Obamacare

Posted: November 1, 2013 in healthcare, laws, Obama, Obamacare, Politicians, Politics, stupid

Remember when Nancy Pelosi said : We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it” That is the definition of a stool sample”.


Our not so famous president

The face of left elite hypocrisy
Is that finger a salute for all American citizens?

Image  —  Posted: June 28, 2013 in Democrats, Government, Obama, Politicians

Good for nothing cocktail talk

Posted: June 27, 2013 in Other
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    It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never  wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

    Gold is  the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years .
    Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end .
    If you stop getting thirsty, you need  to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism  shuts off.
    Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of  tobacco-related diseases.
    Zero is the only number that cannot be  represented by Roman numerals.
    Kites were used in the American Civil War  to deliver letters and newspapers.
    The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at  the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world  to bring in the new year.
    Drinking water after eating reduces the acid  in your mouth by 61 percent.
    Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines  because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450F.

    The roar that  we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but  rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
    Nine out  of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
    The banana cannot reproduce  itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.
    Airports at higher  altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
    The  University of Alaska spans four time zones.
    The tooth is the only part of  the human body that cannot heal itself.
    In ancient Greece , tossing an  apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant  she accepted.
    Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright  to the song Happy Birthday.
    Intelligent people have more zinc and  copper in their hair.
    A comet’s tail always points away from the sun.
    The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the  disease it was intended to prevent.
    Caffeine increases the power of  aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
    The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when  knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
    If  you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
    When a person dies, hearing is  the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.
    In ancient times  strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.
    Strawberries are  the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
    Avocados have the  highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
    The  moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.
    The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
    Due to earth’s  gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.
    Mickey Mouse is known as “Topolino” in Italy.
    Soldiers do not  march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a  vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.
    Everything  weighs one percent less at the equator.
    For every extra kilogram carried  on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.
    The  letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
    And last but not least:
    This is called ‘money bags’. So send  this on to 5 and money will arrive in 5 days. Based on Chinese Feng Shui, the one who does not pass this on will have money troubles for the rest of  the year.
    Superstitious or not, I passed this along because it is interesting information.

     



I suspect there is very few employees at Food Network who has never used the “N” or other slang.

I hope Paula finds another source to show off her cooking skills.


Originally posted on CBS Detroit:

HILLSDALE (WWJ) – Eighteen dogs found living in awful conditions at a suspected puppy mill in southern Michigan were removed by a rescue group.

Sally Geer, President of Animal Aid of Branch County, says the owner of the mill in Hillsdale agreed to give up the dogs in return for not reporting her to authorities.

But Geer told WWJ’s Zahra Huber that the dogs were in really bad condition:

“Their toenails were curled right back around almost growing into their feet,” said Geer. “Really, really sad – we did lose two of them, two of them had to be euthanized because their conditions were … too much to even try to treat … it wouldn’t have been humane to … mess with them even more.”

Geer says the dogs all had fleas and urine and feces soaked fur. One of them lost an eye.

Geer said the fur was matted…

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Fracking within the city limits

Posted: June 22, 2013 in oil & Gas
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I recently had a visitor at the door wanting me to sign a petition not to allow fracking within the city limits. I hesitated at first then said: I didn’t realize that fracking within the city limits was a problem. He stated it could be if the city government would give their approval. I signed the petition.

Now that I hear the Obama administration is cutting back oil shale development, I think I have been duped.

 


Controversy is heating up over an administration plan to drastically reduce  the amount of federal lands available for oil shale development in the American  West.

The Bush administration had set aside 1.3 million acres for oil shale and tar  sands development  in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The new Bureau of Land  Management plan cuts that amount by two-thirds, down to 700,000 acres, a  decision that has prompted industry outrage.

“What they basically did was make it so that nobody is going to want to spend  money going after oil shale on federal government lands,” said Dan Kish, Senior  Vice President of Institute for Energy Research.

Oil shale is very different from the oil reserves driving the current energy  boom in places like the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota or the Niobrara  in Colorado. In those areas hydraulic fracking is being used to break through  layers of shale rock to reach huge pockets of oil trapped between and pump it  out.

Oil shale refers to shale rock itself, which contains mineralized  hydrocarbons. When subject to intense pressure and extremely high temperatures,  oil develops. This can be done by mining the rock first or by leaving it in  place and doing the pressurized heating process deep underground.

“That raises all kinds of concerns about what kind of impact that’s going to  have on our land and on our water,” said Todd Malmsbury, spokesperson for the  Colorado Wildlife Federation. “Water is the most important resource we have in  the West. If we pollute that water, if we deplete that water it’s going to hurt  everyone out here.”

In a statement to Fox News, the BLM says it is not against oil shale and tar  sands deveopment, but will restrict the amount of public lands available for  leasing until the processes are proven, and proven safe. If shown to be viable  in coming years, the agency says more federal lands may be opened up to oil  shale and tar sands development.

Kish said the decision will effectively put an end to the development in  America of a resource with massive potential because the energy industry will  simply go elsewhere.

“The Chinese are inviting companies in, companies that may have done business  in the United States if we’d had a better approach. And we don’t even know the  total extent (of the potential for oil from shale in America) but it’s basically  around a trillion barrels…which would be as much as the world has used since  the first oil well was drilled 150 years ago.”

Some conservation groups applaud the administration’s move to limit  development now. “Think about the multi-billion dollar natural resource economy  that Colorado and the West has,” said Malmsbury. “Why in the world risk our  heritage, our hunting and fishing traditions and all of the sustainable economy  that comes from that on something that’s speculative. It doesn’t make sense from  a dollars and cents standpoint.”

But the BLM’s plan has certainly not made all environmentalists happy. A  coalition of seven groups has notified the agency of their intent to sue, saying  BLM did not take into account the impact of oil shale and tar sands development  on endangered species.

 


(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) its May 2013 Porker of the Month for her sour comments on sugar reform in the Senate version of the 2013 farm bill.  The United States sugar program, a misguided relic of the 1930s that CAGW has opposed for many years, arbitrarily protects a select few large and prosperous sugar producers at the expense of U.S. consumers and manufacturers of sugar-containing products and their workers. 

In the days leading up to the final farm bill vote in the Senate, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) proposed amendment #925 in an effort to reform import quotas and domestic production limits on sugar that have caused American consumers to pay an average of more than twice the world price for the product since 1982.  On May 22, Sen. Landrieu made her opposition to commonsense reform clear, stating that she would focus on “protecting and supporting the sugar program that functions effectively to balance the amount of sugar coming into our country at no subsidy to the taxpayer,” adding, “yes, the price of a candy bar might be a penny or two higher, but who needs cheaper candy bars?  No one.”

Sen. Landrieu’s rhetorical confection ignores the sugar program’s enormous costs to consumers and belies the cost to taxpayers.  In 2012, American consumers would have saved $2.9 billion if they had been allowed to purchase sugar at the world price.  Further, the sugar program disadvantages American businesses that rely on sugar as an input, giving competitors in Canada and abroad the upper hand in the market for candy, bread, fruit juice, baked beans, applesauce, and any other sugar-using product.  Indeed, between 1997 and 2011, the sugar-using industry lost 127,000 jobs in the United States.  In Canada, where sugar can be bought at the world price, the value of sugar and confectionary product manufacturing exports to the U.S. grew from $621 million in 1997 to $1.56 billion in 2011, an increase of 157 percent.  Finally, the Federal Feedstock Program, created in the 2008 farm bill, requires the government to buy surplus sugar to be resold to ethanol producers at a loss and is projected to cost taxpayers $193 million over the next ten years.  Clearly, American competitors in sugar-using product industries “need” cheaper candy bars.  Unfortunately, Sen. Landrieu’s efforts appear to have paid off.  Yesterday, Amendment #925 was rejected by a vote of 44-54, with Sen. Landrieu joining status-quo corporate welfare crowd.  

“Sen. Landrieu’s antagonism toward sugar reform is plainly misguided,” said CAGW President Tom Schatz.  “The sugar program is the epitome of government picking winners and pre-determining market outcomes.  Consumers unnecessarily spend billions each year on a program that kills jobs, guarantees an inadequate supply, and subsidizes wealthy corporations.  Worse, high sugar prices translate to costlier groceries that disproportionately hurt the poorest Americans.  Sen. Landrieu would do well to remember that each of her constituents is a consumer and taxpayer.  Her outspoken preference for corporate welfare over the welfare of ordinary citizens is tasteless at best.”  

For her blatant self-serving spinning of the facts of an obsolete sugar program, Sen. Mary Landrieu is CAGW’s May 2013 Porker of the Month.  We were going to name her the Sugar-Glazed Ham of the Month, but it was too expensive.

CAGW is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.  Porker of the Month is a dubious honor given to lawmakers, government officials, and political candidates who have shown a blatant disregard for the interests of taxpayers.


ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Obama is running this country in the ground.Perhaps that is his goal.