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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Here Is Who Gets Taxed To Fund The French 'Fairness Doctrine' Socialist Dream from zero hedge by Tyler Durden

Here Is Who Gets Taxed To Fund The French 'Fairness Doctrine' Socialist Dream

Another Domino Falls As Hollande Pushes France Into Depression -- The Telegraph

Another Domino Falls As Hollande Pushes France Into Depression -- The Telegraph

If French President Fran├žois Hollande thinks he can assuage the bond markets by dishing out tax-heavy austerity instead of genuine reform, he has been given very bad advice.

His tragically-misguided budget offers no strategic plan to reverse -- or even to stop -- thirty years of slow national decline. He offers no worthwhile measures to slim the Leviathan state, now a Nordic-sized 55pc of GDP, without Nordic labour flexibility or Nordic free markets.

He does not tell us how he will stem the slide in France’s share of eurozone exports over the last decade, down from 17pc to 13pc, or what he will do about the disastrous swing in France’s trade balance from a surplus of 2.5pc of GDP to a deficit of 2.4pc since 1999.

Read more
....http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/9577674/Another-domino-falls-as-Hollande-pushes-France-into-depression.html

Mainstream media is threatening our country's future By Patrick Caddell

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/29/mainstream-media-threatening-our-country-future/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

France Raises Tax on the Rich to 75% in Order to Rescue the Economy

It's now official. The top tax rate in France is now 75% for those who make over a million euros. Moreover, there is a new band of 45% for those who make over 150,000 euros. Don't forget the existing VAT on all purchases. Europe is imploding and instead of fixing onerous work rules, France Hits Rich and Business to Slash Deficit.Socialist President Francois Hollande unveiled higher levies on business and a 75-percent tax for the super-rich on Friday in a 2013 budget aimed at showing France has the fiscal rigor to remain at the core of the euro…Read more...http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/France-Raises-Tax-on-the-Rich-to-75-in-Order-to-Rescue-the-Economy.html

WaPo Attacks: Benghazigate?

By Walter Russell Mead, The American Interesthttp://www.realclearpolitics.com/2012/09/30/wapo_attacks_benghazigate_291619.html

White House Hack Attack

White House Hack Attack

Chinese hackers break in to White House military office network in charge of the president’s nuclear footballhttp://freebeacon.com/white-house-hack-attack/

US military death toll in Afghanistan hits 2,000


US military death toll in Afghanistan hits 2,000

Report says 3 of 4 US adults unqualified for military

DALLAS - Retired Maj. Gens. Joseph Perugino and Daniel O'Neill, two former commanders of the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Infantry Division, are taking an active role promoting early learning programs for 3- and 4-year-olds.
They want to see more money invested in early childhood education, they said, because it is essential to the future of national security and workforce development. Not having enough money for early learning programs has the potential to be a threat to national security in the future, Perugino said.http://www.stripes.com/news/army/report-says-3-of-4-us-adults-unqualified-for-military-1.191272

Social Security Is Quietly Eroding Away

Social Security Is Quietly Eroding Away

social security
Social Security (SS) will race through another milestone in October. For the first time in its history, SS  will pay out more than $65 billion in a single month.
Other than the fact that this is an incredibly big number, there is nothing eye-opening about the payout. SS missed hitting the $65b milestone by a fraction in September. In November, it will be higher again. $70b will be hit by December 2013. The ladder to higher payouts never stops.http://www.businessinsider.com/krasting-social-security-and-the-beach-2012-9?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+clusterstock+%28ClusterStock%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
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Obama at the U.N.: Emboldening the Barbarians at the Gate

Obama at the U.N.: Emboldening the Barbarians at the Gate

By Hyatt Seligman

Hundreds of Thousands Flee Democrat-Run California

Hundreds of Thousands Flee Democrat-Run California

 

Due to high taxes, burdensome regulations, lack of public sector reforms, and a lackluster job climate, more people have left California than come to the state since 2005, according to a comprehensive study by the Manhattan Institute released on Tuesday, suggesting California is no longer “perceived by most Americans as the land where dreams come true.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/29/Report-225-000-Californians-A-Year-Escaping-State-s-High-Taxes-Burdensome-Regulations-Economic-And-Public-Sector-Instability

'Washington Post' runs op-ed laying legal basis for Iran attack without saying authors work ' law firm is Israel's registered foreign agent


'Washington Post' runs op-ed laying legal basis for Iran attack without saying authors work ' law firm is Israel's registered foreign agent


http://mondoweiss.net/2012/09/washington-post-runs-op-ed-pushing-iran-attack-without-saying-authors-work-for-israels-registered-foreign-agent.html

How Vaccine Policy & Law Threatens Parental Rights in America

How Vaccine Policy & Law Threatens Parental Rights in America

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/30/the-greater-good.aspx?e_cid=20120930_SNL_Art_1

Saturday, September 29, 2012

ObamaCare's Onerous Tax Hikes By New Hampshire Union Leader,

ObamaCare's Onerous Tax Hikes

By New Hampshire Union Leader, http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2012/09/29/obamacare039s_onerous_tax_hikes_291551.html

Warrantless Social Network Spying in Full Swing


Warrantless Social Network Spying in Full Swing
http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/warrantless-social-network-spying-in-full-swing/


Justice Department report shows real-time surveillance targeting social networks
and e-mail providers jumped 80 percent from 2010 to 2011. The ACLU says current
law doesn't protect Americans' privacy.

Federal police are increasingly gaining real-time access to Americans'
social-network accounts -- such as Facebook, Google+, and Twitter -- without
obtaining search warrants, newly released documents show.

Obama Administration Asking Contractors Again, "Don’t Issue Layoff Notices"



Obama Administration Asking Contractors Again, "Don’t Issue Layoff Notices"
http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/obama-administration-asking-contractors-again-dont-issue-layoff-notices/


“The Obama Administration is cynically trying to skirt the WARN Act to keep
the American people in the dark about this looming national security and fiscal
crisis,”

The Obama administration issued new guidance intended for defense contractors
Friday afternoon, reiterating the administration’s position that the companies
should not be issuing layoff notices over sequestration.

Vatican newspaper calls fragment referring to Jesus' wife 'a fake'

Vatican newspaper calls fragment referring to Jesus' wife 'a fake'

By Dan Gilgoff and Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editors
(CNN) – The Vatican on Friday appeared to push back on a recently publicized piece of papyrus that appears to show an early Christian referring to Jesus' wife, with its newspaper calling the fragment “a fake.”
“Substantial reasons would lead us to conclude that the papyrus is actually a clumsy counterfeit,” the Vatican’s  newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, said in a Friday editorial by the newspaper’s editor.http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/28/vatican-newspaper-calls-fragment-referring-to-jesus-wife-a-fake/?hpt=hp_t2

 Vatican Declares Papyrus Mentioning "Jesus' Wife" Fake
http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/vatican-declares-papyrus-mentioning-jesus-wife-fake/


The Vatican on Friday appeared to push back on a recently publicized piece of
papyrus that appears to show an early Christian referring to Jesus' wife, with
its newspaper calling the fragment “a fake.”

“Substantial reasons would lead us to conclude that the papyrus is actually a
clumsy counterfeit,” the Vatican’s  newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, said
in a [...]
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A timely reminder from Egypt’s president By Rami G. Khouri

The Daily Star

A timely reminder from Egypt’s president
Try as they might, American and Israeli politicians and their herds of followers and lobbyists in the United States cannot seem to shake off the Palestine issue or the Arab-Israeli conflict. It seems that the Palestine issue, the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict, simply will not go away, as we are reminded again this week when world leaders gather in New York for the start of this year’s United Nations General Assembly session.In the span of the last few days, we’ve heard Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speak wildly about how the Palestinians, in his bizarre view, do not want to make peace and want to destroy Israel. Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has spoken wildly about how Israelis have no links to the Middle East and will be eliminated – apparently oblivious to the fact that all the Arab countries have a standing offer on the table to live in peace with Israel if it recognizes the national rights of the Palestinians.

Can U.S. Universities Stay on Top?

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444358804578018531927856170.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_5

Can U.S. Universities Stay on Top?

India and China are still far behind in elite education, but they are scrambling to catch up

By MICHAEL J. SILVERSTEIN and ABHEEK SINGHI

At the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi—one of the best engineering academies in the country—we met Shriram, a 21-year-old man who ranked 19 out of 485,000 on the school's very demanding entrance exam. We call him Mr. Number 19.
Shriram can tell you the date and time when he found out his test results. The exam—and the preparation for it—dominated his teenage years. He was singled out as a "big talent" at an early age, with an aptitude for mathematics and science. To get ready for the IIT entrance exam, he enrolled at a private coaching institute that prepares students with aggressive drilling in the major testing areas—physics, chemistry and math. Over those two years, Shriram estimates that he studied 90 hours every week.
imageWhen Shriram a

U.S. Intelligence Takes The Fall For Not Providing The Proper Intel To The White House On The Benghazi US Consulate Attack

Saturday, September 29, 2012

U.S. Intelligence Takes The Fall For Not Providing The Proper Intel To The White House On The Benghazi US Consulate Attack http://warnewsupdates.blogspot.com/2012/09/us-intelligence-takes-fall-for-not.html?utm_source=feedburne

Intelligence Office Says It Got Libya Attack Wrong, Not White House -- McClatchy News

WASHINGTON — Extremists from groups linked to al Qaida struck the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in a “deliberate and organized terrorist attack,” the top U.S. intelligence agency said Friday, as it took responsibility for the Obama administration’s initial claims that the deadly assault grew from a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam video.

The unusual statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence appeared to have two goals: updating the public on the latest findings of the investigation into the assault, and shielding the White House from a political backlash over its original accounts.

Read more ....http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/09/28/170078/intelligence-office-says-it-got.html


In statement, spy chief’s office defends evolving accounts of Benghazi attack, cites shifting intelligence -- Washington Post
Office of the Director of National Intelligence Tries to Explain Evolving Intelligence on Benghazi -- ABC News
In revision, U.S. intelligence believes Libya attack a terror assault -- CNN
US intelligence now says Benghazi attack "deliberate and organized" -- Reuters
Top intelligence official backtracks on Libya story, says initial assessment premature -- FOX News
U.S. Intelligence Finds Organized Terrorist Attack in Libya -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Romney backtracks after criticizing Obama over Libya attack -- L.A. Times

U.S., Gulf Countries Seek To Advance Missile Defense Plan -- Reuters

Image: Member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council

U.S., Gulf Countries Seek To Advance Missile Defense Plan -- Reuters

(Reuters) - The United States and its Gulf partners are looking to deepen cooperation on missile defense as tensions rise with Iran, and announcements could come soon on new purchases, U.S. officials said on Friday.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) officials in New York as Washington seeks to boost regional defenses against perceived Iranian threats.

"Our aim is to help our Gulf partners with their defense needs ... there is a missile threat that they face, we want to help them face that threat as best they can," one senior U.S. official said, previewing the meeting for reporters.

Read more ....http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/28/us-un-assembly-gulf-usa-idUSBRE88R1GW20120928
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China's Dorm Room Discon



China's Dorm Room Discontent Emerges As New Labor Flashpoint -- Reuters

(Reuters) - Twenty-three-year old factory worker Wang spends up to 12 hours a day making iPhone components in China, but his major complaint is not about the monotony of the production line - it is about his degrading worker-bee life inside the dormitory.

Wang, who did not want his full name published, is among thousands of workers housed in a vast complex where tensions aggravated by regimented and cramped living conditions boiled over on Sunday into a violent mass riot.

"The bathrooms are simply disgusting and people are constantly stealing things," Wang said as he stood outside of the factory in the northern city of Taiyuan, owned by Apple Inc's largest contract manufacturer, Taiwan firm Foxconn.http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/27/us-china-foxconn-idUSBRE88Q1ZB20120927
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Taxpayers Spent $1.4 Billion On Obama Family Last Year, Perks Questioned In New Book -- Daily Caller



Taxpayers Spent $1.4 Billion On Obama Family Last Year, Perks Questioned In New Book -- Daily Caller

Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks.

In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.

Author Robert Keith Gray writes in “Presidential Perks Gone Royal” that Obama isn’t the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of his office. But the amount of money spent on the first family, he argues, has risen tremendously under the Obama administration and needs to be reined in.

Read more ....http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/26/taxpayers-spent-1-4-billion-on-obama-family-last-year-perks-questioned-in-new-book/
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Obama’s U.N. Speech: On Rhetoric and Actions

Obama’s U.N. Speech: On Rhetoric and Actions

After beginning his speech with a nice homespun heartfelt story about U.S. diplomat Chris Stevens, President Obama turned the rest of his UN speech into a series of lies that are all too common in U.S. rhetoric, lies that are concealed by fine sounding platitudes and homilies.http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2012/09/29/obamas-u-n-speech-on-rhetoric-and-actions/

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas address to the UN General Assembly, September 27, 2012

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Address to the UN General Assembly

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas address to the UN General Assembly, September 27, 2012http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2012/09/29/palestinian-president-mahmoud-abbas-address-to-the-un-general-assembly/

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to the U.N. General Assembly, September 27, 2012.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to the U.N. General Assembly, September 27, 2012.http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2012/09/29/israeli-prime-minister-benjamin-netanyahus-address-to-the-u-n-general-assembly/

Where Is the Catholic Yom Kippur?

Where Is the Catholic Yom Kippur?

Cardinal Dolan, Archdiocese of NY
We Catholics in New York enjoy the “high holy days” of our Jewish neighbors, and are inspired by the seriousness and sincerity with which they approach their feasts.  Join me in wishing them God’s blessings on their special days!They began their observance last week with Roshashana, the Jewish New Year, and will conclude evening and tomorrow with Yom Kippur, the great Day of Atonement.http://blog.archny.org/index.php/where-is-our-catholic-yom-kippur/

Science Can't Disprove God

Science Can't Disprove God

Fr. Robert Barron, RealClearReligionhttp://www.realclearreligion.org/articles/2012/09/29/science_cant_disprove_god.html

How Long Can Obama Avoid His Economic Record?

How Long Can Obama Avoid His Economic Record?

Dan Henninger, WSJ
'Stupid,' in the famous quotation from 1992's Clinton vs. Bush campaign - "It's the economy, stupid" - is whoever thinks a U.S. presidential election is about something else. All presidential elections are about the economy. Yes, there are other issues, but it's also true that a whale has pilot fish. Still, most politicians would rather talk about anything but the economy, which they see in one of two ways—as a personal piggy bank or a mystery. Neither is discussable in public. This is the sixth presidential election since "stupid" was...http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2012/09/27/how_long_can_obama_avoid_his_economic_record_291310.html

The Obama Wall Street Bailout Continues

The Obama Wall Street Bailout Continues


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2012/09/28/the_wealth_of_the_washington_dc_bubble_291425.html

The Wealth of the Washington, DC Bubble By Ross Douthat, New York Times

The Wealth of the Washington, DC Bubble

CONFIRMED: The US Economy Is Much Weaker Than We Thought by Lance Roberts

CONFIRMED: The US Economy Is Much Weaker Than We Thought

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