Louisiana missed out on millions of dollars in oil and gas extraction taxes from 2009 to 2012 because of a faulty collection and refund process at the Department of Revenue.
The Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office found several problems with the state’s monitoring and refunding of the severance tax, which is levied on natural resources removed from the ground or water.
The amount spent by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) since 2007 on a program to identify suspicious airplane passengers: $900 million.
The number of terrorists arrested as a result of this expenditure: zero.
That is the inescapable conclusion of a General Accountability Office (GAO) study released in November and subsequent congressional testimony by GAO’s director of homeland security and justice, Stephen M. Lord.
Of course, we’ve already reported on how in spite of all the time Mr. Hope and Change has held the reigns, you’re no safer. Now, we see the TSA has wasted $900 million and not even bagged us one terrorist. Think Obama’s just trying to APPEAR to take terrorism seriously?
We’re closed to visit our home herd.
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar might soon be worshipped in a temple planned in his name in Bihar state.
Only a few miles separate the Baltimore neighborhoods of Roland Park and Upton Druid Heights. But residents of the two areas can measure the distance between them in years—twenty years, to be exact. That’s the difference in life expectancy between Roland Park, where people live to be 83 on average, and Upton Druid Heights, where they can expect to die at 63.
Underlying these gaps in life expectancy are vast economic disparities. Roland Park is an affluent neighborhood with an unemployment rate of 3.4 percent, and a median household income above $90,000. More than 17 percent of people in Upton Druid Heights are unemployed, and the median household income is just $13,388
We’ve already reported about how the rich get more yet paying less. All that money not only gets them better creature comforts and housing, and better medical care. In retrospect, it’s obvious that this will yield longer life, which in turn gives them even more opportunities to acquire wealth, knowledge, and power and subsequently pass it on to their children. How can the poor and middle class ever even come close? There’s nothing fair about it – the rich have us all beaten down out of the gate. But there’s mooore, including a quote from an MD, as follows:
“The lower people’s income, the earlier they die and the sicker they live,” testified Dr. Steven Woolf, who directs the Center on Society and Health at Virginia Commonwealth University. In America, people in the top 5 percent of the income gradient live about nine years longer than those in the bottom 10 percent. It isn’t just access to care that poor Americans lack: first, they are more likely to get sick. Poor Americans are at greater risk for virtually every major cause of death, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes. As Woolf put it, “Economic policy is not just economic policy—it’s health policy.”
Isn’t that wonderful – they not only live longer and have more conmforts, they enjoy less time being sick! But they do they even care if a few cattle, err slaves, die – just as long as what they want gets done and there’s enough to breed to keep the herd going, right? Class Warfare!? Anyone who says that needs to realize the rich already won class wars.
The White House has confirmed US President Barack Obama was briefed on impending problems with his signature healthcare law’s website months prior to its October launch.
Senior administration officials heard recommendations made by consulting firm McKinsey & Co in March.
They warned of many of the issues that arose once the website went live.
Those ongoing glitches have caused much lower-than-anticipated enrolment figures for Obamacare.
So, Obama lied about ObamaCare, his wife’s friend’s company got a juicy no bid contract, and now to top it off, he knew the website wouldn’t work and yet pushed it out anyway rather than avoid a government “shutdown”? Wouldn’t it be better to negotiate, delay for 6 months or a year, the techies can fix the website and avoid the “shutdown”? Of course, our Dear Fuhrer Barack Hussein Obama is so awesome at prioritizing.
Earlier this year, a senior Nato decision maker told me that he had seen intelligence reporting that nuclear weapons made in Pakistan on behalf of Saudi Arabia are now sitting ready for delivery.
US domestic crude oil production has exceeded oil imports for the first time since 1995, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The EIA said petroleum imports were at their lowest since 1991, partially due to surging domestic oil production from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
In October, US crude oil output averaged at 7.7 million barrels per day (bpd).
The EIA says it expects output to exceed 8.8 million bpd by 2014.
The domestic oil boom has been due mostly to fracking, a new technique used to get oil from shale deposits in locations like North Dakota and Texas.
Now if oil production is up so much, why are we working people still paying over $3.00 a gallon for gas? According to what they want you to believe about Capitalism, the supply went up, therefore the price should go down. But did it? Why not? It didn’t go down because the rich owners of the oil company control the price, don’t you think?
Syrian rebel fighters linked with Al Qaeda have asked for “understanding and forgiveness” after mistakenly beheading one of their allies and putting the head on display.
In a video posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham were shown holding up the head of what they thought was a supporter of President Bashar Assad before a crowd in Aleppo, The Telegraph reported.
After the video was posted, the head was recognized as belonging to Mohammed Fares, a member of Ahrar al-Sham, a well-established rebel group that regularly fights alongside the Islamic State of Iraq, according to the report.
So these terrorists/rebels can’t even behead the “right” person, and King Barack Hussein Obama wants to back them? I don’t know who is more stupid, these terrorists or Obama! It could be worse, we could be facing smart terrorists!
The uproar over the cancellations has ensnared the White House for weeks, shining a spotlight on Obama’s previous promise that people who liked their insurance plans can keep them.
“This fix won’t solve every problem for every person. But it’s going to help a lot of people,” the president said at the White House.