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In a five minute segment on Fox News channel’s Geraldo at Large in which alternative news personality Alex Jones was interviewed by host Geraldo Rivera, and regular contributor Kimberly Guilfoyle, concerning the questionable link between the 9/11 Truth Movement and the Pentagon Gunman, a link made within an hour of the shooting by mainstream media outlets, Jones boldly questions whether the event was “staged” by the government.

He cites documented instances where U.S. officials carried out or planned staged terror events both domestically, Operation Northwoods, and abroad, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, as well as credible allegations that U.S. authorities were contacted and subsequently warned by the parents of the Christmas Day Bomber, the Fort Hood and Pentagon Gunmen, weeks before these incidents took place.

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  • economic_loserCan We Have an Economy without Losers? I'm getting the feeling that our government is trying to design an economy in which nobody loses. Is it possible to have an economy without losers? I don't think so. Despite President Obama's attempts to transform what was a national credit party into a government rescue party, every...
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  • blog traffic exchangeGoogle News feeds politics and free speech One of the topics I plan to steer clear of most of the time here is politics. I don't want this site (essentially for my business), to be engulfed with national political, conservative, liberal, etc... debates. It doesn't fit with the structure I have in mind. However, at the intersection......
  • S&P 500 index - 1 year after 2009 stock market crashWhy it's Important to Buy during the Doom & Gloom News On March 9, 2009, the stock market closed at it's lowest level in over a decade. The doom and gloom news factories were pumping out negativity as loudly as it could because that was what "people wanted to hear." You couldn't pick up a newspaper, click to highly trafficked website,......
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stosselOn the February 25, 2010 episode of Stossel, a weekly Fox Business News program hosted by long time investigative reporter John Stossel, the issue of whether the designations made by the FDA, which determine through force of law the accessibility within the marketplace of all pharmaceuticals, would better serve the public in a voluntary capacity was discussed at length.

Stossel expressed the novel idea that “free” people should decide what goes into their bodies because they, not the government, own their bodies.

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  • 1804_Dollar_Carter_Obv3 Things to Know About the Most Valuable Silver Coin The most valuable silver dollar is the 1804 Silver Dollar with the Draped Bust. As a side note, this coin is not only the most valuable in the silver coin category; it is presently the most valuable in the world. As with any coin, there are a few different reasons......
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  • blog traffic exchangePrevention is the only way to stop Drug Abuse Drug abuse and addiction is a major problem in today's society. An assumed half a trillion dollars of annual loss is registered in America involving substance abuse and crime related activities. Drug addiction is a never-ending and often a deteriorating disease which changes the functions and structure of the brain.......
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In a recent appearance at a rally for Governor Rick Perry of Texas former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin paraphrased conservative radio and television personality Glenn Beck in stating that, “The word is out…You guys (Texans) are just walking on water.” Making reference to the fact that state legislators in Texas have enacted laws favorable for businesses to retain profits and create new jobs.

Not so fast Sarah, something smells rotten in the state of Texas.

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  • ford-ceo-mulally-car-trip-to-detroit-to-dc-cnbcs-fast-moneyFord CEO Mulally's Drive to Washington Costs Over $20,000 CNBC's Fast Money ran an interesting story this evening regarding Ford's CEO Alan Mulally just prior to Congressional Hearing #2 where the Big Three U.S. Automakers will try their hand at begging for a bailout loan -- again! Jeff Macke's research stated that the the drive from Detroit to Washington......
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News Junkie Post – Protesters outside of a Whole Foods grocery store angered by John Mackey's op-ed

News Junkie Post – Protesters outside of a Whole Foods grocery store angered by John Mackey's op-ed

In the interests of full disclosure, I must admit that I was inspired to write this particular post after reading “The Conscience of a Capitalist,” an article that details the fallout after an August 2009 op-ed appeared in the Wall Street Journal written by John Mackey, CEO and founder of the popular grocery store chain Whole Foods.

The op-ed was an answer to President Obama’s call for “constructive suggestions” regarding health care reform. It explores alternatives to the requisite federal spending (over $100 billion per year) proposed by Congress and endorsed by the Obama Administration.

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  • Reblog this post [with Zemanta]Health Care Bill Page 58 The US Government is pushing for health care reform and introducing what they call a "socialized healthcare". This bill is 1000+ pages in length and we do not want to go through all that. I have found a simplified, written in plain english summary of the said bill including the......
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stan brock (www.ramusa.org)

stan brock (www.ramusa.org)

Similar to state regulations which largely contribute to health insurance premiums increasing beyond the means of millions of Americans to reasonably afford, state restrictions on out-of-state medical practitioners limit philanthropists such as Stan Brock in providing free health care to thousands of Americans.

Stan Brock is the founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free health, dental and eye care, primarily to people in remote areas of the United States and throughout the world.

 

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  • Older New Hampshire Voters Most Concerned about Health Care New Hampshire politics are getting grayer and the biggest issue for 2008 seems to be health care.Since New Hampshire is a state most presidential candidates take very seriously, the concerns of its citizens generally symbolize those of the entire election.Because New Hampshire now has a population of 25 percent over......
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Shoppers take advantage of bargains on Black Friday

Shoppers take advantage of bargains on Black Friday

Now that Black Friday has come and gone, I wonder whether this novel concept has prompted politicians on Capitol Hill, on the precipice of deciding costly health care reform legislation, to take notice of free market principles in action, and re-think the proposed interventionism imbued within this legislative overhaul of the health insurance industry.

Black Friday in the United States is the Friday after Thanksgiving which marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, and for retailers large and small, signifies crossing the threshold of profitability for the year.

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  • blog traffic exchangeSpenders Jumping on the "Shopping is Patriotic" Bandwagon Black Friday always makes for an interesting study in consumer behavior. In addition to the shocking news about the Walmart tragedy, commentary from the shoppers themselves is instructive. Mr. ToughMoneyLove was listening to NPR today when a field reporter caught up with a Black Friday shopper waiting for a Best...
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It may never cease to amaze me personally at how knowledgeable Congressman Ron Paul is on a number of issues, and how equally underutilized he is as a resource by the legislative branch of our government.

Case in point, below is an article written by Dr. Paul (who practiced medicine prior to being elected to the House) which was posted on LewRockwell.com in 2006. The health care reform debate had already reached a fever pitch throughout the country by this point because of escalating health care costs, and the nearly 14,000 annual deaths attributed to lack of health insurance in America.

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I first heard the term “Keynesian” used in describing the economic policies of our government by a panelist on a segment of NBC’s Meet the Press, and after doing some research, I fully agree with this characterization.  As well as former President Richard Nixon’s proclamation that, “We are all Keynesians now.”  But what does that mean exactly?

To understand this term, and the often criticized propensity of the federal government to increase spending during economic downturns, even when running a deficit (referred to as “deficit spending”), a firm grasp of the economic philosophy espoused by John Maynard Keynes from the early 20th century is extremely beneficial.

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AP - The new boss and the old boss at the inauguration

AP - The new boss and the old boss at the inauguration

 

The GOP has been expectantly critical of the Obama Administration since officially relinquishing the White House in late January 2009. The most divisive issue to date being health care reform. 

Surprisingly, costly legislation like Obama’s Economic Stimulus Package was met with lukewarm resistance by Republican leadership on Capitol Hill.

My opinion of the current Administration after almost a year in the White House is that there is minimal variance in the substance of its foreign and domestic policies when compared to its predecessor, and I am not alone in my assessment.

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New York Times - ALS patient receives firsst injection of iplex in March 2009

New York Times - ALS patient receives firsst injection of iplex in March 2009

 

In a society which subsidizes the cost of prescription drugs for the rest of the world by being charged substantially more for pharmaceuticals THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY, you would think that terminally ill patients in America suffering through debilitating diseases which have no cure, would be afforded the unfettered option of being prescribed any therapeutic approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which they and their doctors mutually agreed upon.

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