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  1. You guys really need to get over this bs if you had one shred of proof of any of the allegations this would have went somewhere by now. For eight year’s the Clinton's were accused of more crimes then Al Capone that went no where to the point of hiring Ken Starr, his seven-year probe cost the tax payers $70 million and for what? At the end of the day who ended up in prison. Ken Starr is for stealing millions in a Ponzi scheme. Did we not learn anything from this time
  2. Kurdistan Region president Massoud Barzani received on Tuesday Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq Mr. Martin Kobler and his accompanying delegation in his office in Erbil. During the meeting, the two sides discussed future security and political situation in iraq after US troops withdrawals at the end of the year. shedding light on implementing article 140 of iraqi constitution. UN will continue to find suitable way to implement the article 140. President Barzani expressed his delight with the UN’s role in addressing the problems and implementing the article 140, expressing his support to UN in a bid to succeed its role in implanting the article 140. They also discussed the current political situation in the region in general and Syria in particular. Read more:
  3. North Dakota: Measure to get rid of property tax on ballot Mon, May 2 2011 — Source: Valley News Live A proposed constitutional amendment to abolish property taxes in North Dakota has been approved for the ballot. Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Friday the initiative had enough petition signatures to qualify for the June 2012 primary election. It will be listed as Measure 2.
  4. could have something to do with the article that came out about the fall of there economy China: Heading for a Bust China's economy has turned from boom to bust with alarming speed. Read more:
  5. HR 2112 Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration - Voting Record Date: Nov. 17, 2011 Issues: Education, Health Issues, Agriculture Issues, Budget, Spending and Taxes Bill: Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration Roll Number: 857 Yea: 298 Nay: 121 Conference Report Adopted (House) HR 2112 Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration - Voting Record Date: Nov. 17, 2011 Issues: Education, Health Issues, Agriculture Issues, Budget, Spending and Taxes Bill: Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration Roll Number: 208 Yea: 70 Nay: 30 Conference Report Adopted (Senate) looks like all but a hundred and fifty one (151)elected people voted for this
  6. NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012 -- (Senate - November 17, 2011) AMENDMENT NO. 1084 Mr. KIRK. Mr. President, I wish to speak on the pending amendment. I rise in support of the Kirk-Manchin-Heller and Blunt amendment regarding Iran. What we know with regard to Iran is that they have persecuted 330,000 Baha'is in their country, registered their houses, kicked their kids out of university, made sure that they can do no business with the Iranian Government. We know Iran is the chief sponsor of the terrorist group Hezbollah that has had a grip on southern Lebanon. We know Iran jumped the Shiite divide to also support the terrorist group called Hamas in the Sunni community. We know Iran has been a state sponsor of terror as certified by Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama. We know Iran recently sentenced an Iranian actress to 90 lashes for appearing in an Australian movie without a headdress. We know Iran recently arrested 70 of its fashion designers, for crimes I cannot even imagine that they would have committed. But, most importantly, we know the International Atomic Energy Agency has certified that now Iran has enriched uranium far beyond what it needs to run a civilian reactor program; that Iranian military personnel have been involved in acquiring information on the design of nuclear weapons; that the Iranians are working on the details of a warhead for their Shahab-3 missile that fits all of the profiles of a nuclear weapon. Finally, we know, according to the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, that Iran and its Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds force established a bomb plot with the Mexican cartel, the Zetas, to blow up a Georgetown restaurant, to kill a number of Americans, even talked about possibly killing Senators, in an effort to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States here in Washington, DC. I think it is clear with this bipartisan amendment that we all recognize we are at a turning point and that we need new sanctions against Iran. Without crippling sanctions, I believe we have then turned the international community on the path toward war, likely between Iran and our allies, in Israel. This would cause a needless loss of life. It would lead to higher energy prices for the West, an increase in instability in Europe when we can least afford it. Therefore, we need to level crippling sanctions, especially against the Iranian center of gravity, the Central Bank of Iran. The Central Bank of Iran is the principal funder of the Ahmadinejad regime itself. It is probably the source of funds so substantially provided to terrorist groups by Iran to Hamas and Hezbollah. It is the Central Bank of Iran that is supporting operations in Afghanistan and Iraq against our allies there. It is the Central Bank of Iran that is the principal underlying financial support for the Iranian nuclear program, and the Central Bank of Iran that is the paymaster for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards force, especially their Quds force. Likely the money that was planned for the Zetas to carry out the bomb plot in Washington, DC, had its origin point with the Central Bank of Iran. That is why 92 Senators, Republicans and Democrats, despite these partisan times, have joined to say we should level this crippling sanction against the Central Bank of Iran. I thank the 92 Senators who signed the Schumer-Kirk letter. Indications are that the Obama administration is going to take further actions on the Central Bank of Iran. This amendment lays out the full roadmap for what we should do. What does the amendment do? It is patterned after the bipartisan amendment adopted under the authorship of Democratic California Congressman Howard Berman, unanimously adopted in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, that says for any business, if you do business with the Central Bank of Iran, you cannot do business with the United States of America. We know that world financial arrangements and especially oil markets are complicated instruments, so under this bipartisan amendment we have a 180-day timeclock to make sure that especially key allies and friends of the United States can unhook from Iranian oil and the financial ties that bind them to Iran. This is particularly important for Turkey, for Sri Lanka, for Italy, and for Greece, who would all use that time under this amendment to unhook from Iran. In this, I think we are going to have a very willing partner in the Government of Saudi Arabia, recently obviously focused on, because the Iranians tried to kill their Ambassador to the United States. I will be meeting with that Ambassador tomorrow. I think this amendment lays the groundwork not just to work with Israel, not just to work with Saudi Arabia, but our allies, to collapse the Central Bank. Without action, I think we turn the Middle East and especially the Persian Gulf toward war. That is why we should take every nonmilitary action possible to avoid that conflict, to collapse the Central Bank of Iran. There are a number of bipartisan heroes in this story--Senator Lieberman, who has been a key actor on these issues and a partner with me on many of these issues; Senator Gillibrand also who has helped out; obviously Senator Schumer, who was the coauthor of the 92-Senator letter on the Central Bank of Iran; Senator Menendez, who also has an outstanding idea on creating an Iranian oil-free zone; and obviously my bipartisan partner on this and best friend in the Senate, Senator Manchin, who joined me on this effort. Together, we can have a clear statement about what has happened with the IAEA and the Iranian nuclear program, with their record on human rights, with their record on support for terrorism and, most importantly, according to the Attorney General, with a brazen attempt to attack the United States directly with this bomb plot. http://thomas.loc.go...p/~r112CjRYsk:: "Nuclear Option" Against Iran's Economy Paves Way for War Wednesday 16 November 2011 by: Kate Gould, Friends Committee on National Legislation [3] | Op-Ed The drumbeat for another round of draconian sanctions against Iran is growing louder on Capitol Hill. While Illinois Senator Mark Kirk's proposed legislation [4] to “collapse the Central Bank of Iran” was intended to be attached to the now-stalled international affairs funding bill, the pressure from Congress for another round of indiscriminate sanctions continues to build. Some U.S. officials have called sanctioning Iran’s Central Bank “the nuclear option” [5] because it would deal a devastating blow to the teetering global economy, and inflict untold human suffering in Iran. Still, such an initiative is expected to receive overwhelming bipartisan support, following a letter [5]Senators Kirk and Charles Schumer wrote to the administration calling for the administration to impose sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran, which 92 senators have signed. The Kirk initiative this week appears to be similar to one offered by Rep. Howard Berman [6] in the House Foreign Affairs Committee last week, and would effectively bind the administration into imposing sanctions against the Central Bank of Iran. The committee approved Berman's amendment. The Obama administration has signaled that it won't immediately seek sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran because, as the Los Angeles Times reported [8], “U.S. officials have decided that such sanctions could disrupt oil markets and further damage the U.S. and world economies”. Nobody mentioned these concerns during the Republican presidential candidate debate on November 12 in South Carolina, where candidates enthusiastically endorsed U.S. sanctioning of the Central Bank of Iran, along with calls for military action against Iran and funding violence through ‘insurgents’ in Iran. What if Iranians Created a Banking Crisis in the U.S.? You don't have to be an economist to understand that the most vulnerable sectors of any society bear the brunt of any economic crisis and that shutting down any economy in the world would damage the global economy. The full extent of economic consequences from U.S. sanctions on the Central Bank is still unclear, but the fact that the explicit goal of these broad sanctions is to destroy the Iranian economy is deeply troubling in and of itself. Many proponents of broad sanctions argue that inflicting such widespread suffering—either directly or through the Iranian people—will pressure the Iranian government to change course. For example, Rep. Sherman [9] (CA), a prominent proponent of broad sanctions against Iran, has gone so far as to endorse sanctions because they would cause suffering, writing in an August 9, 2010 op-ed in The Hill that “critics.... argued that [sanctions on Iran] will hurt the Iranian people. Quite frankly, we need to do just that.” [9] However, as Professor Robert Pape [10] of the University of Chicago pointed out at a recent congressional briefing [10], manufacturing an economic crisis in Iran is not likely to persuade the Iran government to abandon its abandon its pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability, nor would it be likely to persuade the Iranian people to submit to U.S. wishes. “Imagine, if you would, the Iranians were suddenly able in one single day to create a banking crisis in the United States that made it impossible for us to cash our checks…I don’t think it would make us do what Iran wanted,” Dr. Pape said. Dr. Pape has also pointed out that while sanctions are often marketed as a substitute for war, “economic sanctions are often a prelude to using military force.” [10] Once sanctions fail—as they almost always do—proponents for war use the failure of sanctions to justify military confrontation. In the case of Iran in particular, more than three decades of U.S. sanctions have failed to prevent Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapons capability. Indiscriminate Sanctions Pave Path to War Based on a comprehensive study of modern-day sanctions [10], Dr. Pape found that sanctions have failed to achieve their objectives in 95.7% of cases since World War I, and that sanctions are three times more likely to end in military conflict than success. While the U.S. did join the U.N. Security Council in imposing sanctions on Iraq and Libya, which ultimately ended in war, if the U.S. were to impose sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran, it would be the first time that the U.S. has ever imposed unilateral and extraterritorial sanctions on a central bank. Among other functions, the Central Bank of Iran regulates Iranian currency, just as the Federal Reserve regulates the U.S. dollar. Since central banks are accorded sovereign immunity, some argue [11] that it contravenes international law to sanction the Central Bank of Iran. Some Iranian officials have declared that any sanctions on the Central Bank would be treated as an act of war [12]. Sanctioning Iran’s Central Bank would be yet another blow to prospects for a diplomatic resolution to Iran’s nuclear program, at the expense of the global economy and the Iranian people. The U.N.'s Children Agency (UNICEF [13]) estimated that the oil embargo on Iraq, which included sanctions on Iraq’s Central Bank, contributed to the deaths of half a million children [13], which could be repeated after additional rounds of broad sanctions against Iran. Rather than prevent war, sanctioning the Central Bank would harden the resolve of the proponents for war in both the U.S. and Iran, and would give Iran's hardliners further incentive to pursue nuclear weapons as an attempt to deter a U.S. attack. http://www.truth-out...-war/1321457643
  7. WHY do you want to bring my people into this garbage?
  8. because as I stated this is a bond auction( not a currency auction ) just like the fed does there selling t-bills
  9. This is there bond auction listing and is old news it’s the fist one that they have had for a while. There is no currency auction(what most are used to seeing posted) for today as it’s a holiday
  10. Keystone XL The Keystone XL extension was proposed in 2008.[9] The application was filed in the beginning of 2009 and the National Energy Board of Canada started hearings in September 2009.[10] It was approved by the National Energy Board on March 11, 2010.[11] The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission granted a permit on February 19, 2010.[12] The pipeline, however, has faced strong opposition from the environmental community. In its March 2010 report, the Natural Resources Defense Council stated that "the Keystone XL Pipeline undermines the U.S. commitment to a clean energy economy", instead delivering dirty fuel from oil sands and high costs.[13] On June 23, 2010, 50 Members of Congress spoke out against the Keystone XL pipeline. In their letter to Secretary of State Hillarious Clinton, they warned that "building this pipeline has the potential to undermine America's clean energy future and international leadership on climate change."[14][15] On July 6, 2010, House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Henry Waxman urged the State Department to block Keystone XL, saying in a letter to the department that "this pipeline is a multi-billion dollar investment to expand our reliance on the dirtiest source of transportation fuel currently available".[16][17] On July 21, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency said the draft environmental impact study for Keystone XL was inadequate and should be revised,[18][19] indicating that the State Department's original report was "unduly narrow" because it didn't fully look at oil spill response plans, safety issues and greenhouse gas concerns.[20] The final environmental impact report was released on August 26, 2011. It stated that the pipeline would pose "no significant impacts" to most resources if environmental protection measures are followed, but it would present "significant adverse effects to certain cultural resources". The final decision is expected by the end 2011.[21] In November 2011, TransCanada announced that it would work with the U.S. Department of State and Nebraska to define a new pipeline route to avoid the Sandhills region and Ogallala aquifer in Nebraska.[22][23] hmm doesnt even come close to the bs that Donald Ferguson is putting out. Warren Buffett bought out the last of bnsf in feb 2010 so looks like he is wrong there also
  11. [ Hell, the unions were one of the biggest reasons for the financial problems of the US car manufacturers. On Dec. 20, 2008, the Bush administration made a bailout loan to G.M. of $4 billion available Dec. 29, $5.4 billion on Jan. 16, 2009, and $4 billion on Feb. 17 DETROIT -- The President and CEO of Ford Motor Co. received a pay package valued at $26.5 million in 2010, up 48 percent from 2009, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. Akerson, of course, is the CEO of General Motors, the former ward of the government that is now just a part-ward of the government. GM said today Akerson’s annualized target pay package is valued at $9 million. Akerson was named CEO just on September 1, so he didn’t pull in that whole package for the year. GM valued his actual 2010 compensation at $2.53 million, reported Deal Journal colleague Sharon Terlep. That figure includes $1.77 million in stock awards and a $566,667 salary just by way of comparison, one of Akerson’s predecessors — former GM CEO Rick Wagoner Jr. — pulled down total pay valued at $14.4 million for 2007, before GM fell apart and needed an unprecedented taxpayer-supported trip through bankruptcy court The highest-paid executive at Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, who is head of both Chrysler and Italy's Fiat, is not affected by the pay restrictions because he receives his salary from Fiat. The pay czar's filing showed that the second-highest paid executive at Chrysler will receive $500,000 in cash salary this year and total compensation of $1.18 million. yep sure looks like its all the unions fault
  12. wrong again The Truth: A spokesperson at the White House told that no such letter came from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. This eRumor may have been sparked in 2009 by a project with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service in Arizona in connection with the nation's Christmas tree that is destined for the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. Each year one of the 50 states contributes a huge tree for the occasion. In 2009, the Christmas tree was an 85-foot blue spruce from the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests in Arizona. As a part of the project, the Forest Service invited elementary students to send in 5,000 hand-made ornaments for the tree. The Alliance Defense Fund, which defends religious liberties, said that initial instructions for the students specified that the ornaments needed to be 9-12 inches tall, able to endure cold winter weather, include a loop of wire for hanging, be able to be seen at least 75 feet away, and could "not reflect religious or political themes." An outcry of protest resulted and the Forest Service rescinded the prohibition of religious themes saying that it was a mistake that it was ever communicated that way A spokesperson for the Alliance Defense Fund told that it program organizers that "The First Amendment does not allow government officials to exclude schoolchildren's ornaments for the capitol's Christmas tree merely because they communicate a religious viewpoint." Jim Payne, a U.S.D.A. Forest Service spokesman, said that the guidelines came from" old information posted on the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree website and has since been removed." Payne added that weather proofing and size are the only restrictions for the submitted ornaments. The Forest Service has the criteria for Christmas Ornaments posted on their website: Click for U.S.D.A Forest Service site. Christmas at the White House is annual tradition and each year volunteers assemble to deck the halls. Each year smaller Christmas trees are delivered to the White House to add to the holiday decoration throughout the mansion as well as one large tree to be placed and decorated in the Blue Room. The 2010 Christmas tree, an 18 1/2 foot Pennsylvania grown Douglas Fir, was delivered to the Executive Mansion on November 26th. Attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Posted by Megan Slack on November 03, 2011 at 04:11 PM EDT Want to attend this year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony? The event is free and open to the public, and will be held Thursday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m. on the Ellipse of President’s Park. Tickets are available through an online lottery system, open now through 10:00 a.m. EST on Monday, November 7.
  13. not to lazzy no more about him then most .. and that is nothing for 24 yrs of service and most of those never voted were just that he passes on more votes then he votes against
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