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Another "mentally challenged" Senator

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Speaking at a Senate hearing, John Berry, director of the federal Office of Personnel Management, also said the administration would soon put forward a plan to stabilize the postal service, which faces a deficit of nearly $10 billion this fiscal year and had warned that it could run out of money entirely this winter.

An overarching trend that has fueled the Postal Service’s crisis — and reduced annual mail volume by 22 percent since 2006 — is that Americans are e-mailing, paying bills electronically and reading shopping catalogs and news online.

Noting that some great books have been written based on letters sent by the Founding Fathers and by soldiers, Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, urged the postmaster general to run an advertising campaign urging Americans to send more letters to each other.


The beauty of the Second Amendment

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Account from a Kansas State Trooper

I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding on US 166 Eastbound at Mile Marker 73 just East of Sedan, KS. I asked for her driver?s license, registration, and proof of insurance.


Shovel Ready

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This is Obama's base

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Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa had some profane, combative words for Republicans while warming up the crowd for President Obama in Detroit, Michigan on Monday.

"We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They've got a war, they got a war with us and there's only going to be one winner. It's going to be the workers of Michigan, and America. We're going to win that war," Jimmy Hoffa Jr. said to a heavily union crowd.


"President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong," Hoffa added.


Obama addressed the crowd shortly after Hoffa.

The war is already here and the unions are losing. If Wisconsin is any indication, the union thugs are the ones that will be taken out. The days of Americans accepting that antics of these losers is over. Unions have lost the support of the working public. I expect to see union membership drop to almost nothing in the next 10 years. 

PS. Fuck you, you ignorant, lazy thug. You are from a long line of corrupt scumbags and you deserve the same fate as your dad, Jimmy Hoffa. The mob did your dad a favor as people like me aren't able to piss on his grave. You should be so lucky.


The unions are in the process of killing yet another business.

The United States Postal Service has long lived on the financial edge, but it has never been as close to the precipice as it is today: the agency is so low on cash that it will not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month and may have to shut down entirely this winter unless Congress takes emergency action to stabilize its finances.

At the same time, decades of contractual promises made to unionized workers, including no-layoff clauses, are increasing the post office’s costs. Labor represents 80 percent of the agency’s expenses, compared with 53 percent at United Parcel Service and 32 percent at FedEx, its two biggest private competitors. Postal workers also receive more generous health benefits than most other federal employees.


A few Libs finally get it, Barry is a Zero

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Maureen Dowd:

The days of spinning illusions in a Greek temple in a football stadium are done. The One is dancing on the edge of one term.

The White House team is flailing — reacting, regrouping, retrenching. It’s repugnant.


Obama to read more words from the teleprompter

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Another clueless liberal writer

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Five NASCAR Drivers Decline President Obama's White House Invitation

President Barack Obama will honor NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and the 11 other Chase drivers from last year in a White House ceremony on Wednesday – but nearly half of the 2010 playoff contenders won't be there.

NASCAR said Thursday that five drivers – Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart – will not be attending the White House visit due to "schedule conflicts."


Obama fails by even his own standards

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President Obama is a failure by almost every standard including his own.

Let’s recall the meta-narrative of the Obama 2008 campaign, which he laid out in the first couple pages of the Audacity of Hope. Contrasting the “dirty and nasty” elements of politics, Obama praised its more noble side:


CERN vs Al Gore

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The science is now all-but-settled on global warming, convincing new evidence demonstrates, but Al Gore, the IPCC and other global warming doomsayers won’t be celebrating. The new findings point to cosmic rays and the sun — not human activities — as the dominant controller of climate on Earth.

The research, published with little fanfare this week in the prestigious journal Nature, comes from über-prestigious CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, one of the world’s largest centres for scientific research involving 60 countries and 8,000 scientists at more than 600 universities and national laboratories. CERN is the organization that invented the World Wide Web, that built the multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider, and that has now built a pristinely clean stainless steel chamber that precisely recreated the Earth’s atmosphere.


How do we kill the regulatory beast?

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Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson's chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, defended his company's manufacturing policies, accusing the Justice Department of bullying the company. "The wood the government seized Wednesday is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier," he said, suggesting the Feds are using the aggressive enforcement of overly broad laws to make the company cry uncle.

It's not enough to know that the body of your old guitar is made of spruce and maple: What's the bridge made of? If it's ebony, do you have the paperwork to show when and where that wood was harvested and when and where it was made into a bridge? Is the nut holding the strings at the guitar's headstock bone, or could it be ivory? "Even if you have no knowledge—despite Herculean efforts to obtain it—that some piece of your guitar, no matter how small, was obtained illegally, you lose your guitar forever," Prof. Thomas has written. "Oh, and you'll be fined $250 for that false (or missing) information in your Lacey Act Import Declaration."

Consider the recent experience of Pascal Vieillard, whose Atlanta-area company, A-440 Pianos, imported several antique Bösendorfers. Mr. Vieillard asked officials at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species how to fill out the correct paperwork—which simply encouraged them to alert U.S. Customs to give his shipment added scrutiny.


Barry in his own words

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Team Obama did an amazing job of hiding Barry Sotero's past. Here we have a rare example of Obama's writing. As I assumed, Obama is not a good writer. This is from his days as the editor of the Harvard Law review.

Once all the writing competition submissions have been graded, these scores, as well as the law school transcripts of all those who have chosen to release the, are submitted to a Selection Committee made up of the President ad two other Review editors who have been elected by their fellow editors.

No editors on the Review will ever know whether any given editor was selected on the basis of grades, writing competition, or affirmative action, and no editors who were selected with affirmative action in mind.

I must say, however, that as someone who has undoubtedly benefited from affirmative action programs during my academic career, and as someone who may have benefited from the Law Review's affirmative action policy when I was selected to join the Review last year, I have not personally felt stigmatized either within the broader law school community or as a staff member of the Review. Indeed, my election last year as President of the Review would seem to indicate that at least among Review staff, and hopefully for the majority of professors at Harvard, affirmative action in no way tarnishes the accomplishments of those who are members of historically underrepresented groups.

So, along with the poor grammar and missing punctuation, we have the admission that Obama truly is our first Affirmative Action President.


The Swedish House Mafia

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I didn't expect this when I pulled up the video for this song.


Some Justice exists in this economy

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Although more young people found jobs between April and July, the percentage of young people employed in July 2011 was the lowest July rate on record since the government started tracking the numbers in 1948.

Data released on Wednesday by the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that only 48.8 percent of young people ages 16-24 were employed in July, a slightly lower percentage than last year. Youth employment typically peaks in July, as high school and college students work summer jobs and graduates take permanent jobs.

Obama won partially due to the large turn out of young voters so it is only fair that they bear the brunt of their mistake.


Further proof that we must starve the Beast

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The Obama administration is setting new workplace regulations to assist foreign workers who fill goat herding positions in the U.S. , including employee-paid cell phones and comfy beds.

“A separate sleeping unit shall be provided for each person, except in a family arrangement,” says the rules signed by Jane Oates, assistant secretary for employment and training administration at the Labor Department.
 
“Such a unit shall include a comfortable bed, cot or bunk, with a clean mattress,” the rules state.
 
Diane Katz, a research fellow in regulatory policy at The Heritage Foundation, unearthed the policy in the "Federal Register," the massive daily journal of proposed regulations that Washington bureaucrats publish every day.

Under the Obama Administration, the nanny state has imposed 75 new major regulations with annual costs of $38 billion.

Every Administration for the last 50 years has talked about streamlining government and removing wasteful regulations and everyone except Reagan failed.

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The inevitable results of liberal policies

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A woman encouraged her husband to have sex with a 12-year-old girl so that she would get pregnant and they could claim extra cash benefits.

Alicia Bouchard even sat and watched while her 26-year-old husband had sex with the underage girl at their Florida home.

According to an arrest warrant, the 41-year-old wanted the girl to fall pregnant so that she and her husband would have extra income from state benefits.


A littany of failure

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Isn't there an easier way to kill them over there?

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During Navy Seal Jon Tumilson's funeral yesterday, his trusted canine friend Hawkeye guarded him one last time.

 I know that the reason we are in Iraq and Afghanistan is to kill the terrorists over there and not have to battle them on our soil, but pictures like this show that we are paying a terrible price.


Insulin

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Everyone here seems to be interested in weight loss, so I'dd add another post to the list.

Insulin seems to be an important part of controlling weight. What I have been reading lately is that refined sugars cause significant insulin spikes, while carbs cause a smaller spike and proteins and fats cause minimal if any insulin spike.

I'd also like to address a basic issue I have with modern nutritional guidelines. If people 300 years ago or even 10,000 years ago weren't eating it. you probably don't need it.


The Plan

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Average daily calories burned through activity:

1370 Cal

Average resting calories burned:

This is an average based on your age, height, weight and gender. It gives you a good idea of the calories you burn through body processes.

+2119 Cal

This is from the Phillips site, it is my current calorie plan. I like it for two reasons;


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