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Obama´s Internal Devaluation
Increases Income Inequality
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Chris W. Street    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/12/2014 8:25:47 PM     Post Reply
The Obama Administration’s $5.8 trillion of big government deficit spending has caused the United States to suffer an “internal devaluation,” as American worker wages after inflation were forced down in each of the last five years. American competitiveness increased by over 10% due to worker sacrifices, but all the benefits flowed directly to corporate officers and financial speculators. When the President recently lamented, “The combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream,” he could count on the unwavering support from Warren Buffett, who was the last year’s biggest dollar gainer with a $12.5

Hollywood Critics Hate Palin´s Frontier
Values: She´d Be ´Very Charming´ if Not
´Horrible Person´
Breitbart´s Big Sports, by Kevin Scholla    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/12/2014 8:21:36 PM     Post Reply
There will be no promotion of gay marriage and mockery of traditional values. Race-baiting will not be a go-to topic. There will be no actors known for contributing to liberal causes. You won´t see Lena Dunham sitting on a toilet eating cake. Matt Damon will be nowhere in sight. Despite all that, Sarah Palin still brought her brand new TV show into the belly of the beast Friday in California. The former Alaska governor will be hosting Amazing America With Sarah Palin on Sportsman Channel starting in April. Palin introduced the program at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in

Obama: ´This Will Be a Year
of Action´ on Economy
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/12/2014 8:12:46 PM     Post Reply
Echoing past economic promises of “green shoots,” “five million green collar jobs,” and “recovery summer,” President Barack Obama said during his Saturday weekly address that 2014 will be a “year of action” on the economy. “This will be a year of action. I’ll keep doing everything I can to create new jobs and new opportunities for American families – with Congress, on my own, and with everyone willing to play their part,” said Obama. Obama’s latest economic pivot comes on the heels of a dismal Friday jobs report that shows the U.S. labor force participation rate has contracted to its lowest rate

  


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Global warming’s deranged disciples
The Scotsman (Scotland), by Gerald Warner    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/12/2014 8:11:44 PM     Post Reply
CLIMATE change is real and it is happening very fast. The climate of opinion, that is, regarding the rapidly imploding fantasies of the global warming alarmists. After a decade in which sane commentators have been angered and frustrated by the purblind adherence to the warmist superstition by followers of the Al Gore cult – prominent among them our own esteemed First Minister and President for Life Designate – the whole climate change scam has finally degenerated into a joke, provoking widespread derision. That has not deterred the climate Gnostics, sustained by their mystical insight into inner truths hidden from sceptics (“deniers” in

House panel to explore
Internet sales tax
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Kate Tummarello    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/12/2014 8:10:44 PM     Post Reply
House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte plans to hold a hearing in the first half of the year to explore online sales tax legislation, advocates say. Proponents of an Internet sales tax bill, such as major retailers, are holding out hope for action in the House in 2014 despite the opposition of many conservatives and the skeptical stance of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Supporters and opponents of online sales tax proposals are focusing their lobbying energy on Goodlatte (R-Va.), who has released a set of seven principles that an online sales tax bill would have to meet in order to be considered by

Karl Rove: Chris Christie´s Bridge
Scandal Response Gives ´Street Cred´
with Tea Party
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/12/2014 8:09:13 PM     Post Reply
GOP establishment figure Karl Rove said on Fox News Sunday that the Fort Lee and George Washington Bridge scandal that New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie is facing will end up giving him “street cred” with the Tea Party movement. “There will be reasons why conservatives have disagreements with Chris Christie,” Rove said during a panel discussion with Bob Woodward and Juan Williams about the scandal. I don´t think the Tea Party is going to seize upon Fort Lee and the George Washington Bridge as their defining difference with Christie. In fact, I think he´s handling to this [sic] – being straightforward,

‘Mass Mob’ breathes life into Catholic church
Buffalo News [NY], by Aaron Besecker    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 1/12/2014 7:54:11 PM     Post Reply
Sam Kolodziej Jr. had a few more people than normal in his pew on Sunday morning. In fact, there were a couple hundred extra members of the faithful inside Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. And they had the Buffalo ‘Mass Mob’ – the latest iteration of Internet flash mobs – to thank. The church on O’Connell Avenue in the Old First Ward was packed with about 300 people for the 10:30 a.m. Mass, with most of the churchgoers drawn as part of an event meant to supply a dose of rejuvenation to some of Buffalo’s Catholic churches. A normal crowd for the Sunday morning Mass is less than 100, the church’s pastor said.

  


  

Lone Survivor tops weekend box office with
whopping $38.5 million, pushing Disney´s
Frozen to the number two spot
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/12/2014 7:31:58 PM     Post Reply
Lone Survivor easily won the weekend box office, raking in a whopping $38.5 million in its first week in wide release. The flick, which is based on a true story about a Navy SEAL team´s mission gone wrong in Afghanistan, earned the second-largest January premiere in history behind Cloverfield´s $40 million in 2008. The Peter Berg directed movie stars Mark Wahlberg and originally bowed in two theaters over Christmas. Disney´s animated Frozen dropped to number two, earning less than half of what Lone Survivor made with $15.1 million, bringing its total gross to $317.7 million. Frozen has been in the top three every weekend

How to Fight Income
Inequality: Get Married
Wall Street Journal, by Ari Fleischer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 1/12/2014 7:18:01 PM     Post Reply
If President Obama wants to reduce income inequality, he should focus less on redistributing income and more on fighting a major cause of modern poverty: the breakdown of the family. A man mostly raised by a single mother and his grandparents who defied the odds to become president of the United States is just the person to take up the cause. "Marriage inequality" should be at the center of any discussion of why some Americans prosper and others don´t. According to Census Bureau information analyzed by the Beverly LaHaye Institute, among families headed by two married parents in 2012, just 7.5%

´They Died for Nothing?´ ´Lone Survivor´
Marcus Luttrell Takes on CNN´s
Jake Tapper in Tense Interview
Townhall, by Leah Barkoukis    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 1/12/2014 6:56:16 PM     Post Reply
Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell has been making the rounds promoting the movie “Lone Survivor,” a personal account of the failed SEAL Team 10 mission to capture or kill a notorious Taliban leader in Afghanistan. During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, however, things got pretty tense. Check out the clip below and see if you think Tapper was out of line or if the exchange simply reflects the difference between how a civilian feels when watching the film versus how a soldier feels, as Tapper suggests. “One of the emotions I felt while watching was, first of all, the hopelessness of the situation, how horrific it was,” Tapper

Bill Clinton finds gold
chasing wellness for all
Desert Sun [Palm Springs, CA], by Larry Bohannan    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/12/2014 5:37:55 PM     Post Reply
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Sitting in his office in a cold, overcast New York City, former President Bill Clinton laughs that at one time he didn´t understand the allure of Southern California. "When I was a kid, we had a lot of retirees in Arkansas because they liked to come down from the Midwest because it was basically warm, but we still had four seasons," Clinton recalled. "I could never figure out why people went to Southern California and Florida to retire. I get it now." Clinton said he can´t wait to get to the desert this week, both for

  


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Seahawks block game ticket sales
to California, 43 other states
San Francisco Chronicle, by Kevin Lynch    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/12/2014 5:28:44 PM     Post Reply
The good feelings between the 49ers and Seahawks could never last. Fans from both teams decided to donate money to children’s hospitals in Seattle and San Francisco last week. Now, the Seahawks are limiting ticket sales to just six states and the Canadian Provinces. Only credit cards with addresses from Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii will be allowed to buy tickets to Sunday’s NFC Championship between the 49ers and Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. That’s it. Please notice that California was not on that list.(Snip)Niner fans are known for traveling. This season several road stadiums were packed

Exclusive: Iran to get first
$550 million of blocked
$4.2 billion on February 1
Reuters, by Arshad Mohammed    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/12/2014 5:20:56 PM     Post Reply
Iran would receive the first $550 million installment of a total of $4.2 billion in previously blocked overseas funds on or about February 1, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday. Under a November 24 nuclear agreement, six major powers agreed to give Iran access to $4.2 billion in revenues blocked overseas if it carries out the deal, which offers sanctions relief in exchange for steps to curb the Iranian nuclear program. Some payments are contingent on Iran diluting its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium to no more than 5 percent enriched uranium. The U.S. official, who spoke on

´You remind me of us many years ago´:
Widower buys young couple dinner
and leaves touching note explaining
how they remind him of his wife
of 43 years who died of cancer
Daily Mail (UK), by David McCormack    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/12/2014 4:28:18 PM     Post Reply
A grieving man recently widowed was so moved by seeing a young couple enjoying each other´s company while out dining on Tuesday that he paid for their meal in a very generous ‘pay it forward’ gesture. The heart-warming incident happened at an unnamed restaurant in Barrie, Ontario, where Lee Ballantyne was dining alone for the first time since his wife Carol had passed away from cancer on December 30. As Lee watched the young couple and reflected on his 43 years of marriage he was so inspired that he wrote the couple a touching note on a napkin and paid

Palin: ´Not Surprising´ Katie
Couric´s Show Got Canceled
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/12/2014 4:20:26 PM     Post Reply
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Katie Couric left two prominent shows at CBS and ABC because Americans just did not want to tune in to watch her. When Extra´s Mario Lopez asked Palin on Friday about the cancellation of Couric´s talk show, Palin said she remembered "getting a couple of texts that said things like, ´Oh sorry that it didn’t work out there at CBS or ABC.´" Palin was referring to Couric´s departure from CBS after ratings for the network´s evening newscast tanked with Couric as the anchor. "That wasn´t real surprising because the ratings were going in the

  


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Arizona´s Maricopa County
Republicans Censure John McCain
for Abandoning Values
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/12/2014 4:16:27 PM     Post Reply
The Maricopa County Republican Party in Arizona formally censured Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Saturday evening by an overwhelming 1150-351 vote, Breitbart News has learned. Maricopa County is Arizona´s most populous county and includes Phoenix within its borders. The official GOP body´s rebuke undermines McCain´s reelection chances should he decide to run for the Senate again in 2016. “As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party, platform, and its candidates,” the formal censure resolution reads. “Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced

How the Blair government paid for the
subversion of our state broadcaster
Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/12/2014 3:57:44 PM     Post Reply
So now we know yet another reason why the BBC is so biased in its reporting on climate change: because in 2006 the Labour government effectively paid it to be so. It was a £67,000 grant from the Department for International Development (DFID) which paid for the notorious, secret high-level seminar at which the BBC was persuaded to abandon all pretence at neutrality on the global warming issue. I expect the BBC´s environmental analyst Roger Harrabin just can´t wait to get his teeth into this major scandal. Oh no, wait, I forgot: Harrabin was the seminar´s organiser. (Don´t worry, Rog.

The Gates of Hell: Obama
and Clinton Are Cooked
PJ Media, by Barry Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 1/12/2014 2:54:08 PM     Post Reply
For the last five years, I have waited for the other shoe to drop. In 2008, the American people elected an incompetent and foolish president, Obama. President Obama knew that he could only trust a handcuffed politician and loyalist like Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. He then later appointed the pompous John Kerry to fill this capacity. Yet this “gang that couldn’t shoot straight” was a ticking time bomb. Three strikes and you’re out. Let me list them: Obama: incompetent and disinterested [sic] in policy (president). Clinton: interested in policy but a potential rival politician, so she could not

If You Ever Had Any Doubt the
Media is Biased on Climate, This
Should End Your Doubt
NewsBusters, by Amy Ridenour    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 1/12/2014 2:51:34 PM     Post Reply
The indefatigable David Rose of Britain´s Daily Mail, working with British climate blogger Tony Newberry, has today exposed bias in news reporting of climate change of a scale heretofore unknown, even for that never-accurately-covered subject. He reveals that, in a move orchestrated by the BBC itself and a left-wing lobby group, the British government under the Labor Party paid for BBC personnel to be taught the left-wing, pro-alarmist spin on climate issues for the specific purpose of using the "news" as propaganda. The seminar project was run by a BBC "journalist." A single seminar, paid for by British taxpayers, cost 67,000 pounds

George Washington Bridge Scandal Documents
Reveal Chaos, Cover-up and Cursing
New York Magazine, by Caroline Bankoff    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 1/12/2014 2:13:16 PM     Post Reply
In Friday afternoon, over 900 documents from the investigation into the Chris Christie administration´s George Washington Bridge scandal were released. The materials do not appear to contain any evidence directly linking the New Jersey governor to the decision to shut down the two of the bridge´s lanes as an act of political retribution against the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey (or, possibly, another political rival). However, they do offer glimpses of the chaos caused by the apparently pointless four-day closures and administration´s attempts to contain the resulting controversy, as well as Christie administration officials´ tendency to use curse words

  



Biden to lead delegation to Sharon funeral
Washington Times (D.C), by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/12/2014 1:56:09 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat who is also chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, will join Vice President Joseph R. Biden in the presidential delegation attending the state funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the White House said Sunday. President Obama also selected for the delegation Rep. Eliot Engel, New York Democrat; Daniel Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel; and Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel. Mr. Sharon died Saturday at age 85 after eight years in a coma due to a stroke. A state memorial ceremony is planned for Monday in Israel, with world

Beverly Hills Dermatologist
American Spectator, by Ben Stein    Original Article
Posted By: jj1319- 1/12/2014 1:43:34 PM     Post Reply
Monday For many years now, I have endured a mild skin disorder, rarely fatal. I usually am monitored by a fine doctor in Rancho Mirage. But I wanted a dermatologist near our home in Beverly Hills, so I asked around and got a reference for a Dr. Wang, as I will call him. (Not his real name.) This afternoon, I entered his tiny waiting room, introduced myself to the young women behind the counter and smiled. The women asked me to fill out several forms, which I did and handed them back.

Enrollees at Health Exchanges
Face Struggle to Prove Coverage
New York Times, by ROBERT PEAR and ABBY GOODNOUGH    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 1/12/2014 1:19:13 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Paul D. Donahue and his wife, Angela, are among more than a million Americans who have signed up for health coverage through the federal insurance exchange. Mr. Donahue has a card in his wallet from his insurer to prove it. But when he tried to use it to get a flu shot and fill prescriptions this week, local pharmacies could not confirm his coverage, so he left without his medications. Similar problems are occurring daily in doctors’ offices and drugstores around the country as consumers try to use insurance coverage that took effect on Jan. 1 under the

Robert Gates: ‘I Agreed With
All the President’s Decisions
on Afghanistan’
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/12/2014 1:16:09 PM     Post Reply
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Face the Nation Sunday morning that he had no regrets about the timing or tone of his forthcoming memoir Duty, excerpts of which stirred up controversy in some quarters this week about President Barack Obama’s faith in his Afghanistan strategy. “With the experience and perspective of working for eight presidents and having been secretary for four-and-a-half years, I didn’t think that waiting until 2017 to weigh into these issues made any sense,” said Gates, who is recovering from a neck injury. While many have read the excerpts as critical of Obama’s foreign policy, Gates

Priebus Battles Gregory: At
Least Christie Fires People,
Obama ‘Doubles Down’ on Them
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/12/2014 1:12:00 PM     Post Reply
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus sparred with Meet the Press host David Gregory on Sunday morning over whether New Jersey Governor Chris Christie should be held liable for creating a “culture” in his administration that encouraged political retribution, as the chairman had said President Barack Obama should be with regards to the IRS scandal. “He trusted people that lied to him and he fired those people,” Priebus said. “The president doubles down on Eric Holder, he doubles down on Hillary Clinton and Lois Lerner and Susan Rice. It’s the opposite effect.” “There’s some deflection going on here,” Gregory said. “You said

California farms lead the way
in almond production
Los Angeles Times, by David Pierson    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/12/2014 12:04:36 PM     Post Reply
One of California´s top ambassadors often comes lightly salted and travels in a vacuum-sealed can. Eat an almond anywhere in the world and chances are that it was grown in the Golden State. California produces 82% of the globe´s almonds, harvesting about 800,000 acres of the tree nut across a 400-mile stretch from northern Tehama County to southern Kern County. Fueling the boom is robust foreign demand, particularly from emerging consumer markets like China and India, where the industry has been promoting almonds as a healthful snack. About 70% of California´s almonds are sold overseas. That made the crunchy nut

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