Sexually Deviant Teacher Costs L.A. Schools $170 Million

Posted on November 22, 2014

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Once lawyers began digging into Mark Berndt‘s past, they discovered a three-decade pattern of odd behavior and complaints about the teacher that school administrators either missed or ignored. Both students and teachers had complained about the popular elementary school teacher who was eventually convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students. On Friday, the Los Angeles […]

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“Break Up Google,” Threatens EU. (Better Yet, Break Up the EU.)

Posted on November 22, 2014

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The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group’s power. The gambit increases the political pressure on the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, to take a tougher line on Google, either in its antitrust investigation into the company […]

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Warning: Fat Kids Can’t Join, Says Pentagon

Posted on November 22, 2014

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Unhealthy eating habits could become an issue of national security. The Department of Defense says that obesity is affecting the number of Americans eligible to serve in the military. Recruiting for our military is facing a growing challenge. “I am very concerned about the reduced number of men and women who can meet all of […]

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Found: 30,000 Missing IRS Emails of Lois “5th Amendment” Lerner

Posted on November 22, 2014

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Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of […]

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2015: Another Year in Afghanistan

Posted on November 22, 2014

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Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, according to reports. Previously, the president had said US-led NATO combat operations would finish at the end of this year. The NATO follow up mission, to take over on January 1 […]

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Some Republican Should Announce Today: “I Am Running to Repeal Obama’s Amnesty.”

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2014

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This is a moment of opportunity. Some Republican Senator or Governor should announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President in 2016. He should announce his reason: “I will repeal by executive order President Obama’s executive action granting amnesty to five million illegal aliens.” That announcement would make him the front-runner. It would galvanize […]

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China’s Communist Regime vs. the Hackers

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2014

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In an article about the Chinese government’s massive firewall to restrict social media in China, the following statistic was reported: there are 1.4 billion Chinese, and 632 million of them are online. I would not place too much credence in the specificity of these figures, but the general estimates are probably correct. Something in the […]

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Dumb Money: “Buy an S&P 500 Index Fund and Hold”

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2014

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The S&P 500 closed at 1527 on March 24, 2000. (Intraday high: 1553) Go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ inflation calculator. It is here.  Type in 1527 into the box. Select 2000.  Click “Calculate.”  This number appears: 2105.  That is where the S&P 500 should be to compensate for price inflation. This is break-even, […]

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The $5 Million Retired Cop

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2014

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So, you think America’s local governments are not going to go bankrupt. Think again. When Bobby Deal retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office last month, he did so with the promise of a nest egg worth at least $4.9 million, a sum he’ll be paid over the next 25 years. Deal now earns nearly 50 […]

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