Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ecards for New Year's Greetings; Fluorescent lights cause fires; Americans fund each Chevy Volt sold with $250,000; Saudi children taught jihad techniques at school; Republican Senator Graham opines on dangers of new law; Just whose net worth is rising quickly?: Honor killing, not "Holiday blues"; Ethanol tax subsidy ends; Holder "regrets" false info to Congress; No joke! Americans pay for comedy tour in Mumbai; Iran "doesn't need to shut the Strait of Hormuz" at the time

Taking a page out of Obama's book, you can send an ecard on New Year's resolutions by going to the Republican National Committee website. One of many cards from which to choose, with a photo of our President: "Yes we can hope for change we can believe in because we can't wait to win the future!"  These really are well done, with Nancy Pelosi resolving to read the bills, Biden resolving to give Obama's teleprompter a try, and Harry Reid resolving to finally pass a budget after three years.
Each card has a good resolution!  This is free, but I suppose they do keep your email addresses.  I sent one to myself and can then forward it on, I assume.  It must be in response to Obama's asking supporters to give to him the email and home addresses of Republicans..

75 Cards Sent
-----------aid for by the Republican National Committee
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The UK Daily Mail writes: Compact fluorescent lamps, which will gradually replace traditional incandescent bulbs, are a fire hazard that could burn down your home, experts have warned.
The lamps (CFLs) use electricity to heat an element in the lamp’s base that leads the mercury vapor gas in the coils to emit light. 
But when a CFL can no longer produce light, the electronics in its base will still try to function, sometimes leading to overheating, smoke and fire.   In 2009, standards were revised for materials used in the plastic housing of the base of CFLs sold in North America. But millions are still in use that were produced before the change.
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Michigan Capitol Confidential reports: Each Chevy Volt sold thus far may have as much as $250,000 in state and federal dollars in incentives behind it – a total of $3 billion altogether, according to an analysis by James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
Personal Liberty reports: Textbooks used to teach Saudi Arabian children go beyond the basic reading and writing that Western schoolchildren are accustomed to; youngsters in the kingdom are learning to cut off the hands and feet of thieves, kill homosexuals and work toward the complete annihilation of Jewish people.
The textbooks, many of which issued for the 2010-2011 Saudi school year, teach 9th and 10th graders that women are weak and irresponsible and homosexuals should be put to death “because they pose a danger at society.” The books also encourage jihad. One text reads in part: “The hour (of judgment) will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. … There is a Jew behind me come and kill him,” according to Fox News.
From SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM's (SC-R) floor debate on the new law: As Congressman Paul stated, the bill requires absolutely no supporting
evidence to issue the order of detention, instead leaving it up to the whim
of the Executive Branch to act as Judge, Jury, and in some cases having
already decreed the power to assassinate Americans earlier in the year,
The danger behind allowing any law that includes such arbitrary terms, as
"belligerent act" simply cannot be overstated as the Department of Homeland
Security has already published multiple reports labeling those who support
the Constitution or protest the FEDERAL RESERVE to be "domestic
belligerents" and thus in the eyes of the federal government a threat to
National Security.
Fox News reports: How wealth of members of Congress has TRIPLED in 25 years - while average U.S. family has suffered a DROP in their worth
Median net worth of member of Congress rose from $280,000 to $725,000 between 1984 and 2009
Over same 25 years the wealth of the average U.S. family slipped from $20,500 from $20,600

The wealth gap between those governing the U.S. and the people they represent has dramatically widened, research shows.
It found that the median net worth of members of Congress rose 15 per cent from 2004 to 2010 as the net worth of the richest 10 per cent of the country remained for the most part flat.
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Bare Naked Islam reports: As usual, the media ignored the obvious honor-killing elements of this massacre. Aziz Yazdanpanah had lost control of his family. His wife had left him. His daughter was dating a non-Muslim. And he killed them all. Just as the Ft. Hood Jihadist Massacre was labeled “Workplace Violence,” the Obama-subservient  media are trying to pass off this mass honor killing  as “Holiday Blues.” 
Neighbors said the family was Muslim but had always hung Christmas lights on their home — except this year. . . .
But a more ominous portrait emerged of Yazdanpanah in interviews with some of his daughter’s other classmates.
“She would come to school crying and telling us her dad was crazy,” said Lacie Reed, 18. “He wouldn’t let her wear certain things. He was always taking her phone away, checking her call history and checking her text messages.”
Friends said Nona’s father had installed cameras all around the home so he could watch the family’s comings and goings. Others said he nailed her bedroom window shut so she could not sneak out at night and see her boyfriend.
Detroit News writes: United States has ended a 30-year tax subsidy for corn-based ethanol that cost taxpayers $6 billion annually, and ended a tariff on imported Brazilian ethanol.
Congress adjourned for the year on Friday, failing to extend the tax break that's drawn a wide variety of critics on Capitol Hill, including Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Critics also have included environmentalists, frozen food producers, ranchers and others.
The policies have helped shift millions of tons of corn from feedlots, dinner tables and other products into gas tanks.
Environmental group Friends of the Earth praised the move.
"The end of this giant subsidy for dirty corn ethanol is a win for taxpayers, the environment and people struggling to put food on their tables," biofuels policy campaigner Michal Rosenoer said Friday.
Examiner writes: US Attorney General Eric Holder is feeling the heat over Fast & Furious. His department oversaw a vast gunrunning operation that sent thousands of firearms to Mexican drug cartels.
The operation violated US law, Mexican law, and international treaties between the US and Mexico.
The Wall Street Journal even accused the DOJ of facilitating the sale of fragmentation grenades to Mexican drug cartels.
Internal memos show that Fast & Furious was a "false flag" operation to justify more gun control measures in the United States.

 Holder now tells the press that he "regrets" giving Congress false information in a letter about Fast & Furious. However he has yet to address accusations of perjury in his under oath testimony to Congress.
Expose Obama writes: The opening line is the story itself. Next week, three Indian-American comedians — Rajiv Satyal,Azhar Usman and Hari Kondabolu — hit the stage in Mumbai. They will be taking their “Make Chai Not War” jokefest to India for seven days of comedy shows and stand-up workshops.
By itself there is nothing particularly newsworthy about these three men hopping on a plane to tell jokes in India. Comedians cross borders (real and imaginary) every night.
What is making this tour unique enough to get international attention is that — wait for it — it’s being paid for by the United States government. [laugh track]…
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Reuters reports: "Anyone who threatens to disrupt freedom of navigation in an international strait is clearly outside the community of nations; any disruption will not be tolerated," the Bahrain-based fleet said in an e-mail.
Iran, at loggerheads with the West over its nuclear program, said on Tuesday it would stop the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf if sanctions were imposed on its crude exports.
"Closing the Strait of Hormuz for Iran's armed forces is really easy ... or as Iranians say, it will be easier than drinking a glass of water," Iran's navy chief Habibollah Sayyari told Iran's English-language Press TV on Wednesday.
"But right now, we don't need to shut it ...," said Sayyari, who is leading 10 days of exercises in the Strait.

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