Wednesday, September 17, 2014

He look like Obama's son?------Yolanda Reyes homicide: Witness says co-worker Shawn Jarrett was particularly 'friendly' to victim

What?
No marches?
No wall to wall TV coverage?
No screams of racism?!!!
No.
Just another day of black on white crime in the crazy land we call America.
Yolanda Reyes homicide: Witness says co-worker Shawn Jarrett was particularly 'friendly' to victim | MLive.com:

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 "WALKER, MI -- Convicted murderer Shawn Jarrett was particularly "friendly" to co-worker Yolanda Reyes in the days before the Grand Rapids mother went missing and later turned up dead, newly released court documents show.
.....Detectives said Reyes' homicide has many similarities to other crimes that Jarrett committed in the past. 
In two of three assaults, he knew the victims and, in fact, was their next-door neighbor.
Following the 1982 homicide of a neighbor in Pennsylvania, Jarrett tried to get rid of three stolen watches. 
One of those belonged to the victim, police said."

EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings

EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings:
"In the run-up to the “People’s Climate March” scheduled for September 21, the non-partisan U.S, General Accountability Office (GAO) just doubled its estimate for coal plants expected to retired to comply with the Obama Administration’s new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the next decade.
EPA recently proposed or finalized four regulations that will negatively impact coal-fired generation that provides 37% of America’s electricity.
New regulations include:

(1) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule;
(2) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards;
(3) Cooling Water Intake Structures regulation; and
(4) Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals regulation.

The GAO in 2012 stated that “between 2000 and 2011, 150 coal-fueled units with a total net summer generating capacity of 13,786 MW have been retired.” The GAO said that in response to regulations and factors such as low natural gas prices, companies might retire or retrofit about 7%, or one in 13 existing coal-fueled plants.
The GAO warned at the time that these actions may “increase electricity prices” and “affect reliability–-the ability to meet consumers' demand—-in some regions.” 
.....The updated impact will result in the loss of 42,192 megawatts, over three times the amount of production shuttered between 2000 and 2011. GAO emphasized “This level of retirements is significantly more retirements than have occurred in the past.”
....Residential utility rates rose in every year of the Obama Administration according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA).

See Which Countries Islamic State Fighters Are Coming From | TheBlaze.com

See Which Countries Islamic State Fighters Are Coming From | TheBlaze.com:
"Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty put together the infographic below, drawn from CIA data, showing how many fighters different countries have contributed to the Islamic State’s 30,000-strong army.
It turns out the U.K. and France are contributing more fighters than many Arab nations including Egypt, Libya and Yemen (though on a per-capita basis, Muslim Arab nations lead the world in numbers of Islamic State fighters)."


OUTRAGE: Principal bans and removes American flags from students’ trucks on 9/11

OUTRAGE: Principal bans and removes American flags from students’ trucks on 9/11 - Wounded American Warrior:
"Excerpted from WND: A South Carolina high school principal’s decision to confiscate American flags from students’ vehicles on 9/11 has promoted meetings this week between school officials and outraged students.
WSPA-TV reported Principal Aaron Fulmer removed the flags from vehicles parked at Woodruff High School in Spartanburg, claiming rules forbid anything that creates a disturbance or draws an “unusual amount of attention.”

Obama: My Plan Makes Electricity Rates Skyrocket

And we ain't buildin' no more .........Power grid groans, blackouts roll through L.A. area as heat wave nears peak

Power grid groans, blackouts roll through L.A. area as heat wave nears peak - LA Times:
"Power outages linked to L.A.'s intense heat wave rolled across the city Tuesday.
As temperatures approached dangerous highs, harried crews restored service to one area only to be sent to another blackout.
The scorching heat wave has pushed demand for electricity to an all-time high, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power dispatched extra crews to respond to damaged equipment that had left thousands of customers without service.
As of 10 a.m., there were 3,300 customers without power, most of them in Los Feliz and Hollywood."

Ummm. An inconvenient truth?----Study: Domestic Violence Is A Widespread Scourge Among Latino Families

Study: Domestic Violence Is A Widespread Scourge Among Latino Families | Fox News Latino

Domestic violence is extremely widespread among Hispanic families, according to a study released Monday by the Allstate Foundation.
Sixty-four percent of respondents in a nationwide survey of Hispanic women said they personally knew a victim of abuse, while 30 percent admitted to having been abused themselves.
Asked whether physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse was their reason for escaping from a dangerous relationship, 88 percent put physical abuse in first place, while 39 percent named financial abuse.

Read it all and demand change before it is too late-----The War on Poverty Has Been a Colossal Flop

The War on Poverty Has Been a Colossal Flop

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its annual report on poverty. This report is noteworthy because this year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s launch of the War on Poverty. 
Liberals claim that the War on Poverty has failed because we didn’t spend enough money. 
Their answer is just to spend more. 
But the facts show otherwise.Since its beginning, U.S. taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on Johnson’s War on Poverty (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusting for inflation, that’s three times more than was spent on all military wars since the American Revolution.
The federal government currently runs more than 80 means-tested welfare programs. 
These programs provide cash, food, housing and medical care to low-income Americans. 
Federal and state spending on these programs last year was $943 billion. (These figures do not include Social Security, Medicare, or Unemployment Insurance.)

One third of the U.S. population received aid from at least one welfare program at an average cost of $9,000 per recipient in 2013.





Over 100 million people, about one third of the U.S. population, received aid from at least one welfare program at an average cost of $9,000 per recipient in 2013.
If converted into cash, current means-tested spending is five times the amount needed to eliminate all poverty in the U.S.
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But today the Census will almost certainly proclaim that around 14 percent of Americans are still poor. The present poverty rate is almost exactly the same as it was in 1967 a few years after the War on Poverty started. Census data actually shows that poverty has gotten worse over the last 40 years.
How is this possible? How can the taxpayers spend $22 trillion on welfare while poverty gets worse?
The answer is it isn’t possible.  Census counts a family as poor if its income falls below specified thresholds. But in counting family “income,” Census ignores nearly the entire $943 billion welfare state.

For most Americans, the word “poverty” means significant material deprivation, an inability to provide a family with adequate nutritious food, reasonable shelter and clothing. But only a small portion of the more than 40 million people labelled as poor by Census fit that description.

The typical family that Census identifies as poor has air conditioning, cable or satellite TV, and a computer in its home.
















The The media frequently associate the idea of poverty with being homeless. But less than two percent of the poor are homeless.  Only one in ten live in mobile homes. The typical house or apartment of the poor is in good repair and uncrowded; it is actually larger than the average dwelling of non-poor French, Germans or English.
According to government surveys, the typical family that Census identifies as poor has air conditioning, cable or satellite TV, and a computer in his home. Forty percent have a wide screen HDTV and another 40 percent have internet access. Three quarters of the poor own a car and roughly a third have two or more cars. (These numbers are not the result of the current bad economy pushing middle class families into poverty; instead, they reflect a steady improvement in living conditions among the poor for many decades.)

There Were 124 Reports on Bush’s Approval Rating in First Half of 2006 — Compare That to Reports on Obama’s in First Half of 2014: ‘Incredible’ | TheBlaze.com

There Were 124 Reports on Bush’s Approval Rating in First Half of 2006 — Compare That to Reports on Obama’s in First Half of 2014: ‘Incredible’ | TheBlaze.com:
"The media study appears to have originated at the Media Research Center, which analyzed past ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts earlier this month to determine how many times public opinion polls were referenced for each president during the specified time frame:"


EBOLA!!!------DRUDGE REPORT 2014®

DRUDGE REPORT 2014®



Headline of the day!------Muskegon's Pere Marquette is not a nude beach: Man charged with indecent exposure

Muskegon's Pere Marquette is not a nude beach: Man charged with indecent exposure | MLive.com: "MUSKEGON, MI – It's fairly common knowledge that Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon is not a "clothing-optional" attraction.
But Kevin Donald Majeski, 50, thought he had reason enough when he allegedly stood next to a black Cadillac on Sept. 2 around 4:30 p.m. along Beach Street completely naked, according to Muskegon Chief Assistant Prosecutor Timothy Maat.
He's since been banned from the beach for the rest of the year, Maat said, and was charged with a misdemeanor."

History for September 17

History for September 17 - On-This-Day.com
J. (John) Marriott 1900, Hank Williams, Sr. , Roddy McDowall 1928 


Anne Bancroft 1931, John Ritter 1948, Jimmie Johnson (Jimmie Kenneth Johnson) 1975


1787 - The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates at the Constitutional Convention. 


1862 - The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing. The Rebel advance was ended with heavy losses to both armies. 


1872 - Phillip W. Pratt patented a version of the sprinkler system. 


1920 - The American Professional Football Association was formed in Canton, OH. It was the precursor to the National Football League (NFL)


1932 - Sir Malcolm Campbell set a speed record when he reached 276.27 mph over a half mile. 


1961 - The Minnesota Vikings were debuted as the new National Football League (NFL) team. 


1962 - U.S. space officials announced the selection of Neil A. Armstrong and eight others as new astronauts. 


1964 - "Bewitched" premiered on ABC-TV. 


1965 - "Hogan's Heroes" debuted on CBS-TV. 


1966 - "Mission Impossible" premiered on CBS-TV. 


1972 - "M*A*S*H" premiered on CBS-TV. 


1983 - Vanessa Williams, as Miss New York, became the first black woman to be crowned Miss America. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Journalist Once Held by Islamic State Militants Reveals Why He Believes Beheading Victims Appeared So Calm Before Their Deaths | TheBlaze.com

Journalist Once Held by Islamic State Militants Reveals Why He Believes Beheading Victims Appeared So Calm Before Their Deaths | TheBlaze.com:
"One of the many elements surrounding the Islamic State’s horrific beheadings has been questions surrounding why — and how — the victims appear so calm just seconds before dying.
A French journalist who was once held by the terror group believes that the captives likely didn’t realize what was about to happen."




Funding the navigators: Florida's Obamacare helpers get another $6.8 million

Funding the navigators: Florida's Obamacare helpers get another $6.8 million « Watchdog.org: "TALLAHASSEE — Round two of Obamacare open enrollment is eight weeks away, and the Obama administration is once again spending millions on “navigator” outreach programs.
 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week it’s handing out $60 million in new funding for 90 organizations.
Florida was among the top states, garnering nearly $6.8 million — only Texas received more.
The grant recipients are tasked with continuing sign-up efforts aimed at enrolling eligible participants in mostly government subsidized health insurance plans.
The funding is going to states where the federal government either runs a health insurance exchange or partners with state officials."


U.S. State Department Orders 160,000 Ebola Hazmat Suits

» U.S. State Department Orders 160,000 Ebola Hazmat Suits Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!:
options_header"The U.S. State Department has ordered 160,000 Hazmat suits for Ebola, prompting concerns that the federal government is anticipating the rapid spread of a virus that has already claimed an unprecedented number of lives. 
In a press release posted by Market Watch, Lakeland Industries, a manufacturer of industrial protective clothing for first responders, announced that it had signaled its intention “to join the fight against the spread of Ebola” by encouraging other suppliers to meet the huge demand created by the U.S. State Department’s order of 160,000 hazmat suits.
“With the U.S. State Department alone putting out a bid for 160,000 suits, we encourage all protective apparel companies to increase their manufacturing capacity for sealed seam garments so that our industry can do its part in addressing this threat to global health,” states the press release."

Ted Cruz Says Obama’s Plan for Islamic State is ‘Defined by Its Confusion’ | TheBlaze.com

Ted Cruz Says Obama’s Plan for Islamic State is ‘Defined by Its Confusion’ | TheBlaze.com:
"Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had harsh words for the Obama administration’s plan to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, after a hearing in which Obama’s military strategists said there is no military solution to the terrorist group.
“The Obama administration’s plan to combat ISIS is defined by its confusion,” Cruz said after a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, referring to one of the acronyms used for the Islamic State."


EXCLUSIVE: Ambassador John Bolton: Obama has Gone Schizophrenic when it Comes to Foreign Policy

EXCLUSIVE: Ambassador John Bolton: Obama has Gone Schizophrenic when it Comes to Foreign Policy:
"The always-candid Bolton explained that not only is President Obama wrong on the issue of ISIS and the threat they pose to the United States, but that his entire foreign policy is predicated upon Obama’s lack of belief in America’s right to serve as a superpower. "

A Closer Look at the Size of the U.S. Tax Code And What It Costs Americans Begets the Question: Why?

A Closer Look at the Size of the U.S. Tax Code And What It Costs Americans Begets the Question: Why?:
"As of right now, the federal tax code runs more than 70,000 pages.
And that is just the federal code. 
Each state and many local areas have their own codes and requirements as well. 
It takes precious time and money to understand and then comply with these regulations.
Take a look at how these have changed over the years:"

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Most idiotic comment of the month-- Michigan just raised its minimum wage -- will job growth follow?

Susan J. Demas: Michigan just raised its minimum wage -- will job growth follow? | MLive.com: "Michigan's minimum wage just rose 75 cents on Sept. 1.
The minimum hourly rate is now $8.15, up from $7.40. By 2018, the minimum will hit $9.25.
Tipped employees will see an increase from $2.65 to $3.10 per hour.
So will economic prosperity follow?"

Black muslims full of hate too------Black Panthers Threaten to Lynch Black Conservative for Supporting Officer Darren Wilson

Black Panthers Threaten to Lynch Black Conservative for Supporting Officer Darren Wilson | The Gateway Pundit:

More Bad News for Obama: Young People Have Given Up on ‘Mr. Hope’n’Change’

More Bad News for Obama: Young People Have Given Up on ‘Mr. Hope’n’Change’:
"Senator Obama ascended to the presidency thanks to an invigorated Democrat base coupled with a strong turnout for young voters- a practically unreachable demographic. After spewing false promises of “hope’n’change,” Obama made young people swoon with the prospect of an exciting new era in politics previously marred by foreign fiascos."

9 Facts About How the Poor in America Live

9 Facts About How the Poor in America Live:
"Many in America, while struggling, also have more assets than you might assume from media reports."
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Hmmm. We got a jail goin' up here too........Dan Gilbert gonna bail us out?--------Ex-CFO Sledge, 2 others indicted in mismanaged Wayne County jail project

Ex-CFO Sledge, 2 others indicted in mismanaged Wayne County jail project | Crain's Detroit Business:
A one man grand jury convened almost a year ago to explore public neglect of duty, fraud and other misconduct allegations over the stalled Wayne County Jail project has returned three indictments, against the former county CFO, an attorney and a jail contractor.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s office today announced charges were brought against Carla Sledge, 62, of Bonita Springs, Fla., former CFO to Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano 
....Sledge, who was CFO of the county from 2005 to 2013, was a Crain’s CFO of the Year honoree in 2011. She joined the county as a deputy CFO in 1995, and told Crain’s three years ago her responsibilities were evolving.
“I have to look to the future with revenues on the decline and expenses the way they are,” she said. “What the CEO needs, more than just a bean counter, is someone who can put together a strategy on how the county can stay healthy."
A report submitted to the county commissioners in June indicates that finishing the Gratiot project would cost $163.7 million plus another $29.2 million in various “nonconstruction costs” including some insurance and legal expenses, telephone and IT systems, architecture and engineering. That, plus an estimated $157 million “close-out” cost on the original project, could put completion costs at $349.9 million.
Rock Ventures LLC, the development arm of Dan Gilbert’s real estate business empire, meanwhile, has proposed to purchase the 15.5-acre site and four other sites for $50 million....
The grand jury probe is ongoing, county officials said Monday, meaning it is possible other charges will be brought.

The religion of peace-----Mad World News[WATCH] Several SHOCKING Scenes at New York's 'Muslim Day' Parade

Mad World News[WATCH] Several SHOCKING Scenes at New York's 'Muslim Day' Parade:

[WATCH] Several SHOCKING Scenes at New York's 'Muslim Day' Parade[WATCH] Several SHOCKING Scenes at New York's 'Muslim Day' Parade

Unions destroy jobs. It's that simple-----Workplace Freedom Spurs Rising Tide of Abundance in Midwest

Workplace Freedom Spurs Rising Tide of Abundance in Midwest | Heartlander Magazine:
Some 24 states have passed right-to-work laws, which allow workers free choice with respect to being represented by a labor union. The other 26 states permit union shop labor agreements that require employees to join the labor union representing workers where one exists, or at least pay dues to that union.
The right-to-work states have had substantially more economic success than the others that restrict individual rights with respect to employment. Perhaps the ultimate test of the quality of life of an area is whether people move into or away from it.
Migration
A net movement into a state is a strong indication that people perceive that life will be better there than that in the area from which they came. Over time, there has been a dramatic movement from the states without right to work laws to ones where the laws exist.
Consider the first decade of this century: from 2000 to 2009, nearly five million native-born Americans moved from the non-right-to- work states into the 22 states with right-to-work laws.  On average, over 50 Americans moved to states with those perceived better employment opportunities every hour — night and day, seven days a week.
Those perceptions were accurate. Through the last one-third of a century since the late 1970s, employment growth in the right-to-work states was twice as great, in percentage terms, as in states without those laws.
Not surprisingly, income growth has been dramatically higher in the right to work states. And, despite the increasing number of mouths to feed in those states, income per person also rose faster.

Democrats Show Allegiance to Mexico During Parade

Democrats Show Allegiance to Mexico During Parade:
"When candidates campaign for election to represent a congressional district, legislative district, city, what have you, in the United States, one would think they would proudly exhibit their pride in America and determination to represent our republic and all Americans. That was not the case for two candidates in Arizona. Both are Democrats. One is the incumbent candidate in the 1st congressional district. The other is the Democrat nominee for governor."



The perfect democrat politician........Hillary Clinton, World-Champion Pretend Griller

Hillary Clinton, World-Champion Pretend Griller | National Review Online
How perfectly Clintonian
“While a crowd of several thousand Democrats waited on a sloping, grassy field below, Mrs Clinton, her husband and Senator Harkin staged a mini-grilling of steaks for the press at a single barbecue grill in a fenced-off enclosure, framed by a handsome tree and a picnic table filled with some patient Iowans. 
Mrs Clinton gamely posed, pretending to grill a steak that had been pre-cooked for her.”
Why, they’re just regular folks, just like us! (AP photo.)

You got a gun in yer butt .... or is that where you keep the dog treats?-------Anal Probes Run Amok: Drug-Sniffing Dogs Must Be Stopped.

Anal Probes Run Amok: Drug-Sniffing Dogs Must Be Stopped. - YouTube:
"The case of Timothy Young made national headlines in 2012 when New Mexico police anally probed him in search of drugs (no contraband was found). 
His ordeal was the result of a false positive alert by a drug-sniffing police dog. 
Incredibly, the same dog was involved in a case involving another New Mexico resident that resulted in forced rectal exams that uncovered no drugs. 
That case ended with authorities paying a $1.6 million settlement (Young's case is still pending).
Although presented as impartial and infallible, it turns out that such dogs are not only often poorly trained, they are frequently wrong.
....While convinced of dogs' potential usefulness, Falco agrees that police dogs are generally poorly trained and handled."

No money for potholes but........Marquette, MI: Taco Truck Grabs Grant Jump Start

Marquette, MI: Taco Truck Grabs Grant Jump Start « My Article Monkey!:
"MARQUETTE – With a $7,775 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Dia de los Tacos food truck owner Mike Walker is looking to upgrade his restaurant on wheels.
 “We started out with a pretty small amount of seed money and bringing in that influx of cash is really going to help us be a bit more stable,” Walker said.
 The grant is part of the MEDC’s Mobile Cuisine Start up Program, which is intended to “expand the mobile cuisine, or food truck, industry throughout Michigan,” according to an MEDC-issued press release.
 The program provided one-time grants of up to $10,000 to new food truck businesses or to growing pre-existing businesses.
It required at least a 25 percent match from the business, though projects with a higher match were scored more favorably."


History for September 16

History for September 16 - On-This-Day.com
J.C. Penney 1875, Allen Funt 1914, Lauren Bacall 1924 


B.B. King 1925, Peter Falk 1927, George Chakiris 1933 




Mickey Rourke 1956, David Copperfield 1956, Marc Anthony 1968






1620 - The Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England. The ship arrived at Provincetown, MA, on November 21st and then at Plymouth, MA, on December 26th. There were 102 passengers onboard. 


1782 - The Great Seal of the United States was impressed on document to negotiate a prisoner of war agreement with the British. It was the first official use of the impression. 


1908 - General Motors was founded by William Crapo "Billy" Durant. The company was formed by merging the Buick and Olds car companies. 


1963 - "The Outer Limits" premiered on ABC-TV. 


1965 - "The Dean Martin Show" debuted on NBC-TV. 


1968 - "The Andy Griffith Show" was seen for the final time on CBS. 


1974 - U.S. President Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for draft-evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War.