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Monday, August 29, 2011

August 26-29, 2011

August 26-29, 2011

Humble soldier saves 4, gets rare medal for heroism
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44277570/ns/today-good_news/#.TlgtI6hVJIE
After nearly 40 years in uniform, one of Army's last draftees says farewell at Redstone Arsenal
http://blog.al.com/breaking/2011/08/last_draftee_retiring.html

The Federal Reserve, Debt Ceiling, Quantitative Easing, Inflation, Free-Market Principles, Gold/Silver, Food Supply
Fannie, Freddie takeover could be key to POTUS' jobs plan
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/25/fannie-freddie-takeover-could-be-key-to-obama-jobs-plan/
--Georgia:  "Georgia Works" program eyed by POTUS as potential national job model
http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/georgia-works-eyed-for-1136083.html
Obama to outspend 8 years of Bush… by March
http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2011/08/25/obama-to-outspend-8-years-of-bush-by-march/
Warren Buffett to invest $5 billion in Bank of America
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/25/us-bankofamerica-idUSTRE77N4J420110825
--...Buffett to host high-profile fundraiser for Obama...
http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/25/news/economy/buffett_obama_fundraiser/
--U.K.:  Market crash 'could hit within weeks', warn bankers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8721151/Market-crash-could-hit-within-weeks-warn-bankers.html
Greece forced to tap emergency fund...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8723588/Greece-forced-to-tap-emergency-fund.html
--Leading Greek banks to merge on Monday: reports
http://www.france24.com/en/20110827-leading-greek-banks-merge-monday-reports
Central banks seen retaining gold to help manage debt as bullion advances
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-24/central-banks-seen-retaining-gold-to-help-manage-debt-as-bullion-advances.html
--Marc Faber: Don’t Store Your Gold In The United States
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-don’t-store-your-gold-united-states
--Russia:  Russian central bank to offer gold-backed loans at 7 pct
http://af.reuters.com/article/metalsNews/idAFL5E7JQ0Q020110826
--OpEd:  "Gold is the World's Currency"
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/mikeshedlock/2011/08/25/gold_is_the_worlds_currency
POTUS' latest stimulus: Handing out jobless benefits to striking workers
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/obamas-latest-stimulus-handing-out-jobless-benefits-striking-workers
Connecticut:  More taxes, less staff force state revenue agency to get creative
http://ctmirror.com/story/13678/more-taxes-less-staff-force-state-revenue-agency-get-creative
--Nevada:  State may tap into its 529 college savings' fund to fill budget gaps...
http://www.smartmoney.com/borrow/student-loans/tight-on-cash-one-state-taps-529-plan-revenues-1314236254000/#printMode
--Illinois:  Toll road hike approved, nearly doubles current toll rates
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-tollway-board-expected-to-vote-today-on-big-fare-hike-20110825,0,1500403.story
--CBO confirms modest spending restraint can balance the budget
http://biggovernment.com/dmitchell/2011/08/25/new-cbo-numbers-confirm-once-again-that-modest-spending-restraint-can-balance-the-budget/
--Fed. gov. received $3MM in "unconditional gifts "'from individuals wishing to express their patriotism to the United States'" this year...
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/donate-money-uncle-sam-government-received-3-million-205307205.html
Florida:  Driver shortage has trucking companies offering to pay recruits while they're training
http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/workinglife/a-shortage-of-drivers-has-trucking-companies-offering-to-pay-recruits/1185804
--Layoff threat rises at U.S. courts
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Layoff-threat-rises-at-U-S-courts-2138263.php
--Alabama:  State to cut 1,100 public-sector jobs
http://blog.al.com/wire/2011/08/state_of_alabama_to_have_1100.html
Tennessee fights to avoid credit downgrade
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110824/NEWS0201/308240109/TN-fights-avoid-credit-downgrade
ExxonMobil Sues Obama Administration for Canceling Deepwater Well Worth 'Billions of Barrels of Oil'
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/exxonmobil-sues-obama-administration-can
--West Virginia:  Landowners criticize state's new "emergency" gas drilling rules
http://www.dailymail.com/News/201108231000
--New Jersey:  Christie vetoes bill and calls for 1 year moratorium on fracking while state studies the issue
http://www.politickernj.com/50516/christie-vetoes-bill-and-calls-moratorium-fracking-while-state-studies-issue
--"Just exactly how much gas is there in the Marcellus Shale?"
http://innovationtrail.org/post/just-exactly-how-much-gas-there-marcellus-shale
MAP OF THE DAY: Food Inflation Riots Around The World
http://www.businessinsider.com/maps-du-jour-food-inflation-riots-and-the-libyan-politics-2011-8
--Vermont:  Wheat sees revival in former grain states
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110824/NEWS07/110824008/Local-wheat-sees-revival-former-grain-states-
--Illinois:  One of world’s "most feared" pests (Kharpa beetle) found in Chicago...
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/one-world-most-feared-pests-found-chicago-230341479.html
OpEd:  "We Need QE3 Like We Need A Hole In The Head"
http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiswoodhill/2011/08/24/we-need-qe3-like-we-need-a-jackson-hole-in-the-head/
--OpEd:  "The Old 'Not Enough' Excuse"
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/275461/old-not-enough-excuse-victor-davis-hanson#
OpEd:  "We Are Totally Unprepared – Tremors Caused Mass Confusion, Panic"
http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-preparedness/we-are-totally-unprepared-tremors-caused-mass-confusion-panic_08252011

Big Government, Socialism/Nazism/Progressivism/Communism/Globalism, Redistribution of Wealth, Economic/Environmental/Social Justice, Collective Salvation, Liberation Theology
NYPD confirms CIA officer works at department
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9PBDBJO0&show_article=1
Indiana:  Half of state's new welfare requests submitted online (hmmmmm: if someone needs welfare, how does that someone afford Internet access?)
http://www.nwitimes.com/news/state-and-regional/indiana/article_ae8e5f7a-c245-557d-ba0c-0e77c7af6dc7.html?mode=comments
--Delaware:  Demand for Section 8 rental assistance far exceeds availability
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110824/NEWS02/108240329/List-rental-assistance-opens-up?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Local|s
*Starbucks CEO says 100+ businesses to withhold campaign donations over debt*
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/starbucks-ceo-says-100-businesses-withhold-campaign-donations-155827913.html
Susan G. Komen Foundation gave more than half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood in 2010...
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/breast-cancer-foundation-gave-more-than-500k-to-planned-parenthood-last-year/
Lawsuit seeks costs of FLOTUS’s South Africa trip
http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/08/25/lawsuit-seeks-costs-michelles-south-africa-trip/
Report:  Florida in secret talks to hand off Tri-Rail to Florida East Coast Railway
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/23/2372118/report-state-in-secret-talks-to.html
How does Obama want to reshape preschools? Education Department shows its hand
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2011/0823/How-does-Obama-want-to-reshape-preschools-Education-Department-shows-its-hand
Sen. Marco Rubio faults both parties for 'behemoth' government
http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/sen-marco-rubio-faults-both-parties-for-behemoth-government/1187628
--POLL:  50% believe federal government has TOO MUCH INFLUENCE over states
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2011/50_believe_fed_government_has_too_much_influence_over_states_11_say_not_enough
--EXECUTIVE ORDER:  POTUS creates new "Office Of Diversity And Inclusion"
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-executive-order-creates-office-of-diversity-and-inclusion/
--REGULATIONS:  "4200 New Regulations in Obama Pipeline - so far"
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/bobbeauprez/2011/08/25/4200_new_regulations_in_obama_pipeline-_so_far
--MORE REGULATIONS:  EPA answers 390 'Frequently Asked Questions' about its new pollution standards...
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/epa-answers-390-frequently-asked-questio
--CASH:  USDA's "Rural Development" agency financed $900MM of North Dakota's 2010 infrastructure projects
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/331502/group/News/
--MORE CASH:  With profits tight, Connecticut dairy farmers look to Congress
http://ctmirror.com/story/13684/milkbattle
Michigan:  State needs help to make sure non-citizens, dead people don't vote
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/08/secretary_of_state_michigan_ne.html
Advertisers start using facial recognition to tailor pitches...
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/21/business/la-fi-facial-recognition-20110821
**Switzerland:  New results using CERN suggests "climate models will need to be substantially revised"**
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/25/cern_cloud_cosmic_ray_first_results/
--Emerging powers call for extending climate deal
http://www.france24.com/en/20110827-emerging-powers-call-extending-climate-deal
OpEd:  "Addressing the justice gap"
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/opinion/addressing-the-justice-gap.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Illegal Aliens/Open Borders, National Security, Terrorism/"Man-Caused Disasters", Jihad/"Misunderstanders Of Islam", Caliphate/Khalifa/Shariah, Pro-Palestine/Anti-Israel
***FEC Drafts Opinions for Guyana-Born Man About Presidential Run***
http://www.rollcall.com/news/fec_drafts_opinions_for_guyana_born_man_about_presidential_run-208330-1.html?pos=htmbtxt
Herman Cain tackles foreign policy in Israel (VIDEO)
http://video.foxnews.com/v/1127848874001/herman-cain-tackles-foreign-policy-in-israel/?playlist_id=86858
U.S. allows Mexican police to stage cross-border raids
http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/article_58ec66ea-4507-564e-baa9-61375bafffe1.html
New Jersey to receive $158MM in homeland security grants
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/08/nj_to_receive_158m_in_homeland.html
Alabama:  Illegal immigrant sues state, claims his taxpayer-funded legal defense was inadequate...
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20110824/NEWS02/108240335/Illegal-immigrant-sues-Alabama-over-legal-defense
Online jihadi forum: East coast earthquake "Allah's punishment on Americans"
http://dailycaller.com/2011/08/24/online-islamist-east-coast-earthquake-allahs-punishment-on-americans/

Civil/Racial Unrest
Ron Paul:  "There will be people in the streets when they don’t get what they want" (VIDEO)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/08/24/ron_paul_mobs_in_europe_a_sign_of_things_coming.html
California:  BART says closing stations keeps passengers safe
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/24/MNJM1KR0OO.DTL&feed=rss.pageone
--Hacker group posts explicit photos it says are of BART spokesman
http://www.contracostatimes.com/top-stories/ci_18748500?nclick_check=1
OpEd:  "Some White People Will Never 'Get It'"
http://www.theroot.com/views/some-white-people-will-never-get-it?wpisrc=root_lightbox
--OP-ED FLASHBACK:  "Young Black Men and The Power of Flash Mobs"
http://thyblackman.com/2011/06/13/young-black-men-and-the-power-of-flash-mobs/

This Is What 'Democracy' Looks Like
Egypt:  Muslim Brotherhood to Israeli ambassador:  ‘Zionist envoy, leave Egypt or die”
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147102#.TlaVx67mZOd
Libya:  Evidence of 'mass execution' in Tripoli
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/2011825124849190250.html
Syrian gunmen attack cartoonist as "warning"
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/2011/08/25/syrian-gunmen-attack-cartoonist-as-uprising-continues-despite-government-crackdowns-86908-23370494/
Pakistan:  Army plans Mountain Strike Corps to counter China
http://www.defencenews.in/defence-news-internal.asp?get=agree&id=635
--
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain." ~~ John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, 1780

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