Posted by Jim Spence on Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Posted by Jim Spence
Labels: National News
|Dr. Terry McMillan|
Posted by Jim Spence
Labels: National News
|Germany's Angela Merkel|
German Unemployment Drops for 14th Month
From Bloomberg - German unemployment declined for a 14th month in August after surging exports and investment fuelled record economic growth in the second quarter. The number of people out of work declined a seasonally adjusted 17,000 to 3.19 million, the Nuremberg-based Federal Labor Agency said today. Economists forecast a decrease of 20,000, according to the median of 31 estimates in a Bloomberg News survey. The jobless rate was unchanged at 7.6 percent. The German economy is leading Europe’s recovery as exports and investment surge, prompting companies from Daimler AG to Bayerische Motoren Werke AG to add workers. That may already be feeding through to consumer spending, which rose the most in almost two years in the second quarter. Read more here:
The Nat’l Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, or NAFBPO (www.nafbpo.org) strongly believes that with illegal aliens entrenched in every single state of our nation, interior enforcement of our Immigration laws is woefully lacking. This has been caused by a lack of resources, and continues to worsen under faulty operational policies and a non-willingness by upper management to enforce existing Immigration laws.
NAFBPO is the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, an organization advocating for increased homeland security through a controlled border, and effective Immigration enforcement. In 2006, a group of retired Border patrol Chiefs and Agents formed NAFBPO in order to use our collective knowledge and experience to educate America to the realities of border and Immigration issues, while actively working for no amnesty and for effective Immigration reform. One of the our most effective tools is the M3 Report, a collection of translated Spanish-language news media from south of the border.
The study would establish whether having A. a high grade point average in high school, B. a high grade point average in college, C. a high score on the ACT test, or D. taking a meaningful series of electives in high school and being successful in them would be the best predictor of future success. The entire premise of the ACT and SAT exams is to predict potential success in college. The results were interesting.
|N.J. Governor Chris Christie|
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Global growth will be below average during the next three to five years as developed economies struggle with mounting deficits and increased regulation in the wake of the 2008 collapse of credit markets, said El-Erian, who is also co-chief investment officer at Pimco. Read more here:
Posted by Michael Swickard
From the Westerner by Frank DeBois - the article Report: Wilderness areas good for economy Sun-News reporter Amanda L. Bradford writes:A report on the economic benefit of wilderness conservation is being touted by one local business group as proof of their claim that federal wilderness areas help bring in revenue, but the leader of another business organization called that claim "overreaching."...The 290-member Hispano Chamber of Commerce de Las Cruces, which supports the federal Desert Peaks-Organ Mountains Wilderness Act and has launched a local TV advertising campaign to promote it, said the report shows that investing in wilderness conservation and restoration in southern New Mexico provides increased employment and revenue related to tourism...Emphasis mine. I'm curious as to where Bradford got the term "wilderness conservation", as that term never appears in the referenced report. The second quote above attributes the term to the Hispano Chamber. If the term is from the Hispano Chamber, then they are once again distorting the facts.In fact, the word "wilderness" never appears anywhere in the report. The Audubon Society put out an 1100 word press release about the report, and the word "wilderness" never appears in their press release.Read the press release and you will understand the report is aimed at the New Mexico legislature to prevent any cuts in conservation funding: “In today's economy lawmakers have tough budget decisions to make, and this report clearly demonstrates that investing in conservation and restoration projects pays large dividends now and in the future,” continued Stockdale. “Our state’s leaders have an opportunity to fund vital conservation programs that will enhance our quality of life and create jobs.” Read the report and you will see most of the types of recreation and restoration projects given as examples would be totally prohibited in Wilderness areas.
Try doing that in a Wilderness area.
So we have a news story with a misleading headline that mentions wilderness, with the body of the story using the term "wilderness conservation", all concerning a report that never uses either term and which is promoting projects that cannot occur in a Wilderness area.The Sun-News needs to do a better job of fact-checking their reporters and the Hispano Chamber should rein in their exec and apologize to the public.
The poll results, released today, reveal the first comprehensive local survey of voter sentiment in New Mexico heading into the traditional election season, which begins after Labor Day. They show that Denish, the Democratic lieutenant governor, appears to have the tougher path to winning the governor’s mansion. Martinez registered support among 45 percent of those surveyed, including among some Democrats, compared to 39 percent overall for Denish, the Journal reported. About 16 percent of the poll’s respondents remain undecided, the poll found. Read more here:
Also from Progressive Magazine - By Elizabeth DiNovella, October 7, 2009 - “It is due to the wrong and devastating policies of the U.S. government and NATO countries that unfortunately today Afghanistan is a mafia state and ranked at the top of the most unstable and corrupt countries in the world," says, Malalai Joya, Afghanistan's leading democracy activist. Read more here:
Posted by Jim Spence on Sunday, August 29, 2010
Labels: U.S. Politics
|Rep. Paul Ryan|
Posted by Jim Spence
Labels: Spence Columns
|Restoring Honor Rally August 28, 2010|
|CNN's John King|
|Dr. Alveda King|
Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, was one of the final speakers. Dr. King reminded those in attendance and viewers on C-Span that first and foremost, her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Christian man with Christian values.
Finally, it was Beck’s turn. What Beck did not do is tell anyone how to vote or who to vote for. What he did do was remind Americans that the poorest among us are far better off than the average human being living outside our borders. He also reminded attendees and viewers of where our place in the great scheme of things is. The Beck message was one of restoring honor on a personal level first. It was also a reminder that the best two places to look for help in times of trouble was above to almighty God and inward to the vast personal energy and resources God has given us. He pointed to the giants in American history, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and King and cited them as proof that one person can make a difference.