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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Daily News Links -- June 16, 2011

Daily News Links -- June 16, 2011

***Via Facebook, Toyota to donate 100 cars over 100 days to charities & do-good organizations***
You can vote for your favorite charity on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=192385320793841
--and--  http://apps.facebook.com/carsforgood/

The Federal Reserve, Quantitative Easing, Inflation, Free-Market Principles, Gold / Silver, Food Supply

The Housing Depression Deepens
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/575511/201106151855/The-Housing-Depression-Deepens.htm
--Home builder sales expectations fall back to record low
http://www.cnbc.com/id/43409165
Moody's warns on French banks, eyes other Euro-Zone banks
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110615-706969.html
U.S., global stock markets slump as Greek crisis resumes violence
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Stocks-slump-as-Greek-crisis-apf-149471394.html
--Greek Socialists in power-sharing talks amidst continued violent protests...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110615/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_greece_financial_crisis
--Greek youths firebomb police during anti-austerity protests (VIDEO)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/greek-youths-firebomb-police-during-anti-austerity-protests/
--Greek crisis exposes growing rift between France and Germany
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/gilts/8578101/Greek-crisis-exposes-growing-rift-between-France-and-Germany.html
Inflation higher as Empire State Manufacturing Index tumbles, confirms contraction
http://www.zerohedge.com/article/raging-stagflation-inflation-higher-empire-state-mfg-index-tumbles-confirms-contraction
Shale Boom, Independents drive U.S. reserves, capital spending
http://rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=108071
Herman Cain's proposals would boost economy and create jobs: economist
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/144224/20110511/herman-cain-economy-jobs.htm
--Pennsylvania:  Downtown Pittsburgh businesses booming, gets a makeover, becomes "Steal City"...
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304665904576383863835336904.html?mod=WSJ_hps_sections_realestate
--Reports point to lower food prices, more hiring...
http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/personalfinance/reports-point-to-lower-food-prices-more-hiring/1175316
("Food prices at the wholesale level fell 1.4 percent, the Labor Department said. It was the largest drop since June 2010. About 40 percent of that decline resulted from steep declines in vegetable and fruit prices.")
Reports indicate more small businesses plan to reduce jobs...
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/More-small-businesses-plan-to-cnnm-1752326150.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=6&asset=&ccode=
--Data shows troubling mix of weakness, inflation
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/15/us-usa-economy-prices-idUSTRE75D2S220110615
--Ford Motor Company to invest $1.2 billion...in Spain
http://www.manufacturing.net/News/2011/06/Automotive-Ford-Investing-1-2B-In-Spain/
--Are taxes causing the rich to renounce their citizenship?
http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2011/06/13/are-taxes-causing-the-rich-to-renounce-their-citizenship/?mod=WSJBlog
(""There is growing concern, particularly among the wealthy, about the future financial direction of the country.  This President constantly demonizes the wealthy, who undoubtedly are concerned about the tax policy that would emerge in 2012 if a re-elected Barack Obama, unconstrained by re-election concerns, finally confronts the budgetary train wreck that he has done so much to exacerbate.")

Big Government, Progressives & Radicals, Communism & Socialism, Redistribution Of Wealth, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Social Justice, Collective Salvation, Liberation Theology

***Congressional members to file lawsuit over Libya***
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/15/breaking-congressional-members-to-file-lawsuit-over-libya/
--"Nothing more impeachable" than war without authorization, says Constitutional scholar (VIDEO)
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/nothing-more-impeachable-president-who-t
("committed a 'very grave offense' against the Constitution in taking military action in Libya without congressional authorization.")--The War Powers Act of 1973 (scroll down to "CONGRESSIONAL ACTION SEC. 5. (b)" for specific sub-section in question)
http://www.thecre.com/fedlaw/legal22/warpow.htm
Congressional investigation of DOJ in "Operation Fast And Furious" heats up
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56995.html#ixzz1PJP5ZOWV
--Document drop: More Project Gunrunner fit hits the shan
http://michellemalkin.com/2011/06/15/document-drop-more-project-gunrunner-fit-hits-the-shan/
--U.S. agents slam gun sting effort on Mexico border
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/15/us-usa-mexico-guns-idUSTRE75E49N20110615
"Too Big to Fail" may still exist despite Chris Dodd/Barney Frank, Democrats' big government regulations....
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/too-big-fail-may-still-exist-despite-dem
--Critique by JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon of the Dodd/Frank bank regulation draws rave review -- from Ben Bernanke?
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2011/06/13/dimons-critique-bank-regulation-draws-rave-review-from-bernanke/#ixzz1POffkglU
("overly harsh new banking regulations in the Dodd/Frank financial reform law may be hindering economic growth as banks cut back on business lending, and the uncertainly of how the new rules will be written by Congress is also preventing banks from lending to businesses.")
The case for TERM LIMITS:
--...NANCY PELOSI'S PERSONAL WEALTH GROWS BY 62 PERCENT
http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/801-economy/166599-pelosis-net-worth-rises-62-percent-
--...200 of Obama's donors land government jobs and contracts
http://brianekoenig.com/2011/06/200-of-obamas-donors-land-government-jobs-and-contracts/
The case against UNIONIZED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES:
TSA firing 36 Honolulu Airport workers, suspends 12 others for not screening checked-in baggage for explosives as their jobs require...

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/123650439.html
--"COINCIDENTALLY":  TSA "security exercise" covers three states, 5000 miles...
http://www.infowars.com/tsa-security-exercise-covers-3-states-5000-miles/
--..."a scheduled operation, not related to a specific threat"
http://www.mariettatimes.com/page/content.detail/id/536701/TSA-conducting-security-exercise-.html?nav=5002
----YESTERDAY: Union for postal workers suggests mailmen work to thwart terror attacks...
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/union-suggests-mailmen-should-thwart-ter
U.S. domestic terrorist and founder of domestic terrorist group Bill Ayers banned from entering Canada...
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/world/archives/2011/06/20110615-153627.html
("Ayers gained notoriety in the 1960s and 70s as a founding member of the radical militant protest group Weather Underground. In 2009, Ayers was detained by the Canada Border Services Agency and denied entry into Canada.")Chicago expanding Big Brother camera network
http://www.suntimes.com/5962876-417/chicago-expanding-big-brother-camera-network.html
Texas:  Light bulb bill would skirt federal plan
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/13/2264896/texas-light-bulb-bill-would-skirt.html
--EPA Administrator & socialist Lisa Jackson lashes out at utility companies for spilling the beans on Obama's job-killing coal policies
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/06/horrible-leftist-obama-epa-administrator-lisa-jackson-lashes-out-at-utility-companies-spews-junk-science-research/#comment-369694
HORRIBLE SCORES:  The National Assessment Of Educational Progress's "The Nation's Report Card: U.S. History 2010"
http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/main2010/2011468.asp
--Sample questions from the 2010 Nation's Report Card
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/are-you-smarter-than-a-4th-grader-sample-questions-from-the-2010-nations-report-card/2011/06/14/AGzXCzUH_story.html?wprss=rss_national
--More sample questions from the Nation's Report Card
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110614/ap_on_re_us/us_history_test_glance_2

Illegal Aliens & Open Borders, Terrorism, Jihad, "Misunderstanders Of Islam", Pro-Palestine / Anti-Israel , Caliphate / Khalifah

DERELICTION OF DUTY:  San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey frees "low-level" illegal alien criminals to protest against a federal program (a.k.a. "Secure Communities")...
http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2011/jun/sheriff-frees-low-level-illegal-alien-criminals
--Obama to address radical Latino civil rights group La Raza next month...
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_HISPANICS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-06-15-19-40-22
--Texas:  Group seeks to halt deportation of Mexicans via Texas, New Mexico
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2011/06/15/group-seeks-to-halt-deportation-mexicans-via-texas-new-mexico/#ixzz1POTnWGLc
Radical Islam spreading in US prisons: lawmakers
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.1e5d3f9448ec96aed7651f278cc122ed.e21&show_article=1
("Dozens of ex-cons who became radicalized Muslims inside US prisons have gone to Yemen to join an Al-Qaeda group run by a fellow American, Anwar al-Awlaqi," King, a Republican, told the committee.)
Georgetown University received $325,000 funneled through Hamas front group CAIR
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/pjm-exclusive-georgetown-u-received-325000-funneled-through-terror-front-group/?singlepage=true
Standoff at U.N. shows how expanded Security Council could operate against U.S. interests
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/standoff-un-shows-how-expanded-security
What 'DEMOCRACY' Looks Like:
--Hamas and Fatah expected to finalize unity government next Tuesday
http://wireupdate.com/wires/18159/hamas-and-fatah-expected-to-finalize-unity-government-next-tuesday/
--Ahmadinejad calls for post-Soviet security alliance to unite in alliance against West
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/irans-president-calls-post-soviet-security-alliance-unite-115943400.html
--Beijing battling protest fires on all fronts
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/beijing-battling-protest-fires-on-all-fronts/story-e6frg6so-1226075255343
--
"We are teaching the world the great truth that governments do better without kings and nobles than with them. The merit will be doubled by the other lesson that religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of government." ~~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, 1822

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