A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Millions of Unemployed Face Looming
Expiration of Jobless Benefits

ABC News, by John Parkinson

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 12/16/2013 4:16:26 AM

House Speaker John Boehner checked off the final items on his list of year-end legislation Thursday, dismissing lawmakers for a 25-day holiday recess. The House came together in rare bipartisan fashion to pass the budget deal, approve the National Defense Authorization Act, extend farm law through the end of next month and temporarily delay cuts to doctors’ Medicare payments. But left undone was one major piece of legislation: an extension of long-term unemployment benefits. Although the benefits could be extended retroactively, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged this week, 1.3 million Americans are set to lose them Dec. 28.

Comments:
If benefits can be extended retroactively, as Reid says, is this another one of those executive orders we can expect? Since it´s spending, it has to originate in the House, doesn´t it?

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/16/2013 4:49:00 AM     (No. 9655593)

Demonrats consider unemployment checks to be the same as welfare. Otherwise, the welfare rolls would explode in numbers, which would reflect back on their stupidity.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/16/2013 6:22:34 AM     (No. 9655636)

I don´t think the senate has approved this budget yet and they´ll surely insist unemploymnent money be put back in there. It could blow up if it goes to conference and House republicans shoot it down.

If you believe the gov´t the UE rate is 7%,so there´s no excuse to keep extending this,all it does it discourage people from trying to find work. I mean you can´t have millions of people retiring in their 20´s and 30´s and that´s basically what this does..
There´s a lot of self employed people having a hard time getting by and there´s no sympathy or subsidy for those folks.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    34 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 12/16/2013 7:04:29 AM     (No. 9655661)

Washington is creating a work environment in the private sector that is losing jobs while at the same time printing money to extend unemployment benefits.

The Federal Government should be in the business of encouraging GOOD behavior not BAD behavior.

Buying votes does not make voter´s futures more secure.
It makes them dependents and less secure!



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: GoDeacs79, 12/16/2013 7:23:25 AM     (No. 9655680)

The 5 million Americans who lost insurance plans was said to be just a tiny fraction of the population. Why now is 1.3 million a disconcerting number?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    77 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/16/2013 8:14:43 AM     (No. 9655741)

For 2013, the maximum weeks of available unemployment benefits are: 73 Weeks =


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: privateer, 12/16/2013 8:25:21 AM     (No. 9655751)

These unemployed are spread out through the country, so why not make them Navigamers? They are on average much more capable and far less crooked than the current O´thugs!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: gewgaw, 12/16/2013 8:25:31 AM     (No. 9655752)

Hate being crass but.....all this is protection money...sigh...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 12/16/2013 9:15:10 AM     (No. 9655822)

Ever notice how these unemployment cut-offs are always right around the Christmas season? I wonder why.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Donna M, 12/16/2013 9:19:05 AM     (No. 9655825)

Guys, the real UI number is somewhere north of 13%. The economy lost at least 1.5 million jobs from the peak in 2008 and not only has not made them up, but given population growth there should have been at least hundreds of thousands more created with ´normal growth.´ Which means there aren´t jobs for a lot of us, no job creation and neither this regime nor Congress really care about THAT.

Please don´t mock people who are on UI just trying to pay the bills and working hard every day for YEARS to get work but can´t land. I know plenty of people who are in bad straits--including me--and that includes independents. For many of us, particularly if you are north of 50 and highly skilled managerial or administrative, and in our most productive years, even part time and contract jobs have vanished. Counter, sales, phone jobs--in NY/NJ/CT they aren´t there either. Move--not possible for many (including me).

I´m long past unemployment, have patched together consulting and publishing plus contract, but can´t make a living at it--I´m 60, highly skilled, really versatile, excellent track record, considered an asset by everyone I´ve worked for, interview a lot but don´t land. (And many jobs listed aren´t real or endlessly put on hold.) And the scary thing is that it will likely get worse.

If you need a capable, reliable marketing or admin hand in your business, and you´re NYC, contact me.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Avogadra, 12/16/2013 9:31:36 AM     (No. 9655855)

Why should moving not be possible if you can´t find a job where you are? If a person is hungry enough, staying put is not possible. Texas has jobs, but we do expect people to come and work, not join a union, punch a clock and collect a paycheck. I saw this type of thinking all the time 25 years ago when we lived in the Detroit area. Just look at the pictures of Detroit today to see where this sort of attitude leads. We left. You can, too.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 12/16/2013 9:34:40 AM     (No. 9655860)

The mean Republicans will be blamed for this without doubt.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: lylacat, 12/16/2013 9:35:38 AM     (No. 9655863)

I play bridge in an affluent area in California, and in my club there are at least TEN people who have been collecting unemployment benefits for over a year. They are computer specialists who could be working, but they would rather play bridge every day. I hear them talk about how long they will have to work when the benefits are exhausted, and how long it would be until they can get unemployment checks again.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    22 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/16/2013 9:57:22 AM     (No. 9655914)

Maybe they need to get all the Jobs Obie lies about.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: strike3, 12/16/2013 10:17:38 AM     (No. 9655963)

1.3 million is not "millions" it is one third of one percent of our population.Hopefully they are all union/democrat voters. Either way, the fraud in the White House responsible for their job loss in the first place.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/16/2013 10:22:50 AM     (No. 9655970)

#9 and #10 One more point is Obama and his cabal have changed the work week to all part time jobs for employer´s to discontinue benefits. Everyone is now part time.
Another problem with hiring (my wife has to employ workers on new job sites) is the background checks and drug testing. You would not believe the potential hires who can´t pass these. Therefore Burger establishments and coffee shops get them.
Who wants to be on the end of a shovel, like Obama calls it, when you can play bridge or shoot pool and watch TV all day and draw an unemployment check?


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: dman, 12/16/2013 10:30:48 AM     (No. 9655988)

5-years is far more than long enough. Time for these "unemployed" to lower their "standards" and take whatever jobs they can. Then let the marketplace work.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: KingBubo, 12/16/2013 11:04:16 AM     (No. 9656033)

Does this factor in the new welfare, ie disability that is being abuused by many?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 12/16/2013 11:14:13 AM     (No. 9656048)

The employed are out numbered by far. I am on the work until you die plan. Needless to say I have not much sympathy for those who just quit trying.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: Donna M, 12/16/2013 11:23:57 AM     (No. 9656076)

What a hard, cruel bunch this is....not one of you seems to know anyone who´s been struggling. No children, friends and relatives who are in this horrible jam?

#16, I have lowered my standards, and lowered them a long time ago because I want to work--to be told repeatedly ´you are overqualified´. That last is what excludes a lot of people from any job. ATS systems look at resumes and rule us out based on computer algorithms. There is also something called age discrimination. Have you missed the fact that at least 1.5 million jobs are no longer there, plus many more thousands that should be there if there was normal growth?

#12, would you consider that most middle-class unemployed people are not like your bridge friends? I invite you to go over to the ´Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors´ group on LinkedIn to find people who completely are the opposite.

#10 I have looked, applied and networked elsewhere, jobs in my field (marketing and communications) aren´t in great supply especially outside of NY metro and usually won´t consider those from outside the area (I´m not talking getting paid relo!) I also have a life and network that is very much concentrated in this area.

At 60 I am trying to retain my sanity and simply find paying work--and also I am not collecting UI (and paid into it when I did--NJ does). Does anyone here understand that those who do are just trying to get by until they get a job? We are missing years of job creation and who´s getting it in the shorts?
We middle class people who´ve spent down our savings, taken anything and everything in terms of work, just to try to stay afloat in this rotten, Obama-created economy.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    32 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: chicodon, 12/16/2013 11:42:47 AM     (No. 9656092)

If you needed any more proof that the LSM and the Democrat party are one in the same...

Remember, the devout leftist also believes in a guaranteed income.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: ohyababy, 12/16/2013 11:46:49 AM     (No. 9656097)

The claim that unemployment is at 7% is a gigantic lie that the Federal Government loves to tell so they can say they have been successful with the recovery. Unemployment in the US is actually between 12.5 and 13% on average and can be as high as 22% depending on the category of individual you look at. The numbers released by the bean counters do not take in account all of those who have lost their jobs and also fallen off unemployment without finding a new job or those underemployed. If the true unemployment and underemployed were known 0bama & Co will be as they say in deep doo doo.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: chicodon, 12/16/2013 12:27:49 PM     (No. 9656150)

#19
I truly feel for you. I was laid off nearly on the day (Jan 2009) that Obama ascended to the throne. I was a 60 year old plumbing design engineer for a large multi-family "design-build" firm in Los Angeles. Over night virtually every one of our pending jobs were put on hold. This amounted to thousands of dwelling units. The company had no other choice but to lay people off across the board.

A couple of years later I was offered my old job back but I had moved on to other things. In actuality I decided to retire early and fortunately had the assets to do so.

One issue I would have faced, had I gone back, is that I had forgotten many job skills after such a long period of unemployment. Although I was in limbo, the world moved on. There would have a steep learning curve. I´m sure I would have dealt with it but many in my age group may have not. In my view, this is one of the under-reported tragedies of the Obama years and I believe is responsible for so many dropping out of the workforce.

Best of luck.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: Donna M, 12/16/2013 12:29:44 PM     (No. 9656153)

#21 I´d maintain that most people DO know that the 7% number is a fraud and the U-6 is the real number above 13%. It still does not fully count those ´off the map´--and the only reason why all the rates are lowering is that the labor force has shrunk to record lows not seen since the 1980s--4 point shrinkage alone since 2007.

Honestly, I would PREFER to be self-employed, but the contract/consulting work has to be out there to keep your head above water, and it isn´t. I know plenty of people who´ve always done well in that regard, and they are STRUGGLING. That is the first thing that comes back in a recovery, it perked up a bit in 2011 then went down the dumper in 2012. There´s also a lot of deadbeating--you do the work and never get paid. Happened to me, got a consultant friend in small claims court trying to collect.

#12 your bridge playing ´computer specialists´ are probably IT guys who have been zeroed out of jobs by American companies outsourcing programming to India. Indian H1-Bs are brought in wholesale with faked up (in India) credentials. IT services are also controlled by Indian-owned contractor ´body shops´. Pull them over sometime and ask them what´s happened in the IT business. There´s a lot of rotten code being written. You can also thank IBM and McKinsey for a great deal of this.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: Donna M, 12/16/2013 12:45:29 PM     (No. 9656169)

#22, thank you. I will admit to you that while I acquired another set of skills during this rolling ordeal (2009 as well) in internet journalism and greater depth + contacts I´d never have known in the health tech field, my marketing skills are now a little rusty despite my consulting. I´m surprised that you felt you couldn´t go back, and happy you had an alternative in retiring.

Unfortunately, UI and disability payments are covering up Obama´s Depression. Obamacare will be the coup de grace over the next two years. Deliberate destruction? I think so. I just wish certain Republicans in Congress were forthright about this and say our problem is not that UI creates people who won´t work--it´s that there aren´t jobs for tthose who really, really want to work!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: thefield, 12/16/2013 12:50:06 PM     (No. 9656177)

The seventy three weeks is a lie anyway. The Obama Administration cut it off in July on 2012 for Fl, CA,NY and other 5 other states. I was one of those cut off because of his proclamations. A job came up two months later. So who are those getting benefits past 26 weeks?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 12/16/2013 1:46:29 PM     (No. 9656227)

This was never meant to be a way of life, much like welfare has become. It is for short term help. What a sorry, sad mess this country has become under the Democrats.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: mabel normand, 12/16/2013 3:30:43 PM     (No. 9656352)

Ever considered moving away from NYC, Donna?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 12/16/2013 9:58:27 PM     (No. 9656690)

Like others here I lost a professional position at the start of this mess, at 59 years old and working since the age of 14 I took that summer off (no UI), big mistake as there were no jobs when I started looking, went to work at Walmart for two years till 62 then started collecting SS which (since I had some really good years) is much more then I was making working. Those of us at 55+ have a much harder time finding work.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 764862




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"



The Doctor Won’t See You Now
City Journal, by Joel Zinberg    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 9:46:06 AM     Post Reply
Proponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insist that the law will extend health insurance to millions, expand access to health care, and improve Americans’ overall health. But, as the New York Times recently reported, at least 20 percent of the new enrollees have not paid their premiums. They therefore do not really have insurance. But even for those enrollees paying premiums, having health insurance is not the same thing as getting good health care, or any health care. In fact, it doesn’t matter how many Americans obtain insurance under the ACA. Most will have difficulty finding a physician. Many Americans

Indiana troops first stop
on Pence´s Germany trip
Munster Times [IN], by Dan Garden    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 9:41:56 AM     Post Reply
INDIANAPOLIS | A Portage airman was among the Hoosier troops stationed in Germany that Gov. Mike Pence met Monday on the first stop of his jobs mission to Indiana´s largest European trading partner. Lt. Benjamin DeLaCruz, a 2007 Portage High School graduate, helped show the Republican governor and first lady Karen Pence around the sprawling Ramstein Air Base and participated in a discussion with the governor about the role of U.S. forces in Europe. "On behalf of the men and women serving overseas, I would like to thank Gov. Pence for visiting Ramstein today," DeLaCruz said in a statement released by the

Cults In Our Midst: Patty Hearst
And The Brainwashing Of America
The Federalist, by Stella Morabito    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 5:39:12 AM     Post Reply
Exactly forty years ago Patricia Hearst stunned the nation when she turned up as a bank robber, a mere two months after she was kidnapped by the violent cult that called itself “The Symbionese Liberation Army.” Her astonishing transformation was documented by bank cameras on April 15, 1974. There she was — granddaughter of William Randolph “Citizen Kane” Hearst — wielding a sawed-off assault rifle and terrorizing people in a bank. She had recently announced in a taped SLA communique that she had voluntarily joined the SLA in its fight against the “fascist” United States. She took the nom de

Chevron, Dole cases expose lawyer corruption
USA Today, by Theodore J. Boutrous Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 5:35:01 AM     Post Reply
A few years ago, the corruption convictions of several prominent plaintiffs´ lawyers put a spotlight on dishonesty in American civil courts. Now the sleaze has burst back into the news with cases involving Chevron and Dole Food Co., this time with an international twist. Last month, a federal court in Manhattan found that a U.S. plaintiffs´ lawyer had masterminded a multibillion dollar fraud and extortion scheme against Chevron in Ecuador. Three days later, a California appellate court affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit against Dole as a "fraud on the court" perpetrated by U.S. and Nicaraguan plaintiffs´ lawyers. These rulings are welcome

Not all of the Pulitzers were
won by the media Goliaths
Washington Examiner [DC], by Mark Tapscott    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 5:13:25 AM     Post Reply
NFL players have Most Valuable Player awards. Major League Baseball players strive for Cy Youngs and Gold Gloves. For journalists, it´s the Pulitzer. Every year, when Pulitzers are announced, most of them are awarded to big corporate media outlets with huge staffs and budgets devoted specifically to the contest. But not always. On Monday, David Philipps, an investigative reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette, claimed a Pulitzer for his three-day series, Other Than Honorable. Philipps exposed the shameful treatment of members of the U.S. military, many of them wounded combat veterans, in the drawdown of American military forces. Too often,

Joker sob story is just sickening
Boston Herald, by Howie Carr    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 5:01:49 AM     Post Reply
Another sob story in the left-wing media about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? Yesterday it was the turn of The New York Times, under the headline, “Marathon Bombing Suspect Waits in Isolation.” Needless to say, the ACLU is up in arms. Boo-hoo-hoo. And if he were in general population, rest assured the headline would have been, “Marathon Bombing Suspect Waits in Fear of his Life.” Needless to say, the ACLU would be up in arms. This one was perfectly timed — on the first anniversary of the Joker placing one of his kettle bombs in front of little Martin Richard, who had moments

Feds Begin Fingerprinting ´High Risk´
Medicare Providers and Suppliers
Weekly Standard, by Jeryl Bier    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 4:52:57 AM     Post Reply
Four years after Obamacare became law, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is notifying Medicare providers and suppliers of new fingerprint-based background checks. Eventually, all individuals who hold a five percent or greater stake in a Medicare supplier or provider that is categorized as "high risk" will be subject to the requirement. The provision is part of the Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP Program Integrity Provisions (Title E) of the Affordable Care Act, and gives the HHS secretary broad discretion in applying the background check requirements depending on the potential for abuse, fraud, and/or waste. The new requirements are spelled

Obama Administration Wants UN to Come Up With
Fake Numbers to Back ‘Climate Change’ Legislation
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 4:33:40 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is just fraud all the way down. U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration is concerned that a crucial United Nations report on climate science may be too harsh in assessing the cost of fighting global warming. Such a finding may lower the incentive for the world to reduce fossil fuel pollution and feed the arguments of those skeptical about whether it’s worth spending money to curtail rising temperatures. Global temperatures haven’t risen in 15 years, but never mind that. Pay no attention to the Sun’s role in our climate. The UN report is set for release next week. Plenty of time to

Greg Abbott Beating Wendy
Davis in Texas Among Women
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 4:24:57 AM     Post Reply
Texas Attorney General and Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Abbott is beating State Senator and feminist hero Wendy Davis in the Lone Star State...among women. According to new data from the left leaning Public Policy Polling, Abbott is not only leading Davis with overall voters, but by a whopping eight percent among female voters. Further, Davis´ has an overall 47 percent unfavorable rating while Abbott enjoys a favorable rating of 40 percent. Among women, Davis´ approval favorable rating is just 32 percent.

New grand jury expected to be seated
in Gov. Rick Perry´s ethics case
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 1:18:20 PM     Post Reply
AUSTIN — A Texas judge was expected to seat a grand jury Monday in an investigation into whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors last year. Special State District Judge Bert Richardson was to oversee the impaneling in Austin. The governor’s office didn’t return messages seeking comment, but The Austin-American Statesman and KVUE-TV reported that Perry took the unusual step of hiring a criminal defense attorney to represent him. The attorney, David Botsford, did not return calls from The Associated Press seeking comment. In June, the governor threatened to veto funding approved by the Texas Legislature

A Pitiful Pulitzer Pick
Commentary Magazine, by Max Boot    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 12:34:31 PM     Post Reply
The Pulitzer Prize board has just managed to do the impossible. It has awarded a prize that deserves to be spoken of in the same conversation with its risible 1932 award to the New York Times correspondent Walter Duranty for articles whitewashing the evils of Stalinist Russia. The award of the Public Service prize to the Washington Post and the Guardian for serving as a mouthpiece for Edward Snowden is an attempt by the journalistic establishment to put its stamp of approval on the actions of one of the most destructive traitors in U.S. history—a former NSA contractor who has done

Texan, 23, Headed To State Prison
For Urinating On The Alamo
Smoking Gun, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 12:27:47 PM     Post Reply
A Texas man was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in state prison for urinating on the Alamo. Daniel Athens, a 23-year-old El Paso resident, pleaded guilty earlier this year to a criminal mischief charge in connection with the April 2012 incident at the Texas shrine. While Athens could have faced a maximum of two years in custody, a plea deal saved him up to six months in custody. Athens was also ordered to pay $4000 in restitution by District Judge Ray Olivarri. Since Athens is not eligible for parole, he will have to serve the entirety of his 18-month sentence. As detailed



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

54 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

46 replie(s)
Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

44 replie(s)
Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

43 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

34 replie(s)
Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

34 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

33 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

31 replie(s)
Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

31 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

30 replie(s)
The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

30 replie(s)
Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

29 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


Post Reply   Close thread 764862





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS