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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

HOLD EVERYTHING: There's No Budget Deal, And The Government May Still Shut Down

HOLD EVERYTHING: There's No Budget Deal, And The Government May Still Shut Down

Business Insider ^ | 04/12/2011 | Business Insider

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:59:16 PM by The Magical Mischief Tour
On Friday, The White House and the GOP came to a budget agreement to fund the government for the rest of Fiscal Year 2011, averting a government shutdown.
But they didn't actually vote on the deal. They voted on a 1-week continuing resolution so they could wrangle up the details for an official vote this week. And that might not work out.

The buzz out of DC is that the number of GOPers who will vote "no" is growing.
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Romney to Trump: Obama Doesn't Need a Birth Certificate

Romney to Trump: Obama Doesn't Need a Birth Certificate

Forbes ^ | 04/12/2011 | DANIEL FREEDMAN

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:35:48 PM by FreeAtlanta
According to Romney family lawyers it doesn't matter if Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, Kenya, or even Paris: Because his mother was an American (and not even Donald Trump questions that), he is eligible to be President....posted using frpa
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UN Document Would Give Same Rights To Mother Earth That Are Given To Humans

UN Document Would Give Same Rights To Mother Earth That Are Given To Humans

http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 12, 2011 | annem040359

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:07:28 PM by Biggirl

Now I have heard everything!
Bolivia will draft a law proposed to the United Nations giving “Mother Earth”, which also includes many species of bugs rights on the same level as humans.

This bid by Bolivia is with the goal of having a law on the international level, just as it does in that country in the form of a domestic law to give protection to bugs, trees, and other natural things in that South American country.
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Update: Breaking from Hawaii: No More Long-Form Birth Certificates!

Update: Breaking from Hawaii: No More Long-Form Birth Certificates!

The Post & Email ^ | 04/12/2011 | Sharon Rondeau

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:59:48 PM by Smokeyblue

Miki Booth has just reported via telephone to The Post & Email that a man born and currently residing in Hawaii went to the Department of Health this morning and requested a copy of his long-form birth certificate. He was refused, told that it was no longer available and that all he could obtain is the short-form document.
The man had obtained his short-form “Certificate of Live Birth” several weeks ago and reported to Miki that the request form had had two different boxes which could be checked: one indicating that the short-form was being requested and the other that the long-form was desired.
Today, the man reported that the form has been changed such that that choice is no longer available.
Therefore, when Dr. Chiyome Fukino spoke with MSNBC on Monday morning, she apparently was not lying when she said that long-form birth certificates are no longer available.

But why was that change made? Who ordered the change in policy? Was it made because Donald Trump has demanded that Obama release his original, detailed birth certificate to support his claim of a Hawaii birth?
The witness who accompanied the gentleman has a daughter who obtained a copy of her long-form birth certificate last month. The document was provided to Miki Booth, who supplied it to The Post & Email here.
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Trump popularity rockets as he questions eligibility CNN puts him even with Huckabee for lead among Republican hopefuls Read more: Trump popularity rockets as he questions eligibility http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=286325#ixzz1JL3o5R00

A new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll shows that over the last month, while billionaire Donald Trump repeatedly was raising questions about Barack Obama's eligibility to be president – and even suggesting his tenure might be illegal – he's been rocketing in popularity among possible GOP presidential contenders.

At the same time, oxygen has been sucked out of the support for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who both essentially have ignored that particular issue facing the American voting public.
According to CNN's results, 19 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents questioned say they'd be most likely to support Trump to be the 2012 GOP nominee.

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The same percentage back former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who has left the eligibility questions alone by saying there are other larger problems with which to deal.
Twelve percent say they would support former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee, while Romney and Gingrich each were at 11 percent.
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Rush Limbaugh: Trump is the Real Illegal Alien Here

Rush Limbaugh: Trump is the Real Illegal Alien Here

Rush Limbaugh show ^ | 4/12/2011 | Rush limbaugh

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:15:18 PM by Yaelle

Today Rush ended his show with this:
"It looks like Donald Trump is the true illegal alien around here. [pause] After all, he is doing the work most Americans would not do."
Bada bing!
(Rush also said Trump would be on the show later this week.)

Trump for President? Evangelicals Paying Attention

Trump for President? Evangelicals Paying Attention

CBN ^ | Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | David Brody

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:40:36 PM by GonzoII


Trump for President? Evangelicals Paying Attention

NEW YORK CITY - If nothing else, people know two things about Donald Trump: He's got a lot of money and the bravado to go with it.
The outspoken billionaire is attracting attention, as he rises in GOP polls and decides by June whether he will run for president.
In an exclusive interview with CBN News, Trump talked about his faith, his views on the Koran, gay marriage, and everything in between.
"I think people want the truth. I think they're tired of politicians. They're tired of politically correct stuff." Trump told CBN News.
A Frontrunner?
That could be one of the reasons behind his recent bold questioning of President Obama's birth certificate. Recent polls show Trump gaining against other potential presidential contenders.
"I would much prefer that Barack Obama was a great president He's one of our worst presidents ever and something has to be done, because it's only going to get worse." Trump said.
In our wide-ranging interview, "The Donald," as he is known, was in rare form, whether standing up for American business interests or discussing who gets the oil in Iraq once the U.S. leaves.
"I look at what's happening with so many other nations ripping off the United States, we're like a laughing stock." Trump said. "We won the war. We take over the oil fields."
"There's no way on my watch that we leave those oil fields and let Iran take them over," he said. "That ain't going to happen."

Spiro Agnew's Father was a Non-Citizen

Spiro Agnew's Father was a Non-Citizen

U.S. Census 1920 ^ | 1920 | U.S. Bureau of the Census

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:27:59 PM by Captain Kirk

See line 72-75 and scroll over to the box that asks about citizenship. Theodore Agnew, Spiro's father, indicates in the box that he is an "al" (for alien). Young Spiro is shown on line 75. We now have two precedents against the birthers. The other is Chester Arthur. Both had non-citizen fathers and NOBODY in either case cared at the time. The controversy over Arthur was solely related to his alleged foreign birth.

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Does Hawaii ever release long-form birth certificates? Ex-official says Obama's document is in file cabinet at Department of Health Read more: Does Hawaii ever release long-form birth certificates? http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=285921#ixzz1JKdj5saq

A former official with the Hawaii Department of Health says the computer image of a "Certification of Live Birth" displayed by the Obama campaign in 2008 to demonstrate the candidate's constitutional eligibility as a "natural born citizen" to occupy the Oval Office is the only document the state releases.

But testimony and documents from others who have received them from the state simply by requesting them raises questions about the comments of Chiyome Fukino, former head of the state agency in charge of birth records, including those that may reveal details of Barack Obama's 1961 birth.
It was in an interview with MSNBC that Fukino affirmed that the image of a short-form COLB is what the state releases.

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"What he got, everybody got," Fukino said during the interview. "He put out exactly what everybody gets when they ask for a birth certificate."
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Obama and Mexican Trucks

Obama and Mexican Trucks
Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2011 | Phyllis Schlafly

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:02:34 PM by Kaslin

Barack Obama's deal with the president of Mexico to allow Mexican trucks to carry their loads onto U.S. highways and roads is new evidence of his high-handed solo behavior that has become Standard Operating Procedure in the administration. Here are 10 reasons why Obama's plan is dangerous and must be stopped by Congress and public protest.
1. Obama's deal with President Felipe Calderon, announced on March 3, bypasses Congress, defies the wishes of the American people, and looks like the action of a Third World dictator who thinks representative government is a nuisance and can be ignored. Congress made its wishes emphatically clear in 2007 when it voted to continue our ban on Mexican trucks. The House roll-call vote was 411 to 3, and the Senate's was 75 to 23.
2. Obama's deal is a direct attack on the jobs available to U.S. truck drivers because it helps big-business interests cut their costs by hiring cheaper Mexican drivers. Obama's deal is also an attack on small business (i.e., the owner-operated and independent truck drivers) who constitute the big majority of U.S. trucks.

3. The claim that Obama's deal is reciprocal (i.e., U.S. trucks will be allowed to drive into Mexico) is so cynical that we can hardly believe anyone says it with a straight face. "South of the border down Mexico way" (in the words of the old popular song) is the most dangerous war zone in the world (more dangerous than Afghanistan or Libya), where U.S. truck drivers would become the targets of hijackings, theft, murder, kidnappings and even beheadings committed by the drug cartels.
4. Built into the Obama deal is the sneaky imposition of costs on both U.S. truck drivers and U.S. taxpayers. Each truck will be required to install an EOBR (electronic on-board recorder) costing $3,000 plus maintenance fees: U.S. drivers at their own expense and Mexican trucks as a gift from U.S. taxpayers paid out of the Highway Trust Fund. U.S. taxpayers are already paying $1,600 each for many Mexican trucks to replace their old mufflers with catalytic converters.
5. Obama's deal will make it easy for Mexican trucks to bring in loads of illegal aliens and illegal drugs. Border inspection will be a farce, maybe only one in 10 trucks inspected, perhaps merely one in 20.

6. Opening our southern border to Mexican trucks will be a giant step toward the goal of creating a North American Union with open borders between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada -- a proposal launched by President George W. Bush using a website called Security and Prosperity Partnership (since deactivated). Obama is advancing the plan under less threatening names -- the March 23, 2010, State Department fact sheet titled "United States-Mexico Partnership: A New Border Vision," a Nov. 30, 2010, "Trusted Traveler" agreement with Mexico signed by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and a Feb. 4, 2011, declaration signed by Obama with Canada called "Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security."
7. When Mexican truck drivers have their layovers and turn-arounds in the U.S., what's to prevent them from enjoying a frolic and diversion? They could use that time to father a baby who would then be proclaimed a U.S. citizen and get generous financial benefits and handouts provided by U.S. taxpayers.
8. We can assume that Mexican truck drivers will not be required to speak and read English, as U.S. law requires. The previous secretary of transportation, Mary Peters, stated at a Senate hearing that if drivers respond to test questions in Spanish, the test-taker nevertheless checks the box that they are "English proficient."
9. While U.S. truck drivers are strictly limited to the number of hours per day they can be on the road, there is no way to figure out how many hours a Mexican truck driver has been on the road when he clocks in at the border. Has he been driving the typical Mexican 20-hour day?

10. Mexican trucks will make highway safety for Americans a major problem. We have no way to know a Mexican driver's record of accidents, alcohol or drugs, or a Mexican truck's record of brakes or emissions. Mexico doesn't bother with records or regulations.
Don't let anybody get by with saying that NAFTA requires us to admit Mexican trucks because it's a treaty. It isn't -- NAFTA never complied with the treaty provision in the U.S. Constitution and is merely a law passed by Congress that can be changed or overturned.

Tell your member of Congress to take action to cancel Obama's truck deal with the Mexican president. Solo deals like this one cannot be tolerated under constitutional government.

MSNBC's Strange Obsession with the Confederacy

MSNBC's Strange Obsession with the Confederacy
The Daily Caller ^ | 4/12/2011 | Matt Philbin

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:16:17 PM by patriotgal71

Tuesday, April 12 marks the 150th anniversary of the bombardment of Fort Sumter and the start of the U.S. Civil War. Over the next four years, the nation will be commemorating the bloody events of a century and a half ago, pondering their meaning and their place in history. Media outlets will produce features on the valor and the squalor, the heroes, martyrs and villains, and what they mean to today’s Americans.
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Religious Scholar? Donald Trump Claims The Koran ‘Teaches A Very Negative Vibe’

Religious Scholar? Donald Trump Claims The Koran ‘Teaches A Very Negative Vibe’

Mediaite.com ^ | 04/12/2011 | Mike Joyella

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:22:13 PM by OldDeckHand

So it’s not all about the president’s birth certificate after all. It’s also the Koran. In an interview with CBN, Donald Trump reveals there’s a bit of a religious scholar under all that wonderful hair. Discussing the Muslim holy book, Trump says “The Koran is very interesting. A lot of people say it teaches love and there is a very big group of people who really understand the Koran far better than I do. I’m certainly not an expert to put it mildly, but there’s something there that teaches some very negative vibe.”

Trump suggests that suicide bombings may be motivated by a hatred that derives from the Koran itself:


There‘s a lot of hatred there that’s someplace. Now I don‘t know if that’s from the Koran. I don‘t know if that’s from someplace else but there‘s tremendous hatred out there that I’ve never seen anything like it. So, you have two views. You have the view that the Koran is all about love and then you have the view that the Koran is, that there’s a lot of hate in the Koran.

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The Confederate States of America

The Confederate States of America
      There had been many woeful misunderstandings between North and South in the years that led up to the Civil War, but the most tragic misunderstanding of all was that neither side realized, until it was too late, that the other side was desperately in earnest. Not until the war had actually begun would men see that their rivals really meant to fight. By that time it was too late to do anything but go on fighting.

       Southerners had been talking secession for many years, and most people in the North had come to look on such talk as a counter in the game of politics. You wanted something, and you threatened that dire things would happen if you did not get what you wanted; but you didn't necessarily mean to do what you were threatening to do, and there was no sense in taking brash words at their face value. America as a nation of poker players understood all about the business of calling bluffs. Not until the guns began to go off would the North realize that when men like Jefferson Davis talked about seceding from the Union they meant every word of it.  

       The same was true, in reverse, in the South. It seemed incomprehensible there that the Federal Union meant so much in the North that millions of people would be ready to make war to preserve it. The North seemed to dislike both slavery and slave owners; to the average Southerner, it stood to reason that the North would be happy to get rid of both......................
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WHY HAS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLACED RESTRICTIONS ON PARTICIPATION IN PRIMARY DEBATES?

WHY HAS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLACED RESTRICTIONS ON PARTICIPATION IN PRIMARY DEBATES?

Press Release from www.reducegovernment.com

Image from the home page of Tom Miller's presidential campaign website. Mr. Miller describes himself as a "common man"
(Apr. 12, 2011) —The following is a news release from the campaign of Tom Miller, presidential candidate, whom The Post & Email interviewed here.
Chairman Floyd,

On Friday April 8, 2011 you announced that the state GOP put a special threshold on who could be eligible for participating in the May 5, 2011 South Carolina Presidential debate. Candidates must have registered a presidential exploratory committee or presidential campaign with the Federal Election Commission, filed paperwork to be placed on the ballot in South Carolina, pay associated state and federal filing fees, and meet national polling criteria consistent with benchmark support numbers used for past debates. Not all the listed candidates have met the requirements, but are expected to.
Neither the Republican Party of South Carolina nor the National Republican Party has the authority to override, bypass or rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America. You do not have the power to create special thresholds that limit the participants to career politicians, millionaires and the ruling elite. Our campaign has been officially registered with the Federal Election Commission and our candidate has met the criteria required by the Constitution of the United States of America under Article II section I to hold the Office of the President of the United States of America.

Thermal cameras look inside homes to monitor energy efficiency

Thermal cameras look inside homes to monitor energy efficiency


The city of Boston has been taken to task by the ACLU over concerns about a roll-out of thermal imaging cameras being used to monitor energy efficiency inside homes. A pilot program to take aerial and street-level photos of heat loss in Boston was part of a scheme to encourage participation in home energy improvement programs, as well as to drive consumers towards green companies.
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Fukushima Introduces Deadly Strontium Into Environment

Fukushima Introduces Deadly Strontium Into Environment


Japan has admitted the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is on par with the one at Chernobyl. At the same time, Japan’s science and technology ministry reports strontium, a heavy radioactive metal that is a catalyst for leukemia, has been detected around the crippled reactors. In addition to leukemia, strontium causes cancers of the bone, nose, lung, and skin.

Obama, Clinton host Islamic World Forum today

Obama, Clinton host Islamic World Forum today
Law Enforcement Examiner ^ | April 12, 2011 | Jim Kouri


Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:52:21 AM by EternalVigilance

"The best argument against a true democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter." -- Winston Churchill

In the Obama Administration’s continuing effort to embrace Muslims and their culture, the United States government will for the first time host an international Islamic forum held annually in the Middle East and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will headline the three-day event which begins today, according to a public-interest watchdog group that investigates and prosecutes government and political corruption.


Created to address issues critical to Arabs and Muslims, the U.S.-Islamic World Forum will come to Washington D.C. this week after eight years in Qatar. Clinton will be America’s friendly host for the duration of the event, which begins Tuesday, and she will deliver the keynote address at a gala dinner on the first day....

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Legislators lied, and manipulated the facts to get you to think that they saved our government

Legislators lied, and manipulated the facts to get you to think that they saved our government
 By Neal Ross Full Story
 
Recently, despite all the partisan bickering, Congress came to an agreement to shave $38 billion off the federal budget. 

They would have us all believe that they saved the world, that if it were not for their heroic actions, our government would have come to a screeching halt and life as we know it would come to an end. 

The funny thing is that quite a few people fell for this rubbish.

Beck Was Right She is Dangerous: Cornel West & Piven Admit RIOTS Was What She Was Writing About

Beck Was Right She is Dangerous: Cornel West & Piven Admit RIOTS Was What She Was Writing About

THE BLAZE ^

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:35:20 AM by Pacothecat

Beck Was Right She is Dangerous: Cornel West & Piven Admit RIOTS & Social Chaos Was What She Was Writing About After Denying in Dozens of Interviews
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/beck-was-right-she-is-dangerous-cornel-west-piven-admit-riots-social-chaos-was-what-she-was-writing-about-after-denying-in-dozens-of-interviews/

The Left’s sick notion of White Privilege: gathering together to hate themselves

The Left’s sick notion of White Privilege: gathering together to hate themselves

coachisright.com ^ | April 12, 2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:25:44 AM by jmaroneps37

Each time the yearly White Privilege Conference (WPC) is held, it reminds us that it isn’t only minorities that hate the White majority.
Whites can and do hate other Whites merely for being White. This year’s White Privilege Conference will be held tomorrow in Bloomington Minnesota.
The attendees will be barraged with charges of social injustice and encouraged to feel guilty for the low estate of every “person of color” (plus homosexuals as well – of course) around the world.
They will be told their lifestyle is keeping the Red Black Brown Yellow Lavender man down, and that only by empting their wallets can they gain the necessary absolution they’ll need to survive until next year’s conference.
What the WPC says
This paragraph, (proving that “White Privilege” certainly does not extend to an ability to write in English), shows us how sick with White guilt the bunch at WPC actually is.
“Access to privilege doesn’t determine one’s outcomes, but it is defiantly as asset that makes it more likely that whatever talent, ability, and aspirations a person with privilege has will result in something positive for them.”
You may be a “White Privileger” if …

To the WPC crowd White Privilege means the following “advantages” come with being White.
Not having to fear physical attack when out in public. This is of course laughable on its face because available data proves Whites are the victims of Black perpetrated crimes 39 times more frequently than the reverse.
Working hard and playing by the rules will bring you success in life.
America freely supplies many benefits to all of our people. A disproportionate number of these recipients are minorities. ….
Generous welfare checks food stamps free schooling free healthcare benefits, basically free housing school lunches and in one…
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It's the Constitution, Stupid! ~ "What really matters is that it is unconstitutional."

It's the Constitution, Stupid!

www.joytiz.com ^ | 4/12/11 | Joy Tiz

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:17:52 AM by jazminerose

We’re having the wrong argument about spending. Of course, we can’t afford the trillions being blown in useless and outright destructive government programs. But, that line of reasoning suggests that when they economy is smokin hot, we really should be paying for self esteem classes for child molesters.
Most government spending is manifestly unconstitutional. Our Founders, in their wisdom, delegated just a few powers to the federal government–essentially, those functions that nobody else could do.
Defending the country, for example, is a legitimate function of the government. Naturally, defense is the only spending liberals are ever willing to cut.
The same people who cannot find a right to keep and bear arms anywhere in the 2d Amendment are resolute in their delusion that a constitutional right to tax payer funded abortion on demand exists.
Liberals are bleating about protecting their pet programs, be it cowboy poetry or imaginary Planned Parenthood mammograms; Republicans keep getting sucked into debates about the worthiness of the program, ignoring the fact that the Constitutional doesn’t allow funding for any of it.

Maybe the world is a better place for having a cowboy poetry festival. Fine. Have it. Just don’t force the taxpayers to surrender their hard earned cash to finance it.
Or kindly point me to the part of the Constitution that allows the government to confiscate money from the citizenry to pay for pig odor analysis.
Whether or not we can pay for all of this nonsense is irrelevant. What really matters is that it is unconstitutional.

"Reminiscences Of The Civil War" by Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon, CS

"Reminiscences Of The Civil War" by Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon, CS

civilwarhome.com ^ | 4/12/11 | Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:43:02 AM by Kartographer

As my command, in worn-out shoes and ragged uniforms, but with proud men, moved to the designated point to stack their arms and surrender their cherished battle-flags, they challenged the admiration of the brave victors. One of the knightliest soldiers of the Federal army, General Joshua L. Chamberlain of Maine, who afterward served with distinction as governor of his State, called his troops into line, and as my men marched in front of them, the veterans in blue gave a soldierly salute to those vanquished heroes -- a token of respect from Americans to Americans, a final and fitting tribute from Northern to Southern chivalry. General Chamberlain describes this incident in the following words:

"At the sound of that machine-like snap of arms, General Gordon started, caught in a moment its significance, and instantly assumed the finest attitude of a soldier. He wheeled his horse, facing me, touching him gently with the spur, so that the animal slightly reared, and, as he wheeled, horse and rider made one motion, the horse's head swung down with a graceful bow, and General Gordon dropped his sword-point to his toe in salutation.

By word of mouth the general sent back orders to the rear that his own troops take the same position of the manual in the march past as did our line. That was done, and a truly imposing sight was the mutual salutation and farewell.

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Feds Pay To Upgrade Mexican Trucks, US Trucks Not So Lucky

Feds Pay To Upgrade Mexican Trucks, US Trucks Not So Lucky

http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | April 12, 2011 | Steve McGough

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:06:34 AM by Biggirl

A story broke yesterday concerning the retrofit of more than 100 trucks from Mexico that do not meet United States environmental standards. Our federal government is paying to upgrade these trucks, yet when the state of California and the EPA set new rules for US-owned trucks, they fine companies who do not comply.
This post is not about the environment, it concerns how US trucking companies are treated by the federal and state government as compared to Mexican-owned rigs. From AzCentral.com.
For air-quality regulators, the border creates a legal barrier. State and federal agencies can’t force vehicles manufactured and bought in Mexico to comply with U.S. emissions rules, even though the trucks cross into this country.

So the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality tried a different approach, offering to pay Mexican truck owners to replace old mufflers with new catalytic converters that will reduce harmful diesel emissions by up to 30 percent. The project in effect circumvents the more lax Mexican rules about exhaust systems.

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We’re in a Bubble and It’s Not the Internet. It’s Higher Education.

We’re in a Bubble and It’s Not the Internet. It’s Higher Education.

Tech Crunch ^ | 4-10-2011 | Peter Thiel

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:10:39 AM by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Fair warning: This article will piss off a lot of you. 

I can say that with confidence because it’s about Peter Thiel. And Thiel – the PayPal co-founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist – not only has a special talent for making money, he has a special talent for making people furious.
Some people are contrarian for the sake of getting headlines or outsmarting the markets. For Thiel, it’s simply how he views the world. Of course a side benefit for the natural contrarian is it frequently leads to things like headlines and money.
Consider the 2000 Nasdaq crash.

Thiel was one of the few who saw in coming. There’s a famous story about PayPal’s March 2000 venture capital round. The offer was “only” at a $500 million-or-so valuation. Nearly everyone on the board and the management team balked, except Thiel who calmly told the room that this was a bubble at its peak, and the company needed to take every dime it could right now. That’s how close PayPal came to being dot com roadkill a la WebVan or Pets.com.
And after the crash, Thiel insisted there hadn’t really been a crash: He argued the equity bubble had simply shifted onto the housing market. Thiel was so convinced of this thesis that until recently, he refused to buy property, despite his soaring personal net worth. And, again, he was right....

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The New Weathermen

The New Weathermen
Pajamas Media ^ | April 12, 2011 | David Solway

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:11:20 AM by Kaslin
Climatologists mount a terror campaign.
Recently, pretty much on a whim, I decided to monitor the accuracy of radio and TV weather reports, since these affect our daily behavior in all sorts of different ways: what we wear, whether we go in to work or not, look to the repair of the shutters, go up on the ladder to check the rain gutters, don’t forget the sunglasses, etc. I gave the weather experts one week to prove their credentials and began keeping careful score.

The Usurper in Chief Obama vs. The Donald?

The Usurper in Chief Obama vs. The Donald?
 By Sher Zieve Full Story
 
Since the then-obscure Illinois Senate Candidate Barack Hussein Obama was picked to give the keynote address at the 2004 Democrat National Convention, he has been on a seemingly unstoppable and unprecedented E-ticket ride to the top—in order to take control of all of the assets of the United States of America and parcel them out to his friends and supporters.

Thus far, he has gotten away with and is still affecting it.  Even his “campaign” against Republican Candidate Sen. John Sidney McCain was a breeze, as each time McCain found himself rising in the polls he told his people to “back off” on any criticism of opponent Obama.  In other words, it strongly appears that McCain threw the election, took a dive etc.  Are they both working for the same masters? 

Thank You Mr. Trump

Thank You Mr. Trump
 By Dr. Gerald Stephens Full Story
 
White House senior adviser to Obama, David Plouffe, stated two fascinating political mumblings today. First, that the American public would never hire Donald Trump to the job [President]. And that Mr. Trump’s use of the birth certificate issue is a ‘sideshow’. GAME ON!

Unraveling of Barry Soetoro: the sequel

Unraveling of Barry Soetoro: the sequel

 By Doug Hagmann & Joseph Hagmann Full Story
 
Following the publication of our article titled “The unraveling of Barry Soetoro, a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama”, we’ve been inundated with hundreds of e-mails pointing out two alleged errors in our report.  We’ll accept the fact that we need to be taken to the proverbial woodshed over one of those errors.

Officer John McClane did not fire at the police car in the original “Die Hard” movie as we stated. It was one of the terrorists. We stand corrected, and stand even more amazed how many people are so astute in their movie trivia but have no idea what the actual eligibility issue is all about.

ARE NATURAL LAW AND THE UNITY THEORY COMPATIBLE AND COMPLEMENTARY?

ARE NATURAL LAW AND THE UNITY THEORY COMPATIBLE AND COMPLEMENTARY?

by Mario Apuzzo, Esq.

Mario Apuzzo is an attorney practicing law in New Jersey who brought the suit Kerchner v. Obama & Congress, et al to the U.S. Supreme Court

(Apr. 12, 2011) — Jedi Pauly separates the “Unity Theory” from the “Natural Law Theory.” He also says that the “Natural Law Theory” “is not so well known.” He also adds that we need only look to the allegiance and citizenship of the father and not even consider the mother’s when defining a “natural born Citizen.” Finally, he argues that birth in the country is irrelevant when defining a “natural born Citizen.”

FOX NEWS ANCHOR CONTINUES CHARADE TO PROTECT OBAMA AND HERSELF

FOX NEWS ANCHOR CONTINUES CHARADE TO PROTECT OBAMA AND HERSELF

April 12, 2011

Greta Van Susteren hosts "On the Record" weeknights at 10:00 p.m. on the Fox 

News Channel
Dear Editor:
The following letter was sent to Greta Van Susteren of Fox News:
HI, Greta.
On last’s night show (4-11-11), while interviewing Donald Trump, you spoke strongly against the Birth Certificate-Identity-Eligibiliy Issue.
Further, you said that you “feel” the birth certificate was not being released so that the Democrat Party could raise money. At least, you admitted it wasn’t released.
Greta, you certainly are entitled to your personal unsubstantiated opinion.
Still, as an attorney, it is incongruous that you would base your entire view on “feel” and not factual proof.  As you have been taught to know, ”feel” does not trump factual proof.

So…how do you factually know where Mr. Obama was born, the identities of his parents or anything else?

OBAMA MAY HAVE MET HIS MATCH by Sher Zieve, ©2011

OBAMA MAY HAVE MET HIS MATCH

by Sher Zieve, ©2011

Is Donald Trump a match for Obama on the eligibility question such that we will finally obtain an answer?

(Apr. 11, 2011) — Since the then-obscure Illinois Senate Candidate Barack Hussein Obama was picked to give the keynote address at the 2004 Democrat National Convention, he has been on a seemingly unstoppable and unprecedented E-ticket ride to the top–in order to take control of all of the assets of the United States of America and parcel them out to his friends and supporters.  Thus far, he has gotten away with and is still effecting it.  Even his “campaign” against Republican Candidate Sen. John Sidney McCain was a breeze, as each time McCain found himself rising in the polls he told his people to “back off” on any criticism of opponent Obama.  In other words, it strongly appears that McCain threw the election, took a dive, etc.  Are they both working for the same masters?

Note:  Don’t forget McCain IS a liberal (aka covert leftist) and only pretends conservatism when he’s running for reelection.

Civil War at 150: How a Bloodless Battle Started It All (150 years ago today)

Civil War at 150: How a Bloodless Battle Started It All (150 years ago today)

National Geographic ^ | April 11, 2011 | Mark Collins Jenkins

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 7:38:31 AM by iowamark

During the winter of 1860-61, the citizens of Charleston (map), South Carolina, were so sure that no war would follow their recent move to secede from the United States of America that the fiery editor of the Charleston Mercury supposedly vowed to eat the bodies of all who might be slain as a result.
Not to be outdone, former U.S. Senator James Chesnut, Jr., promised to drink any blood spilled. After all, "a lady's thimble," as a common saying had it, "will hold all the blood that will be shed."
Perhaps the most visible reminder to Charlestonians of the U.S. government's dominion over them was in their harbor, where atop the lonely bulk of Fort Sumter the Stars and Stripes still flew.
The November election of the notably antislavery Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States had so angered seven slave-owning states that they had chosen to secede and form their own union. Roughly five months later, on April 12, 1861, decades of high-flown oratory were reduced to a struggle for that pile of brick and mortar.
Fort Sumter in First Line of Defense

Fort Sumter was only one in a series of imposing masonry fortresses, decades in the building, which studded the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts from Maine to Texas................

The Official, Politically-Correct Cause of the 'Civil War' by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

The Official, Politically-Correct Cause of the 'Civil War'

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Recently by Thomas DiLorenzo: Another Big Lincoln Lie Exposed
The memo has gone out. Since 2011 is the 150th anniversary of the start of the War to Prevent Southern Independence the Lincoln Cult, aided and abetted by the many worshippers of the centralized, bureaucratic, Leviathan state that he founded, has been hard at work since the first week of January endlessly repeating the politically-correct version of the one sole cause theory of the "Civil War."
Unlike all other wars in human history, the "Civil War" is said to have one and only one cause. This was not always the case; university courses on the war during the 1960s and ’70s frequently used as a text Kenneth Stampp’s The Causes of the Civil War. Stampp was a former president of the American Historical Association. His scholarship has been replaced with a-historical political correctness on today’s college campuses.
Supposed "proof" of the "one sole cause" theory is that when the Southern states seceded in 1860-61, some Southern politicians defended the institution of slavery. Therefore, the story goes, slavery was the sole cause of the war. The not-so-implicit assumptions behind this assertion are the following: 1) Lincoln was about to abolish slavery "with the stroke of a pen" as soon as he took the oath of office; 2) Southerners understood this; therefore, Southern secession amounted to kidnapping of the slaves; and 3) Lincoln launched an invasion of the South to free the kidnapped slaves. This is the only way in which Southern secession could have necessitated war. Ready any of Harry Jaffa’s books if you want "verification" of this "official view."
Everything about this politically-correct fantasy is patently false, regardless of how many times it is repeated in the New York Times and Washington Post. Some Southern politicians did indeed defend slavery, but not as strongly as Abraham Lincoln did in his first inaugural address, where he supported the enshrinement of Southern slavery explicitly in the U.S. Constitution (the "Corwin Amendment") for the first time ever. Coming from the president of the United States, this was the strongest defense of slavery ever made by an American politician......................

Trump warns that he might run as independent

Trump warns that he might run as independent

gop12thehill.com ^ | 4/12/11 | rae4palin

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 7:52:25 AM by rae4palin

Fabulous straight talk from Trump. The reporter learns that The Donald does not suffer fools.
Interview highlights: Thanks Palin; Says, if he were POTUS, we would take Iraq's oil and compensate our allies; Would not allow Iran to take over Iraq; Would impose 25% duty on Chinese imports.

New In-Depth Investigation Into Soetoro aka; Obama, Spells Trouble Ahead!

New In-Depth Investigation Into Soetoro aka; Obama, Spells Trouble Ahead!

politicalvelcraft.org ^ | 04-09-2011

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 7:46:31 AM by tsowellfan

New In-Depth Investigation Into Soetoro aka; Obama, Spells Trouble Ahead!


A brand new, in-depth investigation into the background of Barack Obama may spell big trouble ahead regarding the issue of Presidential eligibility.
The investigation was conducted by Northeast Intelligence Network–a team of experienced, professional private investigators whose services have been utilized by Fortune-500 companies. The director, Douglas J. Hagmann, is a 23-year veteran in high-level investigations and is a member of the International Counter-Terrorism Officers Association.
Hagmann’s investigation into the background and Constitutional eligibility of Barack Obama to serve as President of the United States is extensive and thorough. His conclusions are stunning.

For example, neither of Obama’s parents were citizens of the United States at the time of his birth. Therefore, Obama would have to have been born on U.S. soil in order to qualify as a ‘natural born citizen’ according to the qualifications specified in the Constitution.
But Hagmann’s investigation reveals that, contrary to the notion of those who point to a short-form birth certificate in Hawaii, and 2 birth announcements in Hawaiian newspapers, neither of these factors proves anything at all about Obama’s status or citizenship: 
the Certification of Live Birth is consistently cited by individuals, the media and others to prove the constitutional eligibility of Barack Hussein OBAMA. Nonetheless, even an authenticated and genuine Certification of Live Birth is legally insufficient for the purpose of proving eligibility, as it merely represents that OBAMA’s birth record is on file in the state of Hawaii. It falls short of providing the information necessary to determine constitutional eligibility in at least two areas: it does not offer any information regarding who supplied the information, nor does it confirm the authenticity of the information provided.

Again, it merely indicates that the information is “on file.”
In other words, the ‘certification of live birth’ as touted by Obama apologists and the mainstream media as ‘proof’ Obama meets the eligibility requirements of the Constitution actually proves nothing.

In addition, Hagmann disputes the notion that birth announcements in local Hawaiian newspapers provide proof:
Many who argue that Barack Hussein OBAMA II was born in Hawaii not only point to the COLB as direct evidence of eligibility, but they also point to two separate birth announcements that appear in the Honolulu Sunday Advertiser and the Star-Bulletin in 1961. Those doing so either fail to understand the legal definition of a natural born citizen as it applies to the eligibility factor, or are guilty of intentionally misdirecting the core issue. A birth announcement is simply that – a public announcement that a baby was born. The birth announcements do not provide any information about the child’s citizenship, cannot be authenticated, and hold no weight of evidence to support either side of the eligibility argument.
However, the key information in Hagmann’s report that casts doubts upon Obama’s eligibility is the fact that the very organizations that published the short-form certificate of live birth and the 2 birth announcements in newspapers have direct connections with Barack Obama.

The DailyKos is the primary suspect and the first entity to publish ‘proof’ of a birth certificate. The DailyKos is an ultra-Leftwing hate-group that not only is ‘in the tank’ for Obama but smears and seeks to destroy those who oppose extremist, Leftwing initiatives in politics.
‘Fight the Smears,’ which also pointed to these 2 erroneous pieces of ‘evidence,’ is owned by ‘Organizing for America,’ which was originally named ‘Obama for America.’ This speaks for itself.
And finally, there is the much-hallowed ‘Factcheck.org’–supposedly an independent, non-partisan clearinghouse that separates truth from fiction in the media and on the Internet. Hagmann’s investigation reveals that Factcheck is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, which receives its primary funding from the Annenberg Foundation.
Barack Obama was a founding member, chairman, and past President of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which was also funded by the Annenberg Foundation. Thus, the supposed ‘neutrality’ of Factcheck.org can safely be called into question.

The bottom line is that so far absolutely no positive proof has been provided that establishes that Barack Obama was born on American soil.

Why is this important? An individual who would spend millions of dollars hiding his background and pertinent documents from the public, and who would make false statements about about his history, cannot be trusted to tell the American people the truth about what his policy initiatives are intended to do regarding the ‘fundamental change’ of America.

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6 year old girl groped then drug tested by TSA

6 year old girl groped then drug tested by TSA


Disturbing video shows the TSA groping a very young girl.
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