Obama Bails Out Boehner: Monster Spending Bill Passes House

Posted on December 12, 2014

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President Barack Obama bailed out House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday night. After the House embarrassed Boehner by almost killing his 1,774-page $1.1 trillion cromnibus bill on a purely procedural vote earlier in the day, House Democrats pitched in to provide the votes to pass it. “My job tonight is to say thank you and […]

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Bitcoin Bust: Empty Wallets

Posted on December 12, 2014

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – After skyrocketing to more than a thousand dollars in price late last year and attracting global attention, bitcoin, the leading digital currency, has stalled. Figures obtained by Reuters show that while “wallets” – cyberspeak for accounts – are being created at a steady clip, many of them are empty. Analysts also […]

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Don’t Call It Torture, Says CIA Flack

Written by Gary North on December 11, 2014

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No, no, no: it was not torture. It was merely EIT. EIT? What’s EIT? “Enhanced interrogation techniques.” See? That didn’t hurt, did it? Just rename it. The CIA flack who appeared on the PBS News Hour hastened to tell us what a great job the CIA did to keep America safe. The CIA stopped a […]

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Your Car Is Spying on You

Written by Gary North on December 11, 2014

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You know about the “black box” (actually orange) that is on every jetliner. This lets the government know what happened after a crash. You know — the four boxes that somehow were never recovered in the 9-11 investigations. Remember now? Well, your car has one. Your car tracks you, if you have a new car. […]

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Bush Knew All About the CIA’s Activities — Cheney

Posted on December 11, 2014

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Former US President George W Bush was “fully informed” about CIA interrogation techniques condemned in a Senate report, his vice-president says. Speaking to Fox News, Dick Cheney said Mr Bush “knew everything he needed to know” about the program, and the report was “full of crap”. The CIA has defended its use of methods such […]

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The ObamaCare Tax: Fooling the Rubes Once Again

Written by Robert Murphy on December 11, 2014

Near the end of his treatise on economics, Ludwig von Mises wrote: There is no means by which anyone can evade his personal responsibility. Whoever neglects to examine to the best of his abilities all the problems involved voluntarily surrenders his birthright to a self-appointed elite of supermen. In such vital matters blind reliance upon […]

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Boehner Buckles, Gives Dems the Fiscal Farm: $1.1 Trillion

Written by Gary North on December 10, 2014

John Boehner wants to give Obama everything Obama wants — a huge spending bill: $1.1 trillion. This will fund the full fiscal year, not for two months until the Republicans take over the Senate. Senate Democrats are not budging. Why should they? Boehner is giving them the farm. Republicans won in November. ‘Twas a famous […]

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CIA Hammered, But Its Budget Will Grow, as Always

Written by Gary North on December 10, 2014

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The folks at the CIA are chanting this: “Budget cuts will break our bones, but Feinstein cannot hurt us.” The CIA and NSA have been hammered all year. But the public does not know what the government spends on them. Congress does not know. Their budget are never publicly cut. Never. The Washington Post Reports: […]

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Boondoggle on Mars Produces Zilch and Hype

Written by Gary North on December 10, 2014

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American taxpayers are forced to spend billions of dollars on boondoggles sent to Mars because evolutionists figure that if they can just find signs of life on Mars, they can forever silence Christians and orthodox Jews, who annoy them. “Special creation? Not hardly!” This is why every report on Mars comes with an obligatory statement […]

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