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  • Virgin Australia cuts US airfares as fuel prices plunge

    01/22/2015 10:06:40 AM PST · by Daffynition · 1 replies
    news.com.au ^ | January 22, 2015 | staff reporter
    VIRGIN Australia has become the first airline to react to months of declining jet fuel prices, announcing it will restructure its US airfares to reflect the savings. Although it will not do away with the fuel surcharge altogether, the airline will incorporate fuel costs into fares the same as other operating expenses. Flights from Brisbane and Sydney to Los Angeles, are the only routes Virgin Australia operates which attract a fuel surcharge of $680.
  • Republicans outfox Democrats on climate votes

    01/22/2015 7:15:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 21, 2015 | Elana Schor and Darren Goode
    The GOP accepts the notion of climate change - but not the way Democrats wanted them to.Senate Republicans head-faked Democrats on climate change Wednesday, agreeing in a floor vote that the planet’s climate was changing, but blocking language that would have blamed human activity. In a complicated maneuver that was the first politically perilous test for Senate Republicans, the new majority party split up the votes that Democrats had hoped would force the GOP into an awkward roll call on whether they believed in the science behind climate change — just hours after President Barack Obama slammed Republicans in his...
  • Open-ended European QE set to 'start with a bang'

    01/22/2015 7:12:26 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/22/2015 | Katy Barnato
    European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi announced the launch of an open-ended, expanded monthly 60 billion euro ($70 billion) private and public bond-buying program on Thursday. The long-anticipated introduction of euro zone government bond purchases will bring the ECB's buying program into line with the U.S. Federal Reserve's quantitative easing (QE). The program will be open-ended, lasting until at least 2016, Draghi told reporters at his regular media conference on Thursday, and will start in March this year. The hope is that it will boost the region's painfully low inflation rate, which came in at an annual minus 0.2...
  • Grapevine: A tale of two SOTU responses

    01/22/2015 2:54:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 201 | Bret Baier
    Obama: Many of you have told me that this isn’t what you signed up for—arguing past each other on cable shows, the constant fundraising, always looking over your shoulder at how the base will react to every decision. Imagine if we broke out of these tired old patterns. Imagine if we did something different.Well, that “different” he mentioned didn’t last long. Less than an hour after the speech, a fundraising e-mail from the Democratic Party went out, signed by the president. One frustrated tweeter wrote—quote—“You can’t be serious. After taking a dig at constant fundraising, Obama sends out a fundraising...
  • Cell Phone and TV Tax Cut [Florida REPUBLICAN Governor Budget]

    01/20/2015 7:56:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    flgov.com ^ | 1/20/15
    Florida's Cell phone and TV tax is a heavy burden on Florida's families......
  • Congress Should Pump the Brakes on Gas Tax Hike

    01/16/2015 8:40:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Eric Peterson
    While few Americans were fortunate enough to see a holiday bonus this year, there is one gift that American motorists have been enjoying of late; lower gas prices. Currently sitting at more than a dollar below the average price last year, U.S. drivers are projected to save somewhere between $380 and $750 dollars during 2015 if the prices hold. While wages have remained stubbornly flat for most workers, gas prices have provided a rare glimmer of hope for American workers, who have been struggling with an anemic job market, labor participation rates not seen since the 1970s, and median family...
  • NYC Bomber May Have Learned How To Bypass Detection From Leaks To The MSM

    05/07/2010 12:43:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 586+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-10 | Curt
    Are the NYT's and James Risen at fault here? Investigators of the failed car bombing in Times Square are looking for a money courier they say helped funnel cash from overseas to finance a Pakistani-American's preparations to blow up the crude gasoline-and-propane bomb in the heart of New York, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Investigators have the name of the courier they believe helped Faisal Shahzad pay for the used SUV and other materials to rig up a car bomb that would have caused a huge fireball in Times Square if it had gone off, the official...
  • Why Mitt Romney Would Be a Strong Candidate in 2016

    01/13/2015 2:28:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Slate ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie, staff writer covering politics, policy, and race.
    "....While he ended 2012 a scorned member of the Republican family, he has spent the past year a virtual kingmaker. His endorsement carried weight in the 2014-midterm primaries and he was a sought-after surrogate on the campaign stump. This “failed” nominee was so important to the GOP that his “ideas” summit,held last summer in Utah, drew the whole field of party luminaries and presidential contenders, from former running mate Rep. Paul Ryan to Sen. Rand Paul, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rob Portman, and former Gov. Mike Huckabee.[SNIP]With all of that said, however, I’m not sure if Romney is actually running...
  • Two Views of Capitalism

    01/10/2015 5:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Why are you and I enjoying the bounty of the richest country in the history of the world instead of grubbing around in the forest for roots and berries the way our ancestors did?It turns out people appear to have two very different answers to that question. And it’s not just ordinary people who disagree. Even the experts – economists and historians – disagree. That’s the view of Johnathan Haidt, a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business. (HT: Tyler Cowan)Haidt says problems that are “tame problems” can be solved by experts. These are problems like: How can...
  • Plundering America: The Cuban Criminal Pipeline

    01/08/2015 2:44:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 8, 2015 | Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz, John Maines, Tracey Eaton
    U.S. policy created for humanitarian reasons 50 years ago has fueled a criminal pipeline from Cuba to Florida, enabling crooks from the island to rob American businesses and taxpayers of more than $2 billion over two decades. A yearlong Sun Sentinel investigation found money stolen in the United States streaming back to Cuba, and a revolving door that allows thieves to come here, make a quick buck and return.
  • FDA Approves Merck's HPV Vaccine, GARDASIL®9, to Prevent Cancers and Other Diseases.....

    01/06/2015 1:35:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    MERCK ^ | December 11, 2014 | merck
    FULL TITLE: FDA Approves Merck's HPV Vaccine, GARDASIL®9, to Prevent Cancers and Other Diseases Caused by Nine HPV types – Including Types that Cause About 90% of Cervical Cancer Cases KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant), Merck’s 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, for use in girls and young women 9 to 26 years of age for the prevention of cervical, vulvar, vaginal, and anal cancers caused by HPV types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and...
  • New York City Requiring Flu Shots for Preschoolers

    01/04/2015 7:06:35 PM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 2, 2015 | SHARON OTTERMAN
    New York City preschoolers will be heading back to class next week with memories of new holiday toys, vacation adventures, and, health officials hope, a flu shot.In fact, because of a new city requirement, young children can, for the first time in the city’s history, be excluded from class if they have not received a flu vaccination.The new rule, which applies to some 150,000 children in city-licensed day care centers and preschools, was quietly adopted by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the waning days of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration. 
  • Target Under Fire For Using White Model In 'Annie' Clothing Ads

    12/31/2014 12:12:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 104 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/31/14 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Target has stirred outrage with an “Annie”-themed ad campaign featuring a white model in place of the black actress who stars in the latest film version of the rags-to-riches story. An online petition calling for the big-box retailer to remove the ads and apologize to "Annie" star Quvenzhané Wallis had accrued more than 10,000 signatures by Wednesday morning. The petition launched on Monday.
  • The Social Security Collection Agency

    12/28/2014 6:01:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    To those nattering nabobs of negativity who don’t trust government to do the right thing, or even to stop doing the wrong thing once discovered, I just want to say: “You’re right.” Again. Last April, a Washington Post exposé about a bizarrely tyrannical debt collection program caused the Social Security Administration (SAA) to publicly promise it would cease and desist from said program. The Social Security bureaucracy had been snatching the income tax refund checks of grown children whose parents, many decades ago, had allegedly been sent excess money intended for the care and feeding of these then-youngsters by this...
  • Sony streams 'The Interview' online and makes Hollywood history (1 PM Eastern Time $6 bucks)

    12/24/2014 3:15:50 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/24/2014 | CNN
    A bit of Hollywood history unfolded on Wednesday. And it might be a glimpse into the future. The controversial Sony Pictures comedy "The Interview" was released on YouTube, Google Play, the Microsoft Xbox video game console, and a special Web site. The movie, which started streaming online around 1 p.m. ET, costs $5.99 to rent and $14.99 to buy. So it is having historic simultaneous release in both living rooms and, come Christmas Day, about 300 independently-owned theaters across the United States.
  • Federal authorities indict alleged gang members, jail guards (Baltimore City)

    04/23/2013 6:37:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/23/2013 | Ian Duncan and Jessica Anderson
    A cabal of corrupt corrections officers and members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang enjoyed nearly free rein inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal authorities allege, smuggling drugs and cellphones into the jail and having sexual relationships that left four guards pregnant. An indictment unsealed Tuesday names 25 people — including 13 women working as corrections officers — who face racketeering, drug and money-laundering charges. It alleges that Tavon White, an inmate known as "Bulldog," took control of the prison gang soon after his arrival in 2009 on an attempted-murder charge. He is accused of building a network of...
  • Projections Show Schools Get More Even With Road Funding Shift

    12/17/2014 9:03:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/16/2014 | Jack Spencer
    State funding for public schools is projected to increase by $2.5 billion over the next eight years, even if a House GOP plan is adopted that would shift some sales tax revenue from schools to roads, according to a Mackinac Center for Public Policy analysis. James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy for the Mackinac Center, projects that under the House-passed road plan, school funding will still increase from $11.5 billion in 2014 to $14.0 billion in 2023. Without the House plan, the School Aid Fund would increase to $14.9 billion by 2023. The projections are based on an estimate...
  • Diane Feinstein Is Just Another Pig At The trough in D.c. Power & Money

    12/15/2014 6:58:59 PM PST · by Stayfree · 5 replies
    Stayfree | December 15, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    This pig and her pig husband have made millions self-dealing with the federal government without proper bidding, and she uses her position of power to try and denigrate the Republicans and Bush with the release of this B.S. report about illegal interrogation methods. This is not a patriot, this is a pig trying to destroy her opposition while she feeds at the trough...disgusting to say the least and illegal at the worst. We need to clean house quick or people like her will destroy our country right before our eyes just like Obama is doing.
  • China: Power plant burns banknotes instead of coal

    12/15/2014 6:27:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | December 10, 2014 | Staff
    The power plant in Luoyang, central Henan Province, is burning old and damaged banknotes instead of coal - the first time this has been done in China, the official Xinhua news agency reports. The plant says one tonne of notes can generate more than 600 kWh of electricity, and is better for the environment than burning coal. The country's central bank, the People's Bank of China, has given permission for the notes to be burned, and says it's an efficient way to make electricity. With the province's unused paper money the company "can help generate 1.32 million kWh of electricity...
  • State School Board Cites Funding 'Facts' That Ignore Billions in Spending

    12/12/2014 8:40:48 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/10/2014 | Tom Gantert
    A Nov. 12 memo by State Board of Education President John Austin cited a report issued by a liberal think tank to support the claim that Michigan schools are receiving less money. Austin now says he will "take a look at” the report he cited, which fails to account for billions of dollars that Michigan schools receive. The analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities failed to include about $10 billion of the $19.6 billion from different revenue sources that comprise the annual public school budget. The report also ignores several billion dollars directly from state sources. In...
  • Democrats Vote to Shut Down Government

    12/12/2014 4:11:17 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Democrats Vote to Shut Down Government December 11, 2014 by Rush Limbaugh BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay. We have a vote on the rule on the budget resolution in the House called the cromnibus omnibus and it's a little bit in the weeds to explain this,therefore nobody better than me to do it.What just happened isthat THE RULE setting the stage for the vote later BARELY PASSED.They had to vote on the rule, the procedure, in order to set the stage for the vote on the final passage of the omnibus bill in the House of Representatives. The vote was...
  • Lending Club Set to Debut, and Industry Is Watching

    12/11/2014 6:37:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 12/10/14 | MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
    Search SHARETWEETMORE SUBSCRIBELOG IN DealBook Lending Club Set to Debut, and Industry Is Watching By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED DECEMBER 10, 2014 When Lending Club makes its debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, it will carry the hopes of an entire industry. The company, whose online marketplace matches people who are seeking loans with investors willing to provide them, emboldened its peers late Wednesday when it raised about $870 million in its initial public offering, surpassing expectations. Lending Club’s offering — which values the company at $5.4 billion — will set a template for potentially dozens...
  • U.S. PRESIDENTS, RANKED BY WEALTH [Using 2010 dollars]

    12/10/2014 7:20:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    supercompressor.com ^ | 10/15/14 | ETHAN WOLFF-MANN
    îť„ expand slideshow to fullscreen U.S. Presidents, Ranked By Wealth U.S. Presidents, Ranked By Wealth jornal.us Posted on 10/15/14 By Ethan Wolff-Mann @ewolffmann Share on Facebook Pin it on Pinterest Tweet this article Share this article on Google+ 197339 America might not have a royal family, but it's sure had a pretty large correlation between wealth and power, especially in our early years. Fueled by a heavy dose of curiosity, Wikipedia, and the public domain repository of presidential portraits, below we've ranked all the presidents by net worth*.Perhaps the biggest conclusions from this list? Family money + law firms...
  • The Devils will show Antichrist where all monies are hid

    12/06/2014 9:44:44 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 6, 204 | Paul Melanson
    In his classic treatise on the coming Antichrist entitled "The History of Antichrist," Rev. Pascal Huchede, who served as Professor of Theology at the Grand Seminary of Laval, France, explains that: "To insure the success of his enterprise, he will employ means that naturally secure the service of men, such as imposture, recompense, violence, and miracles. I. Imposture By his deceitful craft he will detach the minds and hearts of all peoples from the religion of Jesus Christ. By his incomparable eloquence he will represent Jesus as an imposter; he will attack His doctrine and institutions, according to the teachings...
  • Union Executives Take Big Pay Raises While Liabilities Continue to Grow

    12/05/2014 1:06:54 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/2/2014 | Tom Gantert
    While some of its dues-paying members are taking pay freezes, top executives of the Michigan Education Association took salary raises ranging from $13,591 to as high as $48,385 in 2014, according to the financial reports the union recently filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. Rick Trainor, the MEA’s secretary-treasurer, had the biggest increase. His salary jumped 44 percent from $109,911 to $158,296. Nancy Strachan, the MEA vice president, saw her salary increase 16 percent from $124,603 to $144,700. Steve Cook, the union's president, had his salary increase 11 percent from $182,698 to $203,144. Gretchen Dziadosz, the MEA’s executive director,...
  • New Signs Gold And Silver Are Returning As Monetary Assets

    12/04/2014 6:41:45 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    TMO ^ | 12-4-2014 | Stefan Gleason
    December 04, 2014 Stefan Gleason writes: Much to the chagrin of the financial elite, gold and silver are reentering the American consciousness and starting to shake the wing nutty image of their recent past. But it’s taken a global financial crisis to get the public’s attention – one that could wipe out our nation at almost any moment. The U.S. government’s role in the economy is on a seemingly interminable upward trajectory. The government’s official debt balance that just crossed the $18 trillion mark (with additional unfunded liabilities estimated at more than $100 trillion). Half the population now lives in...
  • Most College Students Don’t Earn a Degree in 4 Years, Study Finds

    12/02/2014 7:22:24 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 81 replies
    NYT ^ | 12-2-14 | Tamar Lewin
    The vast majority of students at American public colleges do not graduate on time, according to a new report from Complete College America, a nonprofit group based in Indianapolis. “Students and parents know that time is money,” said the report, called “Four-Year Myth.” “The reality is that our system of higher education costs too much, takes too long and graduates too few.” At most public universities, only 19 percent of full-time students earn a bachelor’s degree in four years, the report found. Even at state flagship universities — selective, research-intensive institutions — only 36 percent of full-time students complete their...
  • Agency: $443,000 on Gruber analysis of Obamacare in Wisconsin long spent

    11/28/2014 12:56:40 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 11-25-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The “architect” of Obamacare who suggested the “stupidity of the American voter” helped pass President Obama’s signature health-care reform law hauled in $200,000 from Wisconsin taxpayers for his analysis of the potential costs and impacts of the Affordable Care Act on the Badger State, according to the state Department of Health Services. In total, taxpayers spent $443,718 for MIT economist Jonathan Gruber and a firm to analyze the actuarial and economic impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Wisconsin health insurance markets, according to records obtained by Wisconsin Reporter. The remaining $243,718 went to Gorman Actuarial LLC,...
  • German Catholic bishops tabled allowing Church to divorced-remarried or Sodomite pseudo-married

    11/27/2014 9:44:28 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture Org ^ | November 26, 2014 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
     German bishops weigh hiring homosexual partners, remarried divorcés  Catholic World News - November 26, 2014 The German Catholic bishops have discussed—but eventually tabled—a proposal to allow Church institutions to hire workers who are divorced and remarried, or who are in active homosexual relationships.   Current Church policies forbid the hiring of employees whose living arrangements are in clear contradiction of Christian moral law. But journalist Edward Pentin reports that at a meeting this week, a majority of the German bishops, led by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, were prepared to change that policy.   The drive for change was stalled, at least temporarily,...
  • Falling inflation a worry for Europe but also the world

    11/23/2014 6:55:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 23, 2014 | Ross Finley
    (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has moved closer to launching sovereign debt purchases and data this week will show just how dangerously low inflation has fallen in the $13 trillion euro zone economy. A sickly Europe has held back global economic growth for years, and now it is contributing significantly to powerful forces already dragging down inflation across the globe. A spectacular drop in crude oil prices over the past month will be the center of discussion when ministers from the world's top oil exporters meets in Vienna on Friday.
  • Legislators Block Low-Cost Eye Exams in Michigan

    11/19/2014 11:05:27 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/17/2014 | Anne Schieber
    Starting next month, consumers nationwide will be able to take a $30 online eyeglass exam and get a prescription from the convenience of their home – but Michigan residents will be left in the dark. That's because last spring the Michigan Legislature passed – and Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law – Senate Bill 853, which bans automated eye exam and eyeglass kiosks. Although the company offering the online eye exams doesn’t think the law applies to them, the founder said he doesn't want to take any chances by operating in Michigan. “We're afraid that even if our lawyers give...
  • Post election myths

    11/17/2014 7:56:10 AM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 2 replies
    Longboat Key News ^ | Nov 17, 2014 | Tom Burgum
    In the aftermath of almost any election, commentators and talking heads perpetrate a number of myths that purport to explain why whatever happened, happened. The losing side usually is active in this effort in order to explain why they were pummeled by the electorate. The aftermath of the 2014 midterm elections is no different.The corrupting influence of money especially that spent on behalf of the other side is a myth that plays into the hallmark of progressive politics, at least in its current incarnation. This line of reasoning is very current in the post election debate.Last Wednesday, the day after...
  • WARNING Bank Deposits Will Soon No Longer Be Considered Money But Paper Investments

    11/16/2014 7:23:09 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 88 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 13, 2014 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr
    This weekend the G20 nations will convene in Brisbane, Australia to conclude a week of Asian festivities that began in Beijing for the developed countries and major economies. And on Sunday, the biggest deal of the week will be made as the G20 will formally announce new banking rules that are expected to send shock waves to anyone holding a checking, savings, or money market account in a financial institution. On Nov. 16, the G20 will implement a new policy that makes bank deposits on par with paper investments, subjecting account holders to declines that one might experience from holding...
  • CCP “contagion” fears spark derivatives debate

    11/13/2014 9:41:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    banking technology ^ | 13 November, 2014 | Elliott Holley
    CCP “contagion” fears spark derivatives debate 13 November, 2014 Written by Elliott Holley Controversy over the handling of derivatives dominated talk at the Mondo Visione Exchange Forum this week, where panellists contested the value of interoperability and whether CCP contagion might bring down the financial system. “Regulators should absolutely not allow interoperability for derivatives,” said Philip Simons, head of OTC derivatives business at Eurex Clearing. “It creates systemic risk. If one clearing house goes down, it would result in contagion as it would bring down all the others. CCPs are phenomenally under-capitalised. They could easily fall over.” Simons added that...
  • Man embeds computer chips in hands to store Bitcoin [Mark of the Beast?]

    11/11/2014 6:44:51 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 3:41PM GMT 10 Nov 2014 | By Matthew Sparkes, Deputy Head of Technology
    By implanting 12mm glass computer chips in his flesh Martijn Wismeijer has been able to store Bitcoins inside his body, create a personalised alarm clock and will even be able to install keyless doors in his home. But how painful is the injection? A Dutch entrepreneur has had two wireless computer chips implanted under the skin in his hands to allow him to store digital currencies like Bitcoin inside his body. Martijn Wismeijer is the founder of Mr Bitcoin, a company which installs and operates crypto-currency cash machines in and around his native Amsterdam and across Europe. This month he...
  • The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare (Fake Story)

    11/08/2014 9:50:08 AM PST · by Bigun · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking By Matt Taibbi | November 6, 2014 "It was like watching an old lady get mugged on the street," she says. "I thought, 'I can't sit by any longer.'" Fleischmann is the central witness in one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history, possessing secrets that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon late last year paid $9 billion (not $13 billion as regularly reported – more on that later) to keep the public from hearing. Back in 2006, as a...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 7, 2014 [Devotional]

    11/07/2014 3:18:37 PM PST · by Vision · 13 replies
    Email ^ | 11/7/14 | Joel Osteen
    Good Ground that Produces Today's Scripture “Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” (Matthew 13:8, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In life, there are many kinds of seeds we can sow, but do you know what produces the best crop? The seed of God’s Word planted on the soil of our hearts. The more of the Word you take into your heart, the more abundant the harvest will be. Our job, as believers, is to make sure...
  • Greenspan's Stunning Admission: "Gold Is Currency; No Fiat Currency, the Dollar, Can Match It"

    11/07/2014 2:40:45 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | 11-7-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 11/07/2014 For some reason, the Council of Foreign Relations, where ex-Fed-Chief Alan Greenspan spoke last week, decided the following discussion should be left out of the official transcript. We can perhaps understand why... as Gillian Tett concludes, "comments like that will be turning you into a rock star amongst the gold bug community." Greenspan (Uncut):(Click to the site to see the video) TETT: Do you think that gold is currently a good investment? GREENSPAN: Yes... Remember what we're looking at. Gold is a currency. It is still, by all evidence, a premier currency. No fiat currency, including the...
  • Job news!!!

    11/07/2014 1:15:17 PM PST · by deputytess · 9 replies
    I got a part time job in a Des office as a receptionist, but I may be able to use my phlebotomy skills to. Thanks for all your prayers. :)
  • Ruble Rout Accelerates as Russia's Central Bank Stands Aside(free fall?)

    11/06/2014 6:46:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 06 2014
    Ruble Rout Accelerates as Russia's Central Bank Stands Aside Reuters Nov. 06 2014 18:15 Last edited 21:33 The Russian currency plunged almost 4 percent against the U.S. dollar Thursday amid relentless selling pressure after the Central Bank announced it was limiting market interventions to defend the ruble. The ruble dropped to 46.7 versus the dollar early evening in Moscow, a historical low, while also falling below the mark of 58 to the euro for the first time ever. The declines mean the ruble has fallen over 40 percent against the greenback since the start of the year.
  • Harry Reid raises impeachment … to raise last-minute election money

    10/31/2014 6:19:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned in a fundraising pitch Wednesday that Republicans could try to impeach and remove President Obama from office if the GOP wins control of the Senate in next week’s elections. “Frankly, a Republican House and Senate could go beyond shutting down the government — they could waste months of our lives on impeachment,” Mr. Reid said in a fundraising email sent by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which is an outside group whose goal is to bolster liberal Democrats.
  • 'If my kids want to go to college, they'll have to pay themselves'

    10/28/2014 5:03:57 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 October 2014 | Erin Clements for MailOnline
    A father of eight has sparked controversy by refusing to save money for his children’s college education. Guerilla Parenting author David T. Fagan told the Washington Post that college is 'a lot of wasted time' and if his children want to attend, they will have to pay for it themselves. The 37-year-old marketing entrepreneur, whose family lives in Orange County, California, added to MailOnline: 'The focus is too much on a piece of paper and not enough on self-reliance.'
  • Without Lucrative Market, Potential Ebola Vaccine Was Shelved for Years

    10/23/2014 7:59:46 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2014 | Michael Stravato
    GALVESTON, Tex. — Almost a decade ago, scientists from Canada and the United States reported that they had created a vaccine that was 100 percent effective in protecting monkeys against the Ebola virus. The results were published in a respected journal, and health officials called them exciting. The researchers said tests in people might start within two years, and a product could potentially be ready for licensing by 2010 or 2011. It never happened. The vaccine sat on a shelf. Only now, with nearly 5,000 people dead from Ebola and an epidemic raging out of control in West Africa, is...
  • Who Mines The Dilithium?

    10/22/2014 10:26:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2009 | Doctor Zero
    One of my favorite little moments in the very entertaining new “Star Trek” movie comes when the young James T. Kirk activates the computer system of a car he swiped for a joyride, and the Nokia logo comes up. It’s nice to see Nokia’s still in business in the twenty-third century. Such simple touches help to humanize the Star Trek universe, which had drifted a bit too far from recognizable human experience for audiences to fully engage with its characters. The presence of a good old-fashioned corporate logo in the new movie put me in mind of a long-ago, free-wheeling,...
  • Determines the Allocation of Scarce Resources in a Free Society

    10/22/2014 1:47:50 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 16 replies
    citizen5408.com ^ | Saturday, August 09, 2014 | Greg C.
    A recently debate on Facebook required that I Voxsplain how a free society allocates resources to a group of feeling, sensing liberals who don't have the slightest idea of economics. In fact, when it comes to Economics, they resort to "magical thinking." I've often thought that it is easy to describe a Democrat: simply picture a Republican, then take away reason and accountability. (Hat tip to Mark Andrus, As Good As it Gets) So, I think it's rather funny that you guys want to lecture me on science, but you don't spend a minute thinking about the humble science of...
  • The Rich Can Stop Worrying About A Middle-Class Revolution

    10/22/2014 7:58:05 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Yahoo - Finance ^ | 10-22-2014 | Rich Newman (^6-27-2014)
    Rich NewmanWednesday, October 22, 2014A stagnant economy has undoubtedly put a lot of financial stress on the middle class. And that is bumming out America’s 1 percenters. “Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society,” entrepreneur Nick Hanauer wrote recently in Politico, in an open letter to “my fellow zillionaires.” Hanauer — an early investor in Amazon (AMZN) who says he has been involved with more than 30 startups — cites the well-documented rise in income inequality during the past 30 years as the ultimate cause of a Mad Maxian dystopia he envisions. "If...
  • Richest people in each U.S. state: See who represents Florida

    10/22/2014 5:27:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    bizjournals.com ^ | 10/17/14 | Megen Ribbens
    Wealth-X this week released its list of the richest person in each of the 50 states and ranked them by estimated net worth. Micky Arison, chairman of Carnival Corp. — the world's largest cruise line, is the wealthiest individual in Florida with an estimated net worth of $6.5 billion.....
  • Photo-Cop Camera Advocates Shift To Speeding

    10/20/2014 6:38:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Legislators have come back again with a second attempt in two years to authorize automated traffic enforcement cameras on Michigan's streets and roads. Under Senate Bill 1063, photographs taken by the cameras would be used to identify vehicles that have allegedly exceeded the speed limit. Owners of the vehicles would then be cited for violations and, unless they fought the charges, have to pay fines. According to the MichiganVotes.org description of the bill, "Local governments could contract out the operation of the cameras, and keep 56 percent of the fine revenue." The companies that produce and operate the camera systems...
  • If I don't cash a "Class Action" Lawsuit Check from Toyota, Who Gets the Money?

    10/17/2014 11:25:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Please be advised that all appeals to the Settlement have been resolved in favor of the settlement and that the Settlement is now final.
  • As Mexico cracks down, drug money comes to US

    10/11/2014 8:40:40 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 10/11/2014 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — For a company that booked $12 million in annual sales importing snacks like chile- and lime-flavored chips from Mexico, Baja Distributors Inc.'s offices were oddly quiet. There were no signs outside. Its small warehouse was almost empty. Phones went unanswered. Investigators say there was a reason for the anonymity: The business was laundering money from Mexican drug traffickers. Baja Distributors, whose executives denied laundering drug money, brought more than $17 million from Mexico in 18 months. U.S. front companies for cartels aren't new, but U.S. officials say they took a more prominent role after Mexico...