Archive for August, 2011

Survey: Almost 10% of employers may end health insurance

August 30, 2011

And so begins the destruction of quality healthcare in america.  This is the start of the march to waiting lists, care prioritization (aka “death panels”), and shortages of family doctors.

INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly one in 10 midsize or large employers expects to stop offering health coverage to workers once federal insurance exchanges start in 2014, according to a survey from a large benefits consultant.

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Russia violates European airspace

August 29, 2011

Russia is getting ready:

Two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-16s on quick action alert this morning intercepted a pair of Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers flying in Dutch airspace without identifying themselves. As usual, the RNLAF fighters were guided by the Air Operations Control Station in Nieuw-Milligen.

Quebec seeks to further impose on freedom of speech

August 28, 2011

Ever since Trudeau decided that Canadian rights come from the government and not from God, all kinds of fun things have been happening.  The most recent, Quebec culture minister, Christine St-Pierre seeks to require state licensing of journalists.  What could possible go wrong there?

During a well-attended Monday morning press conference held in Montreal’s Grande Bibliothèque, Christine St. Pierre, Quebec’s Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, informed the city’s media that she intends to hold a series of public consultations before going ahead with the government’s plan to impose a new regulatory system upon the province’s media. Based upon a number of recommendations found in the recently released (January,’11) and much debated Payette Report, St. Pierre said she believed the public must be allowed to have its say before the government went ahead with any one of the report’s several recommendations.

more. ht SDA

A Diamond Planet? Bling Bling

August 27, 2011

A planet made of diamond, but it’s 4000 light years away.  That’s only 6 years away at warp 7.

(Reuters) – Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard.

The new planet is far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the carbon must be crystalline, so a large part of this strange world will effectively be diamond.

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Marines ordered to stop farting

August 26, 2011

So here’s the news:  audible farting has been banned for some Marines downrange because it offends the Afghans.

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Israeli woman escapes from German captor. 2011.

August 25, 2011

A woman escaped from a DIY torture chamber rigged with eight bombs designed to detonate when her German captor had finished with her.

Despite being handcuffed the unnamed woman, 26, made her escape by diving head-first through a window that had been covered over with barbed wire.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029172/Israeli-woman-26-escapes-Thomas-Fischers-DIY-torture-chamber-Germany.html#ixzz1VsfFebXY

Greedy Welfare couple rape 12 year old girl for more benefits.

August 24, 2011

This is what happens when playing thee system becomes a way of life.  This is not the result of a “hand-up.”  This is the result of the removal of all pride and morality through dependence on the state.

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.

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Libya rebels capture Kadhafi’s Tripoli compound: AFP

August 23, 2011

Rebel fighters captured Moamer Kadhafi’s heavily defended Bab al-Aziziya compound and headquarters in Tripoli on Tuesday after a day of heavy fighting, an AFP correspondent witnessed.

There was no immediate word on Kadhafi’s whereabouts after the insurgents breached the defences as part of a massive assault that began in the morning.

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Iran has a new cruise missile

August 22, 2011

Tehran has put on display a new Iranian-made cruise missile, which it says has a range of 124 miles and is capable of destroying a warship.

Big Government: Regulation Business, Jobs Booming Under Obama:

August 19, 2011

Hope and change.

If the federal government’s regulatory operation were a business, it would be one of the 50 biggest in the country in terms of revenues, and the third largest in terms of employees, with more people working for it than McDonald’s, Ford, Disney and Boeing combined.