Ratings #8, October 31, 2010
DBKP has released its (mostly) monthly ratings of the Most Popular 100 Conservative sites on the web, the Conservative 100. The ratings are based on Alexa traffic rankings 3-month worldwide average. Ratings taken from October 30-31, 2010.
Six new websites are included this month: Daily Paul, Big Peace, GOPUSA, Conservapedia, Ron Paul Forums and James Lileks...
The Conservative 100 list contains sites of interest to conservatives or with a conservative point of view. Several Libertarian sites are also included, such as Reason and Freedom’s Phoenix, but no attempt to list all sites with a strictly Libertarian point of view has been made. In the future, Libertarians will have a separate rating list as more Libertarian sites are discovered.
See the list here: http://deathby1000papercuts.com/2010/11/conservative-100-mos...
As if what has already been disclosed was not ridiculous enough, now a bomb-proof, air-conditioned tunnel to be installed by the military in only one hour. I could not make this stuff up if I tried. I believe the $200M/Day needs to be revised upward. Now we are talking about $5B/day [my estimate]! This Peace-Prize Laureate likes warmongering toys
Tunnel for Obama near Mani Bhavan
Published: Thursday, Nov 4, 2010, 1:59 IST
By Pandurang Mhaske | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Since it is difficult to monitor such a congested area, they came up with a quick solution which left the Indians accompanying them amazed: A bomb-proof over-ground tunnel — to be installed by US military engineers in just an hour.
The tunnel would be a kilometre long and measure 12ft by 12ft — enough to let Obama’s cavalcade pass through. The tunnel would be centrally air-conditioned, fitted with close-circuit television cameras, and will be heavily guarded at every point, including, of course, its entry and exit.
Details about when exactly the tunnel would be made were not forthcoming. But officials said that the structure would be dismantled immediately after Obama leaves the area.
34 warships sent from US for Obama visit
Updated: November 04, 2010 19:04 IST
New Delhi: The White House will, of course, stay in Washington but the heart of the famous building will move to India when President Barack Obama lands in Mumbai on Saturday.
Communications set-up, nuclear button, a fleet of limousines and majority of the White House staff will be in India accompanying the President on this three-day visit that will cover Mumbai and Delhi.
He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken as Mumbai attack in 2008 took place from the sea.
Arrangements have been put in place for emergency evacuation, if needed.[Indeed]
US to spend $200 million a day on Obama's Mumbai visit
Published: Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010, 21:01 IST
Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI
The US will be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs900 crore) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to the city.
"The huge amount of around $200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the presidential visit," a top official of the Maharashtra government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said.
About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists will accompany the president.
Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already in Mumbai for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments.
October 31, 2010
Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul (R-Ky.) talks to Larry about his thoughts on corporate subsidies, the country's debt and regulation, as well as making the Bush tax cuts permanent.
Though Obama "may lose control of Congress," says columnist David Broder, he "can still storm back to win a second term in 2012."
How does Broder suggest Obama go about it?
"Look back at FDR and the Great Depression. What finally resolved that economic crisis? World War II."
Conceding the prospect of a new war is "frightening," Broder goes on to list the rich rewards of Obama's emulating FDR.
"With strong Republican support in Congress for challenging Iran's ambition to become a nuclear power, (Obama) can spend much of 2011 and 2012 orchestrating a showdown with the mullahs. This will help him politically because the opposition party will be urging him on. And as tensions rise and we accelerate preparations for war, the economy will improve...
"(T)he nation will rally around Obama because Iran is the greatest threat to the world in the young century. If he can confront this threat and contain Iran's nuclear ambitions, he will have made the world safer and may be regarded as one of the most successful presidents in history."
Cynicism aside, what is wrong with Broder's analysis?
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We have a Congress filled with extraordinary people. Extraordinarily stupid, yes, but courageous, too — politicians worth (believe it or not) celebrating as we approach this year's midterm elections. We'll start with them.
Ron Paul (R-Texas)
It would be hard to argue that any single member of the House has a larger influence outside the institution of Congress — or displays a greater fidelity to his stated principles — than Ron Paul of Texas
Rand Paul has expanded his lead in the Kentucky Senate race even further over the last week and is headed for a blowout win. His margin over Jack Conway is 55-40.
Kentucky is obviously a conservative state. Conway's ability to win was always going to depend on getting a lot of folks who supported John McCain in 2008 to vote Democratic for the Senate this time around. The most amazing finding on this final poll is that Rand Paul is actually picking up more Obama voters (15%) than Conway is McCain voters (9%). That's the formula for a landslide.
...After the Republican victory things will change. The Fed will be hamstrung, as Ron Paul, a conservative standard-bearer and harsh critic of the Fed, will head the sub-committee overseeing its actions. Liquidity expansion or new programs will probably drop sharply under his watch. Paul would argue that the Fed’s unfettered ability to “debase” the currency is about to come to an end.
Result: The market is headed for a crash.
Read the whole article at: Zero Hedge
John Taylor Interview on Bloomberg: 'QE II is already fully priced into the market.'