Despite the smear campaign against Hagel, I just heard it on public radio tonight that former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) will in all likelihood be nominated as Secretary of Defense by President Obama next week possibly Monday or Tuesday. This is being echoed by reports from Foreign Policy, The Daily Beast and NBC News. Support for Hagel’s nomination is mounting an organized effort so there is still hope for his nomination.
Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense: Israel Proponents Launch Outrageous Smear Attack On Presumptive Nominee
Leading foreign policy voices mount pro-Hagel defense – CNN
He researched well for this speech and I really admire his call to follow the Constitution and our founding principles.
Can't we just make citizens' arrests for the traitors who voted for this bill and all the other garbage they enact? Or would that be considered an act of war? Why must we wait for the 'second shot heard round the world?'
The United States and New Zealand conducted secret tests of a "tsunami bomb" designed to destroy coastal cities by using underwater blasts to trigger massive tidal waves.
The tests were carried out in waters around New Caledonia and Auckland during the Second World War and showed that the weapon was feasible and a series of 10 large offshore blasts could potentially create a 33-foot tsunami capable of inundating a small city.
The top secret operation, code-named "Project Seal", tested the doomsday device as a possible rival to the nuclear bomb. About 3,700 bombs were exploded during the tests, first in New Caledonia and later at Whangaparaoa Peninsula, near Auckland.
It's time to add another journalist to your watch list, Nichole Mischke.
She took a risk late December and made a piece that asked the real questions about what is really going on in Washington. She brought on Dale Fruit and the conversation then got truly informative for people who still watch mainstream news.
This piece was such a hit they are now making a part two. The subject will be ENDING THE FED! I know, right! Look for it on January 7th!
This was announced on her twitter page:
You will not read anything better today than the first Amazon reviews on this toy US military drone: http://www.amazon.com/Maisto-Fresh-Metal-Tailwinds-Endurance...
First of many, but go to the page for more..."My son is very interested in joining the Imperial forces when he grows up. He says he's not sure if he wants to help police the homeland or if he wants to invade foreign countries. So I thought a new Predator drone toy would be a nice gift for him. These drones are used both domestically and internationally, to spy on people and assassinate them at the Emperor's discretion. He just loves flying his drone around our house, dropping Hellfire missiles on Scruffy, our dog. He kept saying that Scruffy was a terror suspect and needed to be taken out. I asked him if Scruffy should get a trial first, and he quoted Lindsay Graham, Imperial Senator: "Shut up Scruffy, you don't get a trial!" I was so proud. I think I'll buy him some video games that promote martial law for Christmas. "
By keeping long-term interest low, the Fed has removed pressure on the president and Congress to deal with deficits.
By Martin Feldstein | The Wall Street Journal
The Federal Reserve is heading in the wrong direction. What the central bank describes as "unconventional monetary policy" is creating dangerous bubbles in asset markets that will lead to higher future inflation and is supporting the explosive growth of the national debt. Its new "communications strategy" will, moreover, only further confuse markets.
The Fed's recently announced plan to buy $85 billion a month of government bonds and mortgage-backed securities will keep long-term interest rates at historic lows, with a 1.6% yield on 10-year Treasurys and a negative yield on 10-year TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities). The Fed sees its strategy as a way of boosting the prices of equities, real estate and other assets. It has indeed boosted asset prices, although the increase in individual balance sheets has had very little positive impact on real economic activity.
Once the Fed stops buying securities, however, interest rates will rise and asset prices, including stock prices, will fall. This will have serious adverse effects on investors, particularly highly leveraged institutions and pension funds.
Workers making $30,000 will take a bigger hit on their pay than those earning $500,000 under new fiscal dealSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:04
By Hayley Peterson | The Daily Mail
Middle-class workers will take a bigger hit to their income proportionately than those earning between $200,000 and $500,000 under the new fiscal cliff deal, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.
Earners in the latter group will pay an average 1.3 percent more - or an additional $2,711 - in taxes this year, while workers making between $30,000 and $200,000 will see their paychecks shrink by as much as 1.7 percent - or up to $1,784 - the D.C.-based think tank reported.
The Republican Party of Iowa’s state central committee holds it biennial officer elections on Saturday, and in all likelihood, Ron Paul supporters will sweep all of the organization’s officer spots. That election comes on the heels of a Des Moines Register report that details financial troubles for RPI, due mainly to the Paul- affiliated leadership.
Current Chairman A.J. Spiker is running for reelection. His opponent is Bill Schickel, the current co-chair. A few party activists who are not current SCC members had considered running, but ultimately decided not to.
Spiker defeated Schickel on the second ballot in a 9-8 vote last February. This year’s vote is likely to be more lopsided in Spiker’s favor, the state vice-chair for Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign.
by AWR HAWKINS | Breitbart
3 Jan 2013
According to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far outnumbers the number of murders committed with a rifle.
This is an interesting fact, particularly amid the Democrats' feverish push to ban many different rifles, ostensibly to keep us safe of course.
However, it appears the zeal of Sens. like Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) is misdirected. For in looking at the FBI numbers from 2005 to 2011, the number of murders by hammers and clubs consistently exceeds the number of murders committed with a rifle.
Out Front with Erin Burnett | CNN | January 3, 2012
Dr Paul's life's work has been picked up! WND Reports:
Texas Rep. Ron Paul, the longtime advocate of Congress taking back control of U.S. monetary policy from the Federal Reserve, may have retired, but his goal of a full audit of the central banking authority survives.
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., today announced that he has relaunched Paul’s “Audit the Fed” proposal and he will be pursuing the Texas congressman’s goal.
by our military against the enemy or against Americans?