The Graduates

http://bit.ly/196wb2q
Boston: Obama Administration to reclassify marathon bombing as ‘sportsplace violence’ Study: Success has many fathers but failure becomes a government program US Media: Can Pope Francis possibly clear up Vatican bureaucracy and banking without blaming the previous administration? Michelle Obama praises weekend rampage by Chicago teens as good way to burn calories and stay healthy This Passover, Obama urges his subjects to paint lamb’s blood above doors in order to avoid the Sequester White House to American children: Sequester causes layoffs among hens that lay Easter eggs; union-wage Easter Bunnies to be replaced by Mexican Chupacabras Time Mag names Hugo Chavez world’s sexiest corpse Boy, 8, pretends banana is gun, makes daring escape from school Study: Free lunches overpriced, lack nutrition Oscars 2013: Michelle Obama announces long-awaited merger of Hollywood and the State Joe Salazar defends the right of women to be raped in gun-free environment: ‘rapists and rapees should work together to prevent gun violence for the common good’ Dept. of Health and Human Services eliminates rape by reclassifying assailants as ‘undocumented sex partners’ Kremlin puts out warning not to photoshop Putin riding meteor unless bare-chested Deeming football too violent, Obama moves to introduce Super Drone Sundays instead Japan offers to extend nuclear umbrella to cover U.S. should America suffer devastating attack on its own defense spending Feminists organize one billion women to protest male oppression with one billion lap dances Urban community protests Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on extra-large pop singers owning assault weapons Concerned with mounting death toll, Taliban offers to send peacekeeping advisers to Chicago Karl Rove puts an end to Tea Party with new ‘Republicans For Democrats’ strategy aimed at losing elections Answering public skepticism, President Obama authorizes unlimited drone attacks on all skeet targets throughout the country Skeet Ulrich denies claims he had been shot by President but considers changing his name to ‘Traps’ White House releases new exciting photos of Obama standing, sitting, looking thoughtful, and even breathing in and out New York Times hacked by Chinese government, Paul Krugman’s economic policies stolen White House: when President shoots skeet, he donates the meat to food banks that feed the middle class To prove he is serious, Obama eliminates armed guard protection for President, Vice-President, and their families; establishes Gun-Free Zones around them instead State Dept to send 100,000 American college students to China as security for US debt obligations Jay Carney: Al Qaeda is on the run, they’re just running forward President issues executive orders banning cliffs, ceilings, obstructions, statistics, and other notions that prevent us from moving forwards and upward Fearing the worst, Obama Administration outlaws the fan to prevent it from being hit by certain objects World ends; S&P soars Riddle of universe solved; answer not understood Meek inherit Earth, can’t afford estate taxes Greece abandons Euro; accountants find Greece has no Euros anyway Wheel finally reinvented; axles to be gradually reinvented in 3rd quarter of 2013 Bigfoot found in Ohio, mysteriously not voting for Obama As Santa’s workshop files for bankruptcy, Fed offers bailout in exchange for control of ‘naughty and nice’ list Freak flying pig accident causes bacon to fly off shelves Obama: green economy likely to transform America into a leading third world country of the new millennium Report: President Obama to visit the United States in the near future Obama promises to create thousands more economically neutral jobs

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Public Debt and Economic Growth

http://bit.ly/11V60uA
In the election of 1952 my father voted for Dwight Eisenhower. When I asked him why he explained that “FDR’s debt” was still burdening the economy — and that I and my children and my grandchildren would be paying it down for as long as we lived. I was only six years old and had no idea what a “debt” was, let alone FDR’s. But I had nightmares about it for weeks. Yet as the years went by my father stopped talking about “FDR’s debt,” and since I was old enough to know something about economics I never worried about it. My children have never once mentioned FDR’s debt. My four-year-old grandchild hasn’t uttered a single word about it. By the end of World War II, the national debt was 120 percent of the entire economy. But by the mid-1950s, it was half that. Why did it shrink? Not because the nation stopped spending. We had a Korean War, a Cold War, we rebuilt Germany and Japan, sent our GI’s to college and helped them buy homes, expanded education at all levels, and began constructing the largest public-works program in the nation’s history — the interstate highway system. “FDR’s debt” shrank in proportion to the national economy because the national economy grew so fast. I was reminded of this by the recent commotion over an error in a research paper by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff. The two Harvard economists had analyzed a huge amount of data from the United States and other advanced economies linking levels of public debt to economic growth. They concluded that growth turns negative (that is, economies tend to collapse into recession) when public debt rises above 90 percent of GDP. That finding, in turn, fueled austerics, who insisted that the budget deficit (and debt) had to be cut in order to revive economic growth. But Reinhart and Rogoff’s computations were wrong, and average GDP growth in very-high-debt nations is around 2.2 percent rather than a negative 0.1 percent. A few days ago, the two offered a defense in an oped in the New York Times , asserting “very small actual differences” between their critics’ results and their own. Regardless, Reinhart and Rogoff seem to be correct in one basic respect: Economic growth does seem to be lower in very-high-debt countries. But the entire debate over their paper’s flaws begs the central question of cause and effect. Is growth lower because of the high debt? That would still make the austeric’s case, even without the magic 90 percent tipping point. Or does cause-and-effect the other way around? Maybe slow growth makes debt burdens larger. There’s evidence to suggest this is the case. If so, government should be fueling growth through, say, spending more — at least in the short run. As we should have learned from what happened to “FDR’s debt,” growth is the key. ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock” and “The Work of Nations.” His latest is an e-book, “Beyond Outrage,” now available in paperback. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause. Follow Robert Reich on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RBReich Robert Reich

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Boston Bombers During Shootout: “We Didn

Boston Bombers During Shootout: “We Didn’t Do It!” http://bit.ly/11UPb31 Audio feeds suspicions brothers may have been set up Video footage from the scene of the shootout with the alleged Boston bombers appears to contain audio of the suspects screaming out, “We didn’t do it!” as police fire on the two brothers. Although by no means clear, the words below appear to be shouted by the suspects as they come under police gunfire. – 24 seconds: “chill out” – 26 seconds: “chill out”, “chill out” – 31 seconds: “chill out” – 37 seconds: “we didnt do it” – 41 seconds: “we didnt do it” – 45 seconds: “we didnt do it” – 1 minute 9 seconds: “hey officer” Despite being described as a “shootout,” the audio suggests that shots are only being fired in one direction by police and that the brothers are not returning fire at this point in the exchange. The tape offers little proof as to the Tasrnaev brother’s guilt, but it follows a number of other intriguing caveats which some have offered as evidence that the suspects were framed and had no actual involvement in the bombings. – A Facebook post attributed to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev although not authenticated reads, “This will be the last message before the police get me. I never done it. They set me up. Father please forgive me. I am sorry it has come to this.” – The suspects’ mother Zubeidat Tsarnaeva continues to insist that her sons are innocent , telling the Associated Press, “It’s all lies and hypocrisy.” – Tsarnaeva also claims that the FBI “were controlling his every step,” referring to Tamerlan Tasrnaev, and that both the FBI and the CIA were following the brothers since 2011. – The aunt of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, claims that the footage which emerged of police arresting a naked uninjured man was her nephew, contradicting the official narrative that Tsarnaev was critically injured in a shootout and suggesting he may have been killed while in custody. – Eyewitnesses to the shootout contradict claims by authorities that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ran over his own brother in a car, stating instead that he was run over by police. – Despite numerous images of other suspects with large black backpacks at the scene of the bombings, the FBI insisted that these photos not be deemed credible and that the Tasrnaev brothers were the only possible culprits. ********************* Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com . He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News. Delivered by The Daily Sheeple Contributed by Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars.com . The Daily Sheeple

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chemical Weapons Hypocrisy: WMD for We But Not For Thee

http://bit.ly/11UHvgW
Oakland police fire tear gas at Occupy protesters, 2011 Photo: Noah Berger The French, British and Israeli governments have all accused Syria’s regime of using chemical weapons in its ongoing struggle with foreign-backed rebels. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is urging Assad to allow UN inspectors into the country to verify or disprove the claims. And US president Barack Obama, while carefully avoiding a direct accusation, has publicly mused that proof of the charge would be a “ game-changer ,” by which he means that it would serve as an excuse to escalate US meddling in the conflict. But the allegation rings hollow … or at least hypocritical: The Israeli government openly used chemical weapons in the West Bank at least as recently as April 26. The French government gassed hundreds of protesters in Paris at least as recently as April 24. Chemical weapons are routinely used by US regime forces for purposes as unimportant as breaking up rowdy college parties . And if we want to expand our focus to more general weapons of mass destruction, the US remains the only country to ever use nuclear weapons on large civilian populations. I suppose we could also talk about white phosphorous and depleted uranium, but you get the picture. Both the US and the UK supply chemical weapons to repressive regimes around the world. If it seems perverse to compare CS (“tear gas”), the particular chemical weapon used by all these regimes as described above, to GB (“sarin”), the agent they accuse Bashar al-Assad of using, consider, think again: CS is specifically designated as a chemical weapon, just as illegal for use in international warfare as GB, under the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention. The governments of France, the United Kingdom and the United States have signed and ratified that convention. Israel’s government has signed it, although it remains unratified by the Knesset. Yet all four governments freely and frequently use an illegal chemical weapon “on their own people,” the Israelis use it in foreign areas they militarily occupy, and the US and UK export it for use by other governments “on their own people” — all while condemning Syria’s government for allegedly exercising exactly the same domestic/internal exemption . Not that Syria needs such an exemption; it is one of five governments which has never signed or ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention. The definition of “chemical weapon” and “weapon of mass destruction” gets inflated or deflated as necessary to serve the purposes of a regime’s ruling class, both at home and abroad. When a US drone fires a Hellfire II missile with an 8-pound fragmentation/anti-personnel warhead into a wedding party in Pakistan, that’s just cricket. When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev allegedly sets off two pressure cookers filled with black powder and ball bearings at the Boston Marathon, that’s “using a weapon of mass destruction.” When the US government uses tanks to pump CS into an American church, sets the building on fire and machine-guns the fleeing residents, that’s “law enforcement.” When Bashar al-Assad allegedly uses sarin on armed opponents trying to overthrow him, that’s “murdering his own people.” Why are governments so eager to make distinctions between types of weapons? Because those governments are otherwise so much alike as to be indistinguishable one from another. Thomas L. Knapp is Senior News Analyst at the Center for a Stateless Society (c4ss.org) This article was originally published at the Center for a Stateless Society . Licensed for reprint under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Read more by Thomas Knapp War, Children: It’s Just a Welfare Check Away – October 28th, 2012 About That ‘Foreign Money’ – June 15th, 2012 Syria: Let’s You and Him Fight – April 12th, 2012 Syria: There Are No ‘Good Guys’ – March 7th, 2012 If You Have to Ask Why, the Answer is Usually ‘Money’ – February 9th, 2012 Print This | Share This | Send a letter to the editor | Letters Antiwar.com Original

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ranger Up Presents: The Damn Few Episode

Ranger Up Presents: The Damn Few Episode 12: Gun Control http://bit.ly/15WveNs http://rangerup.com presents The Damn Few Episode 12: Gun Control. Our first feature length episode! The song “Gunslinger” is used with written permission by… Video Rating: 4 / 5

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

B4P – High-Tea on Campaign Finance Reform

http://bit.ly/15Wlkeu
Bonnie hosts her own fundraiser to discuss campaign finance reform. Video Rating: 3 / 5

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jersey City Police Dept. Disciplines Off

Jersey City Police Dept. Disciplines Officers for “Oath Keepers” Affiliation http://bit.ly/15Wbslb The Jersey City Police Dept. has made a public announcement saying that they have disciplined various officers for their affiliation with an “Oath Keepers” group called the “Three-Percenters”. http://www.threepercenter.org Intellihub.com April 30, 2013 The police department has labeled these groups as “anti-government extremists”, because they claim a moral motivation that supersedes the demands of authority. This group is affiliated with the Oath Keepers and are known as the “Three-Percenters”. According to their website: ThreePercenter.ORG is a Three Percenter community website promoting the ideals of liberty, freedom and a constitutional government restrained by law. This site is run by freedom-loving Americans, however we can enjoy the company of those from other nations who share our cause. What is a Three Percenter? The Three Percent concept and idea was created by Mike Vanderboegh. Roughly three percent of the population fought for liberty at any given time during the American war for Independence. With a colonial population of 2,500,000 to 3,000,000 only about 250,000 men served during the war with never more than 90,000 men serving at any given time. Historians have estimated that approximately 40-45% of the colonists supported the rebellion while 15-20% of the population of the thirteen colonies remained loyal to the British Crown. The remaining 35-45% attempted to remain neutral. A note: Threepercenter.org does not directly represent Three Percenters everywhere, we do however share in the Three Percenter spirit and ideology (and identify ourselves as Three Percenters). We cherish and work to defend our 2nd Amendment rights along with all our rights and liberties. There are many members within various police departments and other government offices, and as expected their superiors are not happy about their involvement with such organizations. A local newspaper reported that: A clique of officers who calls themselves “Three-Percenters” in the Jersey City Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit sprouted about two years ago, officials have told The Jersey Journal. They were separating themselves from the others in the unit and we put a stop to it immediately,” Jersey City Police Deputy Chief Peter Nalbach said. In a brief telephone interview from Tennessee, Michael Graham said that he believes the officers have a right to have their own political beliefs — and in fact that there are many police, firefighters and veterans among the “three percenters.” “We don’t collect any money, or ask anyone for anything, but maybe we should because we could help out the police officers who were unnecessarily disciplined,” Graham said. Powered By WizardRSS.com | Full Text RSS Feed | Amazon Plugin WordPress | Android Forums | WordPress Tutorials Intellihub.com

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Police Chief Secures 2nd Amendment with Ordinance

http://bit.ly/15W7Y26
A police chief in Gilberton, Pennsylvania, a small burough in Schuylkill County with a population of only 867 people, is proposing a ‘2nd Amendment Preservat… Video Rating: 4 / 5

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gun Control Fight Feels Familiar to Advo

Gun Control Fight Feels Familiar to Advocates of Another Era http://bit.ly/17sgraY The defeat of a bipartisan effort to expand background checks for gun buyers was cheered by gun rights advocates and denounced by the president and families …

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

B4P – High-Tea on Campaign Finance Reform

http://bit.ly/17sqdKm
Bonnie hosts her own fundraiser to discuss campaign finance reform. Video Rating: 3 / 5

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment