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Nancy Pelosi demands $10.10
per hour minimum wage

Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 3/8/2013 1:24:53 PM

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that recent Wall Street gains mean one sure thing: The minimum wage should be hike to $10.10 per hour. “This week, we saw something quite remarkable — the stock marking soaring to record heights,” she said, Raw Story reported. “At the same time, we see productivity keeping pact. But we don’t see income for America’s middle class rising. In fact, it’s been about the same as since the end of the Clinton years.” So, she suggests, why not raise the current minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10

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She demands it?? Will the Republicans fall for this nonsense? You know the routine. They will say no and then will get bashed by 0bama and the Democrats for protecting those rich people. It´s all beyond frustrating.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kiltedone, 3/8/2013 1:27:07 PM     (No. 9215242)

She wants $10.10? She´s not worth it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: scurfie, 3/8/2013 1:27:50 PM     (No. 9215247)

If $10 is good $20 would then obviously be better right? So why stop at $10? And why should we have to pay for health care, food and a house? This is all good comrade!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 3/8/2013 1:28:23 PM     (No. 9215248)

I demand she pay for it out of her own vast fortune...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 3/8/2013 1:34:43 PM     (No. 9215261)

But keep them darn Unions outa Piatti restaurant chain!!!!

Cuts into Nancy´s profits.

When the inevitable happens, I hope Hugo grabs her in a HOT sweaty grip and won´t let go.......and they both enjoy the sulfur and flames.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dwa, 3/8/2013 1:35:45 PM     (No. 9215265)

She is using the rise in the stock market as the justification. The rise for the most part is based on the continuous printing of money by Bernake and is a false rise. It is not based on company earnings. While some companies are showing good earnings to justify their increased stock prices, those companies are getting those earnings overseas, not here. Our economy does not justify an increase in min wage.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jl80863, 3/8/2013 1:39:37 PM     (No. 9215270)

Once again liberals like Pelosi attemp to take credit for the effort of others. The obama administration is the most anti-business in our history. That the markets have achieved financial recovery is remarkable as is the performance of the US energy industry in the face of huge government obstacles. How many times does it have to be proven that raising the minimum wage kills jobs?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 3/8/2013 1:41:17 PM     (No. 9215275)

I wouldn´t pay her $10...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/8/2013 1:41:37 PM     (No. 9215276)

Pelousy...that is what you will get paid from now on.

Thanks for the input!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rockymtnhigh, 3/8/2013 1:41:59 PM     (No. 9215282)

If the price of gas hadn´t doubled, along with the huge jumps in food and utility prices (you know, those things that don´t get included in the COLA calculation)we wouldn´t be needing a raise in the minimum wage (or any wage). The jumps in these items can be directly tied to Obama administrative actions.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jonr, 3/8/2013 1:42:45 PM     (No. 9215284)

Crackpot!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: phillyred, 3/8/2013 1:43:02 PM     (No. 9215287)

As I recall, the economy was humming along in 2006. Then this evil woman and her party took control of things. The first thing they did was raise the minimum wage. Our economy has slid downhill ever since this gang took over after the 2006 elections.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 3/8/2013 1:44:46 PM     (No. 9215294)

They raise the minimum wage to $10.10.

Millions of young and uneducated people (pretty much all Øvomit voters) loose their jobs and end up on the welfare plantation.

The Demon-RATS then blame it on the greedy rich Republicans.

Sorry, Nancy, we aren´t playing that game.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: justavoter, 3/8/2013 1:45:11 PM     (No. 9215295)

The last minimum wage hike is what ushered in the recession and then the housing bubble just accellerated it.
That is what we need.aother wage hike.NOT

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Reply 14 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 3/8/2013 1:45:34 PM     (No. 9215296)

I really think the pubbies should suggest a $15 and hour minumum wage saying that even $9-10 an hour is not a living wage. Of course it will totally screw most of the dem´s base since most of them will be unemployed

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Malia2012, 3/8/2013 1:46:08 PM     (No. 9215299)

Amen #11. BTW, I wish someone would throw a bucket of water on the old harridan just so we could watch her melt into the grease spot she is.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: frenesi1, 3/8/2013 1:49:22 PM     (No. 9215308)

didn´t she exempt Guam the last time minimum wage was raised because that is where her husband has his company?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/8/2013 1:49:30 PM     (No. 9215309)

Nancy, you can have an increased minimum wage as soon as the last one is applied throughout US Territories. Seems to me that Barbara Boxer prevented the wage from hitting canning plants in American Samoa. This needs to be the new standard in lawmaking. You can´t have seconds until you finish your first. Just like gun laws and background checks. You can´t have more laws if you don´t prosecute any of the existing laws.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: LanieLou, 3/8/2013 1:52:04 PM     (No. 9215313)

Mr. Pelosi & Mr. Feinstein are making millions in the stock market... Middle class Americans their stock & went broke years ago.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 3/8/2013 2:03:32 PM     (No. 9215334)

She is an idiot. The reason the market is doing well is because no one is making any money on government securities. I predict that this is short lived. Be prepared for a big crash.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 3/8/2013 2:08:24 PM     (No. 9215341)

What sort of experience has she got?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Mr Smart, 3/8/2013 2:12:57 PM     (No. 9215347)

So the person working at the Burger joint makes more but has to pay more for a burger and everything else.
Her kind of thinking is everybody should make 250,000 so more tax money comes in.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 3/8/2013 2:20:58 PM     (No. 9215355)

Yes we have to stop the stock market from going up because it is capitalistic and therefore very un-Americian, at least it is now that the Democrats are running everything, that is running everything into the ground.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/8/2013 2:22:44 PM     (No. 9215359)

I saw a cartoon earlier that had a picture of the president with the caption:

Obama so loved the poor, he created millions more of them.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/8/2013 2:30:10 PM     (No. 9215368)

Why only $10.10? Why not $101/hr? Wouldn´t that be ten times better??? I guess using leftist logic, it would. UGH..

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Reply 25 - Posted by: veritas, 3/8/2013 2:33:17 PM     (No. 9215370)

And it´s a safe bet she´d exempt her hubby´s offshore businesses again.

All things considered, Ben Franklin might be glad he died before he could take his seat in the very first House.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: horacer, 3/8/2013 2:42:15 PM     (No. 9215379)

Outta da family vineyards and winery too #4. If you work for da Pelosi´s don´t even tink about unionizing. Don´t ask for benefits either. Such a fraud.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Ann_n_ga, 3/8/2013 2:58:14 PM     (No. 9215392)

Thought I remembered she exempted her husband´s Dole domain last time. She is nasty, vile person.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 3/8/2013 3:13:14 PM     (No. 9215414)

1. Unions want a higher min wage because their salaries are tied to it --- e.g., a mulitiple of minium wage.

2. Large corps want it because it hurts low-cost start ups and mom and pops, thereby hurting competition.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: snowcloud, 3/8/2013 3:16:02 PM     (No. 9215420)

Of course her husband´s canning plant in Guam or where ever it is, will be exempt.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: slartibartfast, 3/8/2013 3:22:26 PM     (No. 9215430)

She´s a dolt. Minimum wage earners are not Middle class, they are ´entry into the workforce´ class.
There may be a method to her madness...raise the minimum wage to the point to where everyone earns the minimum wage except the ruling class. Sounds like socialism, marxism, etc.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: formerlyphelps, 3/8/2013 3:22:44 PM     (No. 9215431)

I think we’re looking at this all wrong. We don’t need a higher wage, we need to ABOLISH wages completely! It’s such an antiquated and unfair practice – someone is always getting more than someone else.

Since the gov’t prints money like a gov’t printing money, currency clearly has no real value anyway. Ergo, let’s forget about “earnings” and “profit” and be truly enlightened – everyone just take what they need, and we’ll all be happy and no one will have more than anyone else!!!!

/S *Yawn*


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Reply 32 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 3/8/2013 3:25:43 PM     (No. 9215432)

It should be $10.10 in San Francisco, but only $9.99 elsewhere. It cost more to live in that city. Its all nonsense because few can live on
the current minimum wage or that which is being proposed, whichever number one picks.
Incidentally , we have now seen Obamacare, and when it kicks in fully, it will eat up whatever raise there is in the minimum wage. She forgot to mention that point.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: spahrkl, 3/8/2013 3:31:10 PM     (No. 9215437)

Her husband does not pay his employees $7.50
per hour. Star Kist Tuna anyone. She own a winery in CA. I wonder what she pays her help.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 3/8/2013 3:56:49 PM     (No. 9215465)

Nancy does not get the whole capitalism, for-profit, economics, stock market and investment thing. Someone else manages her money for her. It is too deep for her, gives her a headache, bores her with the details. Her gig is fairness. $10.10 an hour sounds fair to her. Why not make a law? That would be nice.

But maybe $10.10 is not fair enough. Why be satisfied with half-measures? Why not make the minimum wage $20.20? It won´t make any difference to the stock market, which operates completely independently of all government regulations, including the minimum wage.

Come to think of it, Nancy, why not shoot the works and raise the minimum wage to $100 an hour? That would increase tax revenue and be a big stimulus to the economy.



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Reply 35 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 3/8/2013 4:17:20 PM     (No. 9215494)

The last time Nancy was worth $10/hour was about 40 years ago.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: rocco49, 3/8/2013 4:55:55 PM     (No. 9215550)

Is Ninny Piglousy trying to bankrupt small businesses? Or is she just insane? In a sane world, this loon would have been locked up for her own good a long time ago. And on that note, in the Middle East she´d probably already have been BEHEADED! Off with her head! Stupid progressives, liberals, lefties, whatever they call themselves, are slowly ruining this once great nation...and yet these IDIOTS keep gettting re-elected by other IDIOTS! Oy!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: volksford, 3/8/2013 5:17:36 PM     (No. 9215574)

America Samoa workers want their 10.10 Nancy! OH..I forgot your boy Barry froze their rates because it would harm the economy. Nothin´ like sweat shop labor.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: sinic, 3/8/2013 5:24:19 PM     (No. 9215581)

OK,,,then let´s pay HER $10.10 an hour for 24 hours a day for 365 days a year...roughly $88,500.00. What a bargain! A lot less than we´re paying her now! Still, she´s not worth anywhere near that much. She´s as dumb as a box of hammers.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Libertygal, 3/8/2013 5:29:20 PM     (No. 9215587)

Almost all Union contracts are linked to minimum wage. Particularly SEIU. If minimum wage goes up, it is just a backdoor raise for Obama´s thugs.
2.2% of the workforce that makes minimum wage is above the age of 18.
12% of the workforce is Union. Of that 12%, 90% is federal or government Union.
All of that 90% will get a 15-40% increase for every 1.50 that minimum wage goes up.

That´s just what those Union workers need, 75 bucks an hour with a fat juicy pay raise to go with it.

Who said paybacks are hell?

And Unions love it more, because it reduces competition for jobs from unskilled workers.

Quit focusing on Pelousy, and look what Obama is really doing behind the curtain, folks.


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Reply 40 - Posted by: sg, 3/8/2013 6:35:05 PM     (No. 9215681)

How do great results on Wall St. translate into making the proprietor of a small business like a bodega have to pay a lot more money to hire a high school kid to sweep the floor and stock the shelves for a couple of hours a day? Oh yeah...he owns his business so he´s a capitalist and all capitalists are getting rich off the stock market, so he has dough to burn. That´s the thinking that passes for economic policy among Democrats.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: wsdiego, 3/8/2013 6:52:31 PM     (No. 9215706)

Her head up you know where that she can´t remember the last time she raised the minimum wage! She was told that unemployment would start a upward spike like a hockey stick! At the time about 5% in 2007! In 2009 the rate was almost 8% that they of course blamed on GWB! Pelosi job killer extraordinary!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: navybrat, 3/8/2013 7:33:37 PM     (No. 9215758)

She hires non union workers for her expensive restaurant and vineyards in California. She also had workers at her tuna plant in Samoa exempt from minimum wage pay.

She is vile and evil.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/8/2013 10:41:21 PM     (No. 9215997)

Please note that Nasty Nanci has no problem with many of the elderly on SS earning about $5 an hour.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/9/2013 5:27:55 AM     (No. 9216139)

Cuomo has Botox beat. The demonrats in the Assembly just passed a bill and sent it to the Senate to raise the minimum wage to I think $9/hour, but they indexed it to inflation. Ten years from now, that $9 will become $30+/hour. Demonrats are dumber than dirt, do not comprehend economics at all, and all they care about is votes from the uneducated public education dumbbells that they successfully indoctrinated. Case in point is NYC graduates going on to a community college in NYS where the college found out that 80% of them can´t read, write, or do simple arithmetic.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: mercedesops, 3/9/2013 2:05:00 PM     (No. 9216938)

She also demanded (And received) that US taxpayers spend almost a $1million on free booze for he family when she was speaker.

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Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/21/2014 9:31:25 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/22/2014 5:03:20 AM     Post Reply
There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 4:42:50 PM     Post Reply
New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
US hadn´t ´switched sides in the War on Terror´
and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach
al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 5:20:21 PM     Post Reply
Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
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It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

A rancher´s armed battle against the US
government is standard libertarian fare

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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park


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