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Friday, May 27, 2011

*** WHAT HYPERINFLATION LOOKS LIKE: BELAURUS DEVALUTAION SPREADS PANIC ***
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Belarus-devaluation-spreads-panic-1395054.php
(..."government cut access to a foreign-based Internet portal"..."people bought all they could from stores, both to stock up on food as well as to invest in tangible goods"..."people were hoarding sugar, salt and other staples"..."even during the Soviet collapse we didn't go through such nightmare."..."there is a feeling that a war is about to erupt")
"Guess Which County I Am":  ..."[the] International Monetary Fund urged them to reform their economy in March, calling on the president to rein in "unsustainable" spending and for the central bank to increase benchmark interest rates to fight inflation"..."The whole world tells them, guys, you have economic problems, you should do something, and all they did was live off getting more and more loans."
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-25/belarus-headed-for-economic-meltdown-51-ruble-plunge-vtb-capital-says.html

THE FED, QUANT. EASING, INFLATION, FREE-MARKET, DEFICITS, GOLD/SILVER, FOOD
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MAY CUT 450,000 JOBS IN FY2012...
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/23/us-markets-municipals-idUSTRE74M60U20110523
--Pinks slips coming for 450,000 state and local government employees next year...
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/pinks-slips-coming-for-450000-state-and-local-government-employees-in-2012_05262011
20 questions to ask anyone foolish enough to believe the economic crisis is over
http://www.zerohedge.com/article/20-questions-ask-anyone-foolish-enough-believe-economic-crisis-over
--Japan's government bonds rise on concerns over weak U.S. growth, Greece debt
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-27/japan-s-bonds-rise-on-concerns-over-u-s-growth-greece-debt.html
--Dollar falls versus Euro, Yen on concern U.S. "recovery" is losing momentum
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-27/dollar-falls-versus-euro-yen-on-concern-u-s-recovery-is-losing-momentum.html
--Preparing your investments for an inflationary future
http://dailyreckoning.com/preparing-your-investments-for-an-inflationary-future/
The Fed's balance sheet hits another record size:  $2.759 trillion
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/26/us-usa-fed-discount-idUSTRE74P7ZO20110526
Sen. Harry Reid "not in favor of changing Medicare" DESPITE its $24.6 trillion shortfall...
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/reid-not-favor-changing-medicare-despite
--BARF ALERT:  Ten "Myths" of Paul Ryan's Budget Plan
http://www.themoralliberal.com/2011/05/26/ten-myths-of-ryans-house-budget-plan/
Three-year supply of foreclosed homes hurts home prices
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chibrkbus-3year-supply-of-foreclosed-homes-hurts-home-prices-20110526,0,1206605.story
"Made In America" Returning?  Manufacturing jobs are coming home
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2011/05/26/Made-in-America-Manufacturing-Jobs-Are-Coming-Home.aspx
Greece could be disqualified from IMF cash injection...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/8539819/Greece-could-be-disqualified-from-IMF-cash-injection.html

BIG GOVT., REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH, ECONOMIC/ENVIRONMENTAL/SOCIAL JUSTICE, COLLECTIVE SALVATION, LIBERATION THEOLOGY
CONGRESS RENEWS USA PATRIOT ACT, TO BE SIGNED BY WAY OF MECHANIZED 'AUTO-PEN'...
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55803.html
FULL ROLL CALL - HOUSE:  http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/112/house/1/376
FULL ROLL CALL - SENATE:  http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/112/senate/1/84 
NOTABLES:  Sandy Adams YES, McConnell YES, Bachmann YES, Lieberman YES, Cantor YES, Pelosi YES, Paul Ryan YES, Wasserman-Schultz YES, Allen West NO, Rand Paul NO, Rubio ABSENT, Boehner ABSENT
--OP-ED BY REP. STEVE KING (R-IA):  USA PATRIOT ACT FITS TEA PARTY STANDARDS (WTF?!)
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55752.html
--Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR):  USA PATRIOT ACT IS WORSE THAN YOU THINK
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/05/secret-patriot-act/
--Showdown between Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV) & Rand Paul (R-KY) spar over USA PATRIOT Act extension (VIDEO)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110526/pl_yblog_theticket/harry-reid-rand-pauls-patriot-act-showdown-goes-public
 --Rep. Pelosi (D-CA) reason to support it...http://www.democraticleader.gov/news/press?id=2190
--Sen. McConnell (R-VA) reason to support it...
http://reason.com/blog/2011/05/26/mitch-mcconnell-comes-out-agai
--Rep. Bachmann (R-MN) reason to support it...
http://bachmann.house.gov/UploadedFiles/National_Security_Provisions_Dispelling_the_Myths.pdf
WHAT COMMIECARE LOOKS LIKE:  U.K. DOCTORS FORCED TO PRESCRIBE DRINKING WATER TO KEEP THEIR PATIENTS ALIVE
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1390925/Elderly-patients-dying-thirst-Doctors-forced-prescribe-drinking-water-old-alive-reveals-devastating-report-hospital-care.html
--VERMONT:  Gov. Shumlin signs state health care reform bill into law (even farther reaching & liberty-grabbing than CommieCare...)
http://www.wcax.com/story/14724412/shumlin-set-to-sign-health-care-reform-bill-into-law
--AARP: We didn't get a waiver
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/573526/201105261838/AARP-We-Didnt-Get-A-Waiver.htm
RE-EDUCATION:
--NEW YORK:  Officials want schools to teach students how to PROPERLY ABANDON UNWANTED BABIES
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Baby-Safe-Haven-High-School-Health-Curriculum-122653389.html
--$500 million Obama Administration program will help kids 'sit still' in kindergarten...
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/sebelius-early-learning-initiatives-need
--Federally-funded NASA 'educates' children about global warming on 'Climate Kids' website (VIDEO)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT37M383uAc&feature=player_embedded
--ILLINOIS:  College professor kicks back with taxpayer money
http://www.npr.org/2011/05/25/136646177/weekly-standard-kickin-back-with-tax-payer-money
--U.K.:  Schools win "right" to turn away middle-class children (AIN'T SOCIALISM GREAT?)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/8540055/Schools-win-right-to-turn-away-middle-class-children.html
KARL MARX WOULD BE SO PROUD:  TIME Magazine’s Joe Klein says NY-26 Democratic triumph was "a victory for socialism" (VIDEO)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/a-victory-for-socialism-time-magazines-joe-klein-says-he-was-merely-mocking-radical-republicans/
NEW JERSEY:  Gov. Christie wisely pulls state out of greenhouse-gas/cap-and-tax pact
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20110526_Christie_pulling_N_J__out_if_greehouse_gas_pact.html
D.C.:  Mandatory vehicle 'black-boxes' under consideration
http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/data-1285378-recorders-boxes.html
NEVADA:  Legislature passes friendly concealed carry reform
http://www.examiner.com/firearms-in-reno/nevada-passes-concealed-carry-reform

ILLEGAL ALIENS, OPEN BORDERS, TERRORISM, 'MISUNDERSTANDERS OF ISLAM'
POLL:  12% OF ISRAELI JEWS CONSIDER OBAMA TO BE 'PRO-ISRAEL'
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?ID=222451&R=R1
--ENEMY OF MY ENEMY:  'Ahmadinejad wants friendship with Israel'http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4074618,00.html
--DISGUSTING:  NYT's Tom Friedman wants to bring Tahrir Square (read: 'democracy') to Jerusalem
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/144539
Air Force general: China military buildup 'incredibly disturbing'
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/may/25/inside-the-ring-377211977/
--RUSSIA:  Medvedev uncorks a stunner on U.S. missile defense shield
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/26/medvedev-uncorks-stunner-russia-missile-defense-shield/
PEACEFUL RELIGION:  Four Muslims who battered man for teaching RE to girls jailed for being 'a danger due to their extreme religious beliefs'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391166/Four-Muslims-battered-man-teaching-RE-girls-jailed-danger-extreme-religious-beliefs.html
WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE:
--SAUDI ARABIA:  Facebook campaign encourages Saudi men to beat women with cords
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/disturbing-facebook-campaign-encourages-saudi-men-to-beat-women-with-cords/
--TURKEY:  Turkish FM tells Syria's al-Assad to implement 'shock therapy' reforms to restore tranquility
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/world/europe/26turkey.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all
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"Every man who loves peace, every man who loves his country, every man who loves liberty ought to have it ever before his eyes that he may cherish in his heart a due attachment to the Union of America and be able to set a due value on the means of preserving it." ~~ James Madison, Federalist No. 41

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