Saturday, March 30, 2013
Further than the Vatican has ever gone concerning this subject.
Francis has drawn an explicit link between Christ and the ghostly image imprinted on the Turin Shroud but stopped short of declaring the holy icon the true burial cloth of Jesus.
Nick Squires 30 Mar Francis made his first remarks on the mysterious relic since being elected Pope in a special video message as the shroud was shown live on television for only the second time in its history.The latest research on the Holy Shroud HERE. Great watch.
His remarks came on Holy Saturday, which falls between the commemoration of Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Francis referred to the 14ft-long strip of sepia cloth, which is imprinted with the face and body of a bearded man, as “the Holy Shroud” and asked: “How is it that the faithful, like you, pause before this icon of a man scourged and crucified? It is because the Man of the Shroud invites us to contemplate Jesus of Nazareth.
Posted by traderrob at 12:48 PM
Friday, March 29, 2013
Burdensome taxes and regulations, further taxes disguised as fees, and a reputation as a nanny state have finally reaped rewards for New York State: They’ve been heralded by a George Mason University study as the worst state in the nation for such things as fiscal, regulatory, and personal freedoms.
Posted by traderrob at 5:57 AM
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The University micro-cultures have truely gone insane.
With employment prospects for college graduates as dismal as Barack Obama has made them, it’s hard to see how this makes sense. Brown University is planning to host a workshop called “Protect me from what I want” designed to help Black homosexuals overcome their “unapproved” attraction to Caucasian Gays.
This is another example of the White liberal’s belief in their right of husbandry over all minorities especially Blacks. These people obviously see “managing” the lives of subgroups as their self-appointed job.Along with the federal government...Feds Spending $880,000 to Study Benefits of Snail Sex .
While it’s plain that White liberals believe they should be able to tell anyone how to live their lives, this is never truer than when they deal with Blacks.
Posted by traderrob at 9:18 AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Prior to President Barack Obama’s trip to Israel, he, Secretary of State John Kerry and others reiterated their commitment to a “two-state solution.” We strongly oppose the use of this term – and not for political reasons.
One should stop using this term even if one believes that establishing a Palestinian state is necessary to secure a final resolution and peace. The phrase should be dropped as a major misnomer, because it is inaccurate and false.Read the entire article, it's excellent and bang on.
This term “two-state solution” falsely implies – even claims – that Israel is not yet a state, that it is not a sovereign, independent, UN-sanctioned state until and unless a Palestinian state comes into being alongside it. If this were not the implication, why would anyone be promoting the term “two-state solution”?
It also falsely implies that both sides are getting the same thing. Yet Israel is already a state and its legitimacy stands independent of whatever political solution might one day emerge.
Before 1948, the year the Israeli state was established, one could reasonably and accurately speak of a two-state solution, because that is what was being proposed – a state for Jews and a 23rd state for Arabs. Today, only a Palestinian state is being proposed and those advocating it should therefore call it the “Palestinian state solution.” But this too is fraught with problems, inasmuch as a Palestinian state under prevailing conditions would not bring peace and therefore provides no “solution.”
Posted by traderrob at 5:19 AM
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Wanna bet on how many of those ended up in the trash?
Foreign dignitaries who came to Hillary Clinton’s court at the State Department during the early days of her tenure as America’s chief diplomat often left with an autographed copy her autobiography, according to a new book on Clinton’s time as secretary of state.Yea, surely they asked for a copy (rolling eyes).
In her book “The Secretary,” BBC State Department correspondent Kim Ghattas writes that the State Department was deluged with visits from foreign diplomats, particularly from Europe, after Clinton was confirmed as secretary of state in early 2009. The foreign ministers of various countries usually pressed Clinton to visit their country in her new role, according to Ghattas.
“No promises were made and most visitors left with a signed copy of Hillary’s autobiography, Living History,” writes Ghattas.
It’s unclear whether the foreign dignitaries asked for the souvenir or were provided it unprompted.
Posted by traderrob at 8:55 AM
Monday, March 25, 2013
Needless to say if the student had been required to stomp on a picture of Mohammed there would be hell to pay.
Florida Atlantic University student who filed a complaint against his professor after he was ordered to stomp on the name of Jesus has been brought up on academic charges by the school and may no longer attend class.
The “Notice of Charges” against Ryan Rotela is contrary to a statement the university released late Friday night saying no one had been disciplined as a result of the classroom activity. “
We can confirm that no student has been expelled, suspended or disciplined by the university as a result of any activity that took place during this class,” the university said in a prepared statement.
However, according to a letter written by Associate Dean Rozalia Williams, Rotela is facing a litany of charges – including an alleged violation of the student code of conduct, acts of verbal, written or physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion or other conduct which threaten the health, safety or welfare of any person.”
Posted by traderrob at 7:30 AM
Saturday, March 23, 2013
This women personifies hyperbole.
Perhaps they might try brown bagging it as many of us lowly serfs have done for years. That way they won't "starve".
Automatic federal cuts are bringing staffers to the brink of starvation, suggested Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at a recent House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.
Restaurants on the House side of Congress are increasing in cost so much that aides are being “priced out” of a good meal, she said, as Fox News reported. The comments came by way of a discussion about the impacts of the sequester on lawmakers’ office budgets. Rep. Jim Moran said he may be forced to lay off a staffer — and then Ms. Wasserman Schultz weighed in with her tale of hard times.
Just to clarify: An 8-ounce bowl of Ham and Bean soup at the Cannon Office Building’s carry-out café costs $2. A gourmet wrap or sliced bread sandwich sells for about $5. And in the Longworth Building’s sit-down cafeteria, a serving of stuffed chicken, asparagus and mashed potatoes sells for about $7, Fox News finds.
Meanwhile, Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s staffers earn between $60,000 and $160,000 per year, Fox News reports.
Perhaps they might try brown bagging it as many of us lowly serfs have done for years. That way they won't "starve".
Posted by traderrob at 8:35 AM
Friday, March 22, 2013
GOOD! Why should a company continue to stay in a state that is openly hostile to the product they produce.
DENVER — No sooner had Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three gun-control bills into law Wednesday than the economic backlash began.
Magpul Industries confirmed that it would make good on its vow to leave Colorado if the governor signed the bill to limit ammunition-magazine capacity. The Erie-based company said on its Facebook page that it will start its transition “almost immediately.”Anyone wanna bet it's in one or several southern states?
Magpul manufactures polymer firearms accessories, including ammunition magazines, employs about 200 people and supports another 400 supply-chain jobs.
“We will likely become a multi-state operation as a result of this move, and not all locations have been selected,” said the company in a statement, adding that it expects to begin manufacturing its PMAG-brand magazines within 30 days of the bill-signing.
Posted by traderrob at 11:06 AM
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden: "Gabby Giffords, my good friend, was shot and mortally wounded"
Posted by traderrob at 12:59 PM
Bottom line...The people who don't have any net worth get their insurance for free, The people who have positive net worth pay through the nose.
An exhaustive study by three congressional committees delivers startling news about the dire effects of Obamacare: President Barack Obama’s signature legislation could increase health insurance premiums by over 200 percent and render insurance coverage unaffordable for millions of Americans.
Broadly, the new report declares that Obamacare “breaks its core promise” to make healthcare coverage affordable.
The report, “The Price of Obamacare’s Broken Promises,” was prepared by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Majority Staff; Senate Committee on Finance, Minority Staff; and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Minority Staff.
Posted by traderrob at 8:09 AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
All good untill Obama and his cronies figure out a way to put the kibosh on it.
It's no secret that North Dakota has been in the middle of an oil boom since about 2008, but a new chart from the North Dakota Industrial Commission, Department of Mineral Resources, shows just how steep the increase has been.
As of 2006, the state was only producing about 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day, putting it on par with other mid-tier oil producing states like Kansas, Colorado and Montana. But new hydraulic fracturing techniques and the opening of the massive Bakken formation to drilling changed all that, and as of January 2013 the state was producing an average of 770,000 barrels of crude per day, for a total of 23,834,000 barrels per month. That's double the amount the state was producing just two years ago.
Posted by traderrob at 9:20 AM
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The One has already reversed Global warming with his initiatives, praise be!
Climatologists and meteorologists are familiar with the last Mini Ice Age (MIA) that occurred between 1350 and 1850 AD. It is also referred to as the Little Ice Age. Suffice to say it was cold and, as such weather cycles tend to do, it altered history in a variety of ways. The failure of crops was one aspect of the cold spell and in France the revolution that overthrew the monarchy is attributed to the unhappiness of its citizens, but famine in the northern hemisphere was widespread. In the United States, it is best recalled for the horrid winter our revolutionary war soldiers spent at Valley Forge. At one point during the cycle Americans spent what they called “a year without summer” when the weather remained too cold to plant crops. Since climate is cyclical, it is not surprising that the MIA followed the Medieval Warm Period, also known as a climate optimum. Crops flourished, empires rose and declined, and neither cycle had a thing to do with so-called greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and everything to do with what was happening on the sun.
Posted by traderrob at 9:22 AM
Monday, March 18, 2013
The propaganda about the improving economy coming from the MSM is pure BS.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates increased in half of U.S. states in January from December, as employers nationwide added the fewest jobs in seven months. The Labor Department says unemployment rates increased in 25 states. They fell in only 8 states and were unchanged in 17.
Posted by traderrob at 10:15 AM
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The vile culture of immorality combined with non-stop excuse making for unacceptable behavior of minorites by the left has created a virtual macro petry dish for cultivating abhorrent behavior. No one should be surprised.
The alleged gang rape of an 11-year-old girl by at least 18 boys and young men has sparked shame and outrage in a tiny Texas town, but it has also stirred racial tensions that threaten to split the East Texas hamlet. All of the defendants arrested are African-American and the girl is Hispanic. In a town this small, everyone is a neighbor, but that small town ambience is being severely strained.
Posted by traderrob at 6:18 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013
Obama is the King of unintended [all bad] consequences.
As the fight over Obamacare raged in the House and Senate Wednesday, a new worry emerged that has the potential to push 146,000 high-paid, high-skill American jobs overseas.
Former Bush economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth told a House panel that the tiny provision in Obamacare that puts a 2.3 percent tax on "medical devices" such as heart valves, insulin pumps and dental fillings will stifle development of the devices and push production overseas since no other country taxes the items.
Testifying before the Energy and Commerce Committee, she said that a 10 percent shift in production overseas would cost up to 64,000 jobs and a 30 percent shift would cost up to 146,000 jobs.
Posted by traderrob at 8:51 AM
Thursday, March 14, 2013
One of these scumbags goes out and kills somebody, they'll be hell to pay.
The top U.S. immigration enforcement official acknowledged Thursday that the Obama administration has in fact released thousands of illegal immigrants from local jails over the last month despite prior claims that the release was only in the hundreds.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton, at a House appropriations subcommittee hearing, said the agency released a total of 2,228 illegal immigrants from local jails "throughout the country" between Feb. 9 and March 1 for "solely budgetary reasons."
For the first time, he explained the kinds of detainees that were sprung from local jails -- he said they included detainees held on theft charges, financial criminals and drunken drivers.
Posted by traderrob at 2:16 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The buck stops everywhere but at Obama's desk.
President Obama says he's not the one who canceled the White House tours. He made the comments in an interview with ABC News.
"[O]ne more question about the spending cuts," said the interviewer from ABC News. "You’ve been takin’ a lotta heat for this cancellation of the White House tours. They get– the Secret Service says it’s costs about $74,000 a week. Was canceling them really necessary?"
"You know, I have to say this was not– a decision that went up to the White House. But th– what the Secret Service explained to us was that they’re gonna have to furlough some folks. What furloughs mean is– is that people lose a day of work and a day of pay," Obama said, in response.
Posted by traderrob at 8:18 AM
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Using their own words against them, how inconvenient.
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A controversy has been re-ignited this week as ten new ads go up on San Francisco Muni buses containing quotes used by terrorists.
“Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah,” reads one of the ads, which has people debating the line between free speech and hate speech.
“The purpose of our campaign is to show the reality of Jihad, the root causes of terrorism. Using the exact quotes and text that they use,” said Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Institute.
Posted by traderrob at 11:01 AM
Monday, March 11, 2013
Obama's real legacy.
On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture quietly released new statistics related to the food stamps program, officially known as SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The numbers reveal, in 2012, the food stamps program was the biggest it's ever been, with an average of 46,609,072 people on the program every month of last year. 47,791,996 people were on the program in the month of December 2012.
The federal government also says that in a given month in 2012, the number of households on food stamps was 22,329,713.
The state with the highest average number of participants per month in 2012 was Texas, with an astonishing 4,038,440 folks drawing from the program. The second highest is California, with 3,964,221, and then Florida, at 3,353,064.
Posted by traderrob at 7:15 AM
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Obamanomics in all it's glory...
The unemployment rate may have fallen from 7.9% in February to 7.7% in January, but the number of people not in the labor force has set a record all-time high. The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines those not in the labor force as those who are unemployed and no longer looking for work, including those who retired on schedule or retired early. CNS News reported the numbers:
“The number of Americans designated as ‘not in the labor force’ in February was 89,304,000, a record high, up from 89,008,000 in January, according to the Department of Labor. This means that the number of Americans not in the labor force increased 296,000 between January and February.”
This is why the official unemployment rate published by the BLS is really quite meaningless. It doesn’t take into account these people who are unemployed and no longer looking for work. There are likely millions of working-aged Americans in that very category. The unemployment rate only considers those who don’t have a job but are looking for work.
Posted by traderrob at 8:16 AM
Friday, March 08, 2013
Obama is a petulent little brat that throws a tantrum anytime he doesn't get his way, disgraceful.
On Tuesday, the nation — or at least the part that’s still paying attention — learned that President Barack Obama’s administration, in what can only be seen as an incredibly petty and virulently vindictive response to spending “cuts” imposed by sequestration (properly described in most cases as “reductions in projected spending increases”), decided to cancel all tours of the White House beginning March 9.
As a result, to name just one of what are surely many examples, sixth graders at an Iowa elementary school which had received approval to take a March 16 tour learned, barring what would seem to be a quixotic effort to change White House minds via Facebook, that it’s not going to happen. They’re reportedly going to make their trip to Washington anyway, because, according to the school’s principal, it’s an important opportunity for them to “find out more about how the government works.”
The tours are run by volunteers. According to an estimate worked up by ABC News on Wednesday, the White House will save $18,000 per week by not utilizing 30 Secret Service agents during the tours. Even that savings figure is suspect, as original reports about the tours’ cancellation claimed that “Uniformed Division Officers assigned to the public tours will be reassigned to other security posts,” which “will reduce overtime costs as well as potential furloughs that could have been required.”
Even if the estimated $936,000 in annual savings ($18,000 times 52 weeks) really occurs, the cancelled tours of what Michelle Obama still calls the People’s House, but which should now be renamed Barack’s Barracks, could have been completely avoided if her husband, knowing that sequestration loomed, hadn’t spent over $1 million on a golf weekend with Tiger Woods in mid-February.
Posted by traderrob at 8:28 AM
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Well they can't read but at least they won't be drinking a two liter soda with their hot wings.
Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the City University’s community college system.
The number of kids behind the 8-ball is the highest in years, CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday.
When they graduated from city high schools, students in a special remedial program at the Borough of Manhattan Community College couldn’t make the grade.
Posted by traderrob at 3:28 PM
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Believe it, it's the truth.
The truth is that the terrifying sequester cuts weren't even cuts. They were merely a small reduction in government's planned increase in spending. A very small reduction.
After a decade, the federal government will simply spend about $4.6 trillion a year instead of $4.5 trillion (in 2012 dollars).
And still members of Congress, Republicans included, look for ways to delay the cuts, like spreading them out over 10 years instead of making any now. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., asked, "If we cannot do this little bit ... how are we ever going to balance the budget?"
Actually, we don't even need to balance the budget. If we just slowed the growth of government to 1 or 2 percent a year, we could grow our way out of unsustainable debt.
Posted by traderrob at 5:28 AM
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
A lot of folks see the writing on the wall.
February 2013 was the third highest month on record for background checks on Americans' purchasing firearms.
According to the FBI NICS database, there were 2,309,393 background checks completed in the month of February.
The only two months that saw a higher number of NICS checks were January 2013, with 2,495,440, and December of 2012, with 2,783,765.
The total number of background checks completed since November of 1998 (the month the FBI began tracking this information) is 165,279,535.
Posted by traderrob at 8:05 AM
Monday, March 04, 2013
At last the perfect nickname for Boehner.
Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit was on Sunday shown black flags by a group of protesters allegedly belonging to BJP at a rally in west Delhi this afternoon. 12-15 persons, whom Delhi MLA Mukesh Sharma described as BJP workers, were removed from the rally site at Uttam Nagar by police.
Today's rally in Sharma's Uttam Nagar constituency was the first in a series of rallies ahead of Assembly elections in November this year.
Addressing the function, Dikshit said even her political opponents agree that there has been a positive change during last 14 years in the capital.
"They oppose us on political front but they have no courage to oppose us on our developmental programme," she said.
Posted by traderrob at 5:37 AM
Friday, March 01, 2013
Just how long is America going to give Obama a pass on this thing???
Consumer spending in the U.S. rose in January even as incomes dropped by the most in 20 years, showing households were weathering the payroll-tax increase by socking away less money in the bank.
Household purchases, which account for about 70 percent of the economy, climbed 0.2 percent after a 0.1 percent gain the prior month, a Commerce Department report showed today in Washington. The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of 76 economists called for a 0.2 percent advance. Incomes slumped 3.6 percent, sending the saving rate down to the lowest level since November 2007.
Employment gains, the rebound in housing and growing demand for autos will probably keep supporting consumer spending in the first quarter as the world’s largest economy picks up from an end-of-year slowdown. Even so, rising gasoline prices and the need to rebuild nest eggs may make it difficult for households to match last quarter’s performance.
Posted by traderrob at 7:33 AM