What does this say about us as a country. If an ordinary citizen breaks the law, its the book. If you are in a position of power, can be a company executive or US congress and above, well the laws you are sworn to uphold don't apply to yourself. The way this article reads, they want to investigate to see if anything was illegal. Enough information has come out to support the contention these actions are illegal. What is needed is an investigation to gather information to prosecute. It will… Continue
Houston Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada was charged Tuesday with lying to the US Congress about taking a performance-enhancing substance. Tajeda is expected to plead guilty to lying to a Congressional investigation about taking steroids and about knowledge of other players taking… Continue
Added by Marklar on February 12, 2009 at 1:35am —
Americans aren't known for their support for many things outside of their country, but their support, and especially American politicians' support for Israel is legendary. The Israeli press and… Continue
NEW YORK – As the Obama administration attempts to push through Congress a nearly $1 trillion deficit spending plan that is weighted heavily toward advancing typically Democratic-supported social welfare programs, a rebellion against the growing dominance of federal control is beginning to spread at the state level.
Google will announce its entry Tuesday into the small but growing business of "smart grid," digital technologies that seek to both keep the electrical system on an even keel and reduce electrical energy consumption.
Google is one of a number of companies devising ways to control the demand for electric power as an alternative to building more power plants. The company has developed a free Web service called PowerMeter that consumers can use to track energy use in their house or… Continue
It is getting bad. It can't be ignored any longer. This needs to stop right now. STFU with the white terrorist crap Special Ops. The real danger is from the drug cartels over the border, now happily within our borders. And the touchy feely are worried about how we shouldn't bother, but let the people from our southern border in, grow up. For all those of you who are naive, the cartel is happy if we would leave the border open. The US gov. needs to stop us jerking around and send armed military… Continue
JERUSALEM - Arms-smuggling is just the start. The tunnels dug into the sandstone, to bring goods from Egypt into Gaza have become a central component of both sides' economies. Everything from food to medicine to cigarettes to livestock to, yes, weapons are snuck back-and-forth. Israeli human rights group… Continue
Added by Maas on February 9, 2009 at 4:53pm —
U.S. Taxpayers Risk $9.7 Trillion on Bailouts as Senate Votes
By Mark Pittman and Bob Ivry
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The stimulus package the U.S. Congress is completing would raise the government’s commitment to solving the financial crisis to $9.7 trillion, enough to pay off more than 90 percent of the nation’s home mortgages.
The Federal Reserve, Treasury Department and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have lent or spent almost $3 trillion over the past two… Continue
John Riley: Long Island/Queens Congressman Gary Ackerman — who sounds like he would make a pretty good blogger — went off on a panel of witnesses from the SEC yesterday, accusing them of total incompetence in failing to discover what was going on with Bernie Madoff.
This being the same outraged Ackerman who, as a member of the House Financial Services Committee, did such a great job in discovering the entire economy was about to… Continue