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President Obama’s – Job Creation

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FACT: Job creation has lasted for 53 straight months—the longest streak on record.

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Thank You, Mr. President!

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August 5, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

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Please Share This If you care about the HEALTH of our CHILDREN!

thank you

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July 5, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

U.S. Seen as Biggest Oil Producer After Overtaking Saudi Arabia (See Photo)

Via: Bloomberg

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The U.S. will remain the world’s biggest oil producer this year after overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia as extraction of energy from shale rock spurs the nation’s economic recovery, Bank of America Corp. said.

U.S. production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas, surpassed all other countries this year with daily output exceeding 11 million barrels in the first quarter, the bank said in a report today. The country became the world’s largest natural gas producer in 2010. The International Energy Agency said in June that the U.S. was the biggest producer of oil and natural gas liquids.

“The U.S. increase in supply is a very meaningful chunk of oil,” Francisco Blanch, the bank’s head of commodities research, said by phone from New York. “The shale boom is playing a key role in the U.S. recovery. If the U.S. didn’t have this energy supply, prices at the pump would be completely unaffordable.”

Oil extraction is soaring at shale formations in Texas and North Dakota as companies split rocks using high-pressure liquid, a process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The surge in supply combined with restrictions on exporting crude is curbing the price of West Texas Intermediate, America’s oil benchmark. The U.S., the world’s largest oil consumer, still imported an average of 7.5 million barrels a day of crude in April, according to the Department of Energy’s statistical arm.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-04/u-s-seen-as-biggest-oil-producer-after-overtaking-saudi.html

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1973 – Oil Embargo

FUCK YOU, SAUDIS!

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July 5, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Virginia Group Raises Another Massive Confederate Flag (See Photo) Over Highway

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Motorists traveling a major Virginia highway now have a second supersized Confederate flag to catch their attention, even though the first banner drew protests and debate.

The Virginia Flaggers, a group that celebrates the heritage of the Confederacy, raised the 20- by 30-foot (6- by 9-meter) battle flag on Saturday alongside Interstate 95 near Fredericksburg, some 60 miles (96.6 kilometers) north of the state’s capital of Richmond.

The group raised its first flag last year along the highway, immediately drawing complaints that it promoted racism and slavery, and leading 24,000 people to sign an online petition against its display.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/02/virginia-confederate-flag_n_5434806.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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June 3, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s now the Canadian Dream – Nicholas Kristof

Via: NY Times

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

It was in 1931 that the historian James Truslow Adams coined the phrase “the American dream.”

The American dream is not just a yearning for affluence, Adams said, but also for the chance to overcome barriers and social class, to become the best that we can be. Adams acknowledged that the United States didn’t fully live up to that ideal, but he argued that America came closer than anywhere else.

Adams was right at the time, and for decades. When my father, an eastern European refugee, reached France after World War II, he was determined to continue to the United States because it was less class bound, more meritocratic and offered more opportunity.

Yet today the American dream has derailed, partly because of growing inequality. Or maybe the American dream has just swapped citizenship, for now it is more likely to be found in Canada or Europe — and a central issue in this year’s political campaigns should be how to repatriate it.

A report last month in The Times by David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy noted that the American middle class is no longer the richest in the world, with Canada apparently pulling ahead in median after-tax income. Other countries in Europe are poised to overtake us as well.

In fact, the discrepancy is arguably even greater. Canadians receive essentially free health care, while Americans pay for part of their health care costs with after-tax dollars. Meanwhile, the American worker toils, on average, 4.6 percent more hours than a Canadian worker, 21 percent more hours than a French worker and an astonishing 28 percent more hours than a German worker, according to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Canadians and Europeans also live longer, on average, than Americans do. Their children are less likely to die than ours. American women are twice as likely to die as a result of pregnancy or childbirth as Canadian women. And, while our universities are still the best in the world, children in other industrialized countries, on average, get a better education than ours. Most sobering of all: A recent O.E.C.D. report found that for people aged 16 to 24, Americans ranked last among rich countries in numeracy and technological proficiency.

Economic mobility is tricky to measure, but several studies show that a child born in the bottom 20 percent economically is less likely to rise to the top in America than in Europe. A Danish child is twice as likely to rise as an American child.

When our futures are determined to a significant extent at birth, we’ve reverted to the feudalism that our ancestors fled.

“Equality of opportunity — the ‘American dream’ — has always been a cherished American ideal,” Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel-winning economist at Columbia University, noted in a recent speech. “But data now show that this is a myth: America has become the advanced country not only with the highest level of inequality, but one of those with the least equality of opportunity.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/opinion/kristof-its-now-the-canadian-dream.html?smid=fb-nytimes&WT.z_sma=OP_INT_20140515&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1388552400000&bicmet=1420088400000&_r=3

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PHOTO – Toronto Mayor – Rob Ford

O.K., O.K., Canada isn’t perfect, but they do the important stuff right – so good for them.

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May 16, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Message of the Day’

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May 14, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Vintage Erotica – Image Gallery

Via: Early 20th Century Erotica

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Adrienne Ames, Ziegfeld girl in the 20s…movie actress in the 1930s … this picture was taken in the 1920s by Alfred Cheney Johnson, an official photographer for Florenz Ziegfeld (Ziegfeld Follies).

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April 16, 2014 Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Norway vs U.S.

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Noway has excellect schools, medical care, and infrasture; and we don’t.

STOP the WELFARE for the Oil COMPANIES and the 1%ers!

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April 11, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Japan – F*ck-ushina Power Plant

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Via: Charles P. Pierce- Esquire Magazine

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) had originally said the radiation emitted by the leaking water was around 100 millisieverts an hour.

However, the company said the equipment used to make that recording could only read measurements of up to 100 millisieverts.

The new recording, using a more sensitive device, showed a level of 1,800 millisieverts an hour.

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http://www.esquire.com/archives/blogs/politics/by_author/68/15;1

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So, it took two-years for Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to figure out their equipment was inadequate – BRILLIANT!

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and then, and then:

A radioactive plume of water in the Pacific Ocean from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, which was crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, will likely reach U.S. coastal waters starting in 2014, according to a new study.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/01/fukushima-radioactive-plume_n_3853604.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=World

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September 3, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The George W. ‘dry drunk’ Bush Library now open

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Via: Charles P. Pierce = Esquire Magazine

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The coverage of the opening of this vast temple to prevarication and ruin is not about bricks and mortar. It’s about an attempt by the courtier press to absolve itself of a dereliction of duty that rivaled even that of the president in question while New Orleans drowned, and while the economy was bubbling toward disaster. (That dereliction of duty, it should be noted, now and forever, began with the coverage of the 2000 presidential campaign, and the disgraceful performance of the elite political press corps towards Al Gore.)

It’s about their efforts to help the country absolve itself from the immense damage it brought upon itself by electing, and then re-electing, a half-bright dry drunk who wrecked nearly everything he touched, and who now is trying to rehabilitate himself by explaining that he hasn’t ruined anything else since he left office, and doesn’t that make him a swell fella.

The elite press is dedicating an entire day of coverage to the perpetuation of a monstrous public lie. Electing George W. Bush twice was a monumental act of democratic self-destruction from which the country has yet to recover. Celebrating him celebrating himself is simply to pour battery acid into the still-open wounds. I will take theories about dinosaurs in ancient China over the notion that George W. Bush was a good man confronted by insurmountable problems dropped on him by an implacable universe of chance. He was a career fk-up, from start to finish, and he finally found himself in a job where Daddy’s money and Daddy’s lawyers couldn’t bail him out.

No, he doesn’t deserve the day. There are hundreds of thousands of Americans and Iraqis who don’t get today.

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/george-bush-library-opening-042513#ixzz2RVSdS45j

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defintion: dry drunk

The phrase “dry drunk” has two significant words for the alcoholic. “Dry” refers to the abstinence from drinking, whereas “drunk” signifies a deeply pathological condition resulting from the use of alcohol in the past.

http://www.aacanada.com/drydrunk.html

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April 26, 2013 Posted by | President Bush | , , , , | Leave a comment