Sunday, August 7, 2011
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Police Officers Hospitalized in London Riots
Excerpt: Twenty-six police officers were injured Sunday during riots in the Tottenham area of London, after a demonstration against the death of a local man turned violent and cars and shops were set ablaze.
Dead Man's Family Condemn Tottenham Riot
Excerpt: Hours of violence saw around 300 people battle police in north London.
Residents have told Sky News they were in fear for their lives as shops were looted, police cars and a bus set alight and petrol bombs thrown at officers. Scotland Yard said 26 policemen were injured with eight officers admitted to hospital. They have all since been discharged.
Free cell phones are now a civil right
Excerpt: Pennsylvanians on public assistance now have a new 'civil right' -- free cell phones. Meanwhile, the rest of us get to pay higher cell bills as a result. Recently, a federal government program called the Universal Service Fund came to the Keystone State and some residents are thrilled because it means they can enjoy 250 minutes a month and a handset for free, just because they don't have the money to pay for it. Through Assurance Wireless and SafeLink from Tracfone Wireless these folks get to reach out and touch someone while the cost of their service is paid for by everyone else. You see, the telecommunications companies are funding the Universal Service Fund to the tune of $4 billion a year because the feds said they have to and in order to recoup their money, the companies turn around and hike their fees to paying customers. But those of use paying for the free service for the poor, should be happy about this infuriating situation, says Gary Carter, manager of national partnerships for Assurance, because "the program is about peace of mind." Free cell service means "one less bill that someone has to pay, so they can pay their rent or for day care...it is a right to have peace of mind," Cater explained. (If you don't have a cell phone, you can't find out about the latest flash-mob riot and miss out on the looting. ~Bob.)
Palin Power Coming On Stronger!
Sarah Palin's latest “in your face” to the Obama administration in defense of the tea party is guaranteed to infuriate the left and terrify the timid on our side. Sarah said, “If we were real domestic terrorists, shoot, Obama would want to pal around with us, wouldn't he?”
Wow! I looovvvvve this woman!
Compare Palin's kahonies to those of Republican presidential candidate, Jon Huntsman. Huntsman encouraged Republicans to surrender to Obama during the debt ceiling battle. Get this folks, as a contender for the White House, Huntsman said he will not attack Obama.
Submitted by: Nancy Battle
Muslim meets Christ
If you are a Christian, you will be glorified by this video!
If you are not a Christian, hear what a Muslim discovered in this video!
If you are a nonbeliever, you should be mesmerized by the Muslim in this video!
Axelrod: This is a "Tea Party downgrade"
My fellow patriots,
We need to each give ourselves a HUGE pat on the back. Our movement is finally being heard and making a difference in America. They are scared to death of US... because they know that WE THE PEOPLE have been awakened. All of us together have made it known to everyone in Washington that WE THE PEOPLE have had enough. Great job patriots!!!
<This is the link to read Axelrod's 'spin' in a web of lies and imaginations.>
Submitted by: Nancy Battle
Obama's Chest Thumper Killing Fields
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Important: United States of America Long-Term Rating Lowered To 'AA+' Due To Political Risks, Rising Debt Burden; Outlook Negative
As Joe Biden might say, this is a big F-ing deal! And very bad news for taxpayers, however expected. ~Bob. Excerpt: We have lowered our long-term sovereign credit rating on the United States of America to 'AA+' from 'AAA' and affirmed the 'A-1+' short-term rating. We have also removed both the short- and long-term ratings from CreditWatch negative. The downgrade reflects our opinion that the fiscal consolidation plan that Congress and the Administration recently agreed to falls short of what, in our view, would be necessary to stabilize the government's medium-term debt dynamics. More broadly, the downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political institutions have weakened at a time of ongoing fiscal and economic challenges to a degree more than we envisioned when we assigned a negative outlook to the rating on April 18, 2011. (The U.S. is no longer the premier economy in the world, and we have become a laughing stock in much of the world. The debt fiasco last week between Congress and Obama set the stage for this downgrade, but Obama is the main problem as he has been on a spending spree for the last 2 1/2 years. This is the first President who has had a rating downgrade. There must be structural spending reform to solve our fiscal problems, but this will not happen as long as the Democrats control 2/3 of the government. In addition, Obama’s socialist ideology will preclude any positive changes between now and the 2012 election, so it is going to be a problem for many Americans who will need to borrow money. This is will not be good for our US debt payments as interest rates will rise. Our annual interests payments are headed very quickly toward $1 Trillion. This may also impact the stock market Monday, which has already taken a huge hit this week. Hopefully, this downgrade will be just another reason Obama is defeated in the 2012 election. The Treasury Secretary should be fired now. -- Geoff Higginbotham, MGen USMC (Ret.))