Thursday, May 31, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Today the associated press posted an article about the worldwide disappointment President Obama has been.
According to Don Melvin and Rod McGuirk with AP.com;
In Europe, where more than 200,000 people thronged a Berlin rally in 2008 to hear Barack Obama speak, there's disappointment that he hasn't kept his promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, and perceptions that he's shunting blame for the financial crisis across the Atlantic.
In Mogadishu, a former teacher wishes he had sent more economic assistance and fewer armed drones to fix Somalia's problems. And many in the Middle East wonder what became of Obama's vow, in a landmark 2009 speech at the University of Cairo, to forge a closer relationship with the Muslim world (Attribution).
Looks like Obama's nearly impossible to accomplish campaign promises were believed worldwide. Imagine the disappointment when Obama applied tired old Keynesian style economics to address America's economic woes.
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Sunday, May 6, 2012
|Wednesday May 2, 2012 10:00PM (MST) |
TAGS: IKEA, Political Prisoners, Cuba, East Germany, West Germany, Russia
Ikea, an unlisted, family-owned company, is the world's largest furniture retailer, with sales of €25 billion in 2011 and 131,000 employees at the end of its last fiscal year in August 2011 [Attribution].
As Swedish furniture retailer Ikea probes revelations about the use of East German prisoners labour, new allegations emerged Thursday indicating the home furnishings giant also used Cuban prisoners to build furniture in the 1980s [Attribution].
Saturday, May 5, 2012
|Wednesday May 5, 2012 10:00PM (MST) |
TAGS: Scott Brown, Obama, Ford, GM, Chrylser, Auto Bailout, Obama Stimulus, Public Unions
Goes to Public Unions
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"...When Obama pushed through his stimulus package shortly after taking office, the money going to bail out GM andW Chrysler was not so much intended to shore up those corporations as it was intended to shore up the unions at those corporations. In other words, although one of the ubiquitous reasons given was saving these two iconic American companies, the real goal was to pass tax-payer dollars to Democrat-dominated union members (to keep them voting for Democrat candidates for the foreseeable future). In a real sense, this is nothing more than a sophisticated money laundering scheme. [Attribution]
...The ad, pulled in response to White House questions (and, presumably, carping from rival GM), threatened to rekindle the negative (if accurate) association just when the president wants credit for their positive results (GM and Chrysler are moving forward, making money and selling vehicles) and to distance himself from any public downside of his decision. [Attribution]
...But it gets worse. In states like Wisconsin, far from the automakers and their union workers, 80% of stimulus funds “went to public unions.” That means these unions received $600 million in funding which they are now using to fill the coffers of Democrat candidates and to pay for ongoing opposition to Gov. Scott Walker. As a matter of fact, public employee unions have already spent more than $8 million in their effort to recall Walker. What this does, in effect, is remove the advantage Walker had achieved in fundraising by placing the weight of the national purse behind Walker’s opponents.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
|Wednesday May 2, 2012 10:00PM (MST)|
TAGS: DEA, Chong, Crystal Meth
Image Source: TalkLeft.com...Seven people at the house were taken into custody. Five were processed and sent to county jail, one was released, and Chong was accidentally left in a cell.
NBC San Diego reports that, according to Chong, “agents questioned him, and then told him he could go home. One agent even offered him a ride.”
And then for five days, Chong was left handcuffed and alone in a 5-by-10-foot cell.
He screamed for help, and no one responded. According to Chong, he could hear DEA personnel moving in nearby rooms, but they ignored him.
Dehydrated, he drank his own urine. At one point, he began to hallucinate and attempted to carve “sorry mom” on his arm, intending to kill himself with his broken eyeglasses.
“I didn’t think I would come out,” said Chong
Image Source: DailyCaller.comIn the cell was a bag with white powder, which Chong ate. The substance later tested positive for methamphetamine. It’s unclear where the drug came from, particularly as the DEA notes that the individuals were searched before being placed in cells
After days of misery, a DEA officer noticed an odd noise coming from the holding cell. It was Chong.
Chong was transported to Sharp Hospital, and spent three days in intensive care with his kidneys close to failing.