Thursday, October 22, 2009

Man shot on New Brunswick street after asking for cigarette

This is the kind of jungle created by dysfunctional individuals walking around with guns. And to think they want to allow people to walk into bars with loaded guns - legally. The worst of all worlds.

in reference to:

"A 56-year-old man told New Brunswick police he stopped another man on a city street to ask for a cigarette, but instead the man shot him."
- Man shot on New Brunswick street after asking for cigarette | New Jersey Real-Time News - - (view on Google Sidewiki)

'Another Pre-Existing Condition: Rape'

Christina Turner feared that she might have been sexually assaulted after two men slipped her a knockout drug. She thought she was taking proper precautions when her doctor prescribed a month's worth of anti-AIDS medicine.

Only later did she learn that she had made herself all but uninsurable.
- source:

Key House Committee Votes to Create Consumer Agency

Lets hope it doesn't end up being another SEC. Which did nothing to prevent the fraud on Wall St. that gives us the likes of Bernie Madoff.

in reference to:

"A key House panel voted Thursday to create a new federal agency to police financial products offered to U.S. consumers, advancing a key part of the White House's proposed overhaul of financial rules.
The House Financial Services Committee voted 39 to 29 to create the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, which would have broad reach to examine and punish companies ranging from one-room payday loan stores to huge banks like Bank of America Corp.
Lawmakers made several significant changes to the White House's original proposal during a week of debate, particularly in response to intense lobbying from business groups. For example, they voted overwhelmingly to exempt automobile dealerships from any scrutiny by the new agency, a major win for dealerships that rake in high fees from auto financing. That change may not make it into any final version of the legislation."
- Key House Committee Votes to Create Consumer Agency - (view on Google Sidewiki)

Clinton cites nuke worry; panel fears bio attack

We've already been attacked by biological weapons. The Anthrax attacks were carried out by al Qaeda. The problem is that the clueless FBI hasn't realized it yet. Which increases the likelihood that it will happen again. But this time it might kill hundreds, if not thousands, rather than the handful that died right after September 11th.

in reference to:

"Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday warned of dire consequences from the spread of nuclear weapons, while a special U.S. panel asserted that the more worrisome and urgent threat is terrorists attacking the United States or its allies with biological weapons."
- My Way News - Clinton cites nuke worry; panel fears bio attack (view on Google Sidewiki)

Kidman: Hollywood probably contributes to violence

Finally someone in Hollywood admits that the industry is a cesspool. The film and entertainment industry are prime culprit in the amount violence we face in our society. Whatever happened to social conservatives on this topic. They used to be outspoken.

in reference to:

"Nicole Kidman conceded Wednesday that Hollywood has probably contributed to violence against women by portraying them as weak sex objects.
The Oscar-winning actress said she is not interested in those kinds of demeaning roles, adding that the movie industry also has made an effort to contribute to solutions for ending the violence.
Kidman testified before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee that is considering legislation to address violence against women overseas through humanitarian relief efforts and grants to local organizations working on the problem.
Asked by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., if the movie industry has "played a bad role," Kidman said "probably," but quickly added that she herself doesn't."
- My Way News - Kidman: Hollywood probably contributes to violence (view on Google Sidewiki)

Cheney accuses Obama of 'libel' against CIA interrogators

I bet Cheney doesn't sue. Or anyone else, for that matter. Because then the true would come out. And the torturers, and their supporters, will look pretty bad. If I were Cheney I would keep my mouth shut. All he does bring attention to his miserable administration. And I'm sure Republicans want Cheney to disappear.

in reference to:

"Cheney accuses Obama of 'libel' against CIA interrogators"
- Cheney accuses Obama of 'libel' against CIA interrogators - The Back Story - Washington Times (view on Google Sidewiki)

New Unemployment Claims Rise More Than Expected to 531,000

This might not be happening if this government concerned itself with job creation directly. Rather than supporting the trickle down theory of economics. Which believes that stuffing the faces of the rich that what ever falls off the table will go to the rest of us. If something isn't done soon the Congress and President will have to deal with an angry American people. Whom are seeing their tax dollars going to propping up the very same people that brought near disaster to the economy, causing the losses of millions of jobs.

in reference to:

"The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week,
after falling in five of the past six weeks, as employers remain reluctant to hire even with the economy showing signs of
recovery.The Labor Department said Thursday that new jobless claims rose to a seasonally adjusted 531,000 last week,
from an upwardly revised 520,000 the previous week. Wall Street economists had expected only a slight increase, according
to Thomson Reuters."
- New Unemployment Claims Rise More Than Expected to 531,000 - Political News - (view on Google Sidewiki)

Gov't will Cut Executive Pay at Bailed Out Companies

This shouldn't have gotten to this point in the first place. The emphasis should have been on getting the money back with interest. If these banks and firms want to pay themselves ridiculous salaries go ahead. As long as we get repaid. But this government, is the pawn of big business. They will do that which is best for Wall St., not Main St.

in reference to:

"The White House's executive pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg, is expected to announce executive pay cuts at seven of the largest companies receiving significant federal bailout money – cuts that would slash top salaries by 90 percent, reports CBS News"
- TARP Watchdog: Execs Can't "Party on Like It's 2007" - Econwatch - CBS News (view on Google Sidewiki)

ABC Video: Exercise Makes you Smarter

Up to 10 percent. Right after the exericse. And doesn't require running a marathon. Moderate to vigorous.

in reference to: Raising Your IQ on the Treadmill - ABC News (view on Google Sidewiki)