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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011

Peter Thiel *is* John Galt! :  "Silicon Valley billionaire funding creation of artificial libertarian islands"
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/silicon-valley-billionaire-funding-creation-artificial-libertarian-islands-140840896.html
Thank you, Gov. Rick Scott! :  "Florida's credit rating UPGRADED from AA+ to AAA"
http://www.wokv.com/news/news/local/floridas-credit-rating-upgraded/nDJ4L/

The Federal Reserve, Debt Ceiling, Quantitative Easing, Inflation, Free-Market Principles, Gold/Silver, Food Supply
Total U.S. debt hits all-time record $14,615,567,348,203.71 ($28 billion higher overnight)
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/all-sectres-days-work-total-us-debt-hits-all-time-record-1461556734820371-28-billion-higher-ove
Gov. Rick Perry to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke:  printing more money would be "almost treasonous"
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/perry-delivers-tough-controversial-words-to-fed-chair-ben-bernanke/
--A severely misguided OpEd:  "Hey, Rick Perry : Printing Money Is Patriotic"
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/08/hey-rick-perry-printing-money-is-patriotic/243722/
Obama's Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack:  Food stamps are "economic stimulus", create jobs
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/08/16/obama_ag_secretary_vilsack_food_stamps_are_a_stimulus.html
--HISTORY:  "The Ominous Parallels Between FDR & BHO"
http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/article/ominous-parallels
----QUOTE from FDR's Treasury Secy. Henry Morgantheau, Jr.:  "We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work."
http://blog.heritage.org/2009/01/14/were-spending-more-than-ever-and-it-doesnt-work/
Fitch affirms U.S. 'AAA' credit rating, outlook "stable", cites "flexible, diversified and wealthy economy"
http://www.cnbc.com/id/44159236
--VP Biden to sell debt ceiling deal during trip to China, Japan
http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/176951-biden-to-sell-debt-ceiling-deal-to-chinese
--Walmart warns on U.S. weakness...
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9c57d3e6-c7fc-11e0-9501-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1VFIqaUGv
One-year gold price forecasts:  JP Morgan predicts $2,500, Bank of America forecasts $2,000
http://www.ictmag.info/politics/1-year-gold-price-forecasts-jp-morgan-predicts-2500-bank-of-america-forecasts-2000/
Bailed-out Government Motors spends $150MM, creates 800 jobs...in Indonesia
http://nlpc.org/stories/2011/08/15/gm-spends-150-million-create-800-jobs-–-indonesia
--Washington:  Seattle's 'green jobs' program a bust
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/127844048.html
Industrial output jumps 0.9% in August on auto strength
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/industrial-output-jumps-in-august-on-auto-strength-2011-08-16
More and more corporate employees bid 'farewell' to corporate America...
http://www.cnbc.com/id/42822615
Germany, France propose collective 'government' for the eurozone led by EU president
http://classic.cnbc.com/id/44161662
--...announce plans for tax on financial transactions
http://www.businessinsider.com/sarkozy-announced-planned-tax-on-financial-transactions-2011-8
Florida:  State  plans to save $20 million per year by privatizing southern prisons
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/crime/fl-florida-prisons-privatization-20110815,0,7143639.story
Pentagon considering scrapping traditional pensions for 401(k)'s
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/15/pentagon-scraps-traditional-pensions-in-its-proposed-retirement-program/
OpEd:  "Warren Buffett's Deceitful Demagoguery"
http://floppingaces.net/2011/08/16/warren-buffetts-demagoguery/

Big Government, Socialism/Nazism/Progressivism/Communism/Globalism, Redistribution of Wealth, Economic/Environmental/Social Justice, Collective Salvation, Liberation Theology
New IRS rules require PayPal to report sales information
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2011/08/16/new-irs-rules-require-paypal-to-report-sales-information/
Regulatory agencies thrive under Obama
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/581555/201108151901/Regulatory-Agencies-Staffing-Up.htm
--OpEd:  "Obama's Regulatory Agencies Usurp Congress' Authority"
http://townhall.com/columnists/michaeluremovich/2011/08/15/obamas_regulatory_agencies_usurp_congress_authority
MSNBC's Chris Matthews:  Obama needs to offer alternative to capitalism (VIDEO)
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2011/08/16/matthews-obama-needs-offer-alternative-capitalism
--Former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev admits:  "I should have abandoned the Communist party earlier"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/16/gorbachev-guardian-interview
--California:  "Pssst! Want to buy a 16-foot statue of Lenin?"
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/127692333.html
Michigan:  Free meals for all Detroit schoolchildren K-12
http://www.governing.com/news/local/Free-Meals-for-All-Detroit-Schoolchildren-This-Fall.html
Dead birds unintended consequence of American wind power development
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/16/energy-in-america-dead-birds-unintended-consequence-wind-power-development/
Rep. Allen West:  "The most important message for me is character, not color!"
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/allen-west-on-martin-luther-king-jr-we-have-not-overcome/

Illegal Aliens/Open Borders, National Security, Terrorism/"Man-Caused Disasters", Jihad/"Misunderstanders Of Islam", Caliphate/Khalifa/Shariah, Pro-Palestine/Anti-Israel
Oklahoma:  Man arrested in natural gas pipeline bomb attempt
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/08/15/Man-arrested-in-Oklahoma-pipe-bomb-attempt/UPI-38681313441088/
'You Lie!' Rep. Joe Wilson says he was right all along – ObamaCare DOES cover illegal aliens
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/08/you-lie-rep-says-he-was-right-all-along-obamacare-does-cover-illegal-aliens/
Georgia:  Rally protests ICE fingerprint program
http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/rally-protests-ice-fingerprint-1113640.html
--Texas:  Gov. Rick Perry to protect undocumented-immigrant tuition
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/07/legislature/4465044.html
--Florida:  So. FL 9/12 members hold debate over DREAM Act (VIDEO)
http://www.bizpacreview.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=newsblog.details&ArticleId=38569&returnTo=michele-kirk

Civil/Racial Unrest
Tibet:  Second Tibetan monk burns himself to death in protest
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/world/asia/16tibet.html?_r=1&partner=MYWAY&ei=5065
U.S.
Illinois:  Latinos protest deportations at Obama campaign HQ
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/17/us-obama-immigration-protest-idUSTRE77G00320110817
Rhode Island:  120 tax protesters gather at Warwick City Hall
http://newsblog.projo.com/2011/08/rain-police-at-warwick-car-tax.html
Ohio:  Toledo business owner shot for being non-union
http://www.redstate.com/laborunionreport/2011/08/16/developing-ohio-business-owner-shot-for-being-non-union-police-investigating/
U.K.
JUSTICE:  Men jailed for inciting riots on Facebook
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.3d22b01370fecf73a221d556297b13b9.bb1&show_article=1
OpEd by a U.S. pastor: "The root cause of the London riots"
http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=35948

This Is What 'Democracy' Looks Like
--Syria using Iranian snipers as violent crackdown continues
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/news/Syria-using-Iranian-snipers-as.6819350.jp
--Holland:  Obama 'HOPE' artist beaten, told "go back to America"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/aug/12/shepard-fairey-beaten-danish-mural?CMP=twt_fd
--
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." ~~ Thomas Paine, The American Crises, No. 1, 1776

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