Thursday, April 30, 2009
"It really is all of humanity that is under threat"
"It really is all of humanity that is under threat"
I guess they want you to get the point.
"the country needs outside enemies to justify its harsh rule and has used threats as a survival tactic"
Finally telling the truth about the U.S., 'eh, MSM?
"the best way to deal with violence is to severely punish anyone who commits a violent offense"
So Bush and Cheney are to be tried for war crimes?
"We must all make sacrifices and we must all be willing to make unpopular choices"
So Obama is calling all the troops home?
"I've got two wars I've got to run," Obama said, drawing a few chuckles from the assembled media"
Oh, yeah, REAL FUNNY, enabling and complicit MSM!!
Remember them laughing at Bush and his WMD presentation at the press dinner, readers?
MILLIONS have been KILLED because of YOUR LIES, MSM, and it is NOT FUNNY!!!!!!!
WARS are NOT FUNNY!!!!!!!!
"Our country needs a strong Republican Party.... But not too strong"
Who said that, DemocraPs?
The question is WHAT KIND of Republican Party.
If it's going to be the Ron Paul, real Republicans, fine, but if it is going to be the fascista fakers, forget it!!!!
And you know what is weird about that combination:
6 letters, 6 letters, 6 letters
"Poll: Obama's popularity outshines policies" by Globe Staff | April 30, 2009
A new poll released last night of Massachusetts voters echoes national surveys: President Obama is more personally popular than some of his policies.
The Suffolk University/7 News poll gave Obama an overall job approval rating of 66 percent, and 56 percent of those surveyed approved of how he is handling the economy, though 61 percent opposed the bailouts of banks and automakers.
The survey also indicated that 68 percent of respondents believe that Obama is setting the right priorities as he expands Washington's role, though 54 percent say they prefer a smaller government providing fewer services.
On foreign policy, which was a weaker area for Obama during the campaign, 61 percent approve of his handling of those issues and 69 percent say he has improved the country's image abroad.
"Statistically, it doesn't get much better for an elected official than it is for Barack Obama today," David Paleologos, director of Suffolk's Political Research Center, said in a statement. "Whether one looks at popularity, performance, the economy, or foreign policy, Obama has touched all the bases in this poll."
Still, there are some alarms on the horizon....
Nothing that won't roll right of of him in the press (unless he is bucking Israel).
Of course, I no longer believe MSM polls.
I don't believe 'bamer is at 67%.
Not with the green highlights and the unending wars.
"Salazar seeks end to dumping of mine waste" by Washington Post | April 28, 2009
WASHINGTON - Some environmentalists, however, were disappointed by Salazar's move, arguing that more needs to be done and that the federal government has failed to enforce its own rule governing mountaintop mining practices for decades.
Yeah, POLLUTION is the REAL PROBLEM!! Not the fart mist agenda!
The ongoing dispute centers on a 1983 law that bars mining operators from dumping the massive piles of debris - which stem from blowing off the tops of mountains to get to the coal - within 100 feet of any intermittent or permanent stream if the material would harm a stream's water quality or reduce its flow. But federal and state courts have issued conflicting interpretations of the law, and widespread dumping continued....--more--"
Related: Obama Breaks Wind Over Environmentalists
Obama's Prime-Time Insults
Obama Lets Down Liberals
Obama Drops Nuke on Liberal Base
Obama's Face Fart
Can't you smell it, 'murkn?
"Electricity providers warn of price hikes" by Associated Press | April 24, 2009
WASHINGTON - American consumers would face higher electricity prices if Congress were to pass a global warming bill without giving utilities allowances to emit greenhouse gases, electricity providers warned yesterday.
"Revenues associated with pricing greenhouse gases would be returned to the very consumers who would be at risk for paying higher energy prices," said Richard Morgan, who leads the District of Columbia's Public Service Commission.
These higher prices would be the result of legislation that would put a price on the gases linked to global warming. The providers say the best way to keep the electricity sector from passing on the cost of reducing greenhouse gases is to initially give away allowances to emit pollution, not sell them, as proposed by President Obama.
The president's budget assumes that allowances will be sold and uses the projected $650 billion in revenue to help people pay for higher energy costs and to develop new, more climate friendly energy sources.
You know, it SOUNDS GOOD, but.... pfffffft!
"It should not be legislation that is designed to raise revenue. . . . It should be something that is trying to achieve its objective of reducing carbon emissions in the country and that alone," said Glenn English, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, which represents 42 million consumers living in 47 states.If the allowances are sold, electricity customers will face what Jeffry Sterba, who spoke on behalf of the Edison Electric Institute, called a "double whammy" - paying for both the price of the allowance and the cost of technologies to reduce emissions.
Bend and spread, 'murkns.
All so a bunch of fart-misting profiteers can make a buck of a false issue.
"Democratic leaders also agreed in their tentative budget deal not to use reconciliation to pass anti-global-warming legislation, which could raise energy prices for consumers"
Thank the Lord for small fart poots!
"6 Palestinians hurt in clash with settlers" by Reuters | April 25, 2009
NABLUS, West Bank - Jewish settlers shot and wounded six Palestinians near a village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank yesterday, medics and residents said.
They said 20 Israelis from the settlement of Yitzhar opened fire at a group of Palestinian youths on the outskirts of Arif. Palestinian medics in the city of Nablus said six Palestinians suffered serious and moderate gunshot wounds.
An Israeli army spokeswoman said Palestinians had tried to enter Yitzhar, known for its militant settlers, prompting clashes with residents who tried to stop them. She did not say whether the clashes involved any shooting but confirmed reports by Wajeeh Safadi, head of Arif's council, that Israeli soldiers had intervened to stop the violence.
Like I would believe a word the Israeli military says at this point.
And the Zionist MSM rarely reports it, given that most of the violence is instigated by racist NaZionist settlers.
Also see: Iran Catches U.S. Coup Plotters
"Iran arrests terror group, newspaper says" by New York Times | April 28, 2009
TEHRAN - An Iranian newspaper said yesterday that the authorities had arrested a group of what it called terrorists linked to Israel, accusing them of planning to plant bombs in Tehran ahead of the June 12 elections.
The daily Kayhan newspaper quoted the minister of intelligence, Gholam-hossein Mohseni Ejei, as saying that a "terrorist team" wanted to create "anarchy and insecurity" ahead of the elections. He did not reveal when the arrests took place or how many people had been arrested.
"According to the evidence, the Zionist regime wants to hook up with anti-revolutionary elements and use them as an instrument for its own purposes," the minister was quoted as saying.
The accusation was the second incident in a week highlighting Iran's long-running suspicions about and hostility toward Israel....
As if it wasn't warranted!!!!
Of course, Israel's hostility and daily threats to attack Iran doesn't raise the same concern in my war-promoting jewspaper. Yeah, I am sick of 'em.
Consider: Mossad Uses Ergenekon Against Erdogan
Beyond the realm of possibility, right?
"Shootout in Istanbul between police and militant kills 3" by New York Times | April 28, 2009
ISTANBUL - Three people were killed and at least seven were injured in a shootout between Turkish police and a militant in central Istanbul yesterday.
Turkey's interior minister, Besir Atalay, identified the assailant, Orhan Yilmazkaya, who was also killed, as a senior member of the Revolutionary Baracks Organization, a little-known group that he said was affiliated with the militant Kurdish group, the Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK.
That's a hint right there. Anytime you hear of a "little-known group" it is usually a hallmark of a western false-flag!
Turkey has been fighting the Kurdish separatist group since the 1980s. The group says it is fighting on behalf of Turkey's oppressed Kurdish population. Turkey says that giving Kurds more rights will encourage a movement to secede. It was not clear how the Revolutionary Baracks Organization was related to the PKK.
What I notice here is how often the Zionist MSM censors the Turks slaughter of Kurds -- some 70,000 at least over the last 20+ years!!!
The battle began yesterday morning, during raids the police were conducting across Istanbul. In the Bostanci neighborhood, Yilmazkaya refused to surrender, and began firing on police.
"There was information that this terror organization was planning sensational attacks in the following days," Atalay said at a press conference. "
Reuters cited Muammer Guler, governor of Istanbul, as saying that the militants belonged to leftist and Islamist radical groups.
Well if that isn't the oddest couple I've ever heard of!!!! What a stink-stench!!!
"Crewman of hijacked ship sues over safety" by Associated Press | April 28, 2009
HOUSTON - A member of the crew on the US-flagged ship hijacked by African pirates sued the owner and another company yesterday, accusing them of knowingly putting sailors in danger.
Richard E. Hicks alleges in the suit that owner Maersk Line Limited and Waterman Steamship Corp., which provided the crew, ignored requests to improve safety measures for vessels sailing along the Somali coast. Hicks was chief cook on the Maersk Alabama....
Hicks asked that the two companies improve safety for ships by providing armed security or allowing crew members to carry weapons, sending ships through safer routes, and placing such safety measures on ships as barbed wire that would prevent pirates from being able to board vessels. "We've had safety meetings every month for the last three years and made suggestions of what should be done and they have been ignored," Hicks said.
"We think [the companies] should be more concerned about the personnel on their ships than the profits the companies make," said Terry Bryant, Hicks's attorney.
Good luck on that last one.
Related: Clinton Approves of Coup in Haiti
"Haiti Senate elections hurt by apathy, unrest" by Jonathan M. Katz, Associated Press | April 20, 2009
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Armed UN soldiers, observers, and journalists far outnumbered a trickle of voters in Haiti's capital yesterday as long-delayed Senate elections were held under the threat of unrest.
The elections are seen as a key step in Haiti's return to democracy and President Rene Preval's attempts to retool the constitution and fight poverty. The vote, originally slated for late 2007, was canceled after the electoral council was dissolved amid infighting and an alleged assassination attempt on one of its members. Riots then toppled Haiti's government.
But the success of yesterday's election was threatened by voter apathy and opposition from former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Fanmi Lavalas party, whose candidates were disqualified by Haiti's provisional electoral council.
The legitimate and DEMOCRATICALLY-ELECTED GOVERNMENT of Haiti that was OVERTHROWN TWICE by U.S-SPONSORED COUPS!!!
The generally calm conditions were briefly interrupted in the slum of Cite Soleil when Preval's supporters clashed with backers of a rival party, accusing that party's representative of bringing money to the polls to buy votes. Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters raided polling places and dumped ballots in the streets of Mirebalais, effectively halting voting in the central plateau city, according to Radio Metropole. Authorities didn't know who was responsible.
Security forces, including 9,000 UN peacekeepers, had braced for demonstrations by Lavalas. But Lavalas supporters in Port-au-Prince spent the day campaigning to keep people from participating, promising protests only if Preval insists on considering the results legitimate.
Imagine if Americans had been so inclined in 2000 and 2004?
May not have changed much, but then again a popular revolt at the time may have sent a message.
"We are proving to the world and to people of Haiti that Lavalas is the main party in Haiti," said party loyalist Harold Gerard, adding that Preval is proceeding with elections at his peril. "If he presses on doing this election, we are going out into the streets, and it's going to be so chaotic that he is going to have to go."
Maybe that's why I haven't heard back friom the Globe, 'eh?
Preval, who was prime minister under Aristide, was elected president in 2006 with strong Lavalas backing. But Aristide's supporters now consider Preval a traitor for failing to return the ousted former president to Haiti.
Candidates were disqualified because they failed to produce documents signed by Aristide, the party's leader who was flown to exile in Africa on a US plane during a 2004 rebellion.
That's how the MSM describes the U.S. COUP?
You see why I have such issues with them now, readers?
Read Cutting Through the African Bush for a better understanding of who is behind such things and why, readers.
"At least 29 in Kenya dead after villagers, gang members clash; Residents angry over extortion, official says" by Tom Odula, Associated Press | April 22, 2009
GATHAITHI, Kenya - Villagers in central Kenya clashed with an outlawed criminal gang using machetes, axes and clubs, killing at least 29 people and leaving streets stained with blood, police said yesterday.
Residents near the town of Karatina fought Mungiki members overnight because the gang had been extorting money from them, police spokesman Charles Owino said. "The majority of the dead are Mungiki members," he said.
At least three others were seriously wounded. Police arrested 37 people, police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said. Police also seized machetes, axes, and clubs from the suspects. President Mwai Kibaki and a government-appointed human rights body called for an investigation.
The Mungiki emerged in the 1990s, inspired by the 1950s Mau Mau rebellion against British rule, and the gang has been linked to extortion, murder and political violence. The group is believed to have thousands of followers, drawn from the Kikuyu, Kenya's largest tribe and the dominant force in the country's politics and business.
Kenya is riven by ethnic loyalties, but the overnight violence in central Kenya seems to involve only members of Kenya's biggest tribe, the Kikuyu. The area where the clashes took place is populated mainly by the Kikuyu, and Mungiki members are from the same tribe.
In the village of Gathaithi, where the attacks took place overnight, the scene was eerily quiet yesterday. Shops were shuttered and women milled around under the midday sun. Mary Maina, 45, a mother of four, said a mob came for her husband, Stephen Waweru, just after midnight. She insisted he was a stonemason and not a Mungiki member.
One member of the Mungiki, Ephantus Mwangi, crouched in the bushes near a police roadblock about 18 miles from Gathaithi, watching the road anxiously. He said hundreds of young men and policemen had come into Gathaithi on Monday night looking for Mungiki members, and he expected a second wave of attacks. Two of his colleagues had been shot and were hiding elsewhere in the bushes trying to recover, he said.
I wouldn't know; Globe never followed up (a disturbing pattern with the agenda-pushing failures).
Kiraithe urged members of the public to stop "using criminal violence to resist crime." But one Mungiki member said police were part of the problem.
I can believe that!
She told the AP that the Mungiki had been extorting money from businesses in the area with the full knowledge of the police until last week, when police switched sides and backed residents who then lynched gang members. She spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.
They have the right to do what they must.
Kiraithe, the police spokesman, said Mungiki members were "trying to justify crime by mudslinging."
Yeah, cops are never corrupt.
I guess black people dying from diseases and war isn't anything new, huh?
Related: First WTC attack
Fort Dix Frame-Up Works
When are you going to learn that the JIG is UP, MSM?
We ALL KNOW "terrorism" is a GOVERNMENT-CREATED, -FUNDED, and -DIRECTED ENTERPRISE!
"Three brothers sentenced to life in military murder plot" by Associated Press | April 29, 2009
CAMDEN, N.J. - Three immigrant brothers involved in a plot to kill military personnel, possibly on Fort Dix, were sentenced yesterday to spend the rest of their lives in prison.
The government had said the men were familiar with the Army post because their father's pizza shop delivered there, and it presented the case as one of the most startling examples of homegrown terrorism. Dritan, Eljvir, and Shain Duka professed their innocence in courtroom speeches before US District Judge Robert Kugler handed down their sentences. Two other men were to be sentenced today.
The men also were ordered to pay a total of $125,000 in restitution to the Army, which beefed up security at Fort Dix after hearing about the investigation into the plot.
Adding insult to injury. They got life sentences; how they gonna pay anything?
In meting out the sentences, the judge agreed with prosecutors that the case was shocking. "But for the intervention of the FBI, at some point in the future," he said, "they would have killed people."
"Attacks kill 7 Mexican police officers" by Associated Press | April 29, 2009
TIJUANA, Mexico - Seven police officers were assassinated in about an hour's time in what authorities said yesterday was a coordinated effort that followed months of relative calm in a border city stricken by drug-fueled violence. Three officers were injured. The killings come as Mayor Jorge Ramos intensifies an effort to rid the police department of corrupt officers.
Just named the suspects, cui bono?
Related: Mexican Police Kill One of Their Own
Truthfully, the answers are not that hard to FIND.
"Panel to establish plan for global healthcare; Specialists seek best strategy for $10b in funding" by Bryan Bender, Globe Staff | April 22, 2009
WASHINGTON - A high-level commission will develop a blueprint this year for how to get the most out of record levels of global health aid, enlisting lawmakers, pharmaceutical executives, and a wide array of specialists to recommend ways the US government can better coordinate what organizers say is now a fragmented approach to helping the world's most vulnerable people.
But you can't have a national health care system, 'murkn.
The bipartisan Commission on Smart Global Health Policy, whose members include Senators Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Olympia Snowe of Maine, was given a mandate yesterday to identify a more comprehensive strategy for spending the estimated $10 billion dedicated each year to assisting the most disease-plagued nations.
"How does the US capitalize on current investments? What should we be doing more of? What should we be doing differently?" Helene D. Gayle, president of the humanitarian organization CARE and a former assistant US surgeon general, said in outlining the objectives of the study she will help lead. Perhaps a more important challenge, she added, is, "How do we better measure our impacts?"
The commission, which plans to issue its recommendations to the Obama administration early next year, has also enlisted an unlikely figure to spearhead the effort: retired Navy Admiral William J. Fallon, who was commander of US military forces in the Middle East and Asia and is now a professor at MIT's Center for International Studies.
Fallon told reporters at a kickoff breakfast that he hopes to bring to the effort 40 years of experience, witnessing first-hand the haphazard, short-term course the United States often takes in helping meet the basic needs of at-risk populations in what are often already unstable parts of the world.
Fallon, who oversaw the US military response to the Asian tsunami in 2004, said that in relative terms the amount the United States spends on global health each year is significant but could be far better utilized over the long term - including for what he called "preventative maintenance" in Muslim countries.
I'm really starting to have my doubts about this. Seems like another plan to pump poisons into people. Since when has the U.S. cared about Muslims health? We've dropped enough bombs and DU on them.
And check out the globalist members that adorn the commission:
The commission's 26 members include several members of Congress; former top diplomats and intelligence officials such as John Negroponte; leaders of nonprofits such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala; the president of Barnard College; and executives from major corporations such as
How about worrying about AMERICA FIRST for once, huh?
"Democrats put health reform on faster track; Budget agreement bars a filibuster and riles the GOP" by Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff | April 25, 2009
Congressional Democrats reached a tentative deal yesterday that will let the Senate pass a healthcare overhaul with a simple majority, rather than the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster, dramatically increasing the odds of passing sweeping changes to the country's healthcare system this year....
Unless it's something from you-know-what, I'm not interested -- especially if it is unconstitutional.
"The new virus was treatable by the antiflu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza"
WTF? They have been telling us there is no vaccine?
WTF? This STINKS, ka-ching!
First thing, readers:
DON'T EAT ANY PORK!!!!!
"Cases confirmed in 11 states; schools closed; WHO raises threat level of pandemic" by Tom Raum and Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | April 30, 2009
WASHINGTON - Some 100 schools were closed, and more might need to be shut down temporarily, President Obama said, declaring, "This obviously is a serious situation."
The confinement of dozens of Marines after one came down with the disease in California. The Pentagon said a Marine at the Twentynine Palms base in California had been confirmed to be ill with swine flu and was isolated, along with his roommate. A Marine spokesman at the Pentagon, Major David Nevers, said the sick Marine was doing well and his condition continued to improve. Nevers said about 30 others who had been in contact with the sick Marine would be held apart for five days to see if they show symptoms.
In Mexico, where the flu is believed to have originated, officials said yesterday the disease was now suspected in 159 deaths, and nearly 2,500 illnesses. Despite calls from many US lawmakers for tightening controls over the Mexico-US border, administration officials ruled out that option.
"Closing our nation's borders is not merited here," said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at a mid-afternoon briefing. She said closing borders or US ports would have enormous adverse economic consequences and would have "no impact or very little" to help stop the spread of the virus.
Oh, it is ALL ABOUT the $$$$ again, 'eh?
One wonders what would call for a closing of the borders to these NAU globalists?
Strange how all these THREATS take a backseat to the MONEY, 'eh?
Texas called off all public high school athletic and academic competitions at least until May 11 due to the outbreak. Laboratory testing showed the new virus was treatable by the antiflu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza, and the first shipments from a federal stockpile arrived yesterday in New York City and several other locations. The government was shipping to states enough medication to treat 11 million people as a precaution. All states should get their share by Sunday.
Related: "Doctors treated the boys with the medication Tamiflu"
Can the mandatory innoculations be far behind?
The disease is not spread by eating pork and US officials appeared to go out of their way yesterday to not call the strain "swine flu."
You think I'm going to believe them?
Also see: World Ignores Israeli Swine
Obama called the bug the "H1N1 virus," and other administration officials followed his lead. "The disease is not a food-borne illness," Rear Admiral Anne Schuchat, CDC's interim science and public health deputy direct, told the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
But JUST TO PLAY IT SAFE, don't eat pork!!!!! Egypt is!!!
Egypt ordered that all 300,000 pigs in the country be slaughtered. From travel bans and putting the kibosh on kissing, the world is taking drastic - and some say debatable - measures to combat swine flu. Egypt ordered the pig slaughter even though there hasn't been a single case of swine flu there and no evidence that pigs have spread the disease.
Actually, it is NOT FUNNY AT ALL!!!
Those are INDIVIDUAL SOULS and PERSONALITIES as PIGS RANK FOURTH on the INTELLIGENCE SCALE!!!
So ADD SOME MORE INNOCENT VICTIMS to the GLOBALIST PLOT!!!
At airports from Japan to South Korea to Greece and Turkey, thermal cameras were trained on airline passengers to see if any were feverish....
With a sprinkle of tyranny on top.
What if I'm just looking at a hot stewardess, huh?
"Recent budget cuts have health agencies in bind for pandemic; Recession could hurt response if virus spreads" by Kevin Sack, New York Times | April 30, 2009
NEW YORK - The recession has drained hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of workers from the state and local health departments that are now the frontline in the country's defense against a possible swine flu pandemic.
Health officials in affected states said they had thus far been able to manage the testing and treatment of infected residents and mount vigorous public education campaigns. But many said they had been able to do so only by shifting workers from other public health priorities, and some questioned how their depleted departments might handle a full-fledged pandemic.
"I'm very concerned," said Robert M. Pestronk, executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. "Local health departments are barely staffed to do the work they do on a day-to-day basis. A large increase in workload will mean that much of the other work that is being done now won't be done. And depending on the scale of an epidemic, capacity may be exceeded."
At a news conference on Monday, Dr. Richard E. Besser, the acting director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the public health system was in a tough situation. "We hear about tens of thousands of state public health workers who are going to be losing their jobs because of state budgets," he said....
Strange how this comes at a time when the states are pushing to raise taxes, huh?
Better RAISE TAXES or you will DIE, 'murkn!!!
Public health officials said Congress had missed an opportunity by excising nearly $900 million in proposed financing for pandemic flu preparation from this year's stimulus bill. It was to be the final installment of President George W. Bush's request for $7 billion in federal spending on vaccines, medical equipment, and planning.
False flag operations cost, 'murkns!
Dr. Paul E. Jarris, executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, said: "The entire system is lining up to decrease resources at the time we need them most," Jarris said. "We have to realize that we're at the starting line...."
Jeffrey Levi, executive director of the Trust for America's Health, said the financial strain made "it more important that we luck out" with a mild outbreak....--more--"
Give us Sicko or give us death, kids.
You know what we are going to get, don't you?
"Bid to track students' health plans called lacking; Advocates say rules need to spur greater coverage" by Kay Lazar, Globe Staff | April 25, 2009
Reports suggest that an increasing number of students and their families are saddled with enormous medical bills after accidents or serious injuries because the policies marketed to students provide limited coverage, compared with standard insurance products.
State regulations require college students to have health insurance but allow insurers to substantially limit coverage. As a result, most of the current policies fail to meet the minimum standards set for other plans as part of the state's 2006 near-universal health law.
Although students are free to buy more expensive policies, roughly 77,800 students are covered by plans that cap payments at $50,000 a year per injury or illness. That limit can easily be exceeded after a serious accident. Many also include a $1,500-a-year limit on prescriptions and other out-patient services.
So DON'T GET SICK, kid!
Sarah Iselin, commissioner of the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, the agency that regulates student health insurance, has said the proposed new rules would be a first step as she weighs whether to make insurers offer more comprehensive student health plans. She said she is waiting for an analysis she commissioned last fall on the financial effect on students if regulators required insurers to provide more generous benefits....
Bill Devine - an insurance broker whose company, University Health Plans, sells insurance to the community college system, Simmons College, Suffolk University, and other schools - said the cost of new reporting requirements would probably be passed on to students.
Even as they are denied services!! In-f***ing-credible!!
You know, since we are bailing out banks to the tune of trillions, how about a little health care for the kids?
He also predicted that mandatory reporting of insurance companies' profit margins would be unpopular in the industry, which does not typically publish its profit margins, known as medical loss ratios.
Well, TOOOOOOOO BAAAAAAAAAADDDD!!!!!!!!!!
Jay Linnehan, executive vice president of Middlesex Community College and chairman of the select committee that selects student health plans for the state's 15 community colleges, said that Nationwide, the community college system's insurer, is receiving a 75 ratio, meaning that 25 cents of every dollar students pay to Nationwide goes toward profit or administrative costs, and 75 goes toward medical care....
Little STEEP, ain't it?
"The matriarchy up north" by Renee Loth | April 30, 2009
WHAT'S THE MATTER with New Hampshire? The flinty, crusty, Union Leader-reading, Labatt's-sipping, seat belt-shunning state went on a bender of progressive policy actions last month, approving legislation that might put the Cambridge City Council to shame.
First, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to raise the state's gasoline tax by 15 cents over three years. Then the House approved a bill allowing the use of medical marijuana, by a vote of 234-138. Next, it voted to repeal the state's capital punishment statute. The House wrapped up March with a vote to legalize same-sex marriage, and the Senate followed suit yesterday.
In journalism, we sometimes say that three examples of something constitute a trend. But four actions that turn the liberal litmus test strip pink - this must be a movement! Not to put too fine a point on it, the state's new Republican Party chairman, former governor John H. Sununu, called his state's legislative output "a San Francisco agenda."
This is the more interesting question about women in power. Sure, women should be heard more in government - and the law, and science, and journalism - as a matter of sheer equity. But it's not the quantity of women so much as the different quality that can bring real change.
Women see the world as a web of relationships. They are more communitarian and less individualistic. They are less ideological and more practical. It's hard to imagine a better set of qualities for solving the intricate problems that face our world.
Please don't speak for me, lady.
And as I recall, Golda Meier was a real peach, right?
Same with war-hawk Maggie Thatcher.
My point is IT IS NOT the GENDER or RACE that is important, it is the CLASS that is NEVER DISCUSSED here in AmeriKa!!!!
A woman's face (or a black man's) on TYRANNY is STILL TYRANNY!!!!!
What's the matter with New Hampshire? Nothing. They've just seen the future up there.--more--"
Doesn't matter where you go around here....
So when is Mass gonna catch up on the pot laws, Globe?
So the veto threat is bull, huh, guv -- just like everything else out of your mouth.
"Rift grows between Patrick, Legislature; Leaders battle over tax plans" by Matt Viser, Globe Staff | April 29, 2009
Patrick posted a video yesterday on the state's website that showed him in his corner office, without a jacket and looking straight into the camera. He called for action on the "change agenda," highlighting themes that were used by President Obama and returning to his 2006 campaign pledge to change the culture on Beacon Hill.
After the last three years of rank corruption and same ol' same ol'? He really has no respect for us at all, does he? He thinks us voters are 'too-pid!
"Call your state rep and senator," he says during the nearly 4-minute video that was also posted on YouTube and Twitter. "
Tell them you want real reform." I have. Silence, then click.
And there they go plugging Twitter again as well as JewTube.
Update: Sorting out Twitter's chaos
"We don't have the type of partner in the corner office that we thought we had"
I can't add anything to that!
Related: FDIC Preparing For Massive Bank Failures
Why else would she be talking like this if we are on the rebound, 'eh?
"FDIC chief seeks to expand reach" by Alison Vekshin, Bloomberg News | April 28, 2009
NEW YORK - Sheila Bair, chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., is seeking authority to close "systemically important" financial firms, marking her boldest attempt yet to expand the agency's reach.
The FDIC should be able to take over and shut bank holding companies, insurers, and other large institutions instead of just failed commercial banks, Bair said in a speech at the Economic Club of New York.
Related: FDIC Fascism
FDIC, Fed, whoever it is, citizens and taxpayers end up paying for it all.
That would shield taxpayers from absorbing losses when government protects companies that are deemed "too big to fail," a concept that should be "tossed into the dustbin," she said.
Well, the Fed doesn't agree with you. Don't fly in any small planes, Sheila.
And I don't think the FDIC would sheild taxpayers; banks would simply pass along the costs. In fact, they already are.
"The FDIC is up to the task, and whether alone or in conjunction with other agencies, the FDIC is central to the solution," Bair said. "Given our many years of experience resolving banks and closing them, we're well suited to run a new resolution program."
The speech represented the first time Bair has said she wants the new power, countering arguments that the Federal Reserve is best equipped to manage such authority as Congress prepares to address the issue this year....
Yup, this is the year the globalists re making their final putsch, 'er, push.
The absence of appropriate authority "has contributed to unprecedented government intervention into private companies," Bair said. "Taxpayers should not be called on to foot the bill to support non-viable institutions...."
Bair recommended exercising new authority under a "good bank-bad bank" model, in which the government would take over troubled companies and force stockholders and unsecured creditors to pay the costs.
The model scares me: Trillion Dollar Toxin Brings Wall Street to Life
However, I must say I like her ideas better than the Fed
Viable portions of the company would be put into the good bank, while the ailing portions would remain at the bad bank to be sold or closed over time, Bair said.
The costs imposed on the stockholders and unsecured creditors and fees collected from other "systemically risky" firms would pay for the bad bank, Bair said. "This has the benefit of quickly recognizing the losses in the firm and beginning the process of cleaning up the mess," she said.
Bair's request also conflicts with remarks made last week by fellow regulator John Dugan, who heads the Treasury's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which supervises national banks. The Federal Reserve "is the logical choice" for the new authority, Dugan said in a speech last week.
I'm liking her more by the second!
The American Bankers Association has also challenged the idea of giving new authority to the FDIC, saying the agency's mission would be jeopardized, while banks may bear unnecessary costs.
Well, some will: Small Banks to Bailout Wall Street
By the end of the piece, with all the forces arguing against her, maybe she should be given a chance. Banks and investors should pay for this debacle since they created it! They've looted enough.
"Bailout recipients exceed $10m in lobbying" by Dan Eggen, The Washington Post | April 22, 2009
WASHINGTON - Major recipients of federal bailout money spent more than $10 million to lobby lawmakers in the first three months of 2009, including arguing against pay limits for corporate executives, according to newly filed disclosure records.
The biggest spenders among major financial firms and automakers included General Motors Corp., which spent nearly $1 million a month on lobbying so far this year, and Citigroup and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., which together spent more than $2.5 million in their efforts to sway lawmakers and Obama administration officials on a wide range of financial issues.
The new statistics revive objections from public-interest groups and some lawmakers who argue it is improper for companies to be lobbying against stricter oversight and other regulations at the same time that they are benefiting from the government's massive Troubled Assets Relief Program.
"Taxpayers are subsidizing a legislative agenda that is inimical to their interests and offensive to what the whole TARP program is about," said William Patterson, executive director of CtW Investment Group, an activist group affiliated with a coalition of labor unions. "It's business as usual with taxpayers picking up the bill."
I'm hurt, angry, and tired of it all. Chop some heads off, please.
But several company representatives said none of the money borrowed from the government has been used to fund lobbying activities.
It's ALL in the SAME POOL!!!! The government money simply replaced that which they used to lobby the legislating looters!
GM spokesman Greg Martin said that maintaining a lobbying presence is vital to ensure that the automaker has a seat at the table when major policy decisions are made by Congress or the administration....
Where is YOUR LOBBY, American?
After Citigroup and J.P. Morgan Chase, top lobbying participants included American Express ($770,000); Wells Fargo Bank ($700,000); Goldman Sachs ($670,000); and Morgan Stanley ($540,000). Many of the companies spent less so far this year than they did during the first months of 2008, the records show.
Oh, they spent less last year, yaaaaay! They can buy off Congress on the cheap, whoopee!
"Exxon edges Wal-Mart in Fortune 500" by Associated Press | April 20, 2009
NEW YORK - Exxon Mobil Corp. unseated Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in the 2009 Fortune 500 list, shrugging off the oil price bubble and weathering what the magazine called the worst year ever for the country's largest publicly traded companies.
Fortune's closely watched list, released yesterday, ranked companies by their revenue in 2008. Irving, Texas-based Exxon took in $442.85 billion in revenue last year, up almost 19 percent from 2007. The company also raked in the biggest annual profit, earning $45.2 billion.
Related: Exxon Extortion
Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart had held the top spot for six of the last seven years but fell to No. 2 this year. Still, the retail giant's 2008 revenue climbed 7 percent to $405.6 billion, as more consumers searched for bargains. The world's largest retailer took in $13.4 billion in annual profit, an increase of about 5 percent....
As they got us to pay for their employees health care: Big Business Benefits From Mass. Health Plan
Although it may have been a good year for Exxon and Wal-Mart, 2008 was far from rosy for most of the remaining companies on the list....
And for most Americans, too!
"About 100 municipalities, mostly in Central and Western Massachusetts, weren't sent BioReady surveys because they don't have natural gas - a utility required by biotech companies."
Why that is I have no idea -- and the paper does not tell us. Why?
Besides, they can keep 'em; I don't want those looters out here!
Also see: Biotech Giveaway Was Borrowed Money and related links within.
Also see: Inverted Vertex
"Vertex drug shows promise against hepatitis C" by Alicia Chang, Associated Press | April 30, 2009
LOS ANGELES - Those taking the drug reported more side effects, including severe rash, nausea, and anemia, than those on standard treatment alone....
Twice as many on telaprevir stopped treatment because of side effects....
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. sponsored the two studies....
Oh, what a surprise the stuff is promising, 'eh, readers?
"Spending surge sparks hope; The contraction continues but has slowed, Fed says" by Jeannine Aversa, Associated Press | April 30, 2009
WASHINGTON - Consumers snapped back to life at the start of the year, renewing hopes the recession is losing steam. Even though the economy shrank again in the first three months - and by a lot - Americans stepped up purchases of cars, furniture, and appliances.
I can't take the lying looters and their lying newspapers anymore.
The shit-shovel is the same every day.
The surge in consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of the economy, could set the stage for a rebound this year.
And wait until you get a load of the terminology:
Many consumers have been fortified by fatter paychecks from tax cuts and smaller mortgage bills from refinancings. Related: The Help Homeowners Got
Yeah, but you were FORTIFIED by the LOOTING GOVERNMENT that GAVE YOU BACK YOUR OWN MONEY!!!
If they keep spending, their dollars could deliver a powerful punch: Businesses will need to replenish their shrunken inventories, leading factories to boost production and nourishing the economy....
Yes, the CONSUMER is FORTIFIED and the ECONOMY NOURISHED!!!
What nutrients are in a MSM turd, anyway?
detect[ing] glimmers that the recession might be easing....
"State's rate of economic decline eases in quarter" by Robert Gavin, Globe Staff | April 30, 2009
Yeah, we are still taking on water but sinking less quickly. I love the lying spin, don't you? This from the people who hid a recession/depression for 10 months.
Employment in education and health services is still growing, and Massachusetts companies have seen stock prices rise more than 25 percent in recent weeks."
"in March, with only one major sector, education and health services, adding jobs, employment in the sector.... rose by 100."
Yeah, that will offset the 20,000+ job cuts -- with more piling up everyday:
"2 firms to lay off 300-plus workers; Sycamore, Acushnet blame falling sales" by Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff | April 30, 2009
Stung by falling sales of optical networking products, Sycamore Networks Inc. will lay off 30 percent of its workforce, or about 140 employees, while Acushnet Co. plans to lay off 169 workers, due to a sharp drop in sales of its Titleist golf balls.
I could really give a damn about the golf balls.
How I despise that elitist, environmentally-destructive (again I ask, where are the enviro-cultistfart-misters at the golf matches? I never see them when the announcer is quietly saying "Tiger putting for par")
Sycamore makes equipment that routes voice and data traffic over optical networks. It sells products to major telecommunications companies and recently landed a deal with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Co. The layoffs at Fairhaven-based Acushnet, about 11 percent of its Massachusetts workforce, follow a 12 percent reduction in January. The cuts affect plants in New Bedford and Dartmouth and custom operations in New Bedford and Fairhaven.
Wanna see some bigger cuts?
"Textron to cut another 2,100 jobs" by Associated Press | April 30, 2009
WASHINGTON - Textron Inc. will expand its job cuts to include an additional 2,100 positions, or 5 percent of its global workforce, as the recession continues to weaken demand for corporate planes.
But, but, but... we are coming out of it! There are GLIMMERS!!!
The Providence maker of Cessna planes, Bell helicopters, and turf-maintenance equipment announced the latest cuts yesterday, a day after it reported a 63 percent drop in first-quarter earnings. This brings the number of jobs eliminated to about 8,300, or 20 percent of its workforce.
The cuts are deeper than Textron had outlined earlier this year. Meanwhile, its Wichita, Kan.-based Cessna Aircraft Co. unit said it will lay off 2,300 employees and close its Oregon plant as it tries to restructure its product line amid declining plane orders.
Cessna has already started laying off an initial 1,600 hourly workers across the company. An additional 700 salaried workers will lose their jobs in mid-June. Cessna has laid off 44 percent of its workforce since the first round of cuts was announced in November....
Looks like Cessna has been grounded, 'eh, readers?
"Probes focus on a State Street bond fund; Clients say high risks of securities hidden" by Beth Healy, Globe Staff | April 30, 2009
State and federal regulators are investigating State Street Corp. to see if it misled clients about a bond fund that was supposed to be low-risk, but which invested in mortgage securities that produced large losses, according to an official involved in the probe.
The State Street Limited Duration Bond Fund, used by pension funds and other institutional investors as an "enhanced cash" product, was created to generate better returns than ultra-safe money market funds, but with only slightly more risk. But the fund instead waded into mortgage-related assets that got into trouble as the subprime market collapsed. In addition, the bond fund borrowed money to make bigger bets on the sector, which magnified its losses.
Boston-based State Street, which manages $1.4 trillion for large investors, is facing numerous lawsuits from clients alleging that it did not adequately disclose the bond fund's risk level. The fund is managed by State Street Global Advisors, the company's investment arm.
State Street declined to comment. The fund no longer exists....
One can only hop that the same fate awaits the looting State Street liars.
Sorry, sisters. I am not as forgiving as you are....
You can call it a bubblegum paper and report!
"Sorting out the chaos of Twitter" by Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff | April 30, 2009
Tweets can be no more than 140 characters in length - enough to remind a spouse to buy milk on the way home, or exchange sporting insults with a pal who's rooting for the Chicago Bulls.
Please see: MSM Touts Twitter
None of this is likely to excite my teen, but what do kids know?
Insulting your own kid's intelligence?
Rank elitism and the constant insulting in the paper takes a toll, doesn't it?
Research firm ComScore recently found that Twitter is most popular among those ages 45 to 54....
Hear anything on this blog?
Here's my tweet on Twitter:
"We believe that government can be a beneficial force in people's lives.
I USED TO BELIEVE THAT; however, I no longer do. Even when they are allegedly trying to "help," it is not for the stated purpose. Lying us into wars and pushing other hurtful agendas is not beneficial to anyone except a select few.
Its mission is too important - to the struggling mother with a disabled child, to the striving first-generation college student - to let it be discredited by a few grasping special interests."
Yeah, SPECIAL INTERESTS the Globe is ALL FOR like BIOTECH and HOLLYWOOD, etc, etc.
And WHO DO YOU think are the FIRST CUTS?
They are SO DISINGENUOUS it will be good for me to stop reading them.
The "mission," huh? Smells like an AGENDA to ME!!!
Governor Guts State Services
Pigs at the State Trough
A Slow Saturday Special: Statehouse Slush Fund
Hollywood S***s on Massachusetts
Biotech Giveaway Was Borrowed Money
How many times I gotta put 'em up?
"Globe Guild leader takes heat as talks divide staff" by Robert Gavin, Globe Staff | April 30, 2009
In negotiating concessions to save The Boston Globe, Daniel Totten, president of the newspaper's biggest union, sometimes faces a tougher crowd than The New York Times Co. executives across the table: his own members.
Totten leads the Boston Newspaper Guild, a union that encompasses the diverse and sometimes conflicting interests of more than 600 editors, reporters, advertising sales reps, business office workers, and security guards. In the best of times, it's a roiling, opinionated, and fractious group. But the normal fault lines have begun to widen under the pressure of the threatened shutdown of the Globe unless the Guild and other unions agree to $20 million in concessions by tomorrow....
I will go to the newsstand tomorrow to see what is there --if anything -- and what the explanation is one way or the other.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Related: FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic
That was the POINT!! That's why they DIDN'T TELL ANYONE!!
"Airliner, fighter jet throw scare into New Yorkers; Few were notified of planned flyover near Manhattan" by Ula Ilnytzky and Sara Kugler, Associated Press | April 28, 2009
NEW YORK - An airliner and supersonic fighter jet zoomed past the lower Manhattan skyline in a flash just as the workday was beginning yesterday. Within minutes, startled financial workers streamed out of their offices, fearing a nightmarish replay of Sept. 11.
For a half-hour, the
But the flyover was nothing but a photo op, apparently one of a series of flights to get pictures of the plane in front of national landmarks.
Oh, so WHO PAID for this OUTRAGE and HOW MUCH, TAXPAYERS?!!!
It was carried out by the Defense Department with little warning, infuriating New York officials and putting the White House on the defense. Even Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn't know about it, and he later called it "insensitive" to fly so near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks....
Infuriating, insensitive, offensive, you take your pick of this PSY-OP EXPERIMENT on the American people! Ever have a smell or song remind you of something?
When's the NEXT TERROR ATTACK COMING, 'bamer?
Still, federal officials provided few details and wouldn't say why the public and area building security managers weren't notified. They also wouldn't address why someone thought it was a wise decision to send two jets into New York City, all for a few photos with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.
I'll tell you why: they NEVER CONSIDERED it because THEY KNOW 9/11 was and is an INSIDE JOB!!
The GOVERNMENT KNOWS the "TERRORIST" attack on 9/11 is a LIE -- which is why the reaction of the public (or so they claim) was NEVER CONSIDERED!!!!!!!!!
An administration official said the purpose of the photo op was to update file photos of the president's plane near the statue.
And just HOW MUCH TAXPAYER $$$$ was SPENT on UPDATING P.R. PHOTOS, huh? I thought we were getting change.
This official said the White House military office told the Federal Aviation Administration that it periodically updates file photos of Air Force One near national landmarks, such as the statue in the New York harbor and the Grand Canyon....
I'm sorry, readers, but this SMELLS LIKE, LOOKS LIKE, and TASTES LIKE HORSE SHIT EXCUSES!!!!
The photo op was combined with a training exercise to save money, according to another administration official who also spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized.
And what would NOT DOING IT AT ALL have COST, huh?
The FAA notified the New York Police Department of the flyover, telling them photos of the Air Force One jet would be taken about 1,500 feet above the Statue of Liberty around 10 a.m. yesterday. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said typically a flight like this would be publicized to avoid causing a panic, but they were under orders not to in this case.
In other words, they WERE THINKING of the PUBLIC, readers!!!
How they could MANIPULATE the EMOTIONS just like 9/11!!!
Oh, and the COST?
"The Air Force is still calculating the full cost of the exercise, but fuel alone cost at least $24,000, spokeswoman Vicki Stein said."
Hey, YOU had NOTHING BETTER to DO with $24,000 dollars, right, Amurka?