Biden Announces $53 Billion Rail-Funding Plan
Biden Announces $53 Billion Rail-Funding Plan
For the man who ended the Cold War without firing a shot, and who would be 100 this year, a statue will be unveiled in Grosvenor Square on July 4th.
Almost blind without glasses, shy and bullied on the playground, Ronald Reagan was abandoned by his alcoholic father. At eleven he read a book and decided he would become a Christian and a hero. Ten years later, he had become a lifeguard and saved 77 people from drowning.
With Margaret Thatcher at his side, Ronald Reagan fought against tyranny.
He loved Britain because he loved heroes.
Florida's Scott Sends Shockwaves With $5B in Budget Cuts
Florida's tea party-backed Gov. Rick Scott proposed cutting more than $5 billion from state spending Monday while also slashing taxes as he laid out his first budget proposal aimed at closing a deficit of nearly $4 billion.
Ostensibly, Adm. Mike Mullen’s document (.pdf) is about how the U.S. military ought to organize and prepare for future threats. The watchwords there: building networks, whether with civilian government and international agencies or foreign partner forces, prepared to “extend” U.S. “competitive advantages” in military tech and training to all who seek its help. That sets a “transition from a force that has been engaged in sustained combat operations to a Joint Force that is shaped for the future,” Mullen’s team writes — one in which the U.S. bolsters its military strength through deep alliances even as the Iraq and Afghanistan wars end.
And it so happens that China is at the intersection of all of those trends. The strategy itself doesn’t call China out very much, but China’s influence is written between most of the lines. U.S. “strategic priorities and interests will increasingly emanate from the Asia-Pacific region.” For “decades to come” the military will keep a robust presence in Northeast Asia. Across Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the U.S. will “seek new ways to catalyze greater regional security cooperation,” including with traditional Chinese allies like Vietnam.
Even when the strategy isn’t talking about Asia, the expansion of Chinese military power isn’t far from its focus. An enduring interest of the U.S. is “assured access to and freedom of maneuver within the global commons — shared areas of sea, air, and space — and globally connected domains.” That’s been the Pentagon’s warning to China all last year, as the Chinese military adopted an aggro definition of its core interests.
Nearly 7 out of 10 Americans say they are dissatisfied with the size and power of the federal government and with nation's moral and ethical climate, says the Gallup Poll.
Our government is so far out of control, people are losing faith. In January 2002, 76% were satisfied with our system of government and how well it works. That has dropped like a rock to an alarming 42%.
In addition to grotesquely inflating the size and power of the federal government, liberals have used their control of the media to poison our culture. People don't like it:
The greatest public dissatisfaction … is with the moral and ethical climate of the country. Today, 69 percent of Americans say they are dissatisfied with that climate, while 30 percent say they are satisfied.
There has been a ten-point shift on this question over the past three years.
Former US secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld revealed Tuesday that Saddam Hussein had a $60 million bounty on his daughters' head and also targeted ex-president George W. Bush's two daughters.
"I was concerned," Rumsfeld told ABC's "Good Morning America" in his first live television interview since leaving office over four years ago.
"Of course, the president and his family had secret service protection. My family did not. And it was a somewhat awkward moment in the meeting," he added in describing a 2003 national security meeting when he was told of the plot.
Rumsfeld, who has two daughters and a son, said Bush urged him to take the threat seriously
O'REILLY: Do you deny that you are a man who wants to redistribute wealth.
O'REILLY: You deny that?
OBAMA: Absolutely. I didn't raise taxes once. I lowered taxes over the last two years.I lowered taxes for the last two years.”
Several people remember this point very differently.
Hal Needham — From directing "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Cannonball Run," to breaking 56 bones in his career as as a stuntman, Hal Needham has lived a life only Hollywood could create. In his new autobiography "Stuntman!," Needham spills his secrets.
Before getting into directing with the Coors-smuggling idea for "Smokey," Needham was one of Hollywood's premier stuntmen in the '60s and '70s, with 4,500 TV episodes and 310 movies. His book details how he rose from a hardscrabble life on an Arkansas farm to eventually owning the Skoal-Bandit Nascar team in the 1980s and building the Budweiser Rocket Car, the first to break the speed of sound. Here, Needham explains the problem he faced when John Wayne asked for help on "McQ," a 1974 cop film that owed much to "Dirty Harry," Steve McQueen and "Bullitt." — Ed.
Little did we know that black powder squares itself.
In went the four bombs, a phone pole, and a hunk of wire to hold it in place. One more thing you should know. When you blow the bomb that forces the phone pole down, it only travels three inches to the ground - and then the car becomes the projectile. I strapped myself in the beat-up car with a rotten lap belt. There was no roll cage in the car. I told the boys to push me 55 mph, blow the horn, and back off. Then I would cut the wheels sharply, throwing the car into a broadslide, and hit the button. McClarty was driving the push car. I signaled to go, and we started picking up speed. Soon I felt McClarty back off. The horn blew. I cut the car to the left and it went into a broadslide. I hit the button.
The explosion blew the car thirty feet into the air
A grizzly hibernates five to six months of the year. During that time, its heart rate slows drastically from around 84 beats per minute when active to around 19. "If a human heart were to slow down like this, you'd see very detrimental things happening," said Bryan Rourke, a professor at Cal State Long Beach who worked on the research with his graduate student, Nathan Barrows.
Such a slow beat causes blood to pool in the heart's four chambers. In a human, the increased pressure would cause the chambers to stretch out. The dilated muscle would be weaker and less efficient, leading ultimately to congestive heart failure.
"Bears are able to avoid this," Rourke said, "and we're interested in how they do it."
Erika Gandara is seen next to an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle at the police station in Guadalupe.
The female police chief of Guadalupe, Mexico, has not been seen or heard from since being abducted two days before Christmas.
Erika Gandara was a former radio dispatcher for the police department in the town of 9,000, which is just across the U.S. border, one mile from Fabens, Texas. The previous police chief was murdered and decapitated; his head was found in an ice chest. Gandara, 28, a single woman with no children, was the only applicant for the job and its salary of $580 per month.
One policeman was murdered during Gandara's first week on the job. By the time she became chief, the entire force of eight patrolmen had either been killed or fled. She was the sole law enforcement representative in a Juarez valley town that was part of the war between competing drug cartels for access routes into the U.S.
Relatives feared for her safety and urged Gandara to keep a low profile. But she refused, posing with her rifle for newspaper interviews. Then, at 6 a.m. on December 23, 10 gunmen pulled up to her residence, dragged her out of the house and set the home on fire. She has not been seen or heard from since.
'We don't see ourselves as left,' Arianna Huffington told POLITICO
W's recent claim to fame involved being blocked from Huffington Post. He never used profanity or anything offensive. His screen name and photo were a bit provocative: He had a photo of that famous scene from Boys of Brazil with Lawrence Olivia as a Dentist, hovering with pliers over an unwilling patient. W's screen name? "Is It Safe?"
W had brilliant exchanges with the usual flaming left leaning suspects who lurk on Huffington Post. W got blocked. Huffington's moderators are not really moderators. They censor conservative thought off the blog.
Can’t have a real interaction of ideas.
Meryl Streep (left) as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady
The first picture has been released of Meryl Streep playing Baroness Thatcher in The Iron Lady, the forthcoming Hollywood film about the former British prime minister's life.
Streep has been nominated for 16 Oscars, more than any other actor or actress. She has won two, for Kramer vs. Kramer and Sophie's Choice. She is currently 61 and Lady Thatcher was 56 at the time the film is set.
The founder of a Muslim-oriented New York television station was convicted Monday of beheading his wife in 2009 in the studio the couple had opened to counter negative stereotypes of Muslims after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan never denied that he killed Aasiya Hassan inside the suburban Buffalo station the couple established to promote cultural understanding. A jury on Monday rejected his claim he was the victim of spousal abuse.
Hassan acted as his own lawyer during the trial in Buffalo. In Erie County Court, he said nothing when the verdict was read. His reaction was blocked from view by a line of sheriff's deputies and court officers.
The Pakistan-born Hassan had been served with divorce papers a week before his wife's body was found stabbed and decapitated at the offices of Bridges TV in Orchard Park, where the couple also lived
These brave women and men already work in the city of Detroit - and now, Mayor Dave Bing wants police officers to live in the city as well.
Bing has been vocal about his desire to get police officers to move back into the city, and now he's taking action by announcing a new incentive plan to get them to live where they work.
Currently, 53 percent of Detroit Police officers commute to work from the suburbs, and Bing says the number is even higher for firefighters.
The New York Times editorial page, a division of the New York Times Co., on Saturday endorsed Common Cause’s personal attack on Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. . . . That campaign took an even more sinister turn at a Common Cause protest Jan. 30, as we noted Thursday. Participants in the rally were captured on video advocating the assassination of Scalia, Thomas, Thomas’s wife and Chief Justice John Roberts. Two of them explicitly called for Justice Thomas, the court’s only black member, to be lynched. One man also asserted that Fox News president Roger Ailes “should be strung up,” adding: “Kill the bastard.”
A statement from Common Cause made clear that what it called these “hateful, narrow-minded sentiments”–rather a delicate way of describing lurid calls for murder–were contrary to the corporate position of the self-styled “grassroots organization.” But the Times editorial expresses no disapproval of the Common Cause supporters’ racist and eliminationist statements. . . . This is the same New York Times that, as we noted Jan. 11, seized on the attempted murder of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona to announce that “it is legitimate to hold Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible” for a “gale of anger” that the Times claimed had set “the nation on edge”–even though it had already been established that the vicious crime in Arizona had nothing to do with Republicans
THE NAACP IS OKAY WITH LYNCHING AS LONG AS IT HAPPENS TO THE RIGHT BLACK GUYS, APPARENTLY: NAACP won’t directly address racism leveled against Clarence Thomas at progressive protest.
In response to The Daily Caller’s request for comment on a video showing progressive protesters calling for somebody to “string up” African American Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, or “send him back into the fields” or “cut off all his toes and feed them to him one-by-one,” NAACP spokesman Hilary Shelton pointed to the organization’s recent resolution calling for a “civil political discourse.”
A bunch of pathetic house negroes living on the Democratic Party’s plantation. There’s no reason why anyone should take anything they say seriously any more.
CANADA: Multiculturalism “Will Fail.”
A prominent voice in Canada’s Muslim community said British Prime Minister David Cameron was “spot on” when he insisted British multiculturalism has failed.
And just like Britain, Canada’s will fail, said Muslim Canadian Congress founder Tarek Fatah.
He said Monday that, like Britain, Canada has been too tolerant in allowing Muslim immigrants to settle into closed communities, some of which preach Islamic values and a hatred toward the West.
HOW MANY severed baby spines does it take to pay for a $984,000 shore house?
How many severed infant feet is a boat worth?
And what part of Kermit Gosnell's clinic paid to keep his mistress, 41 years younger, on the payroll?
According to the grand jury's report, it's estimated that Gosnell, 69, made almost $1.8 million each year in abortions alone - and most of it was cash from desperate, poor women.