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The article is Impregnating America With Muslims, I wish all Americans would read this. Muslims know Violence on a scale most could never Fathom. And soon they will bring there brand of Violence to your neighborhood. They are parasites that live to destroy cultures around the world, So this article reminds us why the must leave and take there sheep with them!!.
The article is Impregnating America With Muslims, I wish all Americans would read this. Muslims know Violence on a scale most could never Fathom. And soon they will bring there brand of Violence to your neighborhood. They are parasites that live to destroy cultures around the world, So this article reminds us why the must leave and take there sheep with them!!. http://www.newswithviews.com/wooldridge/...
We MUST return the bible to our schools or continue to fail. The liberal mindset only offers opinions....these are facts!
Are we foolish enough to want higher gas prices after reading this from USA Today?
USAToday: The Economy Needs High Oil Prices
by Ryan McMaken
Today's USA Today includes a Q and A about falling oil prices:
A: Oil prices are collapsing. Consumers are pouring less of their money into their gas tanks. That should be good for the economy and stocks, right?
Not exactly. The stock market is struggling this month as the decline in oil prices intensifies. There are several reasons for this. First is the direct hit. Lower gasoline prices result in lower prices of shares of energy stocks, which are a big contributor to the markets. Exxon Mobil (XOM) is the fourth most valuable company in the Standard & Poor’s 500 so when its shares tumble, that hurts the broad market. Shares of Exxon are down more than 12% this year, creating a big downward draft for the other companies to overcome.
Mises Institute reply:
The "answer," provided by Matt Krantz tells us a few things about where oil is being positioned as a "driver" of the current economic expansion.
1. First of wall, the article reminds us of the uselessness of referring to "the economy" as one unified thing. Of course falling oil prices are good for some people, while they may be bad for others. People who use oil, and industries that are energy intensive, will of benefit from a fall in the oil price. Those who are heavily invested in oil (such as hedge funds, oil companies and others), on the other hand, will benefit from high prices. To refer simply to "the economy" tells us nothing at all about how oil prices really affect human beings in the real world. Frank Shostak explains here how "the economy" is just a metaphor.
2. Oil is becoming something of a bubble industry and is being positioned in a way similar to where housing was prior to 2008. If we insert "housing" and housing related-industries in the USA Today piece where "oil" and oil-related industries now are, we find some striking similarities with what was being said about housing prior to 2008. We were told repeatedly how high housing prices were the key to keeping the economy chugging along. Certainly, this was true for many industries that were heavily invested in housing, but common sense tells us that falling housing prices are and were a good thing for people who actually use housing, especially low-income consumers of housing. Falling prices, as Jim Grant recently noted, constitute progress, not grave economic threats. But, when your focus is primarily on what prices do to hedge fund managers, Wall Street, and other chosen favorites of the central bank, (as is the case with most national business reporters like Krantz), of course high prices are a good thing, and a fall in prices is a reason for worry.
3. Some still confuse correlation and causation. Implied in all the explanations of how a falling oil price is bad is the suggestion that a significant fall in prices could lead to a recession. Indeed, Mark Thornton recently discussed the correlation between falling oil prices and recessions. But of course Thornton did not suggest that the falling prices cause the recessions. In contrast, the peaking oil prices the precede a recession are indicators of a Fed-induced boom that precedes a bust. and in this case, there may even be more emphasis than usual on propping up prices, since oil is one of the few well-performing industries right now, producing a large portion of what little job growth there is nationwide, and a sizable share of GDP growth. The fact that there is such an emphasis now on boosting for high oil prices and claiming they are key to economic progress, we can possibly guess where the next round of bailouts for too-big-to-fail enterprises will be directed.
So it seems USA Today is saying, if we want a good economy we should want higher gas prices but who is that going to help, you, me or those invested?
Netanyahu: Iran is America’s enemy, not its partner
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Nonetheless, report finds that Tehran temporarily halted conversion work that makes higher-grade uranium less suitable for bombs.
Iran has continued to meet commitments under an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a confidential UN agency report showed, though Tehran temporarily halted conversion work that makes higher-grade uranium less suitable for bombs.
The monthly update by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), seen by Reuters, said Iran was not enriching uranium above a fissile concentration of 5 percent, far below the 90 percent level needed for atomic arms. It also said Iran had not made "any further advances" to its activities at two enrichment facilities and an unfinished heavy water reactor.
Under last year's accord between Iran and the United States, France, Germany, Russia, China and Britain, the Islamic Republic halted its most sensitive nuclear activity and took other steps in exchange for some easing of economic sanctions.
It was negotiated to buy time for talks on a final settlement of a 12-year dispute over Iran's nuclear program, which it says is peaceful but the West fears may be aimed at developing a capability to produce nuclear weapons.
After Iran and the powers last month failed for a second time to meet a deadline for ending the stand-off, they extended the preliminary accord until June 30.
France and Britain said on Thursday that Iran had not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in the nuclear talks. The remarks, at the United Nations, came just after the completion of another inconclusive round of negotiations in Geneva this week.
Western officials say Iran has not compromised on major sticking points, including the size and scope of its future uranium enrichment program and the speed of ending sanctions.
Under the interim deal's extension, Iran would continue to covert higher-grade uranium oxide into reactor fuel - thereby making it harder and more time-consuming to turn it into the fissile core of a bomb. Tehran denies any such aim.
Friday's IAEA report said Iran on Nov. 25 "temporarily stopped the operations for conversion and fuel manufacturing" in preparation for the UN agency's inventory checks at the facility that were subsequently carried out Dec. 14-16.
The language implied that Iran was soon expected to resume conversion and one diplomatic source said he saw no problem.
Iran converted 25 kg of uranium oxide enriched to 20 percent fissile concentration under the first extension of the interim agreement, or a quarter of the total stock. Diplomats said this should continue at an average rate of about 5 kg per month.
I like John R. Kasich!
As i've stated before. Bush WILL be shoved to the people. He's a liberal and make no mistake about it
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As he drops new hints about his 2016 intentions, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is appearing in South Carolina just weeks before a self-imposed deadline to decide whether he will run for president.
Bush is scheduled to give Monday’s commencement address at the University of South Carolina. It marks the Republican leader’s second visit in three months to the state that will host the 2016 presidential primary season’s first contest in the South.
In a television interview aired on the eve of the South Carolina appearance, Bush expressed confidence that he “would be a good president,” adding that he was in the process of writing an e-book about his time as governor that would come out in the spring. He also said he would make public about 250,000 emails from his time in office, in an effort to promote transparency and to “let people make up their mind,” he told ABC’s Miami affiliate WPLG-TV.
Bush said going through the material has reminded him that “if you run with big ideas and then you’re true to those ideas, and get a chance to serve and implement them and do it with passion and conviction, you can move the needle. … And that’s what we need right now in America.”
Aides report that Bush does not plan to meet with political operatives while in South Carolina. And Monday’s speech is not expected to touch on any overtly political themes. But his mere presence in a state high on the presidential primary calendar will stoke new speculation that he is moving toward a White House bid.
As the son of one president and brother of another, Bush has the power to transform the 2016 contest like no other Republican. He can tap into his family’s vast political network, and his campaign would attract strong support from major donors and widespread media attention.
But his supporters are struggling to understand what Bush’s actions mean and whether they can predict his political intentions.
He spent much of the recent midterm campaign out of the public eye. The South Carolina address, however, will be his fourth high-profile speech in recent weeks. That includes an appearance before corporate executives in Washington, where he called for his party to embrace an immigration overhaul and to focus on governing. He also said he would make the call on running for president “not that far out in the future.”
At the same time Bush has been expanding his private equity business, and advisers insist he’s not courting a political staff in Iowa and New Hampshire, even as other would-be candidates assemble their 2016 campaign teams in the early voting states.
About all anyone can say for certain is that, as Bush himself has said, he’s still thinking about it and plans to make a decision by the end of the month.
“He’s begun the journey. How long it will take him, I don’t know,” said Al Cardenas, a longtime Bush friend and former chairman of the American Conservative Union. “People are interpreting activity to conclude that he’s closer to running. I’m not of that school.
“I hope he runs, but I believe the activity is based on getting serious.”
With the announcement Tuesday by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that he plans to “actively explore” a run for president in 2016, radio host Rush Limbaugh says the real reason Jeb is seeking the White House is to choke the influence of tea-party conservatives out of the Republican Party.
“You want to know why Jeb Bush is thinking about running?” Limbaugh asked on his top-rated program Tuesday.
“He’s … being looked at as savior by the big-money donor class and the consultant class – the establishment of the party – to head off the tea party. They’re gonna pull out all the stops to make sure that a tea-party-type conservative doesn’t get the nomination.
“It could be a sacrificial run just to make sure that a conservative doesn’t get the nomination in 2016. There’s a whole bunch of stuff under the surface here that’s percolating and effervescing and it’s all about us being the No. 1 enemy of these people.”
In a message posted on Facebook on Tuesday, Bush said he’s discussed his plans with his family.
“As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States,” Bush said.
He added, “In the coming months, I hope to visit with many of you and have a conversation about restoring the promise of America.”
Limbaugh said Bush is going to run “in a unique way.”
“He’s going to do it by ignoring the base. Jeb Bush is out telling donors … that he is not gonna compromise his principles like others have in order to get the nomination, meaning he’s not gonna pander to the tea party. Nope. He’s not gonna pander to conservatives. He’s gonna show that you can win the Republican Party nomination without securing the base.”
“The Republican Party is dominated now by what is called in the parlance of the day, the donor class … the big, big donors,” Limbaugh continued.
“So when you hear Jeb, or anybody else, seek the Republican nomination and start talking about doing it without winning the base … they’re trying to all come up with a way to win the party nomination without owing anything to the tea party. Their wildest dream is to render the tea party, conservatives an irrelevant factor.
“And one of the primary reasons for that is that’s what the donors want. The donors rule the roost. The donors are the big money. And the donors determine in large part what the party does. Clearly that’s what happened here in this budget deal. It’s clearly what’s happening with amnesty. …
“A lot of this talk about the Jeb candidacy is an attempt to see if they can actually, once and for all, in a primary setting, relegate the tea party and members of it who are elected – such as [Sens.] Ted Cruz and Mike Lee – impotent.”
On Monday, Bush appeared in the right-leaning state of South Carolina, delivering the winter commencement address to some 14,000 people, including about 2,000 graduates at the University of South Carolina.
Warren Tompkins, a longtime South Carolina strategist who steered former President George Bush’s 2000 campaign and has been talking with Jeb Bush’s advisers about a 2016 run, told the Washington Post the state’s politics are “fundamentally different” now.
“We’re much more conservative than we were in 2000,” Tompkins said. “There’s a perception that [Jeb Bush] is a moderate. Here, we’re a classic three legs of a stool primary electorate: you’ve got to be right on social issues, on fiscal issues and on foreign affairs. You’ve got to navigate all those waters. His challenge will be to prove that he’s fundamentally sound and in sync with us here.”
Thursday, December 18th, 2014
One of the major tenets of American military philosophy is that we leave no man behind. It’s not just an empty slogan, it’s a moral obligation to our men in uniform.
As our commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama has an obligation to follow this tenet. However, his inattention to the case of Amir Hekmati proves that Obama is derelict in his duty.
Amir Hekmati is a former marine who served honorably. He’s been held prisoner by Iran by over three years because of his service to our country, out of a total of ten that he’s been sentenced to.
Iran’s immigration laws are such that they won’t recognize the American citizenship of someone whose parents are Iranian citizens.
Hence, during a family visit back to Iran, he was charged with fighting for a foreign military. Originally sentenced to death, public outcry led to his sentence being reduced to ten years in prison.
President Obama has been largely silent on the case of Hekmati, doing little to pursue his release in public. Indeed, the president seems more concerned about capitulating to Iran on their nuclear program than pursuing the release of a man who served his country honorably.
Hekmati spoke out through a letter he dictated from prison, in which he chastised our president for his abandonment of an American veteran. (H/T Controversial Times.)
“As you are well aware, I have been detained in Evin Prison in Iran for more than three years. In fact, my mother informs me that as of today, December 15, 2014, it has been more than 1,200 days. One-thousand and two-hundred days, which have included solitary confinement and mistreatment. I remain confined without a fair trial and no idea or understanding of what is to be my fate,” Hekmati wrote.
“Every day, I wake hoping that there is news of my release. Every night, I go to sleep disappointed to mark another day that I am still behind these prison walls, away from my family, friends and meaningful human contact. Away from my father who is gravely ill. There is no end in sight.”
“I hold on to my innocence and the knowledge that I was wrongly imprisoned. I plead my case to all who will listen. But, unfortunately, my pleas fall on deaf ears. As hope fades, I remain alone and weakened.”
“With no answer in sight, I am deeply concerned that my future has become tied to the nuclear negotiations with Iran, with which I have no connection, influence or leverage. I can draw no other conclusion, as each opportunity for a legal or humanitarian remedy is ignored, delayed or denied,” Hekmati continued.
“I ask that you not forget me, Mr. President. I understand that there will be additional dialogue this week on the nuclear subject. I ask that you make it clear that my case is unrelated and should be resolved independent of your talks. I ask that your team impress upon the Iranian officials that more than three years without resolution is simply too long. My punishment has already far exceeded the charges brought against me, charges that I continue to contest to no avail. I know that the climate between the United States and Iran is delicate. But I should not fall victim to it.”
“I am a son, a brother, an uncle and a man. I am an American who deserves basic human rights and his freedom.”
“Instead, I feel as if I have been left behind. I ask you, Iran and those who read this letter, in particular the Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khamenei and the Minister of Intelligence Hojjatoleslam Alavi, to work to ensure my immediate release and return to my country of birth – The United States of America.”
Send the man some Cheese with that W(h)ine! OH good grief!!
President and Michelle Obama personally identify with everyday experiences of racial bias in America that have underpinned recent protests across the country, they told People magazine in an interview to be released Friday.
“Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs," Michelle Obama told the magazine.
On one occasion, she said, her husband “was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee.”
President Obama said he's even been mistakenly treated as a valet.
“There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys," he said, according to excerpts of the interview released today.
The first lady also described being mistreated at a Target store in suburban Washington, during a shopping trip she took in 2011.
"Even as the first lady," she told the magazine, "during the wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf."
She said the incidents are "the regular course of life" for African-Americans and a "challenge" for the country to overcome.
Though they've lived inside the White House bubble for six years, the Obamas have been making the point that they are still in touch with the experience of minority communities.
President Obama has pushed back against criticism that he has not been aggressive enough in talking about issues of race and justice, particularly involving African-American men.
"If you look at after what happened with Michael Brown, if you looked at what happened after Trayvon, if you looked at the decision after Eric Garner, I'm being pretty explicit about my concern, and being pretty explicit about the fact that this is a systemic problem, that black folks and Latinos and others are not just making this up," Obama told BET in an interview earlier this month. "I describe it in very personal terms."
The president told People that he applauds the efforts of other prominent African-American athletes and celebrities to speak out against police brutality using the "I Can't Breathe" slogan, inspired by the case of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died after he was put in a choke hold by a New York City police officer. President Obama has not directly weighed in on the case.
“I think LeBron did the right thing," Obama said of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, who wore a shirt with the slogan on the court. "We forget the role that Muhammad Ali, Arthur Ashe, and Bill Russell played in raising consciousness. I’d like to see more athletes do that -- not just around this issue, but around a range of issues.”
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