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Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 69 days ago.)
Exxon Creates High Prices at the Pump. - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak Energy giant Exxon has just given its annual state of the company and it should do nothing but make American consumers furious. Exxon, the most profitable company in the history of capitalism has come out with a statement that their production will not expand over the next several years. The...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 72 days 21 hours ago.)
Good Old Boys Network Prevents Accountability in Business. - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak Good Old Boys Network Prevents Accountability in Business. A week ago, President Bush told America that it was important not to “overcorrect” the economy. That’s brought to you by a man who certainly knows how to under correct one. The President’s analogy was of a car that starts to lose...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 75 days 23 hours ago.)
School Violence Demands Responsibility - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak In Chicago last week another young man was shot and killed on the streets after school. The 17-year-old African American was shot dead by a 15-year-old African American in what authorities are stating stemmed from a dispute over a hat. A Hat! And that is enough in this day and age to blatantly...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 79 days 15 hours ago.)
Spitzer’s Hubris shows no Boundaries. - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak There has been much written about New York Governor Elliot Spitzer being caught in the midst of a Federal investigation on money laundering. When the investigation moved into a prostitution business and the Governor’s name came up as a frequent flyer it just begged to be told over and over again....

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 82 days 15 hours ago.)
The Vaccination Autism Link - What Every Parent Needs To Know - Robert Scott Bell(2,333) Robert Scott Bell Click Here. Ga. girl helps link autism to childhood vaccines " ... it does say the government concluded that vaccines aggravated a rare underlying metabolic condition that resulted in a brain disorder 'with features of autism spectrum disorder.' "

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 83 days 1 hour ago.)
Rebate Checks A Great Deal for Energy Companies and China. - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak In the continuing joke of how to waste millions of dollars on nothing, the IRS has now helped pay for a Republican Party ad with taxpayer money. The Internal Revenue Service has just spent $42 million dollars telling us something most of us already knew. Rebate checks will be coming this May...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 86 days 22 hours ago.)
Waiting Ten Years for Secure Borders is Ridiculous - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak If you have ever watched a war movie, you have probably viewed a scene such as this in the film. Whenever the soldiers are encamped, even for just the night, a commander tells his second-in-command to, “Form a perimeter.” One would think after 911 that would have also been the first words out...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 90 days 1 hour ago.)
U.S. Immigration Deporting the wrong People. - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak In a case that defies anyone’s common sense, a widow of an American killed in Iraq is facing deportation. The woman, a native of Kosovo, has been here since 2003 and has been fighting for her right to stay in America after her American husband was killed in Iraq in 2004. Diana Engstrom met her...

Category: U.S. News » Local Government
(posted 91 days ago.)
Update: Oregon Mayor Who Stripped for Photos Now Stripped of Office - Alf Gordon(13,356) Awhile back I did a blog entry on Carmen Kontur-Gronquist of Arlington, Oregon. She's the mayor whose MySpace page contained cheesecake photos of herself on a city firetruck. The pictures were causing a bit of a furor among her constituents. At the time, city council hadn't decided if this was an...

Category: U.S. News » Local Government
(posted 91 days ago.)
Update: Oregon Mayor Who Stripped for Photos Now Stripped of Office - Alf Gordon(13,356) Awhile back I did a blog entry on Carmen Kontur-Gronquist, the mayor of Arlington, Oregon. She's the lady whose MySpace page contained cheesecake photos of herself on a city firetruck. The pictures were causing a bit of a furor among her constituents. At the time, city council hadn't decided if...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 93 days 22 hours ago.)
Virtual Border Fence a Virtual Failure - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak Just last week, Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff was happy to announce a 28-mile section of the electronic surveillance fence watching the Arizona and Mexican border was operational. The fence which had been delayed a full year due to technical glitches was being hailed as the first...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 97 days 1 hour ago.)
Exxon Valdez still a Disaster two Decades later. - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak There are children in college right now who have never heard of the Exxon Valdez and the eleven-million-gallon oil spill that destroyed Prince William Sound and the area’s Alaskan fish and wildlife almost two decades ago. In one of the most glaring cases of the inefficiency of the American...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 100 days 22 hours ago.)
Cable News needs to get back to the News - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak Last week we had another tragic massacre at a school. This time it was a deranged young man for no readily apparent reason opening fire on a lecture hall filled with students at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb Illinois. When the fog from this tragedy cleared, a half-dozen people were...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 102 days ago.)
SSRI Bullets - The NIU Shooting - Robert Scott Bell(2,333) Robert Scott Bell How many schools need to get shot up before America "shoots" the real culprit? Every school shooting since Columbine (and before) involved a perpetrator that was on, or just coming off, or adjusting to meds prescribed by the psychiatric profession. Ignorant means you just don't know but are...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 104 days 1 hour ago.)
John McCain; Republican Pundits Struggle with his Victory. - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak Although Republican television program personalities, newspaper columnists and talk radio show hosts still won’t give it up, there is no question that Arizona Senator John McCain will win the Republican nomination for the Presidential race. McCain, who just six months ago was sent packing by...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 107 days 22 hours ago.)
UnitedHealth Group under Investigation by N.Y. Attorney General - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is conducting an industry-wide probe of health insurance firms operating in the State of New York. Although subpoenas requesting information on their practices and procedures have gone out to sixteen major insurers, a great deal of Cuomo’s investigation is...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 111 days ago.)
Corporate America Rewards the Inept. - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak Let’s see. You have a job and you do it poorly. As a direct result of your decisions the company tanks, investors lose hundreds of millions of dollars and employees are laid off in droves. Now what would a person imagine would happen to you if you were this person. Don’t worry. In corporate...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 114 days 16 hours ago.)
U.S. Park Police Receive Scathing Reviews - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak In another story about the inadequacies of our Homeland Security System, A government investigation into the U.S. Park Police states there is low morale, poor leadership, inadequate training and poor organization within the service. Outside of that, things are fine in our nation’s capital. The...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 118 days 1 hour ago.)
NFL Makes Another Bad Business Decision. - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak In just a few weeks the call for Major League Baseball teams to report to spring training will happen. I can’t wait. With baseball the only thing embarrassing about the sport is who is on performance enhancing drugs and who isn’t. With another NFL season over, the obsession the NFL needs to be...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 121 days 21 hours ago.)
Medicare; a Bureaucracy of Nonsensical Paperwork - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak There have been enough nightmares written about the fundamental flaws in our country’s retirement and healthcare systems to fill the congressional archives. In fact, I would imagine the amount of testimony would require another floor be built to house all the reports of bumbling and mismanagement...

Category: U.S. News » Politics
(posted 123 days 19 hours ago.)
Why is "White Pride" Considered Racist and Taboo? - writer68(280) writer68 Barack Obama is running for the position of President of the United States, yet he openly admits going to a church, Trinity Church of Christ, that admits to being "committed to Africa". If he is a member, it's safe to deduce that he follows their beliefs, right? Obama himself has stated that...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 124 days 22 hours ago.)
Economic Experts have little Expertise. - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak More and more investment firms are jumping on the phrase that we are heading for a recession if in fact we aren’t already in one. I have read that statement several dozen times and always the question I have is why these so called experts are hedging their statements. If indeed they are the best...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 128 days 16 hours ago.)
New York Debating Decision to Require Calorie Content Posted on Fast Foods - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak The City of New York is trying to take a bite out of the obesity or overweight rate of 54% in their city by requiring calorie counts be on fast food chain menus. Of course the restaurant association thinks this is a terrible idea. I have even read the argument this violates a fast food...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 132 days ago.)
Energy Companies using Consumer’s Money to Fund Public Relations. - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak Finally in Illinois, the Illinois Attorney general’s office is raising serious questions about energy providers using consumer money to get positive recognition and press in their communities. The Program started in South Carolina with the Palmetto Electric Cooperative in 1989 calling it the...

Category: U.S. News » Current Events
(posted 136 days 15 hours ago.)
The Smithsonian; Directors Living Lavishly on Taxpayer Dollars - Mike Fak(18,246) Mike Fak If a picture is worth a thousand words then a portrait must be worth at least $58,500. Actually, this sum of taxpayer money was approved by the retiring director of the National Museum of the Native American, W. Richard West. In another fit of self-importance, this bureaucrat wanted his painting...

 
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