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Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 03

November 03

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF:  1935 State of the Union Address by FDR
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=1348
---OpEd:  "Where Keynes Went Wrong -- What if government spending depresses instead of stimulates?"
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/where-keynes-went-wrong_604176.html?nopager=1

The Fed, QE1/2/3, Debt/Deficit, Debt Ceiling, Inflation

Debt increased $203 billion in Oct. -- $650 for every man, woman and child in America
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/debt-increased-203-billion-oct-650-every-man-woman-and-child-america
The Ben Bernanke: Fed remains prepared to take action as appropriate to make sure recovery continues...
http://www.cnbc.com/id/45136120
---...lowers GDP growth forecast, raises jobless projections, suggests Europe's debt crisis posed big downside risks to the U.S. economy
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/02/us-usa-fed-idUSTRE7A057A20111102
---...stands pat, announces no new stimulus for now
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2011/11/02/bernanke-fed-decision-nov-2/
Niall Ferguson:  "America Failing To Reboot" (VIDEO)
http://www.cnbc.com/id/45133136
FACTS:  "The Fed Is Trapped By Inflation"
http://streettalklive.com/daily-x-change/472-fed-trapped-by-inflation.html
Illinois:  State budget goes from worst to 'worster'...
http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2011/11/02/illinois_budget_from_worst_to_worster_99343.html
OpEd:  "Put Constitutional Cap on Federal Spending"
http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/terence-p-jeffrey/put-constitutional-cap-federal-spending
EuroZone CollapseWatch:
---Euro zone factory data suggest recession
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Euro-zone-factory-data-rb-722517790.html
---Greek military leadership changes spark opposition outcry
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8863728/Greek-military-leadership-changes-spark-opposition-outcry.html
------OpEd:  "What Greece Really Needs is a Military Coup" ("Instead of pouring euros down the drain, it would be much wiser for Germany to sponsor a military coup and solve the problem that way.")
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2011/10/31/shocking-forbes-article-what-greece-really-needs-is-a-military-coup/

Stock/Business/Housing/Job Markets, Gold/Silver, Food Supply

15% of U.S. population uses Food Stamps (45.8 million Americans)
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/11/01/some-15-of-u-s-uses-food-stamps/?mod=wsj_share_twitter
---MAP:  "Food Stamp Use, by State"
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/11/01/some-15-of-u-s-uses-food-stamps/tab/interactive/
------CIVIL UNREST?:  Congress MAY tighten Food Stamp eligibility as participation reaches record levels...
http://www.businessinsider.com/government-may-cut-food-aid-2011-11
Obama:  "I think we are better off now than we would have been if I hadn't taken all the steps that we took." (VIDEO)
http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/02/obama-were-better-off-with-my-policies-than-four-years-ago/
---Speaker Boehner replies: "Are you kidding me?!" (VIDEO)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj3itu3Wwkk&feature=player_embedded
Obama pushes stimulus/jobs bill again, says "God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work"
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/11/02/obama_pushes_jobs_bill_god_wants_to_see_us_put_people_back_to_work.html
---WJ Spox Jay Carney: "If not for the President's insistence..., would we be having a debate about jobs and the economy?" (VIDEO)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/11/02/carney_without_obama_jobs_proposal_no_one_would_be_talking_about_jobs.html
------CEOs: Obama is bigger threat to success than Europe
http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post.aspx?post=4e1060cf-1310-42f6-9461-1756e2019924
Private sector adds 110,000 jobs in October, layoffs slow dramatically
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/02/us-usa-economy-idUSTRE79O4A620111102
"Draining Banks Is A Fool's Errand" ("Bank Transfer"/"Move Your Money" day coinciding with Guy Fawkes Day...)
http://news.investors.com/Article/590189/201111011900/Draining-Banks-Errand-Of-Fools.htm
4,000,000 homeowners eligible for foreclosure review
http://news.yahoo.com/4m-homeowners-eligible-foreclosure-review-162018124.html

Big Gov't, Socialism/Nazism/Progressivism/Marxism/Communism/Globalism

Dept. of Homeland Security takes over TVs in MARRIOTT, HILTON, SHERATON, HOLIDAY INN hotel rooms... (VIDEO)
http://travel.usatoday.com/hotels/story/2011-11-02/Hotel-guests-recruited-with-Homeland-Security-TV-spots/51032602/1?loc=interstitialskip
Government Motors struggling to meet Chevy Volt goal...
http://nlpc.org/stories/2011/11/02/gm-struggling-meet-chevy-volt-goal
RHETORIC:  Game company announces first mobile game: "Piein' Palin"...
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/474893#ixzz1cZcySKRc
---FLASHBACK to 2010:  Sarah Palin Criticized Over Gabrielle Giffords Presence on "Target List"
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20027918-503544.html

Ecological/Economic/Educational/Social "Justice", Redistribution Of Wealth
Florida:  Illegals sue over being charged out-of-state tuition rates...
http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2011/11/02/children-of-illegal-immigrants-sue-florida-over-states-college-tuition-policy/
Energy Dept's Inspector General: More than 100 stimulus-related criminal probes ("various schemes, including the submission of false information, claims for unallowable or unauthorized expenses, and other improper uses of Recovery Act funds.")
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67444.html
Florida:  FBI arrests 8 in Florida for absentee ballot fraud
http://www.redstate.com/soren_dayton/2011/11/01/fbi-arrests-8-in-florida-for-absentee-ballot-fraud/

Illegal Aliens, Open Borders, National Security

Homeland Security orders a reduction in U.S. border inspections
http://www.fairus.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=24506&security=1601&news_iv_ctrl=1721#1
---San Diego:  Five [illegal aliens] rescued from sewage pipe [under U.S.-Mexican border]
http://www.kogo.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=125548&article=9339568
---Mexico:  Soldiers seize catapults used to fling pot into U.S....
http://www.kvia.com/news/29653551/detail.html
Mexican senators seek meetings with GA-AL-AZ-SC-UT lawmakers over anti-illegal alien legislation...
http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/mexican-senators-seek-meeting-1214737.html
Alleged plot to attack U.S. officials was inspired by online anti-government novel
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/foiled-biological-attack-in-georgia-allegedly-based-on-online-novel/

Civil/Racial Unrest
L.A.:  Homeless man beats elderly man to death with baseball bat in WALMART sporting goods section...
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/11/01/victim-beaten-to-death-with-baseball-bat-at-lakewood-walmart/

Caliphate/Khilafah, Sharia'h, Jihad/Islamic Terrorism

Iran rattles saber at Israel, U.S....
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/149349#.TrGRS679dOc
White House battles [imaginary] bullying...of Muslims
http://www.china.org.cn/world/2011-10/31/content_23772800.htm
---Alabama:  Naturalized U.S. citizen owner of car dealership labeled "Taliban Toyota" wins millions
http://news.yahoo.com/owner-car-dealership-labeled-taliban-toyota-wins-millions-004302989.html
---U.S. Army handbook makes soldiers "culturally literate" about Islam, justifies jihad...)
http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2011/nov/u-s-army-makes-soldiers-culturally-literate-about-islam
------FREE TO READ:  U.S. Army's "Culture Cards: Afghanistan & Islamic Culture"
http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/culture.pdf
France:  French satirical newspaper firebombed after prophet Mohammed announcement...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/8864063/French-satirical-newspaper-firebombed-after-prophet-Mohammed-announcement.html

"This Is What Democracy Looks Like"

Iran:  Soccer players banned, fined $40,000 for celebratory butt squeeze...
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/iranian-soccer-players-banned-fined-40000-for-celebratory-butt-squeeze/
OpEd:  "From Arab Spring to Springtime for Hitler"
http://townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/2011/11/02/from_arab_spring_to_springtime_for_hitler/page/full/
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"Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." ~~ John Adams, letter to John Taylor, 1814

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