Archive for August, 2012
A historical moment is upon us. As the Republican National Convention trudges on in Tampa, Fla., many Americans are unwittingly witnessing what the death of government by the people looks like.
Hurricane Isaac interfered with the Republican National Convention and resulted in a storm of tweets from liberals. Entertainers from “tolerant” Hollywood unleashed hateful messages aimed at those in Tampa, Fla., the site of the RNC.
President Barack Obama has become notorious for playing the blame game. Whatever goes wrong, it’s somebody else’s fault. Now, one more thing can be added to the list: sneezing.
The political class loves to pit one class against another. It does it in rhetoric to win elections. It does it in policy to win campaign donations from and provide favors to special interest groups.
Because of it, rather than a Nation united, we are a Nation divided.
Can’t you just hear President Barack Obama’s speech to the U.S. Olympic athletes when they visit the White House? He’ll point to their gold medals and say, “You didn’t win that. Government did it for you.”
WASHINGTON, (UPI) – Export of U.S. weapons abroad soared more than three times the previous level in 2011, at least partly because of the continuing tensions over Iran’s disputed nuclear program in the Persian Gulf region. From $21.4 billion of sales in 2010 the total for last year reached $66.3 billion, the largest for a […]
NEW YORK, (UPI) – U.S. banking giant Citigroup said Wednesday it had agreed to a $590 million payment to settle allegations that it hid bank losses from shareholders in 2007. The class-action lawsuit said Citigroup “concealed the company’s failure to write down impaired securities containing subprime debt.” Citigroup reported a fourth quarter loss of $9.83 […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) – The extreme U.S. drought is expected to raise farm income to $122.2 billion, its highest level in nearly four decades, the Department of Agriculture said. “It is a wild configuration,” University of Nebraska-Lincoln agricultural economics Professor Bruce Johnson told the Lincoln Journal Star. The 3.7 percent increase, to the highest level since […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) – Low-income U.S. adults report a bigger emotional boost from exercising frequently and eating fruit and vegetables regularly than richer people, a survey says. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index of 180,299 U.S. adults conducted Jan. 2 to July 8 found low-income Americans experienced greater improvement across almost all of the items in the Emotional […]
NEW YORK, (UPI) – The stress of poverty — measured via stress hormones — leads to impaired learning ability in children and may last a lifetime, U.S. researchers say. Clancy Blair of New York University said high levels of stress hormones influence the developing circuitry of children’s brains, inhibiting such higher cognitive functions such as […]