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Apr 11 06:48

Jeb Bush hires two new foreign policy advisers

Bush has tapped Robert S. Karem and John Noonan to join his growing policy shop, according to aides familiar with the hires.

Most recently, Karem was a top policy adviser to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). He also worked for former vice president Dick Cheney as a researcher on his memoir and as a member of his national security staff.

Noonan is leaving his role as spokesman for the House Armed Services Committee, and once advised Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign on defense policy.

Apr 11 06:44

Even the Clintons call law enforcement ‘pigs’

n her new book, "The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House," Kate Brower shares stories from over 100 White House insiders who worked closely with America's first families over the past bunch of decades, and boy did she come up with some doozies. Among them - a story about how Chelsea Clinton was caught calling a Secret Service agent a 'pig' and how she used as an excuse the fact that her mother and father called them pigs, too.

Apr 11 06:40

Candidates Trade Talk of Guns for Attacks on Clinton at N.R.A. Forum

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was perhaps the most aggressive, followed closely by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, as they both criticized Mr. Obama’s relationship with Israel and his reluctance to say “radical Islamic is terrorism.” Senator Marco Rubio called Mr. Obama “a weak president,” after declaring, “weakness is the enemy of peace.” Jeb Bush argued that the negotiations with Iran were a “bad deal” that was “leaving America exposed.”

Some went even further. Mike Huckabee spent a large part of his speech talking about his trips to Israel and recalling the horrors of the Holocaust, and Donald Trump said the Islamic State is controlling oil.

The news of Ms. Clinton’s announcement that she will run for president put her in the cross hairs as well.

Apr 11 06:14

FBI probing videotaped beating by San Bernardino deputies

Ten San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies were placed on $~$~$~paid~$~$~$ administrative leave Friday after TV news video showed them beating and kicking a suspect.

Apr 11 06:00

Egypt court sentences U.S.-Egyptian citizen to life in prison

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen on a monthslong hunger strike to life in prison Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news.
The court also upheld death sentences for 14 people
None of the defendants were present in the courtroom as Judge Mohammed Nagi Shehata read out his ruling. Shehata has developed a reputation for harsh sentences against perceived government critics.
In a statement after Soltan's sentencing, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo said it remained "gravely concerned" about him and the outcome of his case.

"We will continue to monitor his case closely and to provide him with all possible support," the embassy said. "His health and well-being remain of particular concern and remain a top priority to us."

Apr 11 05:53

GE to sell bulk of finance unit, return up to $90 billion to investors

The company on Friday outlined a restructuring plan that includes buying back up to $50 billion of its shares, selling about $30 billion in real estate assets over the next two years and divesting more GE Capital operations. GE stock jumped 8.5 percent.

"The stock has been under-owned by institutional investors, and that's going to change now."


Apr 11 05:45

Hillary to Launch Campaign This Weekend With ‘Insane’ Fundraising Push

After the announcement comes the deluge.

(*She's Committed
to driving us to drink !)

Apr 10 23:07

Dueling Dynasties -Trickle-Down Democracy

Whether the restrictive policies of Lord North or the madness of King George III lost the American colonies, if George Washington had had a son, the new American republic would likely have become a monarchy, and almost five percent of the world’s population would now be living in the biggest monarchy in the world, the United Kingdom of America. More than two centuries on, one has to wonder: Is it Crown Prince Jeb versus Queen Hillary for prez now, with their eye-popping war chests?

Apr 10 23:04

Why Alexis Tsipras is not Popular in EU

No matter how hard the European political beau monde tried to prevent it, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras did visit Moscow. Neither Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, nor Hungarian leader Victor Urban, who have also recently met Russian President Vladimir Putin, had received so many warnings and admonitions as the Greek PM.

Apr 10 23:00

Wall Street’s Stealth Tax Break

A tax break that could be the biggest in America is essentially hidden from view. The break on stock market losses flies under the radar, unseen and uncounted, shifting up to 39.6 percent (the top marginal rate) of investment losses onto the U.S. Treasury.

Apr 10 22:57

Partner or Pariah? Kerry Calls Lavrov for Help

Naming and shaming over the Iranian nuclear debacle will call out who just is the real pariah and who is the real partner to world peace.

Reading the Western news media is like swimming in a goldfish bowl. News one day gives way to some other transient story the next, and so on and on. With the result that if one were to rely on the Western media for understanding on any particular issue, there is faint chance of proper assimilation. This is because there is typically negligible context, perspective or continuity – as well as, of course, misleading spin and outright disinformation.

To illustrate: one of the most bizarre – unwittingly bizarre – recent news reports was how US Secretary of State John Kerry made an urgent call to Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. Kerry reportedly needed Lavrov for help in clinching a breakthrough in the deadlocked nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Apr 10 22:53

Poets’ Talk: “Why Is This World So Sad?” And, “The Armor of God”

At any rate, how will that “Ole Time Religion” square with this basically unimaginable world towards which we are racing?

Why is this world so sad? Do you have a religious answer? A faith-based answer?

CO: Life is suffering, and the ancient story of John the Baptist and Herod belongs to modern history…. Our “Herod” (POTUS) stands militarily above all other nations, and only Russia seems to stop the U.S. from cutting off (bombing) any head(s) our Controllers desire.

They intimidate the Vatican, and instead of “putting on the armor of God,” (St. Paul), the Roman Catholic Church often acquiesces, and by the “sin of omission,” helps hasten the making of a Rich Man & Lazarus world, an inevitable War of Civilizations.

GC: I agree. And I’m thinking these are threads we can address in a future “Poets Talk.” I don’t think we’ve dealt with religion at all (?!). Tough subject, but very necessary. Given your qualms, I wonder: how do you remain in the Church?

Apr 10 20:16

Want a 60% instant raise? Monetary reform and public banking deliver ~$3 TRILLION to Americans yearly

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“That is to say, under the old way any time we wish to add to the national wealth we are compelled to add to the national debt. Now, that is what Henry Ford wants to prevent. He thinks it is stupid, and so do I, that for the loan of $30,000,000 of their own money the people of the United States should be compelled to pay $66,000,000 — that is what it amounts to, with interest. …But here is the point: If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. …It is absurd to say that our country can issue $30,000,000 in bonds and not $30,000,000 in currency. Both are promises to pay; but one promise fattens the usurer, and the other helps the people.” - Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, interview with NY Times, 1921

The punchline in my series teaching about what the US uses for money is every US household would receive annual benefits equal to a 60% raise: