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Daily News Links -- June 18, 2011

Daily News Links -- June 18, 2011

***Historic Marine base gets 1st-ever female general***
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hHPkpe59hErf_oCJ5IIkjeQZFOaA?docId=9ec5c7361a1f4b448ea4b4ebb942814c
("Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds, who is also known as the first female Marine to ever hold a command position in a battle zone, takes charge Friday at the Marine Corps training depot at South Carolina's Parris Island")

The Federal Reserve, Quantitative Easing, Inflation, Free-Market Principles, Gold / Silver, Food Supply
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev:  Government's role in Russian economy has to be cut
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_ECONOMY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-06-17-06-30-43
("The Russian economy ought to be dominated by private businesses and private investors. The government must protect the choice and property of those who willingly risk their money and reputation.")
Is this the Twilight Zone for anyone else? Reminds me of a Yakov Smirnov joke, but in total reverse:  "In America, government restrains the citizens. In Soviet Russia, citizens restrain the government!")
GREECE'S "ACE" CARD:  "HELP US OR WE'LL TAKE YOU ALL DOWN WITH US"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/jeremy-warner/8581092/Greeces-ace-card-help-us-or-well-take-you-all-down.html
--It worked:  Germany caves, joins France in agreeing to another round of bailouts for beleaguered Greece...
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2011/0618/1224299153136.html
--Greek citizens hoarding Euros may be sealing Greece's financial fate...
http://blogs.investors.com/capitalhill/index.php/home/35-politicsinvesting/1812-hoarding-euros-may-seal-greeces-fate
Congressional pressure pushing for U.S. gold reserves at Fort Knox to be independently audited and assayed...
http://www.zerohedge.com/article/fort-knox-us-gold-reserves-be-independently-audited-and-assayed-congressman-ron-paul-pressur
--Peter Diamond's exit from Fed Board Of Governors a warning to Fed against QE3...
http://blogs.investors.com/capitalhill/index.php/home/35-politicsinvesting/2638-diamonds-exit-a-warning-to-fed-against-qe3
--IMF cuts U.S. growth forecast, warns of crisis...
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/imf-cuts-u-growth-forecast-warns-crisis-130529571.html
--Afghanistan:  Country faces insolvency within a month says IMF...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/17/afghanistan-insolvency-within-month
("$820 million bailout, debts, and suspension of aid leaves country in deepening crisis")
Chevron CEO John Watson:  "We CAN create jobs IF we are given the opportunity"
http://hotair.com/archives/2011/06/17/oil-ceo-we-can-create-jobs/
--Energy independence, jobs within reach; Obama and greens have locked up nation's natural resources
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/16/energy-independence-jobs-within-reach/?page=all
--Obama backs EPA's war on coal while mainstream media ignores the harm being caused to industry...
http://www.rightsidenews.com/2011061713828/life-and-science/energy-and-environment/obama-backs-epa-war-on-coal-while-networks-ignore-harm-to-industry.html
--Mexico:  $250 million in oil stolen in four months...
http://fuelfix.com/blog/2011/06/17/mexico-says-250-million-in-oil-stolen-in-4-months-2/
White House's Daley seeks balance in outreach meeting with manufacturers
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-houses-daley-seeks-balance-in-outreach-meeting-with-manufacturers/2011/06/16/AG177yXH_story.html
Federal workers make 61 percent MORE THAN their private-sector counterparts...
http://www.thepelicanpost.org/2011/06/16/new-research-federal-workers-make-61-percent-more-than-private-counterparts/
"Disinvestment events":  60 more firms move jobs & headquarters completely out of California...
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/jobs-304774-http-vranich.html
("California is such 'fertile ground' that representatives for economic development agencies are visiting companies to dissect our high taxes, extreme regulatory environment and other expenses to show annual savings of between 20% and 40% after an out-of-state move")
--...state lost 29,200 jobs in May
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/money_co/2011/06/california-jobs.html
Economic "soft patch" may not be just a blip...
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/575591/201106161834/Economic-Soft-Patch-May-Not-Be-Just-A-Blip.htm
("The long leading index of global industrial production turned down well before events in Japan and the Middle East")
--Don't get caught in the new tech stock bubble...
http://steveblank.com/2011/06/15/the-next-bubble-dont-get-fooled-again/
Food price explosion 'will devastate the world's poor'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jun/17/global-food-prices-increase-united-nations

Big Government, Progressives & Radicals, Communism & Socialism, Redistribution Of Wealth, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Social Justice, Collective Salvation, Liberation Theology
U.N. passes "historic" gay rights resolution
http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/17/u-n-passes-historic-gay-rights-resolution/
--New York:  Sam-sex marriage contemplated by State Assembly -- you can petition against it here:
http://www.nationformarriage.org/site/c.omL2KeN0LzH/b.3836955/k.BEC6/Home.htm
--NFL' David Tyree boldly defends "traditional" marriage on CNN (VIDEO)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYFKfiUYH7s
**TWO TOP FEDERAL LAWYERS LOSE TO OBAMA IN WAR POWERS RESOLUTION DEBATE***
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/18/world/africa/18powers.html?_r=2
("Other high-level Justice lawyers were also involved in the deliberations, and Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., supported Ms. Krass's view, officials said.  Matthew Miller, a Justice Department spokesman, said, "Our views were heard, as were other views, and the president then made the decision as was appropriate for him to do.")
--Flashback to 2007:  Senator Obama introduces Iran resolution, measure to say President George W. Bush has no authority for war with Iran...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21594008/ns/politics-decision_08/t/obama-introduces-iran-resolution/
--A communist news outlet's viewpoint:  "Imperialists step up air assaults in Libya, talk of protracted war"
http://www.themilitant.com/2011/7523/752305.html
***WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES EARLY END TO COMMIECARE WAIVERS***
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-admin-to-end-controversial-health-care-waivers/
("new applications for waivers will be considered after Sept. 22. Approvals or renewals received by the deadline will be good through 2013. Starting in 2014, the main coverage provisions of the health care law will take effect, and such waivers will no longer be needed.")
U.K.:  Union leader announces England's biggest labor strike in 100 years
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/jun/18/biggest-strike-100-years-union
Texas:  Judge sentences her to five years probation for "simple" spanking, tells mother "You don't spank children today"...
http://www.volunteertv.com/national/headlines/Mom_pleads_guilty_to_spanking_own_child_124072014.html
Indiana:  Feds support Planned Parenthood in defunding case
http://hosted2.ap.org/COGRA/54828a5e8d9d48b7ba8b94ba38a9ef22/Article_2011-06-16-Planned%20Parenthood-Indiana/id-6b93a86eada9403a9547886eefd6cb52
New York:  Anthony Weiner to receive pension, benefits topping $1.2 MILLION...
http://www.rollcall.com/news/weiner_pension_benefits_million-206582-1.html
GUN DATABASE?:  California seizes 1,200 "illegally" owned guns (read: legally purchases but owners convicted of crimes or found mentally handicapped...)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/16/BALM1JV4R2.DTL#ixzz1PYpbsh8y
("The system was created 10 years ago to cross-reference five databases to find people who legally bought guns and registered assault weapons but are now barred from owning the weapons.")
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/17/BALM1JV4R2.DTL
Michigan:  Teacher contract raises salaries in tenth year by $16k-$20k...
http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/15239
Canada:  Vancouver mayor & police chief blame Stanley Cup riot on anarchists...
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Vancouver+mayor+police+chief+blame+Stanley+riot+anarchists/4958411/story.html#ixzz1PXVEVvNt
Op-Ed:  "Give Leon Panetta The Pink Slip"
http://townhall.com/columnists/dianawest/2011/06/17/give_panetta_the_pinko_slip
("Within two years, Hugh DeLacy was in regular contact with Leon Panetta, grilling him and regularly asking him for military and defense and foreign-policy-related information, which Panetta heavily supplied him.")

Illegal Aliens & Open Borders, Terrorism, Jihad, "Misunderstanders Of Islam", Pro-Palestine / Anti-Israel , Caliphate / Khalifah
ONLY ONE MAJOR NEWS OUTLET (GOD BLESS FOX NEWS CHANNEL...) REPORTS TODAY'S PENTAGON/ARLINGTON TERROR SUSPECT AS BEING "MUSLIM"
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/update-source-says-suspicious-pentagon-man-had-notes-referencing-al-qaeda/
("twenty-two-year-old Melaku is a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Ethiopia that also serves in the Marine Corp Reserves. He was found carrying ammonia nitrate fertilizer and other materials making reference to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.")
CHINESE SABOTAGE:  Government Accountability Office declares 40 PERCENT of defense supply chain damaged by Chinese parts...
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=21937
("The GAO claims that 40 percent of the U.S. Department of Defense's supply chain is adversely impacted by fake or defective parts.  From missiles, to rifles, to vehicles, problems abound.  The common thread, says the GAO, is that virtually all the suspect parts originated from contractors in China.")
Funding for racially-charged pro-illegal-alien group "National Council of La Raza" skyrockets after Obama hires its VP Cecilia Muñoz...
http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2011/jun/nclr-funding-skyrockets-after-obama-hires-its-vp
American & British hotels warned of potential Bombay-style Islamic terror attacks
http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/hotels-warned-of-terror-potential-terror-threats-ncx-20110617
("Authorities are warning hotels in major US cities to be vigilant after intelligence recently obtained in Somalia shows al Qaeda was planning to launch a Mumbai-style attack on an upscale hotel in London")
--U.S. judge dismisses charges against bin Laden...
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/17/us-usa-security-binladen-idUSTRE75G3T320110617?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews
Connecticut:  Joe Lieberman supports Israel, shows public support for Israel & for Glenn Beck's "Restoring Courage" event
http://lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/contact/email-me-about-an-issue
--This Week In Israeli History:  First U.S. presidential visit to Israel (6/16/1974 by President Nixon)
http://www.jpost.com/Features/InThespotlight/Article.aspx?ID=225411&R=R1
Arizona:  Southern Baptists back 'path to legal status' for undocumented immigrants
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57196.html#ixzz1PY1I41Y7
--Texas:  State Sen. Chris Harris asks Mexican-born 23-year-American-resident immigrant speaker, "Why aren't you speaking English?" (VIDEO)
http://www.ktrh.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=121300&article=8719378#ixzz1PXVMFirP
Florida:  Legal experts say EPA's greenhouse gas ruling safe despite lawsuit
http://solveclimatenews.com/news/20110531/epa-greenhouse-gas-ruling-endangerment-finding-texas-lawsuit
What 'DEMOCRACY' Looks Like:
--Great observation/pictures:  "Arab Spring" march in San Francisco had a (predictable) communist twist...
http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2011/06/16/arab-spring-protest-in-s-f-unexpected-twist-ending/?singlepage=true
--***WARNING GRAPHIC PICS***  Pakistan:  Unarmed man shot at point blank range by military police who casually watch as he bleeds to death in the street
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2002194/Unarmed-Sarfaraz-Shah-shot-dead-point-blank-Pakistan-military-police.html#ixzz1PY5jfvnj
("There is the law of the jungle in this country and no one is accountable for his action or deeds")
--IRAN'S BARBARISM:  ABUSIVE TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AT SCHOOL IN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES (VIDEOS) [CAMERAMAN JUST LAUGHS WHILE SCHOOL KIDS SPANKED, WHIPPED...]
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/06/treatment-of-children-at-school-in-islamic-countries.html
--Syria:  Security forces shoot, kill 16 more protesters, unrest spreads to Lebanon...
http://beta.news.yahoo.com/syrian-security-forces-shoot-dead-16-protesters-150324518.html
--Libya:  Obama-supported rebels murdering rape victims via "honor killings")
http://www.realfeminist.com/2011/06/17/obama-supported-libyan-rebels-honor-killing-rape-victims/
--Palestine:  How Palestinians became the baby seals of the Western "human rights" lobby
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/brendanoneill2/100092728/how-palestinians-became-the-baby-seals-of-the-western-human-rights-lobby/
(..."If I were a Palestinian in Gaza, I wouldn't only throw stones across the border at Israeli troops. I'd also hurl them at "The Audacity of Hope" flotilla when it turns up next week, with its cargo of insulting letters from achingly right-on Americans who have moved on from crying over baby seals to crying over poor Palestinians.")
--Saudi Arabia:  Women protest Islamic theocracy by openly driving automobiles...
http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/16/6876029-will-saudi-women-get-in-the-drivers-seat
--
"But the safety of the people of America against dangers from foreign force depends not only on their forbearing to give just causes of war to other nations, but also on their placing and continuing themselves in such a situation as not to invite hostility or insult; for it need not be observed that there are pretended as well as just causes of war." ~~ John Jay, Federalist No. 4, November 7, 1787

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