This’n’That; March 14th; The Next “…Gate”

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Did obama Really ‘Step-On-His-Pecker’ This Time?
Now that Donald Trump has been president for approximately six-weeks;
now that Donald Trump has successfully fended off the fakenews surrounding him;
now that Donald Trump has contributed to the Dow reaching 21,000+;

now that Donald Trump has contributed to a 300,000 monthly [February, 2017] jobs INCREASE;
now that Donald Trump is well on his way to satisfying many of his campaign promises, the POTUS can tackle even more important issues/CRIMES.
Most importantly has to be “obamaGate” in which “ClownPrinceobama was/is involved in the wiretapping of Trump Tower, the NYC home of the Trump Familyas well as several Trump companies, as well as offices of the Trump children and other associates.  There’s been on-going~for the past eight years~crimes by the obama/Soros regime to intentionally turn the United States [all 57 of ’em!] into the desired third-world rathole country, much preferred by the socio-fascist, commie-libs.

As indicated by this timeline, June, 2016 was a busy month for obama, George Soros, Loretta Lynch, “Slick-WillieClinton as well as the FISA Court.  In the end obama/Soros had their desires satisfied…
They successfully wiretapped various offices, apartments in Trump Tower!
The various ‘side-steps’ by the obama/Soros henchmen gave the “ClownPrinceplausible deniability by how they lied.  When it all boils down, no one will believe Loretta Lynch recused herself from the whole FISA Court warrant thingie… so she had to have cleared her actions with the “Clown Prince!”
Not only should President Trump NOT let this drop, he should investigate/prosecute any and all obama/Soros/Clinton regime crooks, leaving no rock unturned!!  Like these:

  • Hillary Clinton~for all the conspiracies, scams and lies during her time playing Secretary of State and during the presidential campaign she LOST THREE TIMES, et al;
  • Loretta Lynch~for her lack of enthusiasm in prosecuting anyone in minority status, anyone not on the obama boyfriend list, et al;
  • Eric Holder~for his contempt of Congress citation; for his complete lack of ethics in ‘Fast and Furious’ and all the many, many scandals, scams and completely illegal actions on behalf of his boss, George Soros, et al;
  • Ben Rhodes~for his conspiracy and mega-lies in forcing the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ down the collective American throat, et al;
  • John Podesta~for his complicity with The Clinton Crime Family in scamming Russia for cash donations; for his lies and participation in the Trump Tower wiretapping, et al;
  • Ben Rhodes~for his part in the Benghazi murders coverup; for his part in the obama/Soros handicapping of the Trump national security apparatus, his behind-the-scenes efforts in the take-down of General Michael Flynn, et al;
  • George Soros~for his part in financing the Occupy Wall Street protests, the Ferguson Riots as well as many other similar disturbances in cities throughout the United States, the ‘Freddie Gray’ Riots in Baltimore, the UC-Berkley Riots,  anti-Trump riots in many, many American cities et al;

…practically anyone that “Clown Princeobama, George Soros, Valerie Jarrett, et al, associated with, conspired with, during the past eight years.
In conclusion:
The Republicans, the GOP~what ever ya wanna call ’em~have allowed the democrats~the nation’s MINORITY party~to control the body-politic on a national level for far too long.  Said democrats/RINOs have been promising minorities a whole lot’a shit during election season… then after they vote for ’em, that’s the last they hear until the next election!!

The shit referenced above will continue on until somebody grows some ‘hangy-down thingies’ and put some of the perpetrators in jail… for a long, LONG time!!
I think that “someone with the aforementioned hangy-down thingies” very well may be President Donald J. Trump!!  Other than his twitter responses, Mr Trump has not let the democrat/RINO bullshit get to him on a day-to-day basis.  Remember all those campaign promises we heard for the last 18 months or so…?  One-by-one, the President is honoring, fulfilling them… knockin’ ’em off!!
Bet’cha didn’t see that comin’ did’ja?!?
That’s all I got.
Til Nex’Time….
Justin Case
ReferenceLie-Barry:”
http://www.vivaliberty.com/tremendous-job-growth-under-trump-nearly-300k-in-february/
https://spectator.org/investigate-obamagate/
http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/harry-reid-hillary-likely-knew-trump-wiretap/
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/democrats-liberal-media-panic-mode-obamagate-gets-ready-blow-wide-open/
http://www.conservapedia.com/Obamagate_timeline
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/11/soros-funded-orgs-behind-violent-anti-trump-protests-across-america/
http://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/billionaire-george-soros-funded-ferguson-riots-34230/
http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/21/clinton-and-soros-are-behind-violent-riots-at-trump-rallies-not-sanders/
http://www.iamawake.co/just-like-ukraine-and-ferguson-riots-in-baltimore-are-being-funded-by-george-soros/
http://www.wnd.com/2016/03/soros-funded-group-promises-even-more-anti-trump-protests/

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“Clown Prince” Correction, March 1

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“Clown Prince” obama’s March 1st Weekly Blather
barackINGHAM PALACE,
District of Corruption
March 1, 2014
    In my State of the Union Address, I said that the best measure  of opportunity is access to a good job.  And after the worst recession of our  lifetimes, our businesses have created eight and a half million new jobs in the  last four years.
    But we need to do more to make America a magnet for good jobs for the  future.  And in this year of action, where Congress won’t do that, I will do  whatever I can to expand opportunity for more Americans.  This week, I took two  actions to attract new jobs to America – jobs in American manufacturing, and  jobs rebuilding America’s infrastructure.
    Here’s why this is important.  In the 2000s alone, we lost more than  one-third of all American manufacturing jobs.  One in three.  And when the  housing bubble burst, workers in the construction industry were hit harder than  just about anybody.  The good news is, today, our manufacturers have added more  than 620,000 jobs over the last four years – the first sustained growth in  manufacturing jobs since the 1990s.
Even for those perennial ‘KoolAid drinkers,’ this bullshit has to be hard to swallow!  Every policy that’s been instituted by my regime has had~~as it’s first priority~~the destruction of as many jobs as possible, by design.  obamaKare has destroyed the most, closely followed by my inept, amateurish handling of the general economy.  Magnetism~~as it relates to my jobs policies~~has been negated by the continued confiscatory-level personal and business tax rates; the DOZENS of new obamaKare taxes, fees, et al; the pure waste of the many~~and on-going~~disguised bailouts which actually rewarded my supporters, donors, bundlers and staffs.  While I could go on-and-on, I won’t bore you with the many egregious ways I waste the country’s finances.
Jobs in America is becoming a concept of the past!  Look at the latest obamacRATics’ buzz-word in the promotion of obamaKare:  “Job-Lock!”  Now, one doesn’t necessarily have to be employed to have health care-thanks to obamaKare!  Said newly unemployed person is now free to explore his/her ambition like painting, tanning animal skins, professional demolition-derby driving, and many, many other personally-important endeavors.
BUT…. What happens when obamaKare goes the way of welfare, which already has more ‘takers’ than ‘makers?’  Who pays for the shortfall?  Please don’t tell me “the government!”  With a $17.4 TRILLION national debt~~even with Speaker John Boehner rolling-over-and-playing-dead at every fiscal juncture~~there’s no new sources for more money to piss away!
Try using BING or Google to find statistics on my dismal, inept, amateurish jobs creation, savings aresults nd you discover that most information is either cleaverly hidden or certainly not current to any reasonable point.  In the FIRST FOUR MONTHS (Feb-May, 2009) after my immaculation, my regime LOST 2,198,000 jobs…. and that’s just February through May!  Another telling statistic is the ‘Labor Participation Rate’ which~~under MY tutelage~~is at it’s lowest point in recorded history: 63.20%, and that’s only through 09/06/2013!!  While my jobs plans may look positive on their face, the ultimate goal is~~what it’s always been~~to slowly destroy the jobs markets as well as the American self-esteem, self-worth and the desire to succeed!!
    Still, the economy has changed.  If we want to attract more good  manufacturing jobs to America, we’ve got to make sure we’re on the cutting edge  of new manufacturing technologies and techniques.  And in today’s global  economy, first-class jobs gravitate to first-class infrastructure.
    That’s why, on Tuesday, I launched two new high-tech manufacturing hubs –  places where businesses and universities will partner to turn groundbreaking  research into real-world goods Made in America.  So far, we’ve launched four of  these hubs, where our workers can master 3-D printing, energy-efficient  electronics, lightweight metals, and digital manufacturing – all technologies  that can help ensure a steady stream of good jobs well into the 21st  century.
    Then on Wednesday, I launched a new competition to build 21st century  infrastructure – roads and bridges, mass transit, more efficient ports, and  faster passenger rail.  Rebuilding America won’t just attract new businesses; it  will create good construction jobs that can’t be shipped overseas.
    ‘Cutting-edge technologies’ is nothing more than an empty statement.  We first must have high school graduates that are prepared~~and have the desire~~for college level learning.  That’s not the case, today!  For decades, the federal education cabal has had one ‘one-size-fits-all’ program after another; none of which has had student success as it’s ACTUAL basis.  In anyone’s right mind, the students in rural Missouri will not have the same desires, success levels as some ‘hoity-toity‘ Beverly Hills high school, either positive or negative!!  Someone~~at some time~~will propose the abolition of the Departments of Education at both the federal and state level, a positive for all students in every segment of American society.  The students’ interests are best served at the lowest administrative level possible, in this case the county or school district level.  To the aforementioned points, not every high school student wants, needs to have a college degree to be successful.  The college degree myth is promoted by self-serving governments at every level.  Not only do governments control the student-loan scam but have done nothing to suggest that institutions control expense, tuition increases which are far beyond the hidden rate of inflation (currently, well above 5%!).  As has been pointed out~~ad nauseam~~amateurs like myself use ‘the scatter-shot’ method of governance: throwing ‘gobs of shit’ against the wall; see what sticks-go with that!!  In the past five years NOTHING GOOD has stuck!
Of course, Congress could make an even bigger difference in both areas.   Thanks to the leadership of a bipartisan group of lawmakers, there’s a bill in  Congress right now that would create an entire network of high-tech  manufacturing hubs all across the country.  And next week, I’ll send Congress a  budget that will rebuild our transportation systems and support millions of jobs  nationwide. 
    There’s a lot we can do if we work together.  And while Congress decides what  it’s going to do, I’m going to keep doing everything in my power to rebuild an  economy where everyone who works hard has the chance to get ahead – where we’re  restoring our founding vision of opportunity for all.
Both you and I know the obamacRATic definition of ‘bipartisan/bipartisanship:’  MY WAY OR THE HIWAY! Demanding that all opposition be ‘Boehner-esque,’ “roll-over-and-play-dead!”
Without the self-serving, inept leadership of Speaker Boehner, few if any of my scams would have ever seen the light-of-day.  We can create all the ‘high-tech manufacturing hubs’ we want, but if corporations remain offshore, what’ta hell good are they?!?  My brand of socio-fascism is the primary obstacle to growth in the American economy.

“Clown Prince” Correction February 8th

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“King” Cuomo Admission

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“King” Cuomo Doesn’t Want Us In HIS State!
After reading the “KingCuomo (KuuMO) piece reported in The Blaze (here), I’m sure the “King” is not considering the amount of taxes~~both personal and property~~that we conservatives, libertarians, constitutionalists, et al, are paying to support nothing but socio-fascist policies and positions.  In the past year my tax bill (city {Rochester} and school, ONLY) well north of $2,800 for a double-house.  I’ve just received my COUNTY (of Monroe) tax bill of $1,300-and-change.  For this, I get very little if any, representation in Albany or in Rochester or Monroe County for that matter.
Speaking of little-to-no representation, nearly every citizen in the state is in the same boat.  The state senate is controlled by replublicRATics while the state assembly (similar to US House of Reps) is under the thumb of the obamacRATics (formerly the democRATics-though there’s nothing democratic about the body or their philosophy!).  One need only to reference the NY SAFE Act to understand (here, here and here).  As for my continued residence in the Cuomo Regency~~to say the least~~is limited.  Limited by my continued place on this earth; limited by the length of time necessary to sell our double-house (anyone interested?!?) and to make the travel/moving arrangements.
Where will we go?  For the past 3-4 years we’ve been vacationing~~checking ‘the lay of the land’~~in the Springfield, Missouri, area and really like what we see.  If for no other reason, the property tax issue will make this the smartest move when combined with the people, the Midwestern mind set, the ‘jobs’ outlook, the general economy, the reduced “control-by-taxes” atmosphere, etc.  The aforementioned tax payments will equal about four-years’~~Yup! FOUR~~payments for a property (like this one, this one or this one) we both would choose.
So~~in conclusion~~I say to “KingCuomo:
“See ya; wouldn’t wanna be ya!!”
That’s all I got.
Til Nex’Time….
Justin Case

This’n’That; March First #2; Stupid is….

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Forrest Gump Got It Right:

    Maxine Waters is living proof

Stupid is as stupid does!

Rep Waters said that if sequestration is not corrected by a republicRATic cave-in, the country would loose 170 MILLION jobs!!

Even Mr Gump would know that on any given day, the United States has but 135-to-143 MILLION jobs.

No kiddin’!!

Folks…. ya can’t make this shit up!!

Comments, anyone?

Til Nex’Time….

This’n’That; July Ninth #1; Veteran’s Jobs

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Somebody’s Hirin’!!

    With “Clown Princeobama doing everything in his power–as your exalted ruler–to destroy the jobs markets in the United States, Canadian companies are taking an active role in counteracting his plans.  obama has made a big deal in promoting various pipeline segments within the United States; segments that have already been approved; segments he has no power to stop!!

 

    The Canadian oil companies intend to sell their oil to someone and deliver it somewhere.  To that end–with obama‘s Keystone XL Pipeline delays–a pipeline is being built from the Fort McMurray area of the Province of Alberta to a terminis on Canada’s west coast, rather than wait until the communists are forced out of American governance.  Canada doesn’t have the vast population in the hinterlands that the U.S. has.

 

    The ‘powers that be’ in Canadian capitalism have partnered with the American Veterans of Foreign Wars in providing the human capital that obama refuses to put to work in more than ‘make-work’ government jobs.  The Edmonton Economic Development Corporationin the aforementioned partnership–is providing an ongoing, daily listing of 55,000 jobs to the VFW jobs website.  Does “Clown Princeobama need any more evidence that–at least in Canada–the private sector is the far better provider of jobs than is the government?!?

 

Where is Governor Romney on this obama-forced OUTSOURCING of American jobs?!?

‘Splain to me again why YOU elected this Verdammte Arschloch!?! 

Til Nex’Time….

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/feb/19/world/la-fg-canada-pipeline-20120220

http://www.vfw.org/home/

http://www.vetjobs.com/

http://www.edmonton.com/ 

The Sunday ‘Report;’ 02/12/2012 (Pt #2)

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What The National Pamphleteers Don’t Report:

World Bank Report Shows Large Public Sectors Reduce Economy

 

by Daniel J. Mitchell

Townhall.com

February 11, 2012
    When Ronald Reagan said that big government undermined the economy, some people dismissed his comments because of his philosophical belief in liberty.  And when I discuss my work on the economic impact of government spending, I often get the same reaction.  This is why it’s important that a growing number of establishment outfits are slowly but surely coming around to the same point of view.  The European Central Bank published a study showing

“…a significant negative effect of the size of government on growth.”

A study by two Harvard economists found that

“large adjustments in fiscal policy, if based on well-targeted spending cuts, have often led to expansions.”

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development noted in recent research that welfare programs are economically destructive because they lure people into dependency because

“net disposable income would increase despite putting in fewer hours.”

A study from the International Monetary Fund concluded that

“Cuts to pension and health entitlements had the most beneficial effect on economic growth.”

This is remarkable. It’s beginning to look like the entire world has figured out that there’s an inverse relationship between big government and economic performance.  That’s an exaggeration, of course. There are still holdouts pushing for more statism [….]

http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/danieljmitchell/2012/02/11/world_bank_report_shows_large_public_sectors_reduce_economy/page/full/

 

Bishops Reject White House’s New Plan on Contraception

by Laurie Goodstein,

New York Times

 

February 11, 2012

    The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops have rejected a compromise on birth control coverage that President Obama offered on Friday and said they would continue to fight the president’s plan to find a way for employees of Catholic hospitals, universities and service agencies to receive free contraceptive coverage in their health insurance plans, without direct involvement or financing from the institutions.

    The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops — which has led the opposition to the plan — said in a statement late Friday that the solution offered by the White House to quell a political furor was “unacceptable and must be corrected” because it still infringed on the religious liberty and conscience of Catholics.  The bishops’ decision to rebuff the compromise means that “religious freedom” will continue to be a rallying cry for some Catholics who [….]

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/us/catholic-bishops-criticize-new-contraception-proposal.html?_r=2&ref=us

 

Canadian PM courts China after Obama’s Keystone Pipeline Rejection

 

by Bob Beauprez

Townhall.com

February 11, 2012
    About three weeks ago, Barack Obama nixed the Keystone XL pipeline that would have transported 900,000 barrels of oil per day from the Canadian tar sands to the gulf coast region of the U.S. The pipeline project would also create 20,000 direct jobs and potentially hundreds of thousands of indirect jobs according to economic analysis.  Spurned by Obama’s rejection, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated that if Canada’s next door neighbor and close ally didn’t want Canada’s oil, then he’d pursue other markets to “diversify” the market for Canada’s natural resources. It didn’t take him long.  Harper was in Beijing this week where he “pledged closer trade ties with China” during talks with Premier Wen Jiabao. Finding alternative markets for its natural resources has become a top priority for Canada, which today sells nearly all of its oil to the U.S., but sees environmental regulations from Washington as an increasing impediment [….]

http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/bobbeauprez/2012/02/11/canadian_pm_courts_china_after_obamas_keystone_pipeline_rejection

 

Living Very Large

 

by Juliet Chung

wsj.com

02/11/2012
Even as the size of the average American house shrinks after peaking during the boom, several of the wealthy are building gigantic homes of 20,000 square feet and more.  The latest project of Hyatt hotel heir Anthony Pritzker is a 49,300-square-foot building designed by an architecture firm in Paris. It involves a small army of specialized consultants and boasts amenities like a bowling alley, hairdressing area and gym.  The project, in the hills above Los Angeles, isn’t a luxury hotel—it’s a private home for Mr. Pritzker and his family.

    Four years into the housing downturn, what little new-home construction remains is focused on downsized living. According to the Census Bureau, the average size of a newly completed single-family home peaked in 2007 at 2,521 square feet, capping nearly three decades of growth, falling to 2,392 square feet in 2010.  Then there are the exceptions, a small cadre of homeowners who are currently building mansions that are 10 times that size. Interviews with the small pool of luxury builders who handle such projects, and a perusal of permits in wealthy areas including parts of Connecticut and California, suggests that for some of the mega-wealthy, big is back.

When 50,000 Square Feet Isn’t Enough

.In the fall of 2008, clients were saying, “It’s not the right time to do the big house on the hill,” says contractor John Sebastian, president of Dallas-based Sebastian Construction Group, whose current roster of projects in Dallas and Los Angeles spans 13,000 to 24,000 square feet. As those sentiments dried up, business has picked up, he says.  Hedge-fund manager Cliff Asness is [….]

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203889904577201043455977600.html?mod=WSJ_PersonalFinance_RealEstate

 

Surprising Jobs with $100K Salaries

 — After Only a Two-Year Degree

 

by Charles Purdy,

Monster.com

February 10, 2012

Think of some typical jobs that pay six-figure salaries, and you likely imagine careers that require four-year college degrees (if not four years plus advanced degrees). The common perception is that a traditional university degree is the only path to financial security and wealth for the average person.   But that’s not necessarily true. While some fields require that you have a four-year degree just to get a job interview, there are many other high-earning careers in which typical professionals have two-year degrees — often known as associate’s degrees. According to the compensation experts at PayScale.com, here are five of those fields in which [….]

http://career-services.monster.com/yahooarticle/100K-jobs-two-year-degree#WT.mc_n=yta_fpt_article_100K_two_year_degree

 

Cities with the most speed traps

 

by Colleen Kane

CNBC.com

February 10, 2012

When lead-footed drivers get snagged and ticketed, their downfall might have been passing a speed trap where a cop was using radar or a laser, or maybe the driver passed a speed camera. However, as technology improves traffic enforcement, it is also progressing on the side of the speeder. Now joining the radar detector is crowd-sourced reporting of speed traps, a virtual warning system using the Internet and a mobile app.

This list of the 10 most-active cities for speed traps was compiled by Trapster.com, a community platform accessed online and via smartphone app, that alerts drivers to traps, hazards and other traffic issues nearby.

Trapster”s list is drawn from the reports of its base of nearly 15 million users. In addition to speed traps and enforcement cameras, “activity” can include road hazards, traffic, school zones, construction zones and locations of roadkill. However, Sean Farrell, product manager for Trapster, says that over 50 percent of the activity reported on Trapster are “live police” speed traps. For each of the following 10 most-active cities, Trapster users entered 3,000 to 4,000 reports in a recent 30-day period.

Note: These slides are taken from Trapster’s TrapMap, and symbols indicate red-light cameras, fixed-speed cameras, and known enforcement points.

10. Austin, TX

Law enforcement in the capital of Texas has a reputation for handing out speeding tickets to motorists only one to three miles per hour over [….]

http://autos.yahoo.com/news/cities-with-the-most-speed-traps.html?page=all

 

Bill on citizenship inquiries advances

 

by Wesley P. Hester

Richmond Times Dispatch

February 11, 2012

    Legislation to require citizenship inquiries of everyone arrested in Virginia is on its way to the House of Delegates, where it is expected to pass easily.  The House Courts of Justice Committee on Friday advanced two similar bills aimed at identifying illegal immigrants accused of committing crimes.  House Bill 1060, the broader of the two, would instruct law-enforcement officers to make citizenship inquiries of everyone arrested for any offense.  It also requires officers finding “probable cause” to believe that the person is not legally present in the U.S. to inform the judicial officer who would decide whether to grant bail.

    Sponsored by Del. Richard L. Anderson, R-Prince William, the bill is based on existing law in Prince William County, which Anderson says has led to a stop in violent crimes and 4,300 criminal illegal immigrants being handed over to federal authorities. “It applies equally to everyone,” Anderson said of his bill, anticipating the testimony of its opponents, who claim it will lead to racial profiling.  Several did attack the bill, including law-enforcement officials, before [….]

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2012/feb/11/tdmain05-bill-on-citizenship-inquiries-advances-ar-1680479/?referer=http://www.bing.com/search?q=Va%20citizenship%20bill&pc=conduit&ptag=AB93C7F758A4E4AEBB4F&form=CONBDF&conlogo=CT2977475&ShowAppsUI=0&shorturl=http://bit.ly/y7pVzU

 

6 Colleges Cutting Tuition

 

To attract students from middle-income families, these schools are actually lowering their prices.

by AnnaMaria Andriotis

SmartMoney.com

February 10, 2012

While tuition bills continue to skyrocket, a small but growing number of private colleges and universities are bucking the trend and going on sale.  At least six colleges announced plans to reduce tuition costs in the upcoming school year. Many of these schools say lower-cost higher-education will attract more students from middle-income families those with incomes too high to qualify for free federal financial aid, but not high enough to pay for college costs without going deep into debt. “We are hoping to recruit more students from that group than in the past,” says Edwin Welch, president of University of Charleston, in West Virginia, which is slashing tuition by 22%. Others are looking to lure students away from nearby colleges that up to now have been more affordable, says Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of FinAid.org, which tracks financial aid issues.

To be sure, the discounts may not make these private colleges more affordable than public colleges. The average annual cost of tuition and fees at a four-year public college for in-state students this year is $8,244, according to the College Board. Of the private [….]

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/6-colleges-cutting-tuition.html

 

Chuck Schumer’s brother donated $1,000 to Mitch McConnell

by John Bresnahan, Manu Raju

politico.com 

January 17, 2012

This is one story that “The Putz of Park Avenue” would rather keep inside the family circle.

Robert Schumer, younger brother of the garrulous New York Democrat, gave $1,000 to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) reelection committee last fall, according to Federal Election Commission records.

The younger Schumer is a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, one of New York City’s

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71552.html

The dark side of free-to-play gaming

 

by Chris Morris

Plugged In

February 8, 2012

On the surface, you can’t beat free-to-play games. After all, having access to titles people used to pay $15 a month for without ever having to open your wallet? It sounds too good to be true.  Unfortunately, it often is.

While some free-to-play games live up to the billing, too many take advantage of our inherent desire to save a buck. Instead of paying cash up front (whether it’s $60 for a retail game or $1 for an app), you’ll often end up paying much, much more on the back end. Or worse, you’ll wind up playing a cut-rate version of the game while others have all the bells and whistles. After all, you get what you pay for.  Here are a few things to watch out for:

Free-to-play = Pay to win

If you haven’t learned by now that there’s no such thing as truly “free” in this world, a free-to-play game will teach you quickly. You’ll very likely [….]

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/dark-side-free-play-gaming-194851996.html

 

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

 

Rasmussen Reports,

February 11, 2012

Here we go again. Another Republican surges up out of the pack to challenge Mitt Romney’s grip on the party’s presidential nomination. Meanwhile, President Obama appears to have helped his rivals with a bad political call forcing Catholic institutions to go against their basic beliefs and pay for contraception.  In a survey taken Monday evening, Romney reclaimed the lead in the national race for the Republican presidential nomination, jumping ahead of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich 34% to 27%. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum earned 18% of the vote, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul ran last with 11%.  Then the following day [….]

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/weekly_updates/what_they_told_us_reviewing_last_week_s_key_polls

 

Obama Should Get Out of the Boardroom and the Bedroom

 

by John C. Goodman

Townhall.com

Feb 11, 2012

    Ask just about anybody in the business community what’s holding back economic recovery and they will tell you two things: new regulatory burdens and new regulatory uncertainty.  Two pieces of legislation top the list: Dodd-Frank regulation of the financial system and ObamaCare regulation of health care. The first is discouraging banks from making loans. The second is discouraging employers from hiring workers.  Job Creators Alliance has assembled some of the top CEOs in the country to try to explain these things and a trip to their Web site is well worth the visit.

    This administration is not content with economic regulation, however. It’s now ventured into everyone’s sex life — proving that there is no aspect of your personal life that the president regards as none of his business.  The latest intervention takes the form of requiring health insurance to cover something almost everyone can easily pay for out of pocket: contraceptives.  Why, you might ask, does this decision have to [….]

http://townhall.com/columnists/johncgoodman/2012/02/11/obama_should_get_out_of_the_boardroom_and_the_bedroom

 

Election 2012: Florida President

 

Florida: Obama Nearly Tied With Santorum, Ahead of Romney

Rasmussen Reports

February 10, 2012

    In Florida as in Ohio and among voters nationally, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum now runs slightly stronger against President Obama than Republican front-runner Mitt Romney. Obama is essentially even with Santorum in the Sunshine State but leads Romney by three points.  A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Obama earning 47% support to Santorum’s 46%. Four percent [….]

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/florida/election_2012_florida_president

Until Next Sunday….

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