Monday, June 13, 2011

Daily News Links -- June 13, 2011

Daily News Links -- June 13, 2011

***Iowa:  Cedar Falls city government writes mandate to access keys of all businesses & various residential properties for "safety" purposes...*** (VIDEO)
("Ordinance #2740 was passed with a resounding 6 to 1 vote, and it allows for the citizens of Cedar Falls to forcefully give the government keys to their comercial properties through universal 'lock boxes'")

The Federal Reserve, Quantitative Easing, Inflation, Free-Market Principles, Gold / Silver, Food Supply
Nouriel Roubini:  "Significantly higher" chance of another round of quantitative easing by year-end...
("the current slowdown in global growth is not "just a soft patch," and the biggest risk to the financial markets comes from the troubled euro zone economies.")
--...explains what could trigger a hard landing in China...
("China has to get its rampant inflation under control")
Secy. Of defense Robert Gates pitches military pay cuts
("the military over the past decade had invested heavily in equipment for Iraq and Afghanistan while neglecting to replace or upgrade aging tanks, ships and aircraft. The net result was swelling defense procurement that yielded only "relatively modest gains in actual military capability."")
Twenty-eight months later, Obama says:  Recovery's "going to take time"
("Twenty-eight months ago—on Feb. 13, 2009--Congress passed a $787-billion economic stimulus law and sent it to President Barack Obama who signed it while declaring it would create or save 3.5 million jobs"...)
--Is higher joblessness rate the 'new normal'?
--In a pinch, half of U.S. families can’t find $2,000 within 30 days...
OPEC:  Global demand outstrips OPEC supply...
(..."estimated OPEC crude production last month averaged 28.97 million barrels a day....demand this year for OPEC oil is expected to average a daily 29.9 million barrels")
--Saudi electricity company: Saudi Arabia may run out of oil by 2030...
("The electricity company of Saudi Arabia has set off alarms to warn that oil in this country could be depleted by 2030 if left unchecked domestic consumption"..."oil accounts for 80% of national income")
2012 presidential candidates to speak at pro-gold standard events...
("If we go back to making our money actually worth something, it stabilizes prices, it takes away the government's credit card, they can't just decide to go print tons of money and devalue the dollar.")
Poll:  88% of Americans are paying more for groceries now than a year ago...

Big Government, Progressives & Radicals, Communism & Socialism, Redistribution Of Wealth, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Social Justice, Collective Salvation, Liberation Theology
U.S. consumers' electric bills likely to spike as coal plants close...
("Consumers could see their electricity bills jump an estimated 40 to 60 percent in the next few years.  The reason: Pending environmental regulations will make coal-fired generating plants, which produce about half the nation's electricity, more expensive to operate. Many are expected to be shuttered.")
--FLASHBACK to LAST WEEK:  EPA's new rules/regulations could cost the coal-fired power plant industry $180 BILLION...
--***FLASHBACK to JANUARY 2008:  Obama: "Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket..."*** (VIDEO)
ABCNews's Claire Shipman:  "A group of all white men are not going to teach the best decisions" (VIDEO)
("I don't know about you, but as a successful white man who has raised two wonderful children that both will likely be very successful members of this society, I'm getting awfully tired of the reverse racism and reverse sexism in this nation.")
New York:  "Ban The Scan" anti-TSA rally held in Union Square
The Produce Market:  Apple store employee seeks to plant union seed
(""It's kind of a feeling of David versus Goliath," Moll said of trying to start a union movement in a $320 billion company")
California:  Aim of last week's SWAT-style raid was student-aid fraud; Education Department given police powers in 2002...
("The Education Department is one of more than two dozen federal agencies that were granted full police power to carry out raids under the Homeland Security Act"..."The agents worked for the Education Department’s Office of Inspector General and were not a SWAT team"..."The Education Department purchased 27 Remington 12-gauge shotguns last year, saying they were needed to police waste, fraud and abuse involving federal education funds")
--"These Are the Charges That Require the Dept. of Ed. to Send a Dozen Armed Agents to Kick Through Your Front Door"
("And for those asking "What the heck is the Department of Education doing executing search warrants," the better question is: How many of the 30 or so presidentially appointed inspectors general in the federal government actively take advantage of the full police power they were granted by the Homeland Security Act of 2002?")
--HISTORY:  "The Homeland Security Act of 2002"
California:  State's legislative gun law hypocrisy a failure of "democracy"
("The California state Senate voted 28-8 Wednesday to exempt itself from the pointless gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the populace. Legislators apparently think they alone are worthy to pack heat on the streets for personal protection, and the masses ought to wait until the police arrive.")
Texas:  Gov. Rick Perry renews request for federal fire aid, his 6th request since December
("Local and state firefighters have responded to more than 11,600 fires that have destroyed more than 460 homes and burned more than 2.8 million acres, an area the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined.")

Illegal Aliens & Open Borders, Terrorism, Jihad, "Misunderstanders Of Islam", Pro-Palestine / Anti-Israel , Caliphate / Khalifah
Texas:  Sheriffs say terrorists continue to enter U.S. via Mexico
("The chief law enforcement officers of several Texas counties along the southern U.S. border warn that Arabic-speaking individuals are learning Spanish and integrating into Mexican culture before paying smugglers to sneak them into the United States"..."Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez of Zapata County, Texas told Cybercast News Service that Iranian currency, military badges in Arabic, jackets and other clothing are among the items that have been discovered along the banks of the Rio Grande River")
--FLASHBACK to JANUARY 2011:  Iranian jihadi suicide manual "In Memory of Our Martyrs" found on Arizona smuggling trail
--FLASHBACK to NOVEMBER 2010:  Iranian-backed Hezb'allah terrorists infiltrating U.S. with help of pro-communist Venezuela and Mexican drug cartels
--FLASHBACK to OCTOBER 2010:  POTUS ignores building a taller/stronger border fence; funds "Border Restore Project" to restore wildlife areas negatively impacted by existing border fence instead...
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) to hold second Congressional hearing on radical Islam this week...
--Kansas:  Muslim drives three miles with dead man on roof of van
Op-Ed:  "Tentacles of Islam Slowly Enveloping Europe?"
("While the idea of Muslims taking over Rome as prophesied by the Prophet Mohammed may seem far-fetched, the historically Christian capital of Italy is now the site of the largest mosque in Europe.")
--Pennsylvania:  Pittsburgh suburb likely to welcome new mosque
("We have a long history of acceptance. We accept people of all faiths and pride ourselves on our diversity.")
--Pennsylvania:  19th annual Islamic heritage festival celebrated in Philadelphia
Georgia:  Illegal aliens collecting WIC vouchers (VIDEO)
("It is a disgrace that illegal aliens are milking the welfare system while so many American citizens go without. These WIC officals belong in prison for this outrage, and the House GOP should immediately introduce national legislation to mandate citizenship checks for welfare recipients.")
Germany:  Small explosion hits IKEA store in Dresden, IKEA puts all branches in the country on alert
--FLASHBACK to June 1st:  Alarm clocks blow up at IKEA stores in Belgium, France, Netherlands
China-Pakistan "friendship" scales to new heights with sale of submarine
(..."state-owned, Wuhan-based China State Shipbuilding Industrial Corp (CSIC) ferried the first Qing-class conventional attack submarine (SSK) to Shanghai to begin a year-long series of sea trials, which is likely to include the test-firing of three CJ-10K submarine-launched, 1,500km-range land attack cruise missiles (LACM) capable of being armed with unitary tactical nuclear warheads.")
"Kinetic Military Activity":
--Russia objects to U.S. warship in Black Sea
--Vietnam seeks U.S. naval support in China dispute...
--U.S. said to turn back North Korea missile shipment...
What 'DEMOCRACY' Looks Like:
U.S. gives Israel ultimatum on resuming talks...
("According to the ultimatum, Netanyahu has to decide within a month whether he agrees to accept US President Barack Obama's platform and resume talks based on 1967 lines.")
--Israel:  Second Temple Mount rock attack this week...
Egyptian imam: "When I want a sex slave, I just go to the market and choose the woman I like and purchase her" (VIDEO)
Syria uprising killings rise to 1,300...
Iraq bars U.S. Congressman's visit to Iranian camp...
--...then kicks him out of the country over his remark regarding repayment to U.S. of war expenditures
("Iraqi authorities asked for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) to leave the country Saturday after he called for Baghdad to repay part of the money spent by the US since the 2003 invasion.")
Saudi Arabia:  Husband chooses to divorce than be lashed
Turkey's Christians under siege
--Op-Ed:  "U.S. Government Cheers As Turkey Goes Islamist and Anti-American"
("Already, the Turkey-Israel alliance is long over and will not return under this regime in Ankara. The Turkish government supports Iran, Syria, Hamas, and Hizballah. The regime officially sponsors antisemitic hatred. The hatred of the regime for Israel and Jews is pathological.")
Bangladesh:  Anti-government protesters detained
China:  Riot breaks out after official dies in custody
("Some in the crowd pushed over the compound's electric gate, ransacked the office of the city's Communist Party boss and smashed a large sign reading "Serve the people" — a quotation from the founder of the communist state, Mao Zedong, according to their accounts, which could not be independently verified. ")
Op-Ed:  "The Fundamentalist Islamic Spring"
("The Muslim Brotherhood, once illegal in Egypt, has been legalized and recognized as a political party under the name "Freedom and Justice Party.""..."If the Christians want safety they should submit to the rule of God and be confident that the Islamic sharia will protect them.")
"The great object of my fear is the federal judiciary. That body, like gravity, ever acting, with noiseless foot, and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step, and holding what it gains, is ingulfing insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which feeds them." ~~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge Spencer Roane, 1821

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