Thursday, May 26, 2011
"She has 29 people to help her look (and act) the part of First Lady
Seriously. Is this the best Michelle Obama can do? Any professional, adult woman knows that shiny full mini-skirts are best left for a middle-school end-of-year dance. Will someone please tell this woman that no one--seriously, no one--wants to see her looking this way. It doesn't take some genius advance people to predict that FLOTUS might encounter wind on this trip, so she ought to dress appropriately. Frankly, she ought to dress appropriately, regardless. Does this woman not own ONE soft suit or dress/coat ensemble that she could wear for these daytime events--instead of that shiny bubble gum pink (too tight--her personal sartorial signature) bolero? Pink? A great color for six-year-olds. And those sling-back kitten heel pumps..."(Labwriter, Touched With Fire--and all I can print on DB)
Credit Suisse Group AG (CS), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (RBS) each borrowed at least $30 billion in 2008 from a Federal Reserve emergency lending program whose details weren’t revealed to shareholders, members of Congress or the public.
The $80 billion initiative, called single-tranche open- market operations, or ST OMO, made 28-day loans from March through December 2008, a period in which confidence in global credit markets collapsed after the Sept. 15 bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Why you should love $5 gas
Stop grousing about the numbers at the pump. All of this could be good for you and good for America.
Vitamin D Increases Speed of Sperm Cells, Researchers Discover
First-Time Claims for Unemployment Benefits Rose by 10,000 to 424,000 Last Week
Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/26/first-time-claims-unemployment-benefits-rose-10000-424000-last-week#ixzz1NURBb4xX
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Ariz. Business Immigration Law
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has sustained Arizona's law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters.
Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/arizona-immigration-law/2011/05/26/us-supreme-court-upholds-ariz-business-immigration-law#ixzz1NUQdyZku
Socialized Medicine. This is what it does. You must ration care and hence you will have death panels.
Babies who are born at 23 weeks should be left to die, says NHS chiefBabies born after just 23 weeks of pregnancy or earlier should be left to die, a leading NHS official has said.
Dr Daphne Austin said that despite millions being spent on specialised treatments, very few of these children survive as their tiny bodies are too underdeveloped.
She claimed keeping them alive is only ‘prolonging their agony’, and it would be better to invest the money in care for cancer sufferers or the disabled.
Tax dollars fund shrimp on treadmills, Jell-O wrestling.
Report says federal research agency mismanaged $3 billion.
The Senate’s top watchdog on government waste, in a new report Thursday, said taxpayer money has gone to fund such programs as Jell-O wrestling at the South Pole, testing shrimp’s exercise ability on a treadmill and a laundry-folding robot, all funded by the National Science Foundation.
Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, said he identified more than $3 billion in mismanagement at NSF, ranging from questionable studies to exorbitant operating costs, and in some cases duplication by the science agency of operations performed by other agencies.
Lifeguards earn over $200k in Newport Beach, Calif. - OC Register
‘At the very least, lifeguard salaries…ought to be cut drastically, and more part-time guards should be hired’
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/section/business/#ixzz1NTPZtk8R
University team finds evidence of thousands of ancient structures not visible to the naked eye
David Silverman’s collection of 200 pinball machines will have to find a new home, as he has been asked to clear out his Georgetown museum spot
The Telegraph's Nile Gardiner:
1. Siding with Argentina over the Falklands
2. Calling France America’s strongest ally
3. Downgrading the Special Relationship
4. Supporting a federal Europe and undercutting British sovereignty
5. Betraying Britain to appease Moscow over the New START Treaty
6. Placing a “boot on the throat” of BP
7. Throwing Churchill out of the Oval Office
8. DVDs for the Prime Minister
9. Insulting words from the State Department
10. Undermining British influence in NATO
Recent studies have indicated that there may be some scientific proof behind several natural medical treatments that have been used for hundreds of years in Asian cultures.
A new study published in the journal PLoS ONE indicated that a compound found in "turkey-tail" mushrooms, called polysaccharopeptide (PSP), is 100 percent effective for protecting against prostate tumor growth in laboratory rodents.
Corporate profits in the U.S. unexpectedly contracted in the first quarter to record their first decline in more than two years and the economy grew at the same pedestrian pace as previously estimated, a government report showed on Thursday.
After-tax corporate profits fell at a rate of 0.9 percent, the Commerce Department said, after rising at a 3.3 percent rate in the fourth quarter. The drop in profits, the first since the fourth quarter of 2008, likely reflected a slowdown in productivity growth as businesses stepped up hiring. Economists had expected corporate profits to grow at a 2.3 percent pace.
Gross domestic product growth was unrevised at annual rate of 1.8 percent, the department said in its second estimate, below economists' expectations for a 2.1 percent pace.
Racism? It was racism that got him elected (black and whites wanting to show they were not racist by voting for a black). How backwards can they get it. O got what he wanted and it did not work. He is over his head.
Racism to blame for Obama's problems, key Democrat says
Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/05/25/114793/racism-to-blame-for-obamas-problems.html#ixzz1NSfuVFYr
Intuitions Regarding Geometry Are Universal, Study Suggests
Dupnik’s SWAT team initially claimed that Guereña fired at them while they were serving a warrant — as he slept. They claimed that his bullets hit the bulletproof shield that the entry team hid behind, and that the barrage of bullets they fired back was in self-defense.Only, Guereña never fired his weapon. Awoken by his wife with screams that men with guns were invading his home and threatening his family, Jose Guereña armed himself with a AR-15 rifle and crouched in the hallway. The SWAT team unloaded upon Guereña on sight. He apparently recognized the home invaders as police. He took 60 rounds, but never — as the Pima County Sheriff’s Department was forced to admit — took off his weapon’s safety as he was being killed. . . . A Marine veteran of Iraq that had the discipline not to fire — a discipline that a trigger-happy SWAT team which has now killed three men in less than a year cannot itself exercise?
Pelvic Widening Continues Throughout a Person's Lifetime