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Sunday will mark the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. And although the official version of what happened that day has more holes than a Revolutionary soldier’s sock in Valley Forge, it is now accepted as fact and without question. The reason for this goes back to what I wrote last week in Prima Facie. There is no inquiry by the American people. What their “leaders” feed them is automatically believed to be true.
The major U.S. political party committees raised more than $242 million in the first half of 2011, the Federal Election Commission said Wednesday. The amount the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee took in was a 14.4 percent increase from same period in 2009 and a 26.5 increase from 2007.
The radios that are necessary for emergency responders to communicate with each other are not working at the levels that they should be, 10 years after the problem was initially discovered.
According to AAA, gas prices have spiked to a national average $3.65 per regular unleaded gallon and $3.90 per diesel gallon as Labor Day weekend kicks off. The prices are about $1 per gallon higher than they were at this time last year.
More details about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) “Fast and Furious” operation have been revealed, indicating that the White House had a heavier involvement than previously known and that a government attempt to cover up fatal consequences’ of ATF actions occurred.
Inflation-driven rising food prices, consumers with less discretionary income and alternatives to the hormone- and antibiotic-laden chickens found in grocery stores have caused a drop in the demand for store-bought chicken. Rather than let Big Chicken deal with the fact that it erred by raising production 4 percent as demand was decreasing, the United States Department of Agriculture (read the American taxpayer), is bailing out chicken producers to the tune of $40 million.
If you’re selected to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in front of several thousand people, shouldn’t you take a few minutes to make sure you know the lyrics? If you have even the slightest doubt that you can remember them all, print them out and take them with you! I, for one, would be impressed that you took the extra step to make sure you didn’t make a mistake.