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  • Why Aren’t We No. 1?

    04/07/2014 5:42:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 4/6/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a pastime among liberal pundits — the latest is Nicholas Kristof — to quote a new center left global ranking (with unbiased titles such as “The Social Progress Imperative”) and then to decry that the United States is behind its major industrial competitors in things like “Internet Access” and “Ecosystem sustainability.” The subtext of these rants is that an illiberal, reactionary U.S. does not spend enough on government entitlements to promote parity, equality and social justice among its citizenry. These pessimistic rankings increase the angst about the American condition when viewed from scowling perches in Washington or New...
  • White House Sought Hold on Surgeon General Nominee, Senate Dems Say

    03/26/2014 7:10:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 3/24/2014 | Dan Friedman
    The nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General is on ice until after November’s election, and top Senate Democrats say that decision was made in the White House. Democrats’ decision to back off the nomination in the face of NRA opposition has prompted much hand-wringing on editorial pages and the left, along with some back-biting over the last week. Amid the fallout, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s staff has privately worked to emphasize to concerned allies that the decision to pull the plug on Murthy came from the White House.
  • IRS to Provide Congress with All Lerner Emails Since Targeting Began

    03/09/2014 8:20:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 3/8/2014 | Rick Moran
    One imagines that the reason the IRS has changed its tune and will now supply all the emails Congress requested eight months ago is that they’ve had the opportunity to go through them and have found nothing incriminating. But the value of of examining all of Lois Lerner’s emails during the months in question has to do with the two-track approach to the IRS investigation that Republicans have initiated. The first track is an examination of the targeting scandal and all the related issues associated with IRS actions. The second, and equally important, track, is getting to the bottom of...
  • Hollywood hypocrites

    03/06/2014 5:42:02 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/6/2014 | Larry Elder
    Sunday’s Academy Awards event showcased Hollywood’s finest. Beautiful people in beautiful clothes saying lovely things about their industry – a politically “progressive” business that gives nearly all of its political contributions to Democrats. Democrats, of course, purport to believe that “the rich” do not pay their “fair share” in taxes. Democrats also believe in gender equality, that women should receive “equal pay” for “equal work.”
  • Ted Nugent Apologized -- When Will Spike Lee?

    02/27/2014 5:37:09 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 2/27/2014 | Larry Elder
    Ted Nugent apologized. Now it's Spike Lee's turn. Rocker Ted Nugent, a Republican and a fierce defender of the Second Amendment, said this about President Obama: "I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame, enough Americans to be ever-vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America."
  • Our Weimar Republic

    02/26/2014 5:40:39 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/26/2014 | Bruce Walker
    There are, however, some chilling suggestions in politics and government today that draw memories of the last days of that failed German republic. Consider two of the most notorious changes in the German nation as it moved from Weimar Germany to Nazi Germany: the destruction of the sovereignty of state governments and the replacement of the national legislature with unchecked executive power.
  • A Call From Jamaica, Mon...Don't get scammed!

    02/10/2014 12:08:02 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 7 replies
    Me | Feb 10, 2014 | Smokin' Joe
    Mrs. Joe got a call on her cell phone purporting to be from the "American Publisher's Clearing House", informing her she had won $385,000.00 and a new Mercedes. The guy on the other end, who identified himself as "Mike Williams" had a bit of an accent, and having a better ear for such, she handed me the phone after telling the fellow he should talk to her husband. When I answered, he laid out a convoluted plan to retrieve the winnings, complete with a confirmation number and check number, and told me to call their 866 number to punch in...
  • Three suspects arrested, but stolen Stradivarius violin not recovered

    02/05/2014 8:12:56 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 2-5-14 | Ashley Luthern & Jim Higgins
    Three people have been arrested in connection with the robbery of a priceless Stradivarius violin, but the instrument has not been found, police said Wednesday. The three suspects — two men, ages 42 and 36, and a woman, 32 — were arrested Monday morning at their respective Milwaukee residences and remained in police custody Wednesday. One of the suspects has been linked to a prior art theft. The violin, crafted in 1715 and known as the Lipinski Strad after a former owner, was stolen from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond during an armed robbery Jan. 27. Almond had played...
  • Video catches family participating in $20,000 jewelry robbery

    12/24/2013 9:36:23 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 16 replies ^ | 12/24/2013 | unknown
    NORCROSS, Ga. — Norcross police now believe a group of adults and a child seen on surveillance video robbing a jewelry store is actually a family of career criminals. The Legacy Jewels store inside Global Mall on Jimmy Carter Boulevard was robbed Nov. 19. The thieves were so smooth in their heist that store workers didn't even realize $20,000 worth of jewels was missing until they went to close the store hours later. The surveillance video, according to police, shows a man and young boy about 7 or 8 years old walking into the store. The pair talk to a...
  • Michelle O's Princeton classmate is exec at company that built Obamacare website

    10/26/2013 10:15:19 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 October 2013
    The Obama administration has been accused of cronyism after it was revealed the First Lady's Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company contracted to build the beleaguered Obamacare enrollment website. Toni Townes-Whitley is senior vice president at CGI Federal, the U.S. arm of a Canadian company, which won the no-bid contract for the problem-plagued website. Townes-Whitley, from the Princeton class of ’85, and Michelle Obama are members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, according to The Daily Caller.
  • Like Thieves in the Night

    08/13/2013 1:05:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/8/13 | Ari Soffer
    ..... In an apparent bid to lessen the impact of the release on public morale, the vehicles transporting the released terrorists will have blackened windows which they will not be able to open. Additionally, the release itself will take place in the middle of the night, and not in broad daylight. This arrangement will prevent a repeat of the kinds of jubilant scenes usually associated with such releases, as murderers celebrate their crimes and imminent release by cheering, laughing and flashing victory signs. .....
  • ‘Sliders’ Snatching Valuables From Cars Across US (Video)

    08/07/2013 10:20:11 AM PDT · by South40 · 90 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 8/7/2013 | Linsey Davis
    In a new wave of crime that occurs in an instant, thieves are cagily sliding into victim's cars and snatching valuables from open windows, in what police are calling "sliding." From Corbin, Ky., to Tampa, slippery sliders are being caught on camera all across the country. Sometimes the perpetrator is caught red-handed, but most of the time the victim has no idea until it's too late. Often operating at gas stations while customers are casually pumping fuel, thieves lying in wait pounce, snatching purses and other valuables, then running off.
  • Is Congress Too Good for Obamacare?

    08/02/2013 5:06:43 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 8/2/2013 | Marguerite Higgins
    For the past few months, members of Congress and their staffs have been discussing behind closed doors the worrying proposition that they will be forced off their popular health insurance program and onto the federal insurance exchanges set up under Obamacare. Those concerns reached a fevered pitch this week as President Obama, while making a rare visit to Capitol Hill, assured lawmakers that they and their staffs wouldn’t be foisted onto the same health exchange as millions of Americans. Then late last night, news broke that Obama had “solved” the problem, although no details were available. Obama and many in...
  • Alexei Navalny: Russian jail term is condemned

    07/18/2013 9:00:48 PM PDT · by BlueDragon · 3 replies
    BBC News Europe ^ | 18 July 2013
    The conviction and jailing of Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny has led to widespread criticism. Navalny was imprisoned for five years for embezzlement from a timber firm. He had denied the charges, saying the trial was politically motivated. The EU said the verdict posed "serious questions" about Russian law, while the US said it was "deeply disappointed". Later, police detained dozens of protesters following scuffles in Moscow, St Petersburg and other cities. Thousands took to the streets for protests which continued late into the evening. In Kirov, where the trial was held, at least two Navalny supporters were arrested after...
  • D.C. Council to consider sanctions against Marion Barry

    07/12/2013 2:11:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 12, 2013 | Andrea Noble
    Five D.C. Council members will decide whether Marion Barry should be dealt sanctions in addition to a fine he was issued as punishment for accepting gifts from city contractors. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson on Friday appointed an ad hoc committee that will investigate Mr. Barry’s actions. The committee is comprised of council members Yvette M. Alexander, Ward 7 Democrat; Anita Bonds, at-large Democrat; Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3 Democrat; David Grosso, at-large independent, and its chairman is Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 Democrat. The District’s Board of Ethics and Government Accountability on Thursday censured Mr. Barry and imposed a $13,600 penalty...
  • Obama’s Enormous Climate Lies

    06/23/2013 6:52:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 6/23/2013 | Alan Caruba
    Putting aside Obama’s intention to further reduce our nuclear arsenal as articulated in his June 19 speech in Berlin, he has solidified his position as the World’s Greatest Liar with his statements about climate change, aka global warming, which he called “the global threat of our time.”
  • Car Thieves Outsmarting Police

    06/14/2013 1:28:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    KNBC-TV - NBC4 News ^ | June 13, 2013 | Tony Shin
    Car burglars appear to be using a new high-tech device that allows them to disable alarm systems and quickly enter vehicles. Law enforcement agencies are stumped as to how they can prevent the auto break-ins.
  • Do You Trust This Administration?

    06/10/2013 7:38:50 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 40 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 6/10/2013 | Amy Payne
    The Obama Administration has a few problems. From Benghazi to the IRS to the phone records of journalists and everyday Americans, it’s not difficult to call up a scandal with investigations pending in Washington. So immigration reform makes for a nice distraction. In his weekly address on Saturday, President Obama called immigration reform “an issue that the vast majority of Americans want addressed.” This sounds like wishful thinking on his part, considering that unemployment is stuck at 7.6 percent and Americans consistently say that the economy is their No. 1 concern. But Obama was intent on giving the Gang of...
  • Barack Obama: The Ghost of Columbia University

    06/05/2013 6:49:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/4/2013 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates. Everyone except Barack Obama. As usual- he wasn’t there. Not even a video greeting. Not a personalized letter to his classmates. Nothing. But worse, no one at our 30th reunion ever met him. The President of the United States is the ghost of Columbia University.
  • Biden: '11 Million Undocumented' in U.S. 'Required to Constantly Live in Fear'

    05/29/2013 5:46:40 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 75 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/28/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Vice President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, May 28, 2012. ( - Speaking in Port-of-Spain in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, where he signed a trade agreement with a group of Caribbean nations, Vice President Joe Biden said that 11 million illegal aliens who have chosen to live in the United States "are required to constantly live in fear." "Do we respect one another? And do we show respect?" said Biden. The vice president then suggested the United States could show respect to the nations in the Caribbean and, presumably, to...
  • Do you really want the IRS policing your health care?

    05/17/2013 1:29:33 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/17/2013 | Times Staff
    Over the past week, details have emerged on how the Internal Revenue Service subjected certain groups to undue scrutiny in a systematic manner over an extended period of time. It is deeply concerning that the same IRS that just admitted to the political profiling of Americans who oppose a big-government agenda is also tasked with enforcing the myriad mandates, taxes and regulations in Obamacare. Americans have entrusted the IRS with a tremendous amount of power, and that power has been systematically abused over the course of months and years. While this fact is chilling enough for many of us,...
  • Fed authorities charge 24 IRS workers with theft

    04/17/2013 1:42:24 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 24 replies
    ap via ^ | 4/17/13 | By ADRIAN SAINZ
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The IRS employees were indicted on charges that they illegally received more than $250,000 in benefits including unemployment insurance payments, food stamps, welfare, and housing vouchers, the U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said in a news release. Prosecutors say 13 of the IRS employees face federal charges of lying about being unemployed while applying for or recertifying their government benefits. They each face up to five years in prison if convicted of making false statements to receive...
  • DOJ indicts IRS employees for ‘brazenly stealing from law-abiding American taxpayers’

    04/17/2013 3:37:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/17/2013 | Joel Gehrke
    Justice Department officials released the indictment of 13 current and former IRS employees charged with “stealing from American taxpayers” by falsely claiming to be unemployed in order to receive food stamps, unemployment insurance, welfare, and housing insurance. “According to the allegations in the indictments, while these IRS employees were supposed to be serving the public, they were instead brazenly stealing from law-abiding American taxpayers,” U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III said in a statement Wednesday. “These charges demonstrate our unwavering resolve to work with our law enforcement partners and hold accountable anyone who fraudulently obtains government benefits and violates the...
  • EPA Settlement: Company Must Spend $76,952 to Replace Light Bulbs

    04/04/2013 9:26:24 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/3/2013 | Eric Scheiner
    ( - As part of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Collins Inc. of Clinton, Iowa has agreed to a “re-lamping” of its facility with low-mercury fixtures at a projected cost of $76,952. The re-lamping will be a greater expense than the civil penalty to be paid. “A re-lamping project involving the replacement of high-mercury fluorescent fixtures and bulbs with low-mercury fluorescent fixtures and bulbs at its facility with a projected eligible cost of $76,952.00,” The EPA settlement says. The “re-lamping” will cost more than the $31,379 administrative civil penalty paid by Collins Inc., a manufacturer of metal...
  • Thieves Plunder Crashed SUV of Tires, Wheels and Battery - While Dying Driver Lay Trapped Underneath

    03/22/2013 7:31:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 22 March 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Thieves plunder crashed SUV of tires, wheels and battery - while its dying driver lay trapped underneath A man who was crushed to death by his SUV after a fatal accident suffered the final indignity of being robbed as he lay trapped under the vehicle. Police in New Mexico say 26-year-old Steven Roy Reese of Carlsbad was killed either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning when he apparently lost control of his 1996 Ford Explorer on a little-used dirt road. However, when they got to the vehicle they discovered that somebody had stolen wheels, tires and the battery from the wrecked...
  • SAPD: Car thief killed, another wounded at Stone Oak home

    01/15/2013 10:21:04 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    KENS 5 San Antonio ^ | January 15, 2013 | Jenny Suniga
    SAN ANTONIO -- A man is dead and another is recovering in the hospital after police say they were shot while trying to steal an SUV from outside a home in an affluent neighborhood. San Antonio police said the shooter, who was visiting family at a home in the 600 block of Lightstone Drive in Stone Oak, heard the men breaking into his Toyota 4Runner around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The 25-year-old man stepped outside with a gun, confronted the men who were rifling through his vehicle and opened fire, according to a police report. He later told police that he...
  • Why Americans Are Stupid

    01/01/2013 5:32:24 AM PST · by IbJensen · 99 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 1/1/2013 | Diane Alden
    After watching the viral video of the Obamaphone lady in October, I thought to myself — we are in a lot of trouble. It forced me to consider just how literate are the voters and people of the US. It’s very hard to tell given so few studies nail it down to specifics. For some reason the federal government does not want to get an exact account of how many illegal immigrants we have or how much illiteracy there is in the US. The census bureau delves into high school graduation levels, but not literacy rates. Perhaps because literacy and...
  • The 10 worst regulations of 2012

    12/27/2012 1:26:48 PM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/27/2012 | Diane Katz and James Gattuso
    During 2012, virtually every aspect of American life was subjected to government meddling, ranging from how many calories you consume to how efficient your dishwasher is. These rules affect us in a variety of ways. Most increase the cost of living, others hinder job creation, and many erode our freedom. Not all regulations are unwarranted, of course. But increasingly, the rules imposed upon us by the government have less to do with health and safety and more to do with lifestyle -- substituting the judgment of bureaucrats for our own. Which are the worst? There is no objective standard to...
  • Little Falls shootings: Drugs, other items reported stolen found in car teens used

    11/28/2012 7:36:20 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-27-12 | Christopher Magan
    Authorities tied the teenage cousins killed by a homeowner after they broke into his Little Falls, Minn., house Thanksgiving Day to a similar break-in the night before. Prescription drugs from the earlier burglary were found in the red Mitsubishi Eclipse that Nicholas Brady, 17, and Haile Kifer, 18, drove when they broke into Byron David Smith's home north of Little Falls, Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel said Wednesday, Nov. 28. Deputies are now reviewing police reports to see if other burglaries are connected to the teens.
  • Looters 'swipe' up the mess in chaos zones (NYC: Post-Sandy Looting Starting)

    10/31/2012 4:20:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | 31 October 2012 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER, FRANK ROSARIO and JOSH SAUL
    <p>Hurricane Sandy brought out the worst yesterday in some sleazy New Yorkers, who looted stores and homes across the city.</p> <p>Some posed as Con Ed workers to dupe their victims.</p> <p>Police arrested more than a dozen looters in the Rockaways and Coney Island, which had been evacuated, and stood guard outside ravaged stores at the South Street Seaport. “This morning when they told us the water receded, I walked back to the house to feed [my pets],” said Eric Martine, 33, a cabby who lives in Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach. “Guys were looting, pretending they were Con Ed and holding people up. It was sick.” Residents said police warned them to beware of crooks pretending to be utility workers...</p>
  • Fiscal Commissioner on Debt Crisis: 'You Better Get Yourself a Cave in the Adirondacks'

    10/03/2012 10:36:54 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/2/2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) said Tuesday the first presidential debate will “be the biggest tap dance since Fred Astaire,” and that neither political party in Washington is willing to tackle the country’s fiscal problems. "You better get yourself a cave in the Adirondacks," he mirthfully said when asked what would happen if politicians did not deal with the debt. Simpson, who along with Erksine Bowles co-chaired the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, appeared at George Washington University for an event on the upcoming election and the approaching fiscal cliff. After the event asked Simpson...
  • CNN Poll: Obama up six points over Romney (scam poll)

    09/10/2012 2:18:29 PM PDT · by what's up · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) – A new survey indicates President Barack Obama moved up four points following the Democratic National Convention last week, and now has a six point advantage over his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
  • Not the Behavior of a Winning Campaign

    08/24/2012 9:10:35 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | 8/24/2012 | Erick Erickson
    The media keeps showing its rear end. Let me just make that clear. If you are a competent reporter, I’m not sure how you cannot be embarrassed by the majority of those in your profession right now covering politics. From Mark Halperin, to Jake Tapper, to Chuck Todd, more journalists are actually now admitting just how pliable the media is when it comes to Barack Obama’s spin. All week long, as the economy deteriorates, most every anchor at most every news outlet, most every editorialist in most every paper, and most every “centrist” and liberal pundit has been pointing out...
  • Transportation Secretary Wants Us to Be Like Communist China

    07/09/2012 1:11:08 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Heritage foundation ^ | 7/9/2012 | Amy Payne
    China’s attempt at a high-speed rail network is fraught with corrupt officials, impossible costs, and deadly safety failures. But U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wishes America would follow it as a model. LaHood told The Cable last week: The Chinese are more successful [in building infrastructure] because in their country, only three people make the decision. In our country, 3,000 people do, 3 million. In a country where only three people make the decision, they can decide where to put their rail line, get the money, and do it. We don’t do it that way in America. His comments are...
  • Catalytic converters prove to be easy targets for thieves

    06/25/2012 9:18:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 6-22-12 | Rick Barrett
    ~snip~ Since May, several dozen catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles in the Milwaukee area by thieves who have targeted the equipment for its scrap metal value. Converters contain platinum, or palladium, and rhodium. There's only a fraction of an ounce of platinum in them, but once processed, the metal is worth about $1,450 an ounce. Thieves get from $50 to $200 for a converter when they sell it to a metal recycler. Some of the thefts have occurred in the daytime, while vehicles were parked at restaurants and hotels. Other thefts have occurred at night - sometimes on...
  • Hollywood's 1% Demand More of Your Tax Dollars

    03/28/2012 8:57:02 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 13 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 03-27-12 | John Nolte
    Alec Baldwin, Stanley Tucci and a bunch of lobbyists are crawling all over Capitol Hill attempting to steal more money out of our pockets to fund "artists" who don't have the talent to survive on private donations and earnings. What a racket: Robert Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, the premiere lobbying org for arts groups, said that while "some of the rhetoric is negative," the records of Santorum and Romney both reflect some support for arts funding. He's encouraged by President Obama's request to increase funding for the NEA to $155 million, restoring it to the...
  • Citizens help foil robbery attempt in Virginia Beach

    02/19/2012 7:33:33 AM PST · by csvset · 12 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 18 Feb 2012
    When two alleged teenage thieves tried to flee a Best Buy, their escape attempts - dodging cars and wielding a small samurai sword - played out like something from the game systems they were trying to steal. Doug Kennedy and his son were heading toward the store on Independence Boulevard on Wednesday night when he saw two or three youths getting away with merchandise. A store employee was screaming after them. "I just thought, no, you can't do this," Kennedy said Thursday. The Virginia Beach resident tackled one. As he tried to pin him down, one of the teen's hands...
  • Two arrested for breaking into military family's home, selling their property in yard sale

    02/01/2012 11:16:48 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 22 replies
    KTRK-TV Houston ^ | 02-01-12 | Christine Dobbyn
    LIBERTY COUNTY, TX (KTRK) -- When military men and women leave home to serve the country, they expect to return to their homes once their tour of duty is over. But a military couple in the Liberty County town of Splendora almost lost their home to squatters who've been arrested for more than just taking over the couple's house. It was an unusual call for the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, but even more disturbing for homeowner Hollie Burbank. "It makes me sick," Burbank said. The home that's been in Burbank's family for three generations had some uninvited guests all while...
  • Mitt Romney and the Hypocrisy of Bain Capital

    01/11/2012 10:21:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2012 | Aaron Goldenberg
    SNIP Mitt Romney was NOT primarily a venture capitalist. A venture capitalist invests in early-stage businesses with the hope that they grow and prosper. These early-stage businesses are often risky investments. Though most ultimately fail, some succeed spectacularly making the risks worthwhile. Apple Computer and Google are two such examples. This is what Mitt Romney means when he says some investments succeed and some fail. By contrast, Mitt Romney was primarily what is affectionately known as a vulture investor. Bain Capital invested in failing companies with the intention of either restructuring their business or stripping the business and selling its...
  • Gingrich goes Perot on Romney

    01/10/2012 5:07:34 PM PST · by shoedog · 55 replies ^ | 1/10/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I realize this is serious out there, and at some point I may have to issue a fatwa to stop this. If I sense it's really getting out of hand, of course I'll take action. I'll stand up and I'll just tell everybody here involved, "Cut this out and get serious." I don't want to bleed on any of you. It's unbecoming (sigh), but you don't know what being surrounded by negativism is. I am surrounded by it. It takes a concerted effort on my part every day to avoid it, to not be affected by it. I...
  • PayPal Does Something Truly Evil

    01/04/2012 3:31:35 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 52 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 01/03/2012 | By Mike Schuster
     If truly dispicable acts are now the norm for PayPal (EBAY), Scott Thompson should kick off his new Yahoo (YHOO) gig with a dog fight. Sharing a heartbreaking account of a buy gone horribly wrong, Helen Killer of the hilarious Etsy send-up Regretsy posted an email from a reader who saw a treasured item destroyed at the behest of PayPal. Reader Erica writes in describing a recent sale she made to a buyer in Canada. The item in question was a pre-WWII French violin worth $2,500. The buyer, however, disputed the label -- which isn't uncommon, Erica claims, but shouldn't...
  • Snapped: camera thieves caught

    12/29/2011 5:42:27 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Canberra Times ^ | 12/29/11 | Asher Moses
    Kevin Hayes feels like the luckiest man alive. Three years ago, the 43-year-old Melbourne man was in Canberra and lost the $5000 Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera his wife bought him for his birthday, and he had all but given up hope of getting it back when he found out about the website M The site helped him track the lost or stolen camera to a man who works at a Sydney tattoo parlour a few weeks ago and NSW Police have since collected it. Hayes expects to have his camera back any day now, and NSW...

    12/28/2011 6:53:52 AM PST · by mamelukesabre · 17 replies
    At my business there is a large utility panel(telephone service I think) on the ground in the yard by the curb. All around it are 3 foot poles sticking up from the ground to protect it from cars that might bump into it. last week there was a work crew in the street and they bumped into the poles with a back hoe and knocked a bunch of them crooked. Some were barely still in the ground. I just saw some yahoo in a beat up car pull up to the curb and STEAL THE DAMN POLES! CONCRETE AND ALL!...
  • Argentine Government Takes Control Of Newsprint

    12/22/2011 6:12:10 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/22/11 | By SHANE ROMIG
    BUENOS AIRES–Argentina's senate passed a controversial bill Thursday that gives the government control over newsprint, boosting the power of President Cristina Kirchner's administration in its battle against the opposition media. The legislation gives the state control over Papel Prensa SA, the country's leading producer of paper used to produce newspapers.
  • Corzine's Loss May Be Soros's Gain

    12/08/2011 5:14:59 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    Investor George Soros's family fund bought about $2 billion of European bonds formerly owned by MF Global Holdings Ltd., the debt that helped force the securities firm to file for bankruptcy protection Oct. 31, according to people close to the matter. Under the direction of MF Global's former chief executive, Jon S. Corzine, the firm accumulated $6.3 billion of short-term debt issued by various European nations, mostly from Italy, in a bid to boost trading profits. Over the summer, this debt led to nervousness by investors, regulators and ratings companies, resulting in the firm's collapse just over a month ago.
  • Dodd-Frank Rules Will Crush Employment, Banks Warn (2.9 Million fewer jobs created by 2015)

    12/05/2011 3:10:54 PM PST · by Qbert · 1 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/5/2011 | PAUL SPERRY
    Job-killing bank regulations threaten to wipe out all the gains in private-sector employment since the recovery began, the industry warns. Washington, however, is hiring thousands more bureaucrats to enforce the rules. Signed into law last year, the Dodd-Frank Act is the biggest rewrite of financial regulations since the New Deal. It was intended to rein in Wall Street "excesses." But the banking industry says burdensome red tape is hurting economic growth and jobs in a still-sluggish labor market. "The level of real GDP could be 2.7% less by the year 2015 than would otherwise be the case for the United...
  • Did you miss the Thanksgiving White House visitor log document dump?

    11/28/2011 11:35:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/28/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Just like clockwork, the Obama administration never misses an opportunity to unload thousands of records it hopes no one will ever bother sifting through during the holidays. On Black Friday, the White House released more visitor log info — trumpeting disclosures it has fought tooth and nail. I’ve started looking through the data. And you can, too, right here:
  • Obama kisses Chavez in new Benetton ad

    11/16/2011 5:23:10 PM PST · by GR_Jr. · 42 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 11-16-11 | Maura Judkis
    Benetton returns to its controversial marketing roots with a new campaign that features President Obama and other world leaders engaging in a kiss. In two separate ads, Obama is seen kissing Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, and Chinese President Hu Jintao. The Unhate Foundation, founded by the Italian clothing company, is an advocacy group for tolerance. The controversial ad campaign is an attempt for Benetton to regain its status from the “United Colors” ads that regularly shocked viewers with subjects that had nothing to do with clothing: A priest kissing a nun, a man dying of AIDS, a just-born baby with...
  • Store Refuses Shopper's Payment In Coins

    11/02/2011 5:43:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 119 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- A woman in Portland said her local grocery store refused to allow her to pay for her shopping cart items with $32 in loose change. The shopper, who was too embarrassed to use her name, said the clerk at the Save-a-Lot store would only accept $5 of the change, claiming it was store policy, KATU reported. The woman told KATU that she tried to use her loose change at another area grocery to buy her family food -- a Fred Meyer store -- but the manager there directed her to a coin exchange machine instead, where the...
  • Don't Import Rx Price Controls Into U.S. Health Markets

    10/20/2011 7:47:22 AM PDT · by 92nina · 14 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-10-19 | Ryan Ellis
    This afternoon, the U.S. Senate will be voting on an amendment to H.R. 2112, the Agriculture-Commerce-etc. appropriations bill for FY 2012. The amendment (#769) is being offered by Senator David Vitter (R-La.) The amendment in question would allow Americans to purchase prescription medicines from Canada. On its face, this is a pro-free market amendment. Why should the government prevent people from buying goods or services from anywhere they want to, especially a developed nation like Canada? The free market answer is that consumers would often not be importing just the medicine, but also the price control. In most countries, the...