Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Guns Guns And More Guns = More Killings



40 percent of purchasers avoid screening by obtaining their guns from private sellers, including those at gun shows.

Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, grievously wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, made an emotional plea on Wednesday for Congress to take action to curb gun violence, but a 
National Rifle Association executive said new gun laws "have failed in the past and they'll fail again."

"Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying - too many children. We must do something. It will be hard, but the time is now," said Giffords, who was accompanied by her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly. "You must act. Be bold, be courageous. Americans are counting on you."

Obama's proposals to curb gun violence include reinstating the U.S. ban on military-style assault weapons, limiting the capacity of ammunition magazines, and more extensive background checks of prospective gun buyers, largely to verify whether they have a history of crime or mental illness.

Witnesses and lawmakers at the hearing agreed on the constitutional right to own guns but clashed over Obama's proposals, particularly the call for universal background checks for all gun buyers. That is seen as the most likely restriction to gain bipartisan support in a sharply divided Congress.

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the powerful gun rights lobbying group the National Rifle Association, dismissed Obama's plan to close loopholes in the background check law.

"Let's be honest, background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them," LaPierre said.



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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Truth About Kevin Oleary - Report On Business



“If you walk down a street with Kevin, it’s like parting the Red Sea,” says Stuart Coxe, the television producer who cast Kevin O’Leary on Dragons’ Den in 2006. “It’s ‘Kevin!’ and high-fives.… We’ve never had someone like Kevin.”
O’Leary himself likes to tell the story of being buttonholed by a man in a bathroom at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport not long after Dragons’ Den went on the air. The stranger told O’Leary he was a “total asshole.” This is an anecdote that O’Leary relishes. It shows he’d arrived.


Mattel purchased TLC for about $4 billion in the spring of 1999. (Depending on how debt is considered, the figure ranges from $3.4 billion to $4.2 billion.) O’Leary took over as president of Mattel’s new TLC digital division, having received a hike in salary from $400,000 to $650,000 and an increase in his severance package from $2.1 million to $5.25 million. A few months after the sale went through, O’Leary sold most of his Mattel stock and pocketed nearly $6 million, according to a court document.
Weeks after the sale, CFRA produced a critical report on Mattel, claiming TLC was already experiencing collapsing revenue, a surge in receivables and a deterioration of operating cash flow. In the third quarter of 1999, Mattel expected profits of $50 million from the TLC division. When Mattel revised that estimate to a loss of between $50 million and $100 million, the announcement wiped out more than $2 billion in shareholder value in one day, as the company’s share price slid from nearly $17 to $11.69. The actual divisional loss for the quarter turned out to be $105 million; the next quarter, the loss was $206 million.
In November of 1999, O’Leary was fired, six months into a three-year contract. Four months later, Barad, the CEO, was forced out too. “There is nothing I can say to gloss over how devastating The Learning Company’s results have been to Mattel’s overall performance,” she said.

And I paraphrase but ..."In 2003, Mattel settled the lawsuit for $122 million—considered a “mega-settlement” by Cornerstone Research, a litigation consulting firm. O’Leary has sometimes been called a billionaire due to the size of the original deal. That overstates things: O’Leary in fact netted $11.2 million between his severance package and sale of his Mattel stock. The real money in the transaction was made by Bain and its partners...
...And some Dragons’ Den deals turn out differently than how they’re first conceived. Wendy Johannson and Claudia Harvey invented a glove that makes it possible to work in the garden without ruining one’s nails. They needed $50,000 when they went on the show in 2009. On-air, O’Leary agreed to give them the money in return for 3% of royalties. They eventually gave him 10% of their company, Dig It Apparel Inc. But the $50,000 never materialized. “When he said he’d like to have 10% for $50,000, I thought that would be a cash injection,” says Harvey. Instead, O’Leary offered the pair a line of credit, which Dig It has not used. “He’s never actually given us any money,” says Harvey. “He is acting as a face for our company. We can use his name and we can say ‘Kevin O’Leary is our business partner.’ For that, he has 10% of our company.” Harvey says they’re delighted with O’Leary’s participation and he has helped them expand their market and promoted their products."



Sunday, January 27, 2013

Amgen Gift Hidden In “fiscal cliff” bill approved three weeks ago by Congress


Vermont Lawmaker Moves to Repeal Protection for Drug Maker

A Vermont lawmaker on Wednesday introduced legislation that would repeal language passed into law in early January that benefits a California-based biotechnology company, saying the deal “confirms the American public’s worst suspicions of how Congress operates.”
The bill introduced by Representative Peter Welch, Democrat of Vermont, would eliminate the two-year delay in Medicare price restraints that Amgen, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., sought as part of the legislation to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. The provision protects certain oral drugs, including Amgen’s Sensipar, from Medicare price controls, costing the federal government perhaps as much as $500 million in the coming two years.
This special protection, first detailed in The New York Times, was supported by the two top members of the Senate Finance Committee — Senator Max Baucus, Democrat of Montana, and Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah — who are major recipients of campaign contributions from Amgen and its employees.
Aides for the senators, and a spokeswoman for Amgen, said the delay in the price controls was necessary to protect kidney dialysis patients, because so many other changes are already taking place in the way Medicare covers this care. They dismissed any suggestion that the provision was related to political contributions, saying the change was good public policy.
“Patient access to necessary treatments would be compromised,” Kelley Davenport, an Amgen spokeswoman , said in a written statement Wednesday, defending the provision and opposing any repeal.
But critics called the provision an unnecessary giveaway to Amgen.


Amgen Guilty Plea...


Amgen Agrees to Pay $762 Million for Marketing Anemia Drug for Off-Label Use



December 18, 2012 Amgen pleaded guilty to illegally marketing the drug and agreed to pay $762 million in criminal penalties and settlements of whistle-blower lawsuits. Amgen was “pursuing profits at the risk of patient safety,” Marshall L. Miller, acting United States attorney in Brooklyn, said in a telephone news briefing on Tuesday. ... But the repeal of the provision has little chance of becoming law unless a much larger number of lawmakers sign on to the effort, and then move to attach the repeal to some other piece of related legislation moving through the House.

The New York Times Article

Three weeks later they were given this gift...


Amgen Gets a Gift From Congress



Saturday, January 26, 2013

Investors shrug at pie in the sky plans to mine asteroids, moon Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/01/26/investors-shrug-at-pie-in-sky-plans-to-mine-asteroids-moon




A slew of space entrepreneurs are trying to convince investors that there's gold -- and platinum and other precious minerals -- inside asteroids, just waiting to be mined.

It's a claim some venture capitalists fear might just be an investor black-hole, however.
One entrepreneurial venture, Deep Space Industries, this week unveiled a somewhat fantastic plan that utilizes as early as 2015 a fleet of micro-satellites to explore potential asteroid mining sites. When it identifies a few of them, the company will deploy larger spaceships to harness them and ultimately drag them back to Earth for mining and processing.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/01/26/investors-shrug-at-pie-in-sky-plans-to-mine-asteroids-moon/#ixzz2J61MOclt

Monday, January 21, 2013

Obama Renews Oath for 2nd Term Ceremonial



WASHINGTON — Barack Hussein Obama renewed his oath of office at midday Monday, ceremonially marking the beginning of another four years in the White House and calling for “fidelity to our founding principles” while also embracing “new responses to new challenges.”

Crowds that were expected to reach about 600,000 people assembled on the National Mall in front of the Capitol, eager to witness the start of the president’s second term. Mr. Obama, 51, was formally sworn in during a small private ceremony at the White House residence on Sunday, the date constitutionally mandated for inauguration.


Mr. Obama declared that the country was “made for this moment,” but said that the nation must confront the needs of a rising middle class. And he acknowledged that the often divisive and combative politics of today have sometimes fallen short of the size of the country’s problems.
“For now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay. We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate,” Mr. Obama said. “We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect.”





Sunday, January 20, 2013

Obama begins 2nd term...



Obama officially begins his second term with oath

Washington Post - ‎8 minutes ago‎

Barack Hussein Obama officially began his second term as the nation's 44th president Sunday, taking the oath of office in a lowkey ceremony at the White House

The Batmobile from the 1960s television show is set for the auction block this weekend


 The one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura (above)concept car was originally 
created by a design team at Ford Motor Co.'s Lincoln styling department.


Car customizer George Barris, 87, stands next to the original Batmobile at Barris Kustom Industries in North Hollywood. Barris designed the car for the 1966 television show
 "Batman," which starred Adam West and Burt Ward.

The iconic Batmobile from the 1960s television show is set for the auction block this weekend. The midnight-black and fluorescent-red-pinstriped car that Adam West's Batman used to battle villains in Gotham will be up for grabs Saturday at a Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. There is a reserve price for the car, but neither the auction house nor the car owner, famed car customizer George Barris, would confirm the lowest dollar amount they would accept. But auction organizers have indicated it's in the multimillion-dollar range. 





Saturday, January 19, 2013

'Blue Monday?' Most depressing day of the year is either Jan 14 or Jan 21



'Blue Monday?' Most depressing day of the year is either Jan 14 or Jan 21

The theory of Blue Monday dates back to 2005, when UK psychologist Cliff Arnall created an elaborate mathematical formula to calculate the most miserable day of the year

The theory of Blue Monday dates back to 2005, when UK psychologist Cliff Arnall created an elaborate mathematical formula to calculate the most miserable day of the year. Thanks to the day's perfect storm of drab weather, holiday bills, and wrecked New Year's resolutions, motivational levels, the idea goes, hit an all-time low. The result: feeling depressed, being inactive, and eating too many carbohydrates.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/today-blue-monday-article-1.1239879#ixzz2ITEnrdt9

Algerian Army Secures Complex; 23 Hostages Reported Dead



The Algerian army stormed a natural-gas complex deep in the Sahara desert Saturday, ending a lethal and often chaotic four-day siege by suspected Islamist militants that Algeria said left 23 hostages and 32 militants dead.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Exposing Attawapiskat By The Source Ezra Levant

Why are people in Attawapiskat so poor? Why are some kids living in leaky shacks? It’s because Chief Spence and her boyfriend are living high off the hog, unfortunately this has been ignored by the Media Party. 

THE SOURCE

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Obama Jokes About Jack Lew Signature


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Does Not Agree Lee Harvey Oswald Acted Alone



Remarkable revelation, a murder that's been studied more than any other in history, conspiracy theorists saying his assassination by lee harvey oswald was part of a bigger plot and the stunning assertion that robert kennedy also believed it. This is the foundation of the warren commission's claim of a lone assassin. Reporter: The 1991 blockbuster film "jfk" highlighted and fueled the conspiracy theory surrounding one of the darkest days in american history.

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Treasury, Fed oppose using platinum coin to avoid debt ceiling

Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Treasury Department and Federal Reserve oppose the idea of minting platinum coins as a way to avoid the U.S. debt ceiling, according to a statement from Treasury spokesman Anthony Coley.
“Neither the Treasury Department nor the Federal Reserve believes that the law can or should be used to facilitate the production of platinum coins for the purpose of avoiding an increase in the debt limit,” Coley said in an e-mailed statement yesterday.


NRA Rejects White House Gun Strategy...



"We don't think any of those things work," he said in appearance on CNN's "State of the Union." "You should absolutely be able to compromise on things that accomplish the purpose. Our objection to those things is that they interfere with people's rights without doing anything to solve the problem."   NRA representative Keene

NRA Views Conflict With White House ...


WASHINGTON -- Just two days before Vice President Joe Biden delivers a comprehensive set of recommendations on gun policy, National Rifle Association President David Keene rejected the reported outline of suggestions Sunday and dismissed any ban on assault weapons or high-capacity magazines as a non-starter.
"We don't think any of those things work," he said in appearance on CNN's "State of the Union." "You should absolutely be able to compromise on things that accomplish the purpose. Our objection to those things is that they interfere with people's rights without doing anything to solve the problem."
Biden on Tuesday is expected to issue a series of proposals to address gun violence, in response to last month's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Based on initial reports, the White House will make more comprehensive background checks a priority and continue to push for the reinstatement of an assault weapons ban.
But despite having an NRA representative present for a meeting with the vice president last week, Keene doesn't foresee his organization and the White House reaching an agreement on how to proceed.
On Sunday, he called for a greater focus on mental health and said those who are mentally ill and potentially dangerous should be placed on a list of people prohibited from purchasing firearms. He did not raise the NRA's initial suggestion to place armed guards in schools across the country, which was not only met with widespread criticism but has also proven to be ineffective in prior mass shootings.

San Diego police shot and critically wounded a gunman who was hiding in a movie theater.




San Diego police shot and critically wounded a gunman who was hiding in a movie theater.

Police stormed into a screening of "Les Miserables" at the Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain around 3:50 p.m. Saturday and confronted 20-year-old Tom Billodeaux of Escondido, Calif.

The suspect was initially cooperative and out his hands up, however police said he then dropped his hand and appeared to reach for the gun his lap. An officer fired, hitting Billodeaux in the arm and chest.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/police-storm-san-diego-theater-shoot-armed-suspect-18201558

IT’S a baby boomer’s nightmare. One moment you’re 40-ish and moving up, the next you’re 50-plus and suddenly, shockingly, moving out — jobless in a tough economy


Over 50, and Under No Illusions



“Shame on you if you’re not thinking every single year, ‘What’s my next step?’ ” says Pamela Mitchell, a career coach and author. “It’s magical thinking not to do this.”


Too young to retire, too old to start over. Or at least that’s the line. Comfortable jobs with comfortable salaries are scarce, after all. Almost overnight, skills honed over a lifetime seem tired, passé. Twenty- and thirty-somethings will gladly do the work you used to do, and probably for less money. Yes, businesses are hiring again, but not nearly fast enough. Many people are so disheartened that they’ve simply stopped looking for work.
For millions of Americans over 50, this isn’t a bad dream — it’s grim reality. The recession and its aftermath have hit older workers especially hard. People 55 to 64 — an age range when many start to dream of kicking back — are having a particularly hard time finding new jobs. For a vast majority of this cohort, being thrown out of work means months of fruitless searching and soul-crushing rejection.





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