NEW POLL SHOWS ENGLAND WANTS ITS GUNS BACK

May 31, 2013

The United Kingdom is often held up as a successful example of gun control by those on the left.  But a recent poll by the Daily Telegraph, one of England’s most widely-read publications, shows Britons themselves are far from sold on the laws.

In a poll asking readers what laws they would like to see introduced or changed, an overwhelming number of voters chose “repeal the ban on hand guns and re-open shooting clubs.”

“After all, why should only criminals be ‘allowed’ to possess guns and shoot unarmed, defenceless citizens and police officers?” reader Colliemum wrote.

Click to see the chart of voter’s votes. This was earlier, so the results change.

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It didn’t take too many beheadings to figure out what was needed to be fixed.


Social Security Cash Flow Suddenly Negative

June 13, 2010

Remember when Bush tried to reform Social Security, and the donks jumped all over him for scare mongering? Well the scare mongerel is now at the door … One of the many features of Obammunism and his shutting down the US economy. We should be proud we have national health care rationing. And a federal government bankrupt and too big too fail.

Michale Barone reports:

Here’s something I didn’t know, from financial blogger Bruce Krasting (via John Ellis): Social Security tax receipts for the first half of 2010: $346.9 billion; Social Security benefits payments for the same period: $347.3 billion. Before this year, projections have always been that Social Security wouldn’t cross that line into negative cash flow for five years or so. Now it’s a reality. Congress has been spending Social Security’s positive cash flow for years. Now there’s no positive cash flow to spend.

To see how the negative trend has accelerated, consider the same figures for the first half of 2009: Social Security tax receipts were $366.0 billion and Social Security benefits payments were $334.3 billion. A positive cash flow of $31.7 billion has disappeared in the course of just 12 months. Scary.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

U.S. and BP slow to accept Dutch expertise

June 11, 2010

Three days after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, the Dutch government offered to help.

It was willing to provide ships outfitted with oil-skimming booms, and it proposed a plan for building sand barriers to protect sensitive marshlands.

The response from the Obama administration and BP, which are coordinating the cleanup: “The embassy got a nice letter from the administration that said, ‘Thanks, but no thanks,’” said Geert Visser, consul general for the Netherlands in Houston.

Now, almost seven weeks later, as the oil spewing from the battered well spreads across the Gulf and soils pristine beaches and coastline, BP and our government have reconsidered.

U.S. ships are being outfitted this week with four pairs of the skimming booms airlifted from the Netherlands and should be deployed within days. Each pair can process 5 million gallons of water a day, removing 20,000 tons of oil and sludge.

At that rate, how much more oil could have been removed from the Gulf during the past month?

The uncoordinated response to an offer of assistance has become characteristic of this disaster’s response. Too often, BP and the government don’t seem to know what the other is doing, and the response has seemed too slow and too confused.

Federal law has also hampered the assistance. The Jones Act, the maritime law that requires all goods be carried in U.S. waters by U.S.-flagged ships, has prevented Dutch ships with spill-fighting equipment from entering U.S. coastal areas.

“What’s wrong with accepting outside help?” Visser asked. “If there’s a country that’s experienced with building dikes and managing water, it’s the Netherlands.”

Even if, three days after the rig exploded, it seemed as if the Dutch equipment and expertise wasn’t needed, wouldn’t it have been better to accept it, to err on the side of having too many resources available rather than not enough?

BP has been inundated with well-intentioned cleanup suggestions, but the Dutch offer was different. It came through official channels, from a government offering to share its demonstrated expertise.

Many in the U.S., including the president, have expressed frustration with the handling of the cleanup. In the Netherlands, the response would have been different, Visser said.

There, the government owns the cleanup equipment, including the skimmers now being deployed in the Gulf.

“If there’s a spill in the Netherlands, we give the oil companies 12 hours to react,” he said.

If the response is inadequate or the companies are unprepared, the government takes over and sends the companies the bill.

While the skimmers should soon be in use, the plan for building sand barriers remains more uncertain. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal supports the idea, and the Coast Guard has tentatively approved the pro-ject. One of the proposals being considered was developed by the Dutch marine contractor Van Oord and Deltares, a Dutch research institute that specializes in environmental issues in deltas, coastal areas and rivers. They have a strategy to begin building 60-mile-long sand dikes within three weeks.

That proposal, like the offer for skimmers, was rebuffed but later accepted by the government. BP has begun paying about $360 million to cover the costs. Once again, though, the Jones Act may be getting in the way. American dredging companies, which lack the dike-building expertise of the Dutch, want to do the work themselves, Visser said.

“We don’t want to take over, but we have the equipment,” he said.

While he battles the bureaucracy, the people of Louisiana suffer, their livelihoods in jeopardy from the onslaught of oil.

“Let’s forget about politics; let’s get it done,” Visser said.

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Don’t worry, your healthcare will be fine … If there are problems we can get the Katrina relief people to help.


WOW, This is Just Weird

June 11, 2010

Finally… 60 SPILLION GALLONS LATER: OBAMA TO MEET WITH BP CHAIRMAN — But, he still won’t meet with the CEO!

This fellow is just downright alien.


How To Recognize — EPIC FAIL ?

June 7, 2010

Caracas stocks reached a record 52 week high on essentially very little volume, as financial stocks rose, but the absence of most brokers after the largest and most important were taken over by the government has ground activity to a halt, making specific changes in prices essentially irrelevant.

Volume was so low that just a few thousand dollars were traded all week for any local issue.

Three stocks moved up: Banco Provincial, Sivensa and Mercantil Servicios Financieros.

The Caracas Stock Index closed at 63,281, up 14.90% for the year, but down -42.55% in US dollar terms after a January devaluation.

Any similarity to Obammunsim is purely accidental.


Obamacare’s Cooked Books and the ‘Doc Fix’

May 26, 2010

Oabama-Speak, the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. Some see it as a gift, others recognize it for what it is, just lies. When will the government lies cease.

Everybody knew Obamacare was nothing more than a gigantic lie from the start. The quality of care would sink, rationing would be result, and the lines would just grow and grow — And costs would be through the roof. But now as the hard evidence on just how big a fraud the whole was, it is becoming breathtaking in the scope of the lies.

It’s going to be tough to live with Obamacare, that’s why it takes so long before disaster strikes. That way the jug eared liar has left the scene. Repeal is the only solution.

More here:


What He Really Meant

May 16, 2010

I bet this is not what you thought he meant:

People close to him knew exactly what he meant, and what he intended to do, and were ecstatic at the opportunity to vote for him.  The vast majority of the black community who voted for him had no idea what he meant, but voted for him anyway because he was black.  Southern Democrats had no idea what he meant, but voted for him anyway because he was not a Republican.  Independents thought he meant that he would “change” the process in Washington and offer some “hope” for political integrity.

What he meant is now painfully clear: Obama is on a mission to transform the government of the United States of America into a government based on Marxist principles, acting to achieve Marxist objectives, using the Marxist tactic: whatever it takes.

The fundamental change Obama promised is this: a change from America’s historic Constitutional Republic form of government, to a new, modernized Marxism delivered in little bites with nifty new sound-good names:  health-care reform; card-check; smart growth; cap-and-trade; comprehensive planning; and a laundry list of additional schemes, plans, and programs, all designed to tighten the government noose around the neck of every citizen.

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