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August 06, 2011

August 06, 2011

This day in U.S. history:  August 6, 1945 -- American detonates first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/bomb/small/mb10.htm

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

"United States of America Long-Term Rating Lowered To 'AA+' Due To Political Risks, Rising Debt Burden; Outlook Negative"
http://www.standardandpoors.com/ratings/articles/en/us/?assetID=1245316529563
--** S&P reconsiders its downgrade after White House challenge **
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/cnn-sp-reconsiders-downgrade-after-white-house-challenge
----FLASHBACK TO APRIL:  'No risk' the U.S. will lose its top credit rating, says Treasury's Geithner
President:  Extending unemployment benefits will "create jobs right now" (VIDEO)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/08/05/obama_extending_unemployment_benefits_will_help_create_jobs_right_now.html
--WH Jay Carney:  "The White House doesn't create jobs"
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/08/04/carney_the_white_house_doesnt_create_jobs.html
----"Wind-Turbine Maker That Obama Praised Files for Bankruptcy"
http://www.industryweek.com/articles/wind-turbine_maker_that_obama_praised_files_for_bankruptcy_25001.aspx
Facts & figures released today:
--Average length of unemployment surges to new all-time record 40.4 weeks
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/average-length-unemployment-surges-new-all-time-record-404-weeks
--Food stamp use rises to record 45.8 million
http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/04/pf/food_stamps_record_high/index.htm?iid=HP_River
--I.R.S. states that less than 0.1% of America's taxpayers are millionaires...
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/60717.html
** European Central Bank pledges 133% of Germany's GDP to cover all of Europe's bad debt **
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/explaining-how-just-announced-ecb-market-rescue-pledged-133-german-gdp-cover-all-europes-bad-de
--HISTORY:  Germany and the Treaty of Versailles
http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0215466/treaty_of_versailles.htm
--Italy:  Officials contemplate balanced budget amendment
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/33c589d8-bf7b-11e0-90d5-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1U0KAOrZf
--Switzerland:  Nation pays price for its fiscal sanity (balanced budget, low unemp. rate, gold-back currency)...
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_SWITZERLAND_STRONG_FRANC?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-08-05-13-22-11
--OpEd:  "U.S. Cash Hoarding Starts"
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/mikeshedlock/2011/08/05/cash_hoarding_starts/page/full/
China:  Nation's version of 'tea party' grumbles over its own government's waste
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/4/chinas-tea-party-grumbles-over-government-waste/
Interior Dept. reverses moratorium on offshore drilling in Arctic...
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/193084/20110805/obama-arctic-drilling-actic-ocean-drilling-obama-domestic-drilling-royal-dutch-shell-drilling-dr.htm
OpEd:  "A few inconvenient truths getting in the way of the 'inherited' meme"
http://hotair.com/archives/2011/08/05/a-few-inconvenient-truths-getting-in-the-way-of-the-inherited-meme/

Big Government, Socialism/Nazism/Progressivism/Globalism, Redistribution of Wealth, Economic/Environmental/Social Justice, Collective Salvation, Liberation Theology

Wisconsin:  Black youth attack white State Fair attendees, youth policy imposed after violence
http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/126828998.html
John Kerry:  Media has "responsibility" to "not give equal time" to tea party (VIDEO)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/08/05/john_kerry_media_has_responsibility_to_not_give_equal_time_to_tea_party.html
Illinois:  Public school cuts crossing guards but spends $120K for "Chief of Equity & Social Justice"...
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/illinois-school-hires-social-justice-chief-for-120k/
DOD, DHS among agencies dedicated to environmental justice
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150261318901561
Virginia:  City ponders approving homeless 'tent city'
http://hamptonroads.com.nyud.net/2011/08/va-beach-ponders-approving-homeless-tent-city
Communist Party USA endorses Obama, Democrats in 2012
http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-fayetteville/communist-party-usa-endorses-obama-democrats-2012

Illegal Aliens/Open Borders, National Security, Terrorism/"Man-Caused Disasters", Jihad/"Misunderstanders Of Islam", Caliphate/Khalifa/Shariah, Pro-Palestine/Anti-Israel

China:  Deadly missile boats outpacing similar U.S. craft
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chinas-deadly-missile-boats-outpacing-similar-u-s-craft/
This Is What 'Democracy' Looks Like:
--Russia:  Intelligence agents tell of intimidation, smears of American officials, diplomats
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/4/russia-uses-dirty-tricks-despite-us-reset/
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"The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust." ~~ James Madison, Federalist No. 57, 1788

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