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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is asking Congress to raise taxes on the wealthy and cut Medicare costs to provide health care for the uninsured while making the just-enacted $400 tax cut for most workers permanent. In his first budget blueprint, Obama proposes setting aside $634 billion over the next decade to expand government subsidized health coverage — a little more than half the money needed to ensure that every American gets medical care.
Obama is also expected to ask Congress for an additional $75 billion to cover the costs of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through September.
The disclosures came from three administration officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the budget won't be made public until Thursday.
Obama's budget proposal would effectively raise income taxes and curb tax deductions on couples making more than $250,000 a year, beginning in 2011. By not extending former President George W. Bush's tax cuts for such wealthier filers, Obama would allow the marginal rate on household incomes above $250,000 to rise from 35 percent to 39.6 percent, said an administration official.
The plan also contains a contentious proposal to raise hundreds of billions of dollars by auctioning off permits to exceed carbon emissions caps Obama wants to impose on users of fossil fuels to address global warming. Some of the revenues from the pollution permits would be used to extend the "Making Work Pay" tax credit of $400 for individuals and $800 for couples beyond 2010 as provided in the just-passed economic stimulus bill.WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is asking Congress to raise taxes on the... more
ApocaLust Now! or, Why Are So Many People Horny for Armageddon? or, Do Bugs in a Rug Going Up a Vacuum Cleaner Believe The Rapture(TM) is at Hand?
Why are so many people horny for Armageddon?
It doesn't matter how crazy your rationale is. If you claim that the world is going to end, people will believe it. If you're feeling especially randy, you can even name some specific and very near moment that humanity's doom will be sealed. Don’t worry when the time comes and goes and the end doesn’t arrive. Just revise your prophecy and the followers will be back, hungry for more of your apocalyptic visions.
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2012. The end of the world. Will you be LEFT BEHIND? "Vice presidential contender Sarah Palin told ABC in an interview to air Thursday that she's not going to leave national politics if she doesn't enter the White House in January, fueling speculation that she's considering running for President in 2012. "I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we've taken...I'm not doin' this for naught," Palin told ABC's Elizabeth Vargas on being asked. CNN's Dana Bash told cohort Wolf Blitzer that a senior McCain advisor was rendered "speechless" by Palin's comment. "There was a long pause, and then I just heard a 'Huh.' on the other end of the phone. I mean, this is certainly not a surprise to anybody who has watched Sarah Palin that she is interested in potentially...a future national run. Certainly she is being urged to by a lot of people inside the Republican Party if they do lose."
2012. The end of the world. Will you be LEFT BEHIND? "Vice presidential... more
ANP: Would biblical prophecies influence Palin's foreign policy positions? Nobody's asking her so far.
Does Sarah Palin believe in the Anti-Christ? Does she believe true Christians will be whisked up to heaven sometime in the near future? Does she expect Jesus to come back to earth in our lifetimes and battle the armies of Satan? Would biblical prophecies about Armageddon influence her foreign policy positions on Israel and Russia? These are urgent questions the media have failed to ask. According to Chip Berlet, a leading expert on the Christian right, mainstream reporters tend to view apocalyptic fundamentalists as a "silly little side show" in American political life, when, in fact, one of their own may soon be a heartbeat away from the most powerful office in the world.
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This is clear evidence that we need Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Willis, and the best deep core drilling team in the whole world to protect us.This is clear evidence that we need Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Willis, and... more
Members of Joel's Army are fighting to bring about the millennial reign of Christ.
..."Joel's Army believers are hard-core Christian dominionists, meaning they believe that America, along with the rest of the world, should be governed by conservative Christians and a conservative Christian interpretation of biblical law. There is no room in their doctrine for democracy or pluralism."....Members of Joel's Army are fighting to bring about the millennial reign of... more
A band of pre-eminent scientists and war-fighters has concluded that the nation's military might isn't powerful enough for the 21st Century; and so the National Research Council (NRC), an independent, congressionally-chartered body charged with assessing scientific issues, is urging the Pentagon and Congress to get cracking on developing a weapon capable of hitting any target in the world within an hour of being launched.
The NRC's Committee on Conventional Prompt Global Strike Capability believes that there are threats (like nuclear terrorism) that the Pentagon's fleets of attack planes and missiles cannot handle and which have to be stopped with the immediacy of the push of a button by a future U.S. President. It's not quite a "death ray" but it's the closest existing technology can get to that fantasy weapon. Still, skeptics roll their eyes and say that the report's authors are like a bunch of junior high school boys who have seen all the James Bond movies and believe that if a weapon can be built, it must be built.
To be sure, there are serious arguments both for and against developing such a system. Part of the justification is that the U.S. military already has such a capability. Unfortunately, it's nuclear, which renders it worthless for anything but Armageddon. But for about $1 billion, over the next three years, the nation could convert some Trident missiles — now limited to carrying nuclear warheads in their submarine launchers — to non-nuclear weapons. The plan favored by the NRC panel would replace two of the 24 nuclear missiles on each of the Navy's 12 Trident subs with conventional-armed missiles.
The plan backed by the panel calls for putting up to four non-explosive "dispersible kinetic energy projectiles" atop each missile. Each GPS-guided projectile would contain about 1,000 tungsten rods that would strike the target at a mile a second (a fuse could spew them more widely across the ground, with less impact, or let all 250 pounds hit the same point for maximum destruction). The force of a single rod, the report says, would be similar to that of a hefty 50-caliber bullet. The lack of any explosive would generate precise mayhem, "comparable to the type of limited damage caused by meteor strikes," it adds.
Sounds nifty, until you read the fine print. It notes that Pentagon studies "indicate that in most cases, a single CTM [Conventional Trident Modification] KEP [Kinetic Energy Projectile] will have a high kill probability against fixed soft targets if target geolocation accuracy and guidance, navigation, and control accuracy are as predicted.
Beyond picking off terrorists and nuclear warheads stuck at border crossings, the report cites a couple of potentially cataclysmic events where a conventional strike from out of the blue could save the day. The system would be perfect for destroying an enemy missile carrying a nuclear warhead on its launch pad (apparently, the NRC has some doubts about the effectiveness of the nation's "Star Wars" missile shield and the utility of hundreds of warplanes). It would also be ideal for taking out an unexplained super-weapon (perhaps an electro-magnetic pulse nuclear bomb) that could lead to the "loss of numerous satellites crucial to U.S. command and control."
The report does point out one area of potential trouble in its own proposal. Deploying two kinds of missiles together in the same submarine "raises at least the possibility of an accidental launch of a nuclear weapon instead of the intended launch of a conventional weapon because... prompt global strikes may often allow little time for second checks.A band of pre-eminent scientists and war-fighters has concluded that the nation's... more
ANP: John Hagee gets a new "face", but is it really still the same old song and dance?
American News Project: In late May, after three months of deliberation, John McCain called Pastor John Hagee "crazy" and renounced his endorsement. But Hagee has come back stronger than ever -- thanks to friends like William Kristol, Joe Lieberman . . . and the public relations firm W5, which also represents Microsoft, Snoop Dogg and Pamela Anderson. This week in Washington, D.C., Hagee's non-profit organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), brought together five thousand supporters of the bedeviled pastor, and a new regime of media relations was much in evidence. Hagee avoided issues that have caused controversy in the past (Armageddon, homosexuals, God's purposes for the Holocaust, Hurricane Katrina, etc.). By pulling back the veil and conducting unauthorized interviews with several of Hagee's Christian Zionist followers, ANP reveals the fanatical ideology that still lies behind the CUFI's more restrained rhetoric.ANP: John Hagee gets a new "face", but is it really still the same old song... more
Three separate groups of scientists have used different computer simulations to predict the same frightening outcome. It is possible the massive gravitational pull of Jupiter could put the planet Mercury on a collision course with Earth.
The findings indicate that the solar system is not as stable as previously thought and that Mercury is susceptible to being pulled around on its orbit. This could lead to one of four scenarios:
Scenario 1: Mercury will crash into the Sun
Scenario 2: Mercury will be ejected from the solar system altogether
Scenario 3: Mercury will crash into Venus
Scenario 4: Worst-case-scenario, Mercury will crash into Earth.
Any such collision would spell the end for pretty much everything on the planet. The last time such a collision occurred the resulting debris formed the Moon. BUT, don’t start worrying just yet. There's only about a 1% chance that any of this will happen before the Sun becomes a red giant billions of years from now (and destroys life on Earth anyway).Three separate groups of scientists have used different computer simulations to... more
The bastard child of Judaism and Christianity, led by Yisrayl “Buffalo Bill” Hawkins, believes that they are the sole chosen people, saved from their version of the Armageddon. Avid followers have even changed their name to Hawkins, to show their support. Problem is, they think Armageddon is due tomorrow. If you want to be saved, I’d do it now. You know, if you’re crazy…The bastard child of Judaism and Christianity, led by Yisrayl “Buffalo... more
Nico Marquardt used telescopic findings from the Institute of Astrophysics in Potsdam to calculate that there was a 1 in 450 chance that the Apophis asteroid will collide with Earth, which is a bit scarier that the 1 in 45,000 NASA predicted.
If the asteroid hits in 2036, it will create a ball of iron and iridium 320 metres (1049 feet) wide and weighing 200 billion tonnes, which will crash into the Atlantic Ocean.
As Queen Latifah says in the film 'Taxi' - "Buckle up motherf**ker!" We have 28 years left. Maybe.Nico Marquardt used telescopic findings from the Institute of Astrophysics in Potsdam... more
I really like this photography studio called Institutional Green, their slogan is "finding beauty in the dissonance."
I really love this image because it really sums up what I am feeling about what mainstream television and network news and reality TV is all about.
People in this world have latched onto television as though it were the de facto truth teller. If its on the network news its got to be true. Which also means that if it's not on the network news, ah then it must be at the very least a lie and better yet a conspiracy. These people are watching this tube and they are doing everything it tells them to do; it creates confusion in their minds so they are always asking themselves "what do I do?" It exploits all their fears and vulnerabilities in order to assault their senses and manipulate their minds; to control their thoughts.
It demands obedience by showing us why we aren't happy and how to make ourselves happier if only we consume. It constantly is telling us that we are not good enough because we have body odor, we don't pee enough or we pee too much, we don't have enough hair or it isn't shinny enough, our bodies are too fat, we are ugly, we are over worked and need a vacation, we need to buy life insurance because we are definitely going to die some day, etc, and etc, and etc. I am sure many of you can think of dozens of commercial examples that would have demonstrated these things.
Television has become the god, the mighty oracle that validates reality for millions of people all over the world. It is the most powerful medium because it can speak volumes in seconds. It can make or break anyone at any time. There are but a few who control and wield such power and they are the corporations that own the airwaves and they ultimately decide the reality they want us to accept.
However on Current TV we have something entirely different than that so I don't entirely agree with the statement "kill your TV" because I can see that TV is the most powerful medium and what we need are more voices, more channels of communication. We need more current TV channels so more voices can be heard through this medium.
Demand equal access to the GOD so we can help to wake up GOD's children (metaphorically speaking of course!)I really like this photography studio called Institutional Green, their slogan is... more
A Geological Exploration of an E2 Earthen Planet And the H2 Human Species
Author: B Billy Marse, Professional Geologist
www.H2onE2.com is an exploration of the universe, geology, climate, biology, humans, psychology, folklore and ancient structures to uncover the beginning and disclose the end of linear western religion. The true DaVinci Code behind the bible is not a supreme spiritual power but a scientific record of climate change described as Glacial Respiration. The Greek philosophers originated the practice of communicating a hidden idea or message in the short story format, as a metaphor. In the bible, metaphors conceal historic climate change within the fanciful stories. The theory of Glacial Respiration explains the myth behind the Holy Grail, structures such as the Great Pyramids, Stonehenge, Easter Island and is the knowledge that was collected in the Jewish Ark of the Covenant.
The environmental changes of Glacial Respiration determine all biological evolution and can explain why higher forms of intelligent humans developed. Further, Glacial Respiration releases the secret hidden by the Knights Templars, Masonic Order and all religions. Uncovers an advanced Blue-Blooded semi-industrial Atlantian Civilization that was built and destroyed many times over for the last million years. The book ends with an explanation of how linear western religion will be physically ended and describes the construction of the doomsday device capable of fulfilling its own self defining prophesy, âRevelationsâ. H2onE2 is a mind-expanding experience that stimulates the soul, instinct, intellect and is an almanac to the past, present and future of humanity. Rise, awaken and evolve into H3 human consciousness.
As a Professional Geologist, I attempted to link the Dust Bowl/Great Depression to a pre-glacial condition or mechanism and ended up writing the book H2onE2. I felt that there was a strong connection between the Dust Bowl and transition back into Glacial Winter. I did notice that my professors scientifically crumbled every time I mentioned the relationship. I could not go back in time or locate indisputable proof. The proof came from understanding all educational disciplines including history and theology. I soon discovered that all religious text both eastern and western continually described significant climate change conditions relating to Glacial Respiration. For years I fought off mixing science and religion until I discovered that the origins of all religions were founded or created to help humans psychologically survive the harsh earthen environment. Without reason I soon accepted that the world's complicated religions were the same. This came true and I continued to write and discover. Everything came into place as though I was unlocking a 10,000-year-old puzzle. I also realized this puzzle was opened before I discovered it, by someone else, some other group. If so, further understanding of this knowledge might be extracted from significant historical events. Lastly, this is the vital information needed to make future predictions.
Book Review from Allen Kime owner of Matrix Bookstore
Well, I finished your book and I must say it is an astounding piece of work. I consider it one of the most insightful I've ever read. Provocatively frank and profoundly informative, it is the equivalent of (or exceeds) "Holy Blood, Holy Grail".
, your book will remain one of my prized possessions.
Darwin suggested that perhaps evolution was accelerated at times. While he didn't offer any explanation how it could be possible... you did.
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"Let’s forget about search for a moment, and Microsoft’s obvious need to buy a leading online company or face extinction.
Microsoft’s proposed $45 billion buy of Yahoo would give the Redmond, Wash company control over a top open source e-mail company, open source projects and an open source infrastructure. On September 17 of 2007, Yahoo bought Zimbra for $350 million. Yahoo’s infrastructure is built on BSD. Yahoo has released a myriad of software to the open source community and even sponsors some open source projects.
So this deal would put Microsoft directly into the open source software business."
I believe this is the 3rd sign of Armageddon......................."Let’s forget about search for a moment, and Microsoft’s obvious need... more
How rude! Don't u hate when a friend swings thru town but doesn't stop by and say Hi? Where did 2007 TU24 learn its manners? I bet his mom would not approve.
But thankfully we will not have to go Armageddon on it and the planet will stay intact. The asteroid has no chance of hitting us. But, apparently an asteroid of 2007 TU24's size will impact the Earth every 37,000 years. Guess the timing just ain't right. Unfortunately, u'll need at least a medium-sized telescope to catch a glimpse as the asteroid goes by.
How rude! Don't u hate when a friend swings thru town but doesn't stop by... more
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Thursday ruled out the possibility of an impact between an asteroid and the Earth. The asteroid, believed to be between 500 and 2,000 feet wide, is expected to pass within 334,000 miles of Earth next Tuesday, said scientists at the JPL in Pasadena, Los Angeles.The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Thursday ruled out the possibility of an impact... more
Scientists, astronauts, and former NASA division directors will be meeting next month to develop an alternative to the Bush administration's Vision for Space Exploration.
They want to modify the United States' space exploration plans to focus on asteroid missions rather than a lunar base.
Here's to hoping theres a rag-tag group of oil drillers out there who are Earths only salvation!Scientists, astronauts, and former NASA division directors will be meeting next month... more
Writing in the early 1960s, Heinlein accurately predicted the existence of enormous Evangelical/Fundamentalist megachurches as corporate entities controlling their own television networks and other businesses, similar to the Moral Majority, the Christian Coalition, and other historical entities.
I highly suggest everybody should read this book. Or download it from Audible.
Stranger in a Strange LandWriting in the early 1960s, Heinlein accurately predicted the existence of enormous... more
I just came from seeing the movie that has got many in the Catholic and Evangelical Christian Communities in an uproar. The film is about a totalitarian government that has control of both the political and religious institutions. It is called the Magesterium. According to Mrs. Coulter, the part played by Nicole Kidman, the job of the Magesterium is to tell people what to do and what to think for their own good. However, disobedience is dealt with swiftly and painfully.
The story tells us that their are many parallel universes with their own unique realities. However the Magesterium wishes to be able to cross over from one universe to the other so that they can eventually control all the universes; all of them. This is megalomania to the extreme and on steroids.
I can see why Religions like the Catholics and the Evangelicals are afraid of this movie. One of the witches in the movie says that "a war is coming, you may not think that it is your war but it is your war, you just don't know it yet." Sam Elliot who plays a character named Lee Scorsby asks the witch, "what is this here quarrel all about?" And she responds, "Nothing less than your free will."
Catholic and Evangelical religion is about taking away your free will and bringing it under the authority of the church. That is why this story hits home because the Magesterium is very much like their own authority.
The Alethiometer is a device that helps you to find out the truth. In my view the Alethiometer is an allegory for our own conscience, when it is properly tuned to the source of all life, it acts as an internal compass to guide us and to protect us from lies.I just came from seeing the movie that has got many in the Catholic and Evangelical... more