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Russians: Ferguson Protests Threaten American Stability

November 28, 2014


The Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights envoy Konstantin Dolgov said protests in Ferguson challenge American “stability.”

“The developments in Ferguson and other cities highlight serious challenges to the American society and its stability,” Dolgov said recently in a Russian state television address.

“Racial discrimination, racial and ethnic tensions are major challenges to the American democracy, to stability and integrity of the American society,” Dolgov said. “We may only hope that U.S. authorities seriously deal with those issues and other serious challenges in the human rights field in their own country and stop what they have been doing all along recently — playing an aggressive mentor lecturing other countries about how to meet human rights standards.”

President Barack Obama said in a speech Tuesday night in Chicago that he supports the Ferguson protesters and urged them to “mobilize, organize.”



 

Microsoft to Pay China $140 Million for "Tax Evasion"

November 27, 2014


China has levied about $140 million in back taxes from Microsoft in the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country, as regulators ramp up pressure on U.S. corporations doing business there.

According to an article published by China’s Xinhua official news agency on Sunday, an unnamed U.S. multinational must pay the Chinese government 840 million yuan ($137 million) in back taxes and interest, as well as more than 100 million yuan in additional taxes a year in the future.

The article refers only to a company whose name starts with “M,” is one of the world’s biggest 500 firms and which established a wholly owned foreign subsidiary in Beijing in 1995. Microsoft is the only company that fits that description.

The Redmond, Wash.-based company did not confirm the report, but also did not deny that it was the company involved.
 

Obama: Americans Have No Right To Favor Americans

November 27, 2014


The only Americans who can legitimately object to immigration are native Indian-Americans, President Barack Obama told his Chicago audience Nov. 24, as he made an impassioned ideological plea for endless immigration, cultural diversity and a big government to manage the resulting multicultural society.



“There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks,’ even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans,” Obama said, rhetorically dismissing the right of 300 million actual Americans to decide who can live in their homeland.

Americans should not favor other Americans over foreigners, Obama demanded. “Sometimes we get attached to our particular tribe, our particular race, our particular religion, and then we start treating other folks differently… that, sometimes, has been a bottleneck to how we think about immigration,” he said in the face of many polls showing rising opposition to his immigration agenda.



Obama denied any moral or practical distinction between native-born Americans and future migrants. “Whether we cross the Atlantic, or the Pacific, or the Rio Grande, we all shared one thing, and that’s the hope that America would be the place where we could believe as we choose… and that the law would be enforced equally for everybody, regardless of what you look like or what your last name was,” said the president.

“That’s the ideal that binds us all together. That’s what’s at stake when we have conversations about immigration,” he declared.

Obama did indicate his approval for some measures to exclude illegal immigrants, even as he works to amnesty 12 million illegals stage-by-stage.  His current amnesty “doesn’t apply to anyone who has come to this country recently, or might come illegally in the future, because borders do mean something,” he said.



In Japan, however, where the government allows little immigration, “they don’t have problems with certain folks being discriminated against because mostly everybody is Japanese,” Obama admitted.



Currently, one million immigrants are accepted each year. That inflow brings in roughly one immigrant for every four Americans who turn 18 each year, even though wages and the number of native-born Americans with jobs have both flatlined since 2000 amid increasing competition from migrants, stalled productivity, accelerating technology and changing trade patterns.

Obama’s speech was a defense of his Nov. 21 unilateral effort to roll back enforcement of immigration law.

That action freezes the enforcement of immigration law against 12 million illegals now in the country and also against every new migrant who makes it over the border. The edict also awards work-permits to roughly four million illegal immigrants, and puts them on a fast-track to citizenship. It also sharply increases the annual inflow of 650,000 guest workers for blue-collar and white-collar jobs sought by Americans. Obama’s speech did not mention the unpopular work permits or the fast-track to citizenship.

Numerous polls show Americans want to reduce or stabilize immigration, and also oppose Obama’s immigration policies by a factor of two-to-one, three-to-one or even four-to-one. On Nov. 4, 66 percent of Oregon’s voters —- including many Democratic voters — struck down a law granting drivers’ license to illegals.
 

Scientist says he is 'terrified' of geoengineering Earth

November 27, 2014


A climate scientist has said he is ‘terrified’ of the futuristic technologies he is helping to develop in a bid to slow global warming.

Yesterday he admitted that despite the millions already spent on research, scientists are still decades from seeing their dreams turn into reality.

And he said they could indeed be dangerous.

The schemes could see rainfall patterns change, droughts spread across the world and the ozone layer damaged beyond repair.

‘Personally, this stuff terrifies me,’ he said.

‘Whilst it is clear that temperatures could be reduced during deployment, the potential for misstep is considerable.

‘By identifying risks, we hope to contribute to the evidence base around geoengineering that will determine whether deployment, in the face of the threat of climate change, has the capacity to do more good than harm.’

But he added that it would be ‘unethical’ not to try the technology.



‘If we ever deploy these technologies it will be the closest indication yet that we've failed as planetary stewards.

‘But there is a point at which not deploying some technologies would be unethical.

‘It's a watershed for our relationship with the Earth and with nature. It fundamentally changes the way seven billion people are going to interact with the world, and I'm not sure the system is going to be controllable in the way we want.’

One of the touted projects includes spraying low-level clouds with sea salt to make them reflective to the sun; another would pump aerosols or sulphur particles into the atmosphere to disperse sunlight; and others would see greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide sucked out of the air to reduce global warming.

One of the biggest risks is disrupting the delicate balance of land and sea weather influences.

The scientists admit that each technology they investigated could lead to damaging changes in rainfall patterns, leading to floods where there had previously been little risk, and droughts elsewhere.
 

Ferguson Parent of the Year Takes Their Child Looting

November 26, 2014



 

A Scientific Phenomenon Occurs When You Use a Plate to Create a Ripple Effect in a Pool

November 26, 2014


A video posted online this week is gaining attention for showing a scientific phenomenon that occurs when a ripple effect is created in a swimming pool using a plate.



 

Budweiser Clydesdales going back in the stable for the holidays

November 26, 2014




Amid declining sales in a competitive craft beer market, Anheuser-Busch will start rolling out new ads to appeal to younger drinkers.

The beer magnate estimates that approximately 44 percent of drinkers aged 21 to 27 have never tried a Budweiser, and they are looking to change those attitudes toward an established brand, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Over the holidays, Budweiser has decided not to feature the classic Clydesdale horses which have been used for decades. Instead, new promos will show younger people calling out their friends to join them for a beer and spots with electronic music.
 

Italian nurse accused of killing 38 patients and posing for selfies next to corpse

November 25, 2014


If you love satan and hate people, please don't seek employment as a nurse.

Shocking selfies have emerged of a nurse, who allegedly murdered dozens of patients, posing with her thumbs up beside an apparently dead woman.

Italian nurse Daniela Poggiali, from the town of Lugo, in the Emilia-Romagna Region of central Italy, was arrested last month in connection with 38 deaths on her watch, some of which were described by prosecutors as 'very suspicious.'

An autopsy on a 78-year-old woman treated at the hospital near Ravenna in north-east Italy, revealed dangerous and abnormal levels of potassium chloride in her system.



In sickening pictures leaked to the press the 42-year-old is seen grinning next to the seemingly dead body of an elderly woman. She stands over the hospital bed of an unconscious woman giving a thumbs up.

In another snap she is shown in a cruel imitation of an apparently deceased patient by lying next to her with her mouth wide open.

The photos were taken last January by a colleague of Poggiali - who says she was intimidated into doing so.



'She [Poggiali] was particularly euphoric and wanted to have a photo next to the dead body,' the nurse told police, Il Corriere della Sera newspaper reported.

'I didn't have the courage to say no, as she is a vindictive person. She used to give laxatives to patients only to make life difficult for nurses on the next shift.'

Both nurses have been sacked. Miss Poggiali denies murder and says the patients were still alive when the pictures were taken.
 

Obama’s Amnesty Will Cost $22,000 Per US College Grad

November 25, 2014


President Barack Obama’s amnesty for four million illegal immigrants will cost Americans about $2 trillion, or roughly $40 billion a year for the next five decades.

The cost of Obama’s generosity is equivalent to 30 cents extra for every gallon of gas bought by Americans.

Or a $10 monthly fee added to every cellphone.

Or a $22,000 tax on every American graduate’s four-year college degree.

The $2 trillion cost is driven by the federal government’s support for all poor people, says Robert Rector, a budget analyst at the Heritage Foundation. Rector explained that, on average, the illegal immigrants benefiting from the amnesty have a 10th grade education.

That low education ensures they can’t earn enough money, or pay enough taxes, to pay for the many benefits they’ll get if they progress from temporary residents to legal residents and then to citizens, Rector said.
 

WISHING FOR PREDICTABILITY : Where Has America Gone?

November 25, 2014
Written by Larry Usoff 

It doesn’t take a genius to see that the United States is losing ground under the present administration.   The president is following the playbooks of Saul Alinsky, Cloward and Piven, to a T.   Those plans, carefully couched in non-threatening language, show the path that we are following and the ultimate destination is near-oblivion. 

Now, having said that, let’s gather the remaining patriots together, do some constructive legislating, and turn the country around. 



Predictability may be dull for some folks, but knowing what your country will do in almost any given situation, can be a great comfort.   Right now, with our armed forces being converted into a compliant quasi-military unit for the pleasure of the imposter-in-chief in the White House, and not truly knowing which way they will turn when push comes to shove, is disturbing to me.

There was a time, once, when being an American was something to work to attain, if you were foreign-born and came to this country as an immigrant.  Now, under the present administration, it appears likely that our system of immigration is going to be shoved aside in favor of what can only be called amnesty for millions.  Personally, I call it outright stupidity, and unlawful…but then, the present administration has no use for the law, especially the Constitution, seeing it as an impediment to getting what they want done.  

Members of Congress, and even this administration, like to say that we are a nation of laws…so long as it benefits their cause, and when it doesn’t, oh well, the president has a pen and a phone and he can make laws, ignore laws, and choose which parts of which laws he will follow.   In case you don’t know, making law is the job of the Congress, but they don’t seem to have had the backbone to enforce that part of the US Constitution.



Another thing that is a question for me…why do we import so many things that we used to make here…and made them better than anyone else?  Walking through one of the stores of the largest retailer in the world, and my guess is that you know who that is, it was difficult to find products that were made in America.   Why is that you might ask?   Let’s see about that.  

First, greed plays a big part in the selection of products, both on the part of the consumer as well as the maker.   If you are a maker of a product, and it can be made overseas for less, then you will put a bigger share of the profits in your pocket.   If you are a consumer, you pay less for that foreign-made product and you get to keep more of your money in your pocket.   See how that works?  



There is another aspect of this, and it also affects both the maker and consumer, and that’s taxes.   We have one of the most, if not THE most, convoluted and punishing tax systems in the world.   There are so many loopholes in it, due to sharp manipulations by tax attorneys, political groups and even foreign interests, that it looks like Swiss cheese…to them.   To the average taxpayer, however, it looks like quicksand.   It needs a complete change, not just cosmetically, but from top-down and bottom-up.  

Some years back, then-Representative John Linder came up with The Fair Tax.   It was a total of 135 pages, eliminated all the loopholes, and it was FAIR!   It was so logical and fair that everyone who read it knew immediately that it would never get enacted!  

We now have some new, fresh, faces in Congress, and it would be in their best interests, and America’s, to enact The Fair Tax as soon as possible and repeal the 16th Amendment to the US Constitution.   Income tax, which is the basis for our present tax system, punishes people and businesses for doing well.   That’s just plain stupid and, in this case, you CAN fix stupid by enacting The Fair Tax.  

Just imagine taking home your entire paycheck with NO deductions.   April 15th would be just another Spring day.   The Internal Revenue Service (and that’s “service” like what a bull does to a cow) would be a thing of the past or, at the very least, a much different sort of tax agency.



Give the incoming Congress a chance to get their feet wet, sure…but don’t let them become complacent, or compliant.   Make sure they know that they are there to carry out the wishes and will of the people…those same people that put them in there can also vote them out.  

And, on that subject, how about strict term-limits for all members of Congress, like we have for the person in the Oval Office?   That might straighten out some of those that think they have a “career” in Congress.  

Just sayin’, that’s all.
 








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