause "the closing of any facility or stations for wire communication" in a time of war, as described in the Communications Act of 1934, they said in a...
  • Beck shows device that will allow Obama to turn-off your home's electricity

    06/17/2010 3:19:23 PM PDT · by pabianice · 69 replies · 2,312+ views
    Glenn Beck Show | 6/17/10
    Beck just showed a schematic of the device (owned by Freddie Mack) that will remotely control when and how much electricity you will be allowed to use in your home. All your (new, mandated) outlets will be monitored and if Obama disapproves of your electrical use, that outlet will be shut-down remotely. This is likely to be before Congress after the November elections but before the current congress ends. All part of Crap and Tirade.
  • Obama Begins "Lifestyle Health Modification" Program, Mandating Behavioural Changes in US Society

    06/13/2010 6:15:05 PM PDT · by kirbyu · 214 replies · 5,976+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6-13-10 | Tyler Durden
    Last week, with little fanfare, among the ever deteriorating oil spill crisis, the White House quietly noted the issuance of an executive order "Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council", in which the president, citing the “authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America” is now actively engaging in "lifestyle behavior modification" for American citizens that do not exhibit "healthy behavior." At least initially, the 8 main verticals of focus will include: smoking cessation; proper nutrition; appropriate exercise
  • Serfdom Awaits

    06/09/2010 6:07:30 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 22+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 6/9/10 | Bill Turner
    In days of old, when knights were bold, before global warming was invented, there existed a time when serfdom was far and wide. Serfs were ruled by the noble class. They worked the land of the ruling class, in order to have the right to exist. B. Hussein Obama is seeking to make himself King Barack The Wimp Hearted. He is grabbing up all the land in America for the government, or at least all the land that has oil and gas under it. When the king talks about redistributing wealth, not only is he talking about taking property from...
  • A Modest Proposal to Promote Domestic Tranquility

    05/21/2010 9:47:54 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies · 299+ views
    Opinion Forum ^ | May 20, 2010 | Dan Miller
    Huff and Puff and down fall the houses of falsehood Here [link] is a truly fascinating article from Huffington Post by Jim Taylor, PhD in psychology and lecturer at the University of San Francisco, a well known bastion of unbiased intellectual thought. Mr.* Taylor complains that the sources of information nowadays are too many, too prolific and too motivated by politics and/or ideology, and that we lack the resources, intellectual and otherwise, to distinguish “facts” from “falsehoods” and from opinion. President Obama recently said much the same. They are, of course, [right] correct.
  • Obama's no-opportunity society

    04/05/2010 2:49:46 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 824+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 5, 2010 | Michael Barone
    Last summer, I wrote a column framed as a letter to a young Obama voter. It concluded: "You want policies that will enable you to choose your future. Obama backs policies that would let centralized authorities choose much of your future for you. Is this the hope and change you want?" It seems that some young Obama voters have decided it isn't. The Pew Research Center's poll of the millennial generation, which voted 66 percent to 32 percent for Obama, found that they now identify with Democrats over Republicans by only 54 to 40 percent. Perhaps they are coming to...
  • EPA Auto Rules: Just the Beginning of Energy Takeover

    04/02/2010 8:47:05 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 8 replies · 331+ views
    The Lid/CNS NEWS ^ | 4/2/2010 | The Lid
    Yesterday, the EPA announced its new regulations on Auto Emissions raising the new MPG standards that were established less than a year ago. Their regulatory authority is based on their declaration under the clean air act, that CO2 is a pollutant. According to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson the new auto regulations are just the start. Just as the health care bill regulates the way you make personal choices about your body, the EPA will be adding energy consumption taxes to regulate what were once personal and corporate choices about the way energy is consumed. It doesn't matter whether...
  • The ObamaCare tax hike that loses five times what it Brings in (Boeing -$150 Million Obamacare hit)

    03/31/2010 9:11:09 AM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies · 1,426+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 31, 2010 | David Freddoso
    We turn to the Wall Street Journal for the math on what it will cost to raise taxes on corporations’ retiree prescription drug coverage. This is the provision that has caused several corporations to take markdowns recently. The bottom line: by closing this “loophole” — which was originally created to dissuade companies from dumping retirees’ prescription costs into Medicare Part D — the government could lose more than five times what it brings in. The Employee Benefit Research Institute calculates that the 28% subsidy on average will run taxpayers $665 in 2011 and that the tax dispensation is worth $233....
  • AP Exclusive: `Smart' meters have security holes

    03/28/2010 8:12:20 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 16 replies · 961+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | Fri Mar 26, 2:19 pm | By JORDAN ROBERTSON, AP Technology Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO – Computer-security researchers say new "smart" meters that are designed to help deliver electricity more efficiently also have flaws that could let hackers tamper with the power grid in previously impossible ways. At the very least, the vulnerabilities open the door for attackers to jack up strangers' power bills. These flaws also could get hackers a key step closer to exploiting one of the most dangerous capabilities of the new technology, which is the ability to remotely turn someone else's power on and off. The attacks could be pulled off by stealing meters — which can be situated...
  • Quantifying the shift to government dependence

    03/27/2010 5:35:10 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 166+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 03/27/2010 | Kevin Price
    I love lists, indices, and other interesting compilations of information. However, a recent report by the Heritage Foundation called the Index of Dependence on Government was very disturbing indeed. The numbers this report certainly makes one look and they should be most alarming to even the most casual observer. The index looks at several indicators when it comes to the growth of dependence on government. For example, how much have federal social programs grown? To what degree have such programs "crowded out" what were once social obligations and services carried out by the family, community organizations (e.g., churches), and local...
  • £1,000 fine for using wrong bin: Families face new crackdown over household waste

    03/17/2010 11:48:20 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 24 replies · 767+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18th March 2010 | David Derbyshire
    Householders could be fined up to £1,000 if they fail to comply with complex new rules on refuse sorting. Food scraps, tea bags and vegetable peelings thrown into the wrong dustbin could land them with hefty penalties under government plans to be unveiled today. Families could end up with five different bins and receptacles - including compulsory slop buckets for food waste - and be forced to sift through rubbish for anything that can be recycled, reused or converted into electricity. The proposals are the brainchild of environment secretary Hilary Benn
  • Obama's Latest Healthcare Lie- Its Designed to Give the People Control Over Health Care

    03/12/2010 9:27:24 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 222+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 3/12/2010 | The Lid
    As part of his continual campaign to sell the unpopular Obamacare proposal to the American People, President Obama visited a school on Wednesday to give (what was promised to be) his final argument on the Progressive version of reforming health care: ..... So whatever state regulations were in place, we’d get rid of those and so insurance companies could basically find a state that had the worst regulations and then from there sell insurance everywhere. And that somehow that was going to be helpful to you. All this would do would give insurance companies more leeway to raise premiums and...
  • John McCain's Fake "Supplement Safety Bill" Dangerous to Your Health

    02/20/2010 9:42:47 AM PST · by molybdenum · 28 replies · 729+ views
    The Voice of Global Health Freedom™ ^ | 2-12-10 | Natural Solutions Foundation
    How to stop them? Generate Huge Opposition and GROW it by dissemination! We are pleased to say that about 16 health freedom and consumer groups have followed our lead and taken p this battle. That is wonderful. Our momentum and leadership are what you, and the other groups, rely on. Our numbers are what the decision-makers respond to ...http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/cat=4
  • Increasing Government Power Threatens Freedom

    02/12/2010 7:09:24 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 5 replies · 357+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 2/10/2010 | John Stossel
    Government is taking us a long way down the Road to Serfdom. That doesn't just mean that more of us must work for the government. It means that we are changing from independent, self-responsible people into a submissive flock. The welfare state kills the creative spirit. F.A. Hayek, an Austrian economist living in Britain, wrote "The Road to Serfdom" in 1944 as a warning that central economic planning would extinguish freedom. The book was a hit. Reader's Digest produced a condensed version that sold 5 million copies. Hayek meant that governments can't plan economies without planning people's lives. After all,...
  • America: Are we being ‘transformed’ and ... if so ... into what?

    01/31/2010 10:21:34 AM PST · by opentalk · 6 replies · 596+ views
    The Daily InterLake ^ | January 31, 2010 | FRANK MIELE
    The week before he was elected president, President Obama made the bold statement that, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” No doubt, at the time, most of us would have written this off as the usual overblown rhetoric of a politician pumped up on his own favorable poll numbers. Instead, it turned out to be a warning. We don’t have time or space here to recap all of the “changes” brought about in the first year of the Obama administration, but among the biggies were the federal government takeover of major components of...