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January 22, 2013

Breaking News:

Ukrainian Ex-PM Tymoshenko Facing Murder Charges -

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Increased U.S Military Presence in Africa: Why Now? -

Monday, January 14, 2013

Did Armstrong Use Taxpayer Funds For Doping? -

Sunday, January 13, 2013

UAE paying men to marry women over 30 -

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Demand A Plan to End Gun Violence -

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

US Taps Pension Fund To Avoid Debt Limit Default


The day after Christmas, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has informed congress that the government will reach its borrowing  limit of $16.4 trillion on December 31, after which “extraordinary measures” will have to be taken in order to avoid the debt limit. Yesterday, in a letter to congress he announced that the government had begun  borrowing from the Federal Employee Pension Fund (the G Fund) to keep operating without surpassing the limit.  The move he said, will free up $156 billion in borrowing authority while Congress debates increasing the $16.4 trillion debt limit. Meanwhile the gridlock between the President and the…

Gov. Brown Miracle in CA: Deficit to Surplus in 2 Years

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation At Google HQ That Allows Testing Of Autonomous Vehicles

The state of California has faced  high unemployment and massive budget shortfalls for years. Only 2 years ago, the state had a deficit of $25 billion. Governor Jerry Brown (D) has projected that fiscal year (FY) 2012 which ends June 30, 2013, will show a surplus of $285 million. As recently as November, 2012, the Legislative Analyst’s Office predicted a nearly $2 billion deficit. Now, in addition to the FY 2012 surplus, the Governor projects a FY 2013 (ending in June 2014) surplus of $851 million, while increasing Education and Healthcare expenditures by 5%, and putting $1 billion into a…

Armed Teachers in School…Killers, All


Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain. ~Nagarjuna~ The NRA is a lobby, arguably one of the most powerful, and no longer an organization of hunters, conservationists, and marksmen.  I’m sure there are members who are appalled at the direction the NRA has gone; from education and responsibility to high drama and creating armed camps out of our schools. This is a strategy completely in line with their single minded focus on gun control and historical reaction of creating fear of…’bad guys with guns‘,…