- Obama Orders Lying About Lost Mining Jobs
- Hamas Uses Russian SAM Against Israeli Hilicopter
- Stuxnet Virus Caused Deadly Explosion In Iran?
- Is Newt Surge Enough?
- Cal Same Sex Marriage Mess
- More Israel- Iran Poop pa
- $15 Trillion Debt Details
- Hasselbeck Hammers Maher
Hypocritically as it pounds the table to pass its jobs bill the Obama administration pressured analysts to change an environmental review to reflect fewer job losses from a proposed regulation, the contractors who worked on the review testified Friday.
The dispute revolves around proposed changes to a rule regulating coal mining near streams and other waterways. The experts contracted to analyze the impact of the rule initially found that it would cost 7,000 coal jobs.But the contractors claim they were subsequently pressured to not only keep the findings under wraps but “revisit” the study in order to show less of an impact on jobs.
Scientist have located 702 exoplanets circling stars in other solar systems. The first exoplanet was spotted in 1995. As the technique has been improved discoveries have increased including some in the so-called Goldilocks zone where conditions for life as we know it exists. So far we know of 54 in that zone.
Israeli military has confirmed that the Hamas regime oversaw the firing of a surface-to-air missile against the Israel Air Force on Aug. 18. Palestinian gunners fired what appeared to be a Russian-origin SA-7 at an Israeli attack helicopter.
“The missile missed, and there has not been any known incidents since,” a military source said.
The ratio of debt to gross domestic product is 101%, That means we owe more money than the sum total of all goods and services produced in America in October 2011 GDP was 14.58 TRILLION debt topped 15 TRILLION.
Exhaustive investigations into the deadly explosion of the Iranian Sejil-2 ballistic missile at the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Alghadir base last Saturday, Nov. 12 point increasingly to a technical fault caused by the computer system controlling the missile and not the missile itself. The head of Iran’s ballistic missile program Maj. Gen. Hassan Moghaddam was among the 36 officers killed in the blast. The IRGC is investigating the possible Stuxnet virus infection of this computer system as the cause of the explosion.
Military and Iranian sources disclose three pieces of information coming out of the early IRGC probe:
- 1. Maj. Gen. Moghaddam had gathered Iran’s top missile experts around the Sejil 2 to show them a new type of warhead which could also carry a nuclear payload. No experiment was planned. The experts were shown the new device and asked for their comments.
2. Moghaddam presented the new warhead through a computer simulation attached to the missile. His presentation was watched on a big screen. The missile exploded upon an order from the computer.
The warhead blew first; the solid fuel in its engines next, so explaining the two consecutive bangs across Tehran and the early impression of two explosions, the first more powerful than the second, occurring at the huge 52 sq. kilometer complex of Alghadir. The blasts were so powerful windows rattled 30 miles away in Teheran.
- 3. Because none of the missile experts survived and all the equipment and structures pulverized within a half-kilometer radius of the explosion, the investigators had no witnesses and hardly any physical evidence to work from.
Iranian sources say Israel was not involved in the explosion but nobody’s talking,
With estimates that Iran will have a nuclear warhead by April 2012 and repeated speculation of how to stop that the November 12 incident was either a world class coincidence or a cleverly timed and effective attack killing the programs commeander and top personnel.
West Bennington, Mass had reversed itself and now allows Holiday light displays it previously banned due to global warming. Seattle. Washingtonn wil allow alternative Christmas displays in its state house including atheist that proclaim the birth of Jesus was a meaningless event.
A new McClatchy-Marist poll of registered voters shows that Obama leads former House Speaker Gingrich in a one-on-one matchup by only 47 percent to 45 percent. That’s well within the poll’s 5 percentage point margin of error.
Obama’s lead over GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, also falls within the margin of error - 48 percent to 44 percent. The president has a stronger lead over businessman Herman Cain - 49 percent to 39 percent. And Obama leads Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann 54 percent to 35 percent.
Obama has recently suggested he will act alone to help the economy but just 27% of voters think this is appropriate. Sixty-three percent (63%) believe he should work more with Congress on the economy. This comes as just 18% believe the country is generally heading in the right direction.
Much of the dust in your home is actually dead skin! Yuck!
The opinion is expected to increase the likelihood that the ultra-liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will rule the proponents of Proposition 8, approved by voters in 2008, have authority to defend the measure, allowing the case to move forward.
The California Supreme Court concluded, “When the public officials who ordinarily defend a challenged state law or appeal a judgment invalidating the law decline to do so … the official proponents of a voter-approved initiative measure are authorized to assert the state’s interest in the initiative’s validity, enabling the proponents to defend the constitutionality of the initiative and to appeal a judgment invalidating the initiative.”
The state court’s opinion isn’t binding, but it was solicited by the federal appeals court before that court considers constitutional merits of the case. The appeals court had previously rejected a bid by Imperial County for legal standing to defend Proposition 8. If it had ruled that proponent ProtectMarriage.com did not have legal standing, the appeal might have been stopped short.
The state court ruled the proponents of initiatives in California have legal standing to defend the measures they back, even when the state’s elected officials decline to do so.
“The court rescued the initiative process from being fundamentally undermined,” said Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Harold Johnson, who filed a friend-of-the-court brief in favor of proponents, in a statement. “The court recognized that when voters exercise their right to enact a law or constitutional amendment by initiative, that measure deserves a defense when challenged.”
Cosmic Latte is the color of the universe, according to a team of astronomers from Johns Hopkins University. The survey of the color of all light in the universe added up to a slightly beige white. The survey included more than 200,000 galaxies, and measured the spectral range of the light from a large volume of the universe.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak told the PBS interviewer Charlie Rose Wednesday, Nov. 16 that none of the experiments Iran was conducting was based on a neutron source. ”It’s always simultaneous explosions on heavy metals and certain other activities which cannot be explained,” he said.
Military sources note his stress on the lack of evidence that Iran was trying to develop tactical neutron bombs. Tehran, he said, was experimenting with uranium- and plutonium- based explosives, meaning large nuclear bombs rather than small, tactical warheads.
Barak slammed former IAEA director Dr. Mohammed ElBaradei, who is now running for election as Egyptian president, accusing him of concealing the truth about Iran’s nuclear development. He praised the incumbent director, Yukiya Amano, for leveling on what his experts had found.
Barak offered the opinion that if the late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had not relinquished his nuclear program in 2003 but attained a nuclear bomb instead, the March 2011 NATO operation against him would not have been ordered either by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi or British Prime Minister David Cameron.
As to Iraq’s Saddam Hussain: Had he possessed “a few crude nuclear devices when he invaded Kuwait in 1990,” said Barak, the US-led coalition could not have pushed him out of the emirate in the first Gulf War.
In the interview, Barak warned that a nuclear-armed Iran would touch off a Middle East nuclear arms race drawing in Egypt and less responsible regimes headed by the Muslim Brotherhood.
“You could wake up one morning,” he said, “to find Iran had occupied Bahrain or Qatar. Who then would come and liberate them?”
Barak declined to answer questions about the feasibility of totally destroying the Iranian nuclear program.
He also offered no opinion on the view that a military operation against Iran would gain no more than a three-year breathing space before Tehran rebuilt its nuclear weapons program, a view recently articulated by US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
He was far from optimistic about international sanctions stopping Iran in its nuclear tracks.
The defense minister went on to warmly praised President Barack Obama and his administration’s commitment to Israel’s security and said “Under this administration we have advanced still further into a clear, deep, deep commitment to the security of Israel and beyond.”
He also praised the administration’s policy of combating terrorism, such as the targeting of Osama bin Laden.
Wednesday night, reports: A short statement was read out to the Knesset (Israel’s parliament by cabinet member Michael Eitan Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 16. It read: “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu informed the full Knesset plenum that all options are on the table when it comes to Iran’s nuclear program. The prime minister and the authorized bodies are acting to stop the nuclear armament of Iran. The efforts are ongoing and we will do everything possible to enlist states in the international community, “he continued “because the Iranian threat is adanger not only to the State of Israel but to world peace.”
The Knesset was due to devote a special session to the question of an attack on Iran.
Military sources report that this is the first statement of this nature the prime minister has ever delivered to Israel’s parliament. It was phrased notably in the present tense. “The authorized bodies” are thought to refer to the Israeli Defense Forces and its intelligence community.
Also worth noting is that Netanyahu sent a minister to read out his message. He himself absent from this key debate and so was the defense minister. For the first time too, there was no reference to sanctions which have figured hitherto in all Israeli official statements on the Iranian nuclear controversy.
The implication is that an operation against a nuclear Iran may be in the works. If so, a response from Tehran is to be expected shortly.
Earlier Wednesday, the supreme commander of Iran’s armed forces Gen. Hassan Firouz-Abadi said Israel’s cries of alarm about Iran’s nuclear development bespeak shock and fear. But nothing will save the Zionist regime from its bitter fate - a hint at Iran’s nuclear capability.
Firouz-Abadi said the massive explosion which killed Iran’s missile chief Saturday “had nothing to do with Israel or America.” It took place during “research on weapons that could strike Israel,” adding that the blast had delayed by only two weeks the development of an undisclosed military “product.”
The two statements together aroused lively speculation in the tense climate left by the latest nuclear watchdog agency’s evidence of Iran’s work on a nuclear weapon. Linking them might suggest that the Israeli prime minister had decided to refute the Iranian general’s claim. By stating that “efforts are ongoing” to stop Iran’s nuclear armament, he may have been implying that the explosion at the Guards base Saturday was indeed a covert Israeli operation in line with those efforts.
Only 20% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove
At the close of business on Tuesday, the debt of the federal government exceeded $15 trillion for the first time–with the largest single owner of the publicly held portion of that debt being the Federal Reserve.
Over the past year, as the Federal Reserve massively increased its holdings of U.S. Treasury securities and entities in China marginally decreased theirs, the Fed surpassed the Chinese as the top owner of publicly held U.S. government debt.
In its latest monthly report, the Federal Reserve said that as of Sept. 28, it owned $1.665 trillion in U.S. Treasury securities. That was more than double the $812 billion in U.S. Treasury securities the Fed said it owned as of Sept. 29, 2010.
Meanwhile, as of the end of this September, entities in mainland China owned $1.1483 trillion in U.S. Treasury securities, according to data published today by the U.S. Treasury Department. That was down slightly from the $1.1519 trillion in U.S. Treasury securities the Chinese owned as of the end of September 2010, according to the same Treasury Department report.
Thus, at the end of September 2010, the Chinese owned about $339.9 billion more in U.S. Treasury securities than the Fed owned at that time. By the end of September 2011, the Fed owned about $516.7 billion more in U.S. Treasury securities than the Chinese owned.
The U.S. Treasury Department divides the federal government’s debt into two general categories: debt held by the public-the type owned by the Chinese and the Federal Reserve-and “intragovernmental debt,” which consists of what essentially are IOUs the Treasury gives to government trust funds such as the Social Security trust when it takes and spends their money on other things.
The current total national debt of $15.0336 trillion, reported by the Treasury today, consists of approximately $10.3145 trillion in debt held by the public and $4.7191 trillion in intragovernmental debt.
The combined $2.8133 trillion in U.S. government debt held by the public that is now owned by the Federal Reserve and the Chinese equals more than 27 percent of all U.S. government debt held by the public.
Currently, foreign entities, including those in China, own $4.6603 trillion of the U.S. government debt held by the public. These foreign entities, together with the Federal Reserve, own a combined $6.3253 trillion of the U.S. government’s debt held by the public.
That $6.3253 trillion in Federal Reserve-and-foreign-held debt equals more than 61 percent of the U.S. government’s publicly held debt.
Bacteria living inside you would fill a half-gallon jug; there are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than human cells according to an article in Scientific American.
Last February on Real Time, uber-Liberal Bill Maher made a joke that, were Hosni Mubarak to release the then-captured Lara Logan, they could trade him conservative Elizabeth Hasselbeck. Last week the smart aleck Maher appeared on the ABC morning show The View and was systematically dissembled by the show’ss panelist Elizibeth Hasselbeck after he said all the Republican Presidential candidates are stupid.
If Maher could have crawled under the table he would have done so. It was a pleasure to see him sputter and cower from the slim, blond firebrand.
Underemployment, a measure that combines the percentage of workers who are unemployed with the percentage working part time but wanting full-time work, hit 18.2 percent in mid-November, up from 17.5 percent a month ago and even higher than the 17.7 percent rate in mid-November 2010.
Joy Behar, ultra-liberal, co-host on ABC’s The View has had her HLN Show cancelled due to miserable ratings with a total viewership of less than 400,000 about the same as those who watch a flashlight. That compares with O’Reillys 3.43 million; Hannity’s 2.37 million; Anderson Cooper’s 700,000 and Nancy Grace’s 550,000.
A study finds drinking 16 OZ. of beer a day reduces your risk of heart disease by 31%.
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
It could not be any simpler than that.
“SOME IDEAS ARE SO STUPID ONLY INTELLECTUALS BELIEVE THEM.”