Tuesday March 3, 2015

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Global warming is the biggest science sham ever

When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records were systematically manipulated to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified. The actual trend of 60 years of data had been dramatically reversed, so that a cooling trend was changed to one that showed a marked warming.  More…

Gallup: 5.6% unemployment is one big lie

The U.S. Department of Labor unemployment rate is a lie. If you are so hopelessly out of work that you’ve stopped looking over the past four weeks, you aren’t counted as being unemployed. If you’re unemployed and perform an hour of work in a week and are paid at least $20 – maybe someone pays you to mow their lawn – you’re not counted as unemployed in the much-reported 5.6%. Few Americans know this.  More…

Audit: Post Office Workers ‘Rude’ and ‘Worse than Other Retailers’

The U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) rude employees could cost the government $288.5 million in lost revenue, according to an audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). A growing number of Americans believe USPS is “worse than other retailers” when it comes to customer service, with the OIG citing the USPS worker’s union in selecting employees by seniority and not merit.  More…

Illegal released during deportation proceedings charged with murder after killing kid over pack of cigarettes

The man accused of gunning down a Mesa convenience-store clerk over a pack of cigarettes was facing deportation proceedings but had been released from federal custody on bond, authorities said Monday. Liz Chatham said it is not unusual for an immigrant accused of being in the U.S. illegally to wait two or three years for a hearing.  More…

Detainee swapped for Bergdahl returns to terrorist activities

The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location in Qatar by making contact with suspected Taliban associates in Afghanistan.  More…

Seattle to fine people for throwing food out with the trash

Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting food from their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills. Other cities like San Francisco and Vancouver mandate composting, but don’t penalize homeowners directly.  More…

All Coloradans may get pot-tax refund

Colorado’s marijuana experiment was designed to raise revenue for the state and its schools, but a state law may put some of the tax money directly into residents’ pockets. The state constitution limits how much tax money the state can take in before it has to give some back. That means Coloradans may each get their own cut of the $50 million in recreational pot taxes collected in the first year of legal weed.  More…

White House drone crash caused by drunk government ‘intelligence’ worker

It was 42 degrees and raining lightly around 3 a.m. on Monday when an drunk off-duty employee for a government intelligence agency decided it was a good time to fly his friend’s drone, a 2-foot-by-2-foot “quadcopter” that sells for hundreds of dollars and is popular among hobbyists. Officials describe the breach as nothing more than a drunken misadventure.  More…

Obamacare program costs $50,000 for every American who gets health insurance

It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under the Obamacare law, the Congressional Budget Office said. The numbers are daunting: It will take $1.993 trillion to provide insurance subsidies to poor and middle-class Americans. Offsetting that massive outlay will be $643 billion in new taxes, penalties and fees related to the Obamacare law.  More…

Phone Company ‘Outraged’ By Fraud, Abuse In ‘Obamaphone’ Program

The Lifeline program is aimed at providing free cellphone service to the poor and needy. The government handed out more than 13 million free cellphone plans in the first six months of 2014 alone. To qualify, you have to be low income — on food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance or some other government program. The program ballooned under President Obama and the phones are often referred to as Obamaphones.  More…

Cuba leaves talks on US ties insisting it won’t make changes to its system

The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro’s government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country’s struggling economy.  More…

Rupert Murdoch Rips “Hollywood Leftists” Over ‘American Sniper’

Rupert Murdoch says he’s a huge fan of American Sniper, and anyone who thinks otherwise – "Hollywood leftists" in particular – are completely out of touch with America. Seth Rogen tweeted that American Sniper “kind of reminds” him of a Nazi propaganda film, and Michael Moore wrote that he grew up being told that snipers are cowardly.  More…