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  • We Didn't Elect You to Work With the Democrats

    11/06/2014 9:48:06 AM PST · by forbushalltheway · 20 replies
    Godfatherpolitics.com ^ | November 5, 2014 | Gary DeMar
    Tom Hank's character, playing Captain John H. Miller, in Saving Private Ryan tells the rescued soldier, "Earn this." It's a moving an emotional unexpected scene. Lives were lost to save one man. From this point on, what will he do with this life as others have given their lives for him. While not as dramatic, yesterday's election romp over the Democrats is an "earn this" moment for the GOP. Millions of dollars and countless hours were spent helping these Republicans get elected. Now that they have it, what are they going to do with it? They need to watch this...
  • Malaysia Airlines to be taken private ahead of revamp

    08/07/2014 9:54:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    Tahoo News/AFP ^ | 8-8-2014 | AFP
    Deeply troubled Malaysia Airlines will be de-listed and taken private ahead of a major restructuring following the double disasters of MH370 and MH17, under a proposal announced Friday by its majority shareholder. State investment vehicle Khazanah Nasional, which owns 70 percent of the flag-carrier, said it would purchase all minority shares and finalise a restructuring plan by the end of the month. The move confirmed growing speculation that Khazanah planned to completely take over Malaysia Airlines to strengthen its hand in addressing the free-falling carrier's mounting problems. Khazanah said all stakeholders will need to work together to save the company...
  • Shapiro: We Live In An Era Where Private Views Can Ruin Your Career

    05/02/2014 7:17:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/1/14 | Paul Bois
    On Thursday, TruthRevolt Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro appeared on The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly to share his personal concerns about the possible slippery slope of the NBA slapping a lifetime ban on Clipper's owner Donald Sterling for racist views he expressed on an illegally obtained recording, rather than any racist actions he had taken. "What we are seeing here is that thoughts matter significantly more than actions," said Shapiro, before highlighting prior lawsuits against Sterling alleging racial discrimination toward minorities. "Now he says the wrong thing and the NBA wants to oust him. So we live in an era, unfortunately,...
  • 5 Private Moon-Race Teams Compete for Bonus $6 Million

    02/20/2014 6:51:23 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 10 replies
    Space.com ^ | February 19, 2014 | Miriam Kramer
    Landing on the moon is no easy feat, and five teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize might just get a little more money to help them send their probes to the lunar surface. Astrobiotic, Moon Express, Team Indus, Hakuto and Part-Time-Scientists are all in the running to win "milestone prizes" later this year, Google Lunar X Prize officials announced today (Feb. 19). The total purse for the awards is $6 million with the teams competing in three different categories for the funds, X Prize officials said. Each company's ultimate goal is to ready its probe for...
  • Private alternative to Medicaid expansion faces crucial vote in Arkansas

    02/18/2014 11:55:29 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 12 replies
    PBS ^ | Feb 17th, 2014 | Hari Sreenivasan
    In Arkansas, an alternative to the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion uses federal dollars to purchase private health plans for low-income residents who fall in a coverage gap. But now, as other states consider following suit, the Arkansas law, known as the “private option,” could end unless it is renewed by state lawmakers. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
  • If You Hate Your Kids, Send Them to Public School

    01/20/2014 11:00:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Y’know, when I was a wee lad growing up in West Texas, public schools weren’t all that bad. We started our day off with the pledge of allegiance, said prayers during football games, actually studied our nation’s founding docs, sang patriotic songs, and we celebrated the true meaning of both Christmas and Easter. In addition to that pro-American bliss, nearly everyone and their dog graduated. It’s true. Dogs were actually graduating from school back then. I know. Weird, eh? Indeed, out of our large graduating class there was only one drop out and that was my childhood buddy who left...
  • Populist blowhard Ed Schultz secretly flies on his own fleet of private jets

    12/14/2013 12:47:31 PM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/14/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    MSNBC host Ed Schultz, who has repeatedly criticized opponents for owning private jets, owns multiple private jets and conceals his flight data from the public. Schultz owns Ed Schultz Broadcasting, LLC and has owned at least three Cessnas and one Piper. Schultz has owned two Cessna 560s, which typically sell for more than $5 million per plane. (He sold one plane—tail number N421LT — to Lakin Tire West Incorporated in 2011). Schultz also owns one Cessna 208B which is worth over $1.5 million. He also owns a Piper Cheyenne turboprop, estimated at more than $2 million.
  • BREAKING: O’Keefe Releases Video of O-Care Navigator Conspiring to Release Private Data (Video)

    11/20/2013 5:11:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 145 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-20-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Oh my gosh — This is really bad— James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released video tonight showing an Obamacare navigator conspiring to release private data for political purposes. Busted! Do you know where your personal data is going? After meeting with several Obamacare Navigators who openly encouraged our undercover reporters to lie about income status, health history and more, it became clear that personal data was also being “cross-pollinated.” Enter Enroll America, a Sebelius-linked group dedicated to signing people up for Obamacare and Chris Tarango, Texas Enroll America Communications Director who Project Veritas caught on tape agreeing to help obtain a...
  • Union tells retirees to repay pension

    10/30/2013 7:16:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Southtown Chicago ^ | Oct 30, 2013 | Kadner
    Kadner: Union tells retirees to repay pension Phil Kadner October 30, 2013 Imagine a retired man going to his mailbox one morning and finding a letter informing him that a mistake has been made in his pension payments and he owes more than $100,000. No joke. And it’s not some scam. “I darn near had a heart attack,” recalled Ron Kosinski, 79, a former sheet metal worker who was notified that he owes $105,500. His union, Sheet Metal Workers Local 73, miscalculated his pension payments when he retired 17 years ago. In fact, dating to 1974, the union’s pension fund...
  • The Federal Takeover of Catholic Education

    10/14/2013 7:43:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 14, 2013 | Anne Hendershott
    As teachers throughout the country introduced the new Common Core curriculum—the federal standards for mathematics and English Language Arts—in their classrooms this fall, most parents had no idea this radical change in their children’s education was coming. Some might have noticed over the past month that there were dramatic changes in the textbooks and tests that their children were bringing home. Others may have noticed that in language arts, their children are now being introduced to some very different kinds of books—texts with more emphasis on technical or informational material, and less emphasis on classical literature. It would be...
  • Government to Shut Down 22 Privately Operated Campsites in N.H. (federal land)

    10/07/2013 1:18:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/07/13 | Katherine Connell
    As Columbus Day weekend approaches and New England fall foliage reaches its peak, the U.S. Forest Service has decreed that 22 privately run campgrounds in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest will have to close because of the government shutdown. According to the Union Leader, while the campsites are situated on federally owned land, they are entirely run by a private company, which has a contract to operate the sites and which pays the federal government a cut of the fees it collects. That means the closure will not only prevent thousands of campers from using the facilities, it will...
  • Guess What Happened to This U.S. Rep’s Private Health Plan After He Opted Out of Obamacare

    09/22/2013 9:54:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/22/13 | Dave Urbansky
    When U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Col.) got the word that he could opt out of Obamacare or keep his current health-care plan — which you might be surprised to learn is a private plan — he took a road some might say is less traveled…and then hit a big pileup:(Credit: Twitter via Twitchy) He breaks it down a bit more:(Credit: Twitter via Twitchy) Instead of heading down a woe-is-me path, Gardner harnessed his unfortunate news to get a conversation going about what’s happening to people’s health-care plans in the wake of
  • Poland Confiscates Half Of Private Pension Funds To "Cut" Sovereign Debt Load

    09/06/2013 2:35:30 PM PDT · by EBH · 27 replies
    Zerohedge Fund ^ | 9/6/2013 | Tyler Durden
    While the world was glued to the developments in the Mediterranean in the past week, Poland took a page straight out of Rahm Emanuel's playbook and in order to not let a crisis go to waste, announced quietly that it would transfer to the state - i.e., confiscate - the bulk of assets owned by the country's private pension funds (many of them owned by such foreign firms as PIMCO parent Allianz, AXA, Generali, ING and Aviva), without offering any compensation. In effect, the state just nationalized roughly half of the private sector pension fund assets, although it had a...
  • Pocono Township police lobby for more firepower

    08/22/2013 2:20:05 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 13 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | August 22, 2013 | Jenna Ebersole
    In Pocono Township, police officers are searching for a new way to make sure they are ready for any situation amid budget constraints.Two officers approached Pocono Township Police Department Chief Phil Riley several months ago, questioning whether they could use their own privately owned firearms as patrol rifles on the job. Riley said the township is now considering an ordinance to cover the liability as it has not yet purchased enough rifles for every officer in the department. Riley said the department has about five or six rifles for the 18-person force, which creates several safety problems.These days, Riley said,...
  • Baltimore Neighborhoods Look to Private Security

    08/18/2013 5:43:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    WBFF-TV ^ | August 15 2013
    As the number of street crimes committed in Baltimore City escalates, so does the level of fear. This has caused communities to look beyond the police for protection. In Baltimore City there are four special tax districts where residents pay more to make their neighborhoods safer. Charles Village is one of them and has the lowest surtax of the four. It was formed in the mid-1990s as a way for the community to provide supplemental security and sanitation services to what the city was already providing. The surtax charged to homeowners has never been altered. Baltimore’s Little Italy community is...
  • You Can't Cut The Line For A G650, The $65 Million Private Jet Billionaires Are Drooling Over

    06/27/2013 1:40:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/26/13 | Alex Davies
    For more than two years, there's been speculation about who is lining up for the Gulfstream G650, the new private jet that has quickly become one of the most impressive aircraft in the skies today. In 2011, the New York Post reported Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet, and Ralph Lauren were all lining up to drop $65 million on the jet. But for those who are just looking to get on the list now, the next available plane won't be delivered until 2017 — and there's no way to jump the line, Gulfstream says. "You are not allowed to sell your...
  • How to Keep Your Communications Private

    06/09/2013 10:45:10 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 27 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 06/06/1955 | Kit Lange
    You’re not running a domestic terrorism group (well, there are those new DHS criteria…). You’re not even sending around emails about what a dismal failure President Obama’s administration is (THIS hour, anyway). You just want to be able to chat with friends, conduct your financial business, and argue with your spouse without Big Daddy Gummint all up in your biz. Believe it or not, that’s your right. Harry “Who Cares” Reid may blow it off and say the government’s been “doing that stuff for years,”but we’ve got a news flash for Harry: just because you’ve been doing it a while...
  • Holder OK'd search warrant for Fox News reporter's private emails, official says

    05/23/2013 2:56:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 109 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/23/13 | Michael Isikoff
    Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.
  • “Common Core” or “Rotten to the Core” — You Decide (Government propaganda for schoolchildren)

    05/13/2013 9:04:17 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    forloveofgodandcountry.com ^ | 5/12/13 | Diane Rufino
    Common Core is an educational curriculum being forced upon the states by the Obama administration, which is scheduled to be mostly implemented this year in the 45 states that have adopted it. Common Core eliminates local control over K-12 curriculum in math and English, instead imposing a one-size-fits-all, top-down curriculum that will also apply to private schools and homeschoolers. Common Core was has been promoted in a manner that sounds good and commendable – “States working together to create national standards for education… standards that are designed to be robust and relevant in the real world.” Common Core describes itself...
  • Study: Religious Schools Perform Better Than Public, Charter Schools

    04/22/2013 8:54:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 10, 2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Private religious schools perform better than public schools, and public charter schools performed no better than regular public schools, according to a new study by William Jeynes, professor of education at California State University at Long Beach and senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute at Princeton. Jeynes spoke Monday with The Christian Post about the study. He found that religious, mostly Christian, school students were a full year ahead of students who attend public and charter schools. The results of his research were recently published in vol. 87, issue 3 of the Peabody Journal of Education in an article titled,...
  • In shocking twist, Boston College expects Catholics to be Catholic

    04/09/2013 2:31:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    live action ^ | Calvin Freiburger
    It seems freedom of association and religious doctrine, and the juxtaposition thereof, are concepts destined to elude liberals’ grasp. That’s the inescapable takeaway from The New York Times’ report on trouble at Boston College, where the Jesuit school’s administrators have decided to crack down on an unofficial student group dedicated to free condom distribution: “While we understand that you may not be intentionally violating university policy, we do need to advise you that, should we receive any reports that you are, in fact, distributing condoms on campus, the matter would be referred to the student conduct office for disciplinary action...
  • What FDR said about Jews in private

    04/07/2013 8:00:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 111 replies
    L.A. Touches ^ | 4/7/13 | Rafael Medoff
    In May 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the White House. It was 17 months after Pearl Harbor and a little more than a year before D-Day. The two Allied leaders reviewed the war effort to date and exchanged thoughts on their plans for the postwar era. At one point in the discussion, FDR offered what he called "the best way to settle the Jewish question." Vice President Henry Wallace, who noted the conversation in his diary, said Roosevelt spoke approvingly of a plan (recommended by geographer and Johns Hopkins University President Isaiah Bowman)...
  • Biden Hints at OutlawingUnregulated ´Private´ Gun Sales

    01/10/2013 1:01:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/10/13 | Daniel Halper
    Vice President Joe Biden, in remarks today before a meeting on guns, suggested the Obama administration is seriously considering outlawing unregulated "private" gun sales:"And so the kinds of things that there´s an emerging set of recommendations, not coming from me but coming from the groups we´ve met with," said Biden today, before a closed door meeting on gun control. "And I´m going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership and the type of weapons can be owned. And one is,
  • School Obama's Daughters Attend Has 11 Armed Guards [school employees - not secret service]

    12/26/2012 12:51:40 PM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | December 24, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Some interesting news has broken in the wake of the latest push for gun control by President Obama and Senate Democrats: Obama sends his kids to a school where armed guards are used as a matter of fact. The school, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, has 11 security officers and is seeking to hire a new police officer as we speak. If you dismiss this by saying, "Of course they have armed guards -- they get Secret Service protection," then you've missed the larger point. The larger point is that this is standard operating procedure for the school, period....
  • Nearly Three-Quarters of Jobs Created Since June Are in Government

    12/08/2012 6:58:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Just when you thought yesterday’s dismal jobs numbers couldn’t get any worse -- they did. According to CNSNews.com, nearly seventy-five percent of all civilian jobs created since the beginning of last summer are in the public sector: Seventy-three percent of the new civilian jobs created in the United States over the last five months are in government, according to official data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, a total of 142,415,000 people were employed in the U.S, according to the BLS, including 19,938,000 who were employed by federal, state and local governments. By November, according to data...
  • 73 percent of new jobs created in last five months are bureaucratic

    12/08/2012 7:20:19 AM PST · by ecomcon · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/8/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Hey, I’ve got a neat idea — why don’t we just keep growing the government, until we all can have government jobs? That can work, right? Seventy-three percent of the new civilian jobs created in the United States over the last five months are in government, according to official data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. … In the same five-month period since June, the number of people employed by government increased by 621,000 to 20,559,000. These 621,000 new government jobs created in the last five months equal 73.3 percent of the 847,000 new jobs created overall.
  • Roeh May Face Criminal Probe for Sewage Treatment

    10/29/2012 3:46:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/10/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Avi Roeh, the head of the Binyamin Regional Council, has told employees that police are likely to open an investigation against him in the near future, regarding a sewage treatment plant built in the town of Ofra, north of Jerusalem. Roeh is accused of violating a Civil Administration stop-work order in order to complete the plant despite a complaint by a far-left group that it was built on private Arab land. In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Roeh admitted to the accusations against him, but argued that his decision had been the moral thing to do. “There are people living...
  • India's family businesses are thriving, see sales growth last fiscal: PricewaterhouseCoopers

    10/28/2012 2:44:45 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 2 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | 28 Oct., 2012 | The Economic Times
    NEW DELHI: Notwithstanding the sagging economic situation, family businesses in India are thriving, as 74 per cent of firms have witnessed growth in sales in the last fiscal, says a survey by consultancy firm PwC. PwC calls the family business as a "resilient model" for the 21st century as the structure offers significant advantages and benefits - particularly with regards to their agility/flexibility, continuity and the longer-term perspective. Moreover, family businesses also have a stronger set of values than other businesses, it says. According to the Family Business Survey (FBS) 2012 conducted by PwC, 74 per cent of family businesses...
  • Things Democrats Say In Private

    09/19/2012 11:02:37 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-19-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Inspired by #ThingsDemocratsSayInPrivate on Twitter.
  • Why Do Public Teachers Send Their Kids to Private Schools?

    08/28/2012 2:20:25 PM PDT · by Guido2012 · 20 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 8/28/12 | Tony Caruso
    Suppose you went to eat at a strange restaurant and, upon asking the waitress what was good on the menu, she told you that she didn’t know because she never ate there. When you ask why, she explains that the food and atmosphere are much better at her favorite place, and even though the food costs more, it’s worth it. You would naturally attribute a great deal of credibility to this waitress because she was honest enough to point you away from the place where she has a personal stake in its success. In other words, you would trust her...
  • Obama's Signature Move: Unsealing Private Records

    08/01/2012 6:37:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 8/1/12 | Ann Coulter
    Mitt Romney presents one enormous problem for Barack Obama's campaign: No divorce records. That's why the media are so hot to get their hands on Romney's tax records for the past 25 years. They need something to "pick through, distort and lie about" -- as the Republican candidate says. Obama's usual campaign method, used in 100 percent of his races, has been to pry into the private records of his opponents. Democrats aren't going to find any personal dirt on the clean-cut Mormon, so they need complicated tax filings going back decades in order to create the illusion of scandal...
  • You Didn't Build That

    07/29/2012 9:13:46 AM PDT · by Guido2012 · 6 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 7/28/12 | Tony Caruso
    Thanks Mr. Obama for telling us who you are. You’ve done America a great favor. This was not a gaffe. Nor was it twisting his words. Nor was this portion of speech taken out of context. He couldn’t resist, he HAD to say it in front of a friendly crowd, and he enjoyed every minute of it … until later. This was one of those rare moments when Obama gave us a peek into the core principles that guide his every decision. The preponderance of the evidence is in, and the truth has begun to surface despite the left’s obsession...
  • Nearly A Third Of Private Sector Jobs Added Were Temporary

    07/07/2012 10:15:28 AM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 6, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    The private sector added just 84,000 jobs in June, a big miss from some projections that had it topping 100,000 for the month. More than 25,000 of those jobs came in temporary "help services" positions. Overall, private-sector hiring is down both sequentially and from the year-ago period. Last month, the private sector added 105,000 positions, including revisions upward this month. And in June 2011, the private sector added 102,000 jobs. The staggering temporary hiring represents both good and bad in the report. On one hand, the temporary health services industry added almost 33,000 more jobs compared with June 2011. It's...
  • The Private Sector is NOT Doing Fine | How’s the Federal Government Doing?

    06/10/2012 6:47:25 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 2 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 10, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    * By: Larry Walker, Jr. *“The Private Sector is doing fine.” ~ Barack Obama *A couple days ago, Joe Weisenthal wrote an article, inappropriately entitled, “Here’s What’s Really Happened to the Private Sector Under Obama”, in which he sought to prove why Mr. Obama will be reelected. His premise, like Obama’s, is that the Private Sector is doing fine, but State and Local governments aren’t. There was no mention at all of how the Federal government, the part of the economy Mr. Obama actually influences, is doing (see the chart above). However, what Mr. Weisenthal actually did was highlight...
  • Scott Walker: Obama’s Comments Reflect a Fundamental Misunderstanding of the Economy

    06/09/2012 5:54:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6-8-12 | Stephen Hayes
    Much has been made of Barack Obama’s comment Friday morning that the “private sector is doing fine.” The mockery is well-deserved. The president's comment this morning has the potential to be one of those remarks that penetrates deeply into the electorate, well beyond those who keep track of the day-to-day contours of the presidential campaign. The private sector, of course, is not doing fine. GDP growth is 1.9 percent—and slowing. The private sector is adding jobs at a rate that barely outpaces population growth—and slowing. Major corporations are sitting on their cash rather than spending it, consumer confidence is down,...
  • Politico Continues Attacks on Private Citizens Supporting Romney

    05/21/2012 4:31:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/21/12 | John Nolte
    MSNBC's unofficial web-branch, known as Politico, couldn't move fast enough to dismiss our story about the possibility that as a grown adult, President Obama, or those around him, might have had faked his biography Elizabeth Warren-style. To Politico, of course, that's not news. The backgrounds of private citizens supporting Governor Romney, however, elicits all kinds of time, attention, manpower, and publicity from Politico's wretched left-wingers. Back in 2008, Politico's Jonathan Martin did oppo-research on a private citizen Barack Obama approached for a photo-op. The man who would become 'Joe the Plumber' was just minding his own business when then-candidate Obama...
  • Support Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Federal Overreach on Private Land

    05/08/2012 7:31:17 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    NMA Act Online ^ | 5-8-12 | NMA
    A bipartisan group of high ranking House members have introduced legislation to stop the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from codifying a policy that expands federal authority to regulate essentially all areas where water flows in the United States. The proposed change will have the impact of drastically expanding the federal government's regulatory control over state and private land and water resources and limit economic activity for not only the mining industry but a broad section of the nation's job-creating industries, such as agriculture, manufacturing and construction. Urge your Member of Congress to cosponsor...
  • Asteroid Mining Venture Backed by Google Execs, James Cameron Unveiled

    04/23/2012 8:32:40 PM PDT · by anymouse · 56 replies
    Space.com ^ | 4/23/2012 | Mike Wall
    A newly unveiled company with some high-profile backers — including filmmaker James Cameron and Google co-founder Larry Page — has announced plans to mine near-Earth asteroids for resources such as precious metals and water. Planetary Resources, Inc. intends to sell these materials, generating a healthy profit for itself. But it also aims to advance humanity's exploration and exploitation of space, with resource extraction serving as an anchor industry that helps our species spread throughout the solar system. (snip) "We're out there right now, talking to customers," Anderson said. "We are open for discussions with companies — aerospace companies, mining companies,...
  • Obama holds private fundraiser at Washington hotel

    02/10/2012 2:39:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/10/12 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is raising money for his re-election campaign from a small group of wealthy donors who each paid $35,800 to meet with him at a hotel near the White House. Friday's fundraiser at the upscale Jefferson Hotel was closed to media coverage. Obama's campaign said about 20 people attended.
  • Mitt Romney’s Non-Defense Defense Of Carried Interest

    01/24/2012 12:09:26 PM PST · by Slyscribe
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/24/2011 | Jed Graham
    If private equity and hedge fund managers were optimistic that the election of one of their own would preserve their prized carried-interest tax break, Monday’s debate must have given them pause. Given the chance to defend his low tax rate by talking up the importance of low taxes on investment for job creation and competitiveness, Mitt Romney balked. Instead, he made an implicit case for why investment taxes shouldn’t be any lower than they are — as Newt Gingrich wants — and defended his own conduct rather than seeking to justify the tax policy.
  • Jlem Activists Plan Terrorist Warning System

    10/16/2011 3:13:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/10/11 | Maayana Miskin
    An unknown number of the over 1,000 terrorists who are to be freed in exchange for Gilad Shalit will be allowed to return to Jerusalem. A group of concerned residents has responded by announcing the creation of an informal “terrorist warning system.” The system is simple: activists will keep tabs on freed terrorists, and will alert the public if they attempt to enter public areas or use public transportation. In addition, the terrorists’ pictures and personal information will be made available.... “The public does not know them, and they could wander freely. People do not realize that these are terrorists...
  • August construction spending up 1.4%

    10/03/2011 10:05:59 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 2 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.3.11 | Ruth Mantell
    Outlays for U.S. construction projects rose 1.4% in August on public and private spending gains...Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected overall construction spending to decline 0.3%
  • The Cabinet From Another World

    08/12/2010 6:34:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 12, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: A week ago, as the secretary of labor greeted grim job data by hailing the economy's "turnaround," the Dow fell 100 points in seconds — a vivid sign America is wising up to this administration's incompetence. Only minutes after her department reported that payrolls had shed another 131,000 positions in July, there was Secretary Hilda Solis speaking brazenly of the "strong and immediate action" the White House had taken to save or create "more than 2.5 million American jobs." But as the market action showed, investors could see she didn't know what she was talking about. But then, Solis...
  • Dayton gun show arrests are proof that pro-gun rights advocates are right(OH)

    08/20/2011 8:10:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 19 August, 2011 | Gerard Valentino
    Recently, at a gun show in Dayton, Ohio several people were arrested for violating the law by buying a gun when they knew it was illegal for them to do so. As usual, the media tried to hang the arrests on gun show promoters and stirred up discussion about the mythical gun show loophole. From the article: "The gun show loophole is a deadly serious problem — and this undercover operation exposes just how pervasive and serious it is," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said following the 2009 investigation funded by the city. A fact that anti-gun zealots will never...
  • Public Sector Pay Overshadows the Private Sector

    08/03/2011 11:08:21 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/1/2011 | Josiah Kollmeyer
    Average annual pay for Michigan public-sector workers has grown substantially over the last decade in relation to private-sector pay. In 2001, public and private wages were comparable, with the average public-sector worker taking home about $1,400 per year less than his private-sector counterpart. However, in 2005, average public-sector pay overtook the private sector, and the gap in pay has since expanded to over $5,000 per year in favor of government workers. Over this time, wages for workers at all levels of government — local, state and federal — have grown more quickly than private-sector wages. This difference in pay does...
  • 43 Year Old Ofra? Min. Vilnai Says It Does Not Have Approval

    07/14/2011 1:09:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/7/11 | Elad Benari and Rachel Sylvetsky
    Home Front Defense Minister Matan Vilnai (Independence) addressed in a letter on Wednesday MK Yaakov “Ketzaleh” Katz’s (National Union) demand to determine the legal status of 13 Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, with an emphasis on finally providing zoning plans for these commuinities. In the letter, Vilnai addressed the situation in the community of Ofra, saying, “A significant part of the community of Ofra is built on private Palestinian land” and adding that as a result “the community does not have an approved jurisdiction.” Vilnai further explained that despite the opinions that were presented to him on the issue,...
  • Obama: Public Sector Job Losses Are "Evidence" That Stimulus Worked (video)

    07/11/2011 3:21:26 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 20 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 11, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    With peas, acrobatics, sports and writing being the main topics at today's press conference, you may have missed a key moment when President Obama announced the stimulus was a success. And this wasn't just his opinion; there is evidence too! "Without relitigating the past, I’m absolutely convinced, and the vast majority of economists are convinced, that the steps we took in the Recovery Act saved millions of people their jobs or created a whole bunch of jobs," President Obama said at his presser on Monday morning.
  • Democrat Policies Aim to Shut Down America's Private Sector

    07/05/2011 3:33:52 AM PDT · by Son House · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Minnesota state government is closed. The Minnesota state government shut down at midnight last night, the victim "of an ongoing dispute over taxes and spending between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative majorities. Talks fell apart well before the deadline, leaving state parks closed on the brink of the Fourth of July weekend." Oh, the tears. You see how this works? Evil Republicans, state parks are closed, the little kiddies don't get to have their snow cones and the sleigh rides, oh, no, no Fourth of July, evil Republicans. The AP says that the shutdown in Minnesota puts...
  • Obama dives into debt talks (main problem is private jet owners while Moochelle vacations)

    06/29/2011 9:21:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/27/11 | Stephen Collinson
    Obama dives into debt talksBy Stephen Collinson | AFP – Mon, Jun 27, 2011 The White House accused Republicans of siding with billionaires and private jet owners, as President Barack Obama waded into political talks designed to avert a "calamitous" US debt default. Obama met the top Democrat in the Senate and his minority Republican counterpart, seeking to unpick a deadlock over his call on lawmakers to lift the $14.29 trillion debt ceiling by an August 2 deadline. As political tensions rose, the White House warned of "calamitous" consequences to the global economy if the talks do not seal an...
  • Details of McKinsey study expose Obamacare flimflam

    06/23/2011 7:53:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Two weeks ago, the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. released a widely reported survey that said almost a third of private-sector employers reported they will drop their employee health insurance coverage when Obamacare's government-managed insurance exchanges come online in 2014. The survey results exploded two major claims repeatedly made by Obama during and since the conclusion of the health care debate: "If you like your health plan, you can keep it" and "It will not add one penny to the deficit." Obama and his allies reacted with fury to the McKinsey results. Obama's deputy chief of staff for policy, Nancy-Ann...