January, 2012

A Tip of My Hat to Tim Thomas…

Good morning guys, how is everybody today?

As today’s title suggest, I would like to “tip my hat,” to Tim Thomas, a goaltender and the MVP of the series for Boston Bruins, who won the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. Am I a hockey fan? I wasn’t, but am now, at least for the time being.

By Dub and Deb - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

Before We Thank Iran’s Tanker Fleet

Forbes.com

With sanctions currently the U.S. tool of choice for thwarting Iran’s terror networks and nuclear ambitions, the good news is that U.S. lawmakers are crafting new measures to cast a wider net. Let’s hope that this time they don’t leave a hole big enough for an Iranian oil tanker to sail right through.

By Claudia Rosett - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

In Defense of Washington’s Four-legged Rats!

I have been attacked by dog and cat lovers because of my column, “No Dogs, Ducks, or Dinosaurs in Heaven; Not Even Cats, Cows or Crows!” but now I am experiencing the slings and arrows of rat lovers because of my column “Getting Rid of Rats in Washington!” that was recently published. One writer suggested that I was wrong about rats being covered by the District law but he did not know that some rats are covered by the D.C. law and others are not.

By Dr. Don Boys - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

A Gabreski Airport tribute to American’s WWII Air Ace

imageHONORING A GREAT AMERICAN HERO AT GABRESKI AIRPORT.  After laying a wreath on the memorial stone in honor of U.S. Air Ace Francis S. Gabreski, Polish American Congress committee members and guests pause and reflect on his accomplishments.  Shown here are:

Col. Gabreski’s daughters, Frances and Patricia.  In rear (left to right) are: Frank Milewski, president of the PAC’s Downstate N.Y. Division, Richard Romanski, committee chairman; Hon. Conrad Teller, mayor of Westhampton Beach and Chet Szarejko, co-chairman.

Westhampton, N.Y. ..  The Downstate New York Division of the Polish American Congress marked the 10th anniversary of the January 31, 2002 death of Col. Francis S. Gabreski with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial stone in the Long Island airport named after him.

By Frank Milewski - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

A challenge for all MP’s

Honourable Members,

As a taxpaying Canadian, who is nearing retirement, I am very disturbed by the news of impending changes to our pension plans. Before any Government looks at the plans of the Canadian citizens, I strongly feel there needs be a rewrite of the “Golden/Platinum Plan” that the MP’s have.

By News on the Net Chris Gilmore- Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

Congressional Republicans Continue Oversight of EPA’s Flawed Scientific Process

Link to Press Release

Washington, D.C. - As part of an ongoing bicameral oversight investigation, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, joined Senator David Vitter (R-LA.), as well as Representative Paul Broun (R-GA), Chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, and Representative Andy Harris (R-MD), Chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, to send a letter today to Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Toxicology Program, and Dr. Paul Anastas, Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development expressing concern that EPA continues to fail the transparency test and persists in using faulty data apparently to come to preconceived conclusions.

By EPW Blog - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

Obama Set to Cost Each of Us Hundreds a Year in Higher Electric Costs

Barack Obama’s avalanche of needless regulations on coal-fueled power plants are going into effect and the net result will be the closing of hundreds of power plants all across the country just when our need for power is increasing. This will absolutely necessitate the cost of our power to skyrocket. But, this is exactly what he wants. He wants to rape us for our power. He said so from the beginning.

By Warner Todd Huston - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Is All This Primary Fighting Good?

The campaign for the GOP nomination is really getting hot in Florida. The hard campaigning has caused a lot of bemoaning over the attacks going on between Mitt Romney, his ads and the ads sponsored by his super PAC, and Newt Gingrich’s own attacks. Everyone is concerned that this mudslinging and in fighting may be hurting the GOP. But is it?

By Warner Todd Huston - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

Signing Global Warming’s Certificate of Death

The sixteen names of the scientists who jointly signed the article in The Wall Street Journal, “No Need to Panic About Global Warming”  on January 27th are mostly unknown to the general public. Perhaps the best known would be Harrison H. Schmidt, a former Apollo 17 astronaut and U.S. Senator. Others might recognize Burt Rutan, an aerospace engineer and designer of Voyager and SpaceShip One.

By Alan Caruba - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

The State of The Union: Big Problems Demand Bold Lies

For the last 5 months or so we’ve been hearing the same thing over and over again from the Obama White House, and we heard it yet again as the central theme of last Tuesday’s State of the Union address. The root cause of all of our problems, and especially our out-of-control national debt, is the fact that the wealthiest Americans are not paying their fair share of our national tax burden.

By F. Swemson - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

Hamas and the Washington establishment

To date, the Republican presidential primary race has been the only place to have generated any useful contributions to America’s collective understanding of current events in the Middle East. Last month, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich became the first major political figure in more than a generation to pour cold water over the Palestinian myth of indigenous peoplehood by stating the truth, that the Palestinians are an “invented people.”

By Caroline Glick - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

A Higher Education Revolution

Speaking on Friday at the University of Michigan, President Obama declared, “I want this to be a big, bold, generous country where everybody gets a fair shot, everybody is doing their fair share, everybody is playing by the same set of rules. That’s the America I know. That’s the American I want to keep. That’s the future within our reach.” How did the President propose to achieve his goal? The wrong kind of federal intervention into higher education with the goal of bringing down the cost of attending college.

By Heritage Foundation Mike Brownfield- Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

Harper Should Start with MPs if he wants to Reform Canadian Pensions

It might be understandable if a number of Canadians didn’t appreciate Prime Minister Stephen Harper talking recently about reforming public sector pensions and Old Age Security (OAS) social assistance payments. After all, nobody likes the idea of their retirement plans changing, whether it is by way of a downturn in the market or a change in a government policy.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation Gregory Thomas, Federal and Ontario Director- Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

The Public Discussion of Israel’s Strategy regarding a Nuclear Iran

Comments by former Mossad head Maj. Gen. (ret.) Meir Dagan decrying an Israeli military action against Iran, and reports that the Prime Minister and Defense Minister have already decided to attack Iranian nuclear facilities, have prompted criticism of senior officials who express their opinion on the subject.

By INSS Shimon Stein- Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

New Year Brings New Option for Real Estate Sales with Commission Free Brokerage Service

TORONTO, - ComFree, the largest commission-free real estate network in Canada, today released findings from a survey showing that 58 per cent of Canadians polled would rather make a purchase from someone who is not working on commission. Nearly one quarter (22 per cent) of Canadians strongly agree with this sentiment. The findings were announced today together with the launch of two new commission free brokerages operating in Ontario and Alberta under the name of Commonsense Network Brokerage, part of the ComFree Network.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

Catholic Church Rejects Surrender Terms from Obama

My Catholic priest, Father Larry Swink, delivered a homily on Sunday that I told him would make headlines. In the toughest sermon I have ever heard from a pulpit, he attacked the Obama Administration as evil, even demonic, and warned of religious persecution ahead. What was also newsworthy about the sermon was that he cited The Washington Post in agreement—not on the subject of the Obama Administration being evil, but on the matter of its abridgment of the constitutional right to freedom of religion.

By Cliff Kincaid - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

American Tyrants

When Elizabeth Warren went on MSNBC to deny that she was a member of the 1 percent despite her nearly 15 million dollar net worth, the denial had a cultural element to it. Despite being a millionaire, Warren did not see herself as “wealthy”.

By Daniel Greenfield - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story

The Masterpiece of our times

imageInvestigative journalist/‘whistleblower’ par excellence Marinka Peschmann wrote The Whistleblower (One Rock Ink Publishing),  available at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and in all e-book versions.  The Whistleblower tells the riveting,  fully documented story of “How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House and on the World Stage”.

The Whistleblower tells in fast-moving chapters the tawdry tale of what happens when someone plumbs the corrupt world of U.S. politics; it’s the quintessential chronicle about how the play always remains the same, with only different players coming by turn before the stage footlights.

The Whistleblower takes the reader out of the security of everyday life and into a world where well-laid plans for silencing whistleblowers and smashing human lives come as easy as a president and his Mrs. removing that evening’s tux and pearls before bedtime.

By Judi McLeod - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Full Story