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This new partnership will also include all 3 of Danny R. Butcher's (aka High Plains Pundit) internet radio shows, Nightly Review, The Danny R. Butcher Show, and Sunday Night Sports Talk.


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Friday, September 28, 2012

Creating an iPhone App You Need

Keeping up with technology can be one of the most important parts of your economic future. Whether you are opening up a company, building a website, or staking out in the economy on your own, knowing how to best utilize the newest in trends and tech can be the key difference between success and failure. With the electronic world changing so quickly, staying on top of what your consumers wants makes a big difference, especially when you are trying to market a new product or site. Since this is the case, you will want to do your research to find which trends and tech can help you further your goals and figure out how to get there. 

This is especially the case with the iPhone. Cell phone technology is progressing at a rapid pace and can provide you the opening market that your business can use for its own expansion. Now that the iPhone 5 is out, you want to make sure to keep up with the trend that Apple has set. The iPhone has become particularly popular in society and if you tap into this market, you will be able to get your message out there to millions of potential customers. Of course, one of the most popular features on the iPhone includes the thousands of apps that are available for the phone. These can be a great tool to get a message across to the many people looking for the newest in web and other services. Getting the correct app to best convey your business or site can make a massive difference in sales or conversion, especially among the younger demographic. If you want to tap into this market, make sure that you do research on who or what company can provide you with your own custom apps, like Blue Whale, an iPhone app developer.

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Finding the Right Attorney

Having proper legal representation is not just something that is relevant in television or movies. Making sure that you are on top of things legally can be one of the most important decisions of your life-- not just for you, but also for your family and loved ones. They are counting on you to be prepared in case of issues arising out of legal action or property transfer. This can especially be the case if you or your family has a lot of property or liquid assets that could be contested in a court of law. With the right representation, you can help craft a better oriented plan for wealth management and transfer. The more experience that you and your attorney have are clear assets towards building the foundation needed for the next step in your financial life. This can also cause peace of mind as you know that your assets are in good hands.

When you are considering which attorney's law firm to choose from, there are certainly many choices. This is just one of many reasons that proper research will come in so handy in your final decision. If you are looking for or facing North Palm Beach Probate Litigation, you need to make sure that the attorney that you choose has the right education, certification, and experience for your case. Sometimes attorneys with the right specialization can help you significantly more than those without. Whether you are dealing with the legal management of your family, company, or foundation, the right lawyer can make all the difference. This is especially the case when you are cataloging or transferring any wealth. Doing your proper research can be a large help in this field, so make sure that you and your family are ready for anything that comes their way. You will be happy that you did.

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Video: Fox News Airs Suicide Live



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Thursday, September 27, 2012

LIFE IN THE ASSYLUM


 THE "DEBATES" WILL BE CRUCIAL

As Election Day draws near [remember when we used to have an Election Day? Now, of course, we must have “early voting,” typically beginning before any “debates” have taken place, and this year almost beginning before the party conventions, and late voting, sometimes called “provisional votes,” and, of course, the obligatory post-election orgy of litigation] . . . where was I? Oh, yes . . . Election Day draws near. And we are relentlessly told that “The ‘Debates’ will be crucial.” We are told this by such reliable sources as Bill Clinton, speaking from such reliable outlets as TalkingPointsMemo.com .

We are also told this by large numbers of our elite Republican leadership, our astute conservative talking heads, pundits, and commentators, so it must be true. Thus we must prepare for these crucial events. Let’s get Gov. Romney a coach to prepare him . . . how about Ted Olson? Ted Olson might be a smart guy, but his claim to fame is that he has argued forty-some cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. For those who do not know, a Supreme Court argument will be about the case before the Court, you will answer the question you are asked, and you will stop when your limited time is up.

You will not be asked any questions about your wife, or about a remark you made six months ago at a dinner party. You are not likely to be asked any questions by Candy Crowley. Much more likely you will get questions from Justice Scalia. One looks in vain among this year’s “moderators” for a questioner like Antonin Scalia.

But this is crucial, so let’s keep getting ready. What are we looking at? The Commission on Presidential “Debates” seems to be in charge. It describes itself as a “bi-partisan” organization. It declares the location, format, and topic of each “debate,” and selects the “moderators.” The “moderators” in turn determine the questions to be asked. Nothing if not consistent, this years “moderators” are from ABC News, CBS News, CNN, & PBS News. When is the last time Brit Hume was selected as a moderator?

The October 16 “debate,” a “town meeting” format, will be at Hofstra University. Hofstra has hosted before. Washington University in St. Louis, one of the most left wing institutions in the country, has hosted three times. When is the last time a venerable institution like Hillsdale College has hosted? Our contributors to the “bi-partisan” Commission are certainly looking out for us.

The town meeting participants will be undecided voters. Has anyone reading this column heard the Howard Stern interviews with actual undecided voters? The most amazing thing about it is how indistinguishable it is from the Saturday Night Live parody. And these guys will be asking the questions on October 16.

We, as represented by our elite Republican leadership, couldn’t get rid of Newt Gingrich fast enough. Newt Gingrich, who had demonstrated an absolute mastery of handling the left-wing “moderators.” Now, having given the left everything it could possibly have wanted in four “debates,” we must sweat out these crucial events. At the very least, we should make several last minute demands:

1.  Insist that every time the word “debate” or “debates” appears, including on the lavishly decorated sets, in commercial breaks, and in any TV, internet or print promotions, it must appear in scare quotes, as shown in this article.

2.  Before any “moderator” can ask his or her first question, he or she must declare who he or she voted for in 2008, who he or she intends to vote for in 2012, and the amount of money he or she has contributed to the Magnificent One or any of his PACs.

3.  Each moderator must agree to prevail upon his or her network to not declare the Magnificent One the winner until at least one half-hour after the end of the “debate.”  

Unfortunately we will not make those or any other demands. The "debates" will be a joke. Obama will be declared the winner of three of them, Biden of the fourth. God help us all.


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R.I.P. America - Obama Phones = Obama Votes

Just a guess here, but I think she is part of the 47%.  It is shameful that so many people will willingly give away their liberties for a cell phone.


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ahmadinejad: Mahdi to Return 'Soon'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is nothing if he not consistent. He believes that the 12th Imam of Islam, the Mahdi, will return with Jesus to convert the world to the Muslim faith. He has built a highway to a well in Iran that the Mahdi is supposed to emerge from and belongs to the Twelver Shi'a faith. Now he brings these beliefs to the United Nations. In his speech to the body today, he slammed 'Zionism' while stating his belief in the Mahdi.
The date of his return is not known, but Ahmadinejad indicated that he felt the arrival would come quickly, telling delegates: “Now we can sense the sweet scent and the soulful breeze of the spring, a spring that has just begun.” Some critics of Iran’s Islamic regime have expressed concern that messianic Shiite beliefs might drive leaders like Ahmadinejad to seek an apocalyptic confrontation with those he sees as foes of God’s will on Earth. But at the United Nations he insisted the Mahdi’s return would bless all, not just “a specific race, ethnicity, nation or a region, a spring that will soon reach all the territories in Asia, Europe, Africa and the U.S.”
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Finding the Best in Toronto Web Design

It is no secret that we built Pundit Press ourselves from a template on blogger. In certain circumstances, building a site from scratch is a viable option. However, if you are looking for a well crafted site that can be done quickly and professionally, there are options out there for the busiest of people and the smallest of budgets. If you are planning to build a site for a business, foundation, personal use, or organization it is important to only have the best in resources at your disposal to get the job done. Finding a company that can offer you the best in SEO services, design for any template or site type is exactly what a growing group or business needs. Take advantage of the many options on the web out there for your tastes. Do your research to find the prices of what projects you are looking for and a portfolio of past work that can show you what you can expect in quality and site reliability.

Say you need Web Design Toronto as many other people do. Getting into a metropolitan area's internet listings while having a professional looking site can be a daunting task for an individual-- especially without a lot of experience in building web sites. In this case, there are professionals out there with the knowledge and experience to not only get the job done quickly, but with the quality that you expect for such a task. Do your research and find the web design company that fits in best with your short and long term goals-- where you want your site to start at and where you think it should end up in a year or two. Doing the proper planning and research can make a big difference in the end. You'll be happy you did.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Saving for Your Small Business

Growing a small business can be a daunting task, especially when you are just starting out. With the advent of the internet, it is easier than ever to take resources from across the globe and use it to grow yourself in a practical manner while keeping the quality of your service. In the fast changing world of the economy, you should always want to save as much money as possible, especially when you are figuring how to get into your niche market. In these cases, you can take advantage of some of the resources out there for websites and small businesses. If you do not have either of these yet, some of these ideas can help spur you towards a successful launch!

One of the ways you can do this is through the use of online promo codes and Yahoo small business coupons. These can be very handy, especially when dealing with web hosting and working with the larger website companies. Take advantage of these Yahoo small business coupon codes. Like if you want to host your .com domain for only $1.99:


Or if you want to save 50% on your Yahoo! Web Hosting Services for the first three months:

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Finding Mortgage Education

In today's economy, much of the activity comes from bank activity. The ability for financial institutions to spur on the credit market and supplement working capital is one of the key ways the economy works. There are many advantages in working with your bank and finding out how to best use its resources to your short and long term advantage. Finding out as much as you can about the mortgage and lending markets can be a valuable thing for you, your family, or your organization.

Finding efficient ways to become compliant in the mortgage broker business can be a large step forward for you, whether it is for you as an individual, or a small to large mortgage company. These can be a great way to get the education necessary quickly and easily. There are sites out there that can give you the education necessary to take advantage of the next moves on the lending market while being in compliance with rules and laws. A site like Training Pro can be just what you need to jump start your education in this area. In the aftermath of new regulations and laws, like the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Mortgage Licensing Act, originators of mortgage loans are obligated to pre-licensing and continual education in the field. Finding a site that can give you those necessary steps will save you time, energy, and stress. That extra time and energy you can put into growing your business and helping to make it succeed. And removing any stress from your life can be a real advantage for anyone, especially if you are in a fast paced, changing market like the mortgage originator field. Take advantage of all of these resources at your fingertips and make sure that you are successful, with education and training to back you up.

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Jewish Democratic Assemblyman from Brooklyn Endorses Romney

 Maybe we'll see this in the national media...

The coalition that elected Barack Obama has just gotten a little smaller. Depending on different demographic groups for re-election, Obama has just lost part of the Jewish vote. Brooklyn, New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind is fed up with the President. He has broken with his party an has endorsed Mitt Romney. Further, he will campaign on his behalf.

Hikind was tired of the way President Obama treated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Hikind also endorsed Republican Bob Turner in the special election last year to replace Anthony "Weiner" Weiner.

“Israel is under the gun. Israel is the target of Iran. Israel’s existence is being threatened. And Obama doesn’t have time to meet with the Israeli PM? It’s insulting. It’s degrading. This president scares me,” Hikind said.

“I’m a Democrat but not a knee-jerk Democrat. I’m only loyal to America and the survival of Israel.”
Hikind backed President Bush in 2004 and John McCain in 2008.

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Transcript of President Obama's Speech to UN 9/25/2012

Mr President, Mr Secretary-General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentleman: I would like to begin today by telling you about an American named Chris Stevens.
 
Chris was born in a town called Grass Valley, California, the son of a lawyer and a musician. As a young man, Chris joined the Peace Corps, and taught English in Morocco. He came to love and respect the people of North Africa and the Middle East, and he would carry that commitment throughout his life. As a diplomat, he worked from Egypt to Syria; from Saudi Arabia to Libya. He was known for walking the streets of the cities where he worked - tasting the local food, meeting as many people as he could, speaking Arabic and listening with a broad smile.
 
Chris went to Benghazi in the early days of the Libyan revolution, arriving on a cargo ship. As America's representative, he helped the Libyan people as they coped with violent conflict, cared for the wounded, and crafted a vision for a future in which the rights of all Libyans would be respected. After the revolution, he supported the birth of a new democracy, as Libyans held elections, built new institutions, and began to move forward after decades of dictatorship.
 
Chris Stevens loved his work. He took pride in the country he served, and saw dignity in the people he met. Two weeks ago, he travelled to Benghazi to review plans to establish a new cultural centre and modernise a hospital. That's when America's compound came under attack. Along with three of his colleagues, Chris was killed in the city he helped to save. He was 52 years old.
 
I tell you this story because Chris Stevens embodied the best of America. Like his fellow Foreign Service officers, he built bridges across oceans and cultures, and was deeply invested in the international co-operation that the United Nations represents. He acted with humility, but stood up for a set of principles - a belief that individuals should be free to determine their own destiny, and live with liberty, dignity, justice, and opportunity.
 
The attacks on our civilians in Benghazi were attacks on America. We are grateful for the assistance we received from the Libyan government and the Libyan people. And there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. I also appreciate that in recent days, the leaders of other countries in the region - including Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen - have taken steps to secure our diplomatic facilities, and called for calm. So have religious authorities around the globe.
 
But the attacks of the last two weeks are not simply an assault on America. They are also an assault on the very ideals upon which the United Nations was founded - the notion that people can resolve their differences peacefully; that diplomacy can take the place of war; and that in an interdependent world, all of us have a stake in working towards greater opportunity and security for our citizens.
 
If we are serious about upholding these ideals, it will not be enough to put more guards in front of an Embassy; or to put out statements of regret, and wait for the outrage to pass. If we are serious about those ideals, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of this crisis. Because we face a choice between the forces that would drive us apart, and the hopes we hold in common.
 
Today, we must affirm that our future will be determined by people like Chris Stevens, and not by his killers. Today, we must declare that this violence and intolerance has no place among our United Nations.
 
It has been less than two years since a vendor in Tunisia set himself on fire to protest the oppressive corruption in his country, and sparked what became known as the Arab Spring. Since then, the world has been captivated by the transformation that has taken place, and the United States has supported the forces of change.
 
We were inspired by the Tunisian protests that toppled a dictator, because we recognised our own beliefs in the aspirations of men and women who took to the streets.
 
We insisted on change in Egypt, because our support for democracy put us on the side of the people.
 
We supported a transition of leadership in Yemen, because the interests of the people were not being served by a corrupt status quo.
 
We intervened in Libya alongside a broad coalition, and with the mandate of the UN Security Council, because we had the ability to stop the slaughter of innocents; and because we believed that the aspirations of the people were more powerful than a tyrant.
 
And as we meet here, we again declare that the regime of Bashar al-Assad must come to an end so that the suffering of the Syrian people can stop, and a new dawn can begin.
 
We have taken these positions because we believe that freedom and self-determination are not unique to one culture. These are not simply American values or Western values - they are universal values. And even as there will be huge challenges that come with a transition to democracy,  I am convinced that ultimately government of the people, by the people and for the people is more likely to bring about the stability, prosperity, and individual opportunity that serve as a basis for peace in our world.
 
So let us remember that this is a season of progress. For the first time in decades, Tunisians, Egyptians, and Libyans voted for new leaders in elections that were credible, competitive, and fair. This democratic spirit has not been restricted to the Arab World. Over the past year, we have seen peaceful transitions of power in Malawi and Senegal, and a new President in Somalia. In Burma, a President has freed political prisoners and opened a closed society; a courageous dissident has been elected to Parliament; and people look forward to further reform. Around the globe, people are making their voices heard, insisting on their innate dignity, and the right to determine their future.
 
And yet the turmoil of recent weeks reminds us that the path to democracy does not end with the casting of a ballot. Nelson Mandela once said: "To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." True democracy demands that citizens cannot be thrown in jail because of what they believe, and businesses can be opened without paying a bribe. It depends on the freedom of citizens to speak their minds and assemble without fear; on the rule of law and due process that guarantees the rights of all people.
 
In other words, true democracy - real freedom - is hard work. Those in power have to resist the temptation to crack down on dissent. In hard economic times, countries may be tempted to rally the people around perceived enemies, at home and abroad, rather than focusing on the painstaking work of reform.
 
Moreover, there will always be those that reject human progress - dictators who cling to power, corrupt interests that depend upon the status quo; and extremists who fan the flames of hate and division. From Northern Ireland to South Asia; from Africa to the Americas; from the Balkans to the Pacific Rim, we've witnessed convulsions that can accompany transitions to a new political order. At times, the conflicts arise along the fault lines of faith, race or tribe; and often they arise from the difficulties of reconciling tradition and faith with the diversity and interdependence of the modern world. In every country, there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening; in every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask how much they are willing to tolerate freedom for others.
 
That is what we saw play out the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. It is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well - for as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that has welcomed people of every race and religion. We are home to Muslims who worship across our country. We not only respect the freedom of religion - we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe. We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them.
 
I know there are some who ask why we don't just ban such a video. The answer is enshrined in our laws: our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech. Here in the United States, countless publications provoke offense. Like me, the majority of Americans are Christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. Moreover, as President of our country, and Commander-in-Chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so. Americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views - even views that we disagree with.
 
We do so not because we support hateful speech, but because our Founders understood that without such protections, the capacity of each individual to express their own views, and practice their own faith, may be threatened. We do so because in a diverse society, efforts to restrict speech can become a tool to silence critics, or oppress minorities. We do so because given the power of faith in our lives, and the passion that religious differences can inflame, the strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression, it is more speech - the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy, and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect.
 
I know that not all countries in this body share this understanding of the protection of free speech. Yet in 2012, at a time when anyone with a cell phone can spread offensive views around the world with the click of a button, the notion that we can control the flow of information is obsolete. The question, then, is how we respond. And on this we must agree: there is no speech that justifies mindless violence.
 
There are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. There is no video that justifies an attack on an Embassy. There is no slander that provides an excuse for people to burn a restaurant in Lebanon, or destroy a school in Tunis, or cause death and destruction in Pakistan.
 
More broadly, the events of the last two weeks speak to the need for all of us to address honestly the tensions between the West and an Arab World moving to democracy. Just as we cannot solve every problem in the world, the United States has not, and will not, seek to dictate the outcome of democratic transitions abroad, and we do not expect other nations to agree with us on every issue. Nor do we assume that the violence of the past weeks, or the hateful speech by some individuals, represents the views of the overwhelming majority of Muslims- any more than the views of the people who produced this video represent those of Americans.
 
However, I do believe that it is the obligation of all leaders, in all countries, to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism. It is time to marginalise those who - even when not resorting to violence - use hatred of America, or the West, or Israel as a central principle of politics. For that only gives cover, and sometimes makes excuses, for those who resort to violence.
 
That brand of politics - one that pits East against West; South against North; Muslim against Christian, Hindu, and Jew - cannot deliver the promise of freedom. To the youth, it offers only false hope. Burning an American flag will do nothing to educate a child. Smashing apart a restaurant will not fill an empty stomach. Attacking an Embassy won't create a single job. That brand of politics only makes it harder to achieve what we must do together: educating our children and creating the opportunities they deserve; protecting human rights, and extending democracy's promise.
 
Understand that America will never retreat from the world. We will bring justice to those who harm our citizens and our friends. We will stand with our allies and are willing to partner with countries to deepen ties of trade and investment; science and technology; energy and development - efforts that can spark economic growth for all of our people, and stabilise democratic change. But such efforts depend upon a spirit of mutual interest and mutual respect. No government or company; no school or NGO will be confident working in a country where its people are endangered. For partnership to be effective, our citizens must be secure and our efforts must be welcomed.
 
A politics based only on anger -one based on dividing the world between us and them - not only sets back international cooperation, it ultimately undermines those who tolerate it. All of us have an interest in standing up to these forces. Let us remember that Muslims have suffered the most at the hands of extremism. On the same day our civilians were killed in Benghazi, a Turkish police officer was murdered in Istanbul only days before his wedding; more than ten Yemenis were killed in a car bomb in Sana'a; and several Afghan children were mourned by their parents just days after they were killed by a suicide bomber in Kabul.
 
The impulse towards intolerance and violence may initially be focused on the West, but over time it cannot be contained. The same impulses toward extremism are used to justify war between Sunnis and Shia, between tribes and clans. It leads not to strength and prosperity but to chaos. In less than two years, we have seen largely peaceful protests bring more change to Muslim-majority countries than a decade of violence. Extremists understand this. And because they have nothing to offer to improve the lives of people, violence is their only way to stay relevant. They do not build, they only destroy.
 
It is time to leave the call of violence and the politics of division behind. On so many issues, we face a choice between the promise of the future, or the prisons of the past. We cannot afford to get it wrong. We must seize this moment. And America stands ready to work with all who are willing to embrace a better future.
 
The future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt - it must be claimed by those in Tahrir Square who chanted "Muslims, Christians, we are one." The future must not belong to those who bully women - it must be shaped by girls who go to school, and those who stand for a world where our daughters can live their dreams just like our sons. The future must not belong to those corrupt few who steal a country's resources - it must be won by the students and entrepreneurs; workers and business owners who seek a broader prosperity for all people. Those are the men and women that America stands with; theirs is the vision we will support.
 
The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: "Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit."  Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support.
 
Among Israelis and Palestinians, the future must not belong to those who turn their backs on the prospect of peace. Let us leave behind those who thrive on conflict, and those who reject the right of Israel to exist. The road is hard but the destination is clear - a secure, Jewish state of Israel; and an independent, prosperous Palestine. Understanding that such a peace must come through a just agreement between the parties, America will walk alongside all who are prepared to make that journey.
 
In Syria, the future must not belong to a dictator who massacres his people. If there is a cause that cries out for protest in the world today, it is a regime that tortures children and shoots rockets at apartment buildings. And we must remain engaged to assure that what began with citizens demanding their rights does not end in a cycle of sectarian violence.
 
Together, we must stand with those Syrians who believe in a different vision - a Syria that is united and inclusive; where children don't need to fear their own government, and all Syrians have a say in how they are governed - Sunnis and Alawites; Kurds and Christians. That is what America stands for; that is the outcome that we will work for - with sanctions and consequences for those who persecute; and assistance and support for those who work for this common good. Because we believe that the Syrians who embrace this vision will have the strength and legitimacy to lead.
 
In Iran, we see where the path of a violent and unaccountable ideology leads. The Iranian people have a remarkable and ancient history, and many Iranians wish to enjoy peace and prosperity alongside their neighbours. But just as it restricts the rights of its own people, the Iranian government props up a dictator in Damascus and supports terrorist groups abroad. Time and again, it has failed to take the opportunity to demonstrate that its nuclear program is peaceful, and to meet its obligations to the United Nations.
 
Let me be clear: America wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe that there is still time and space to do so. But that time is not unlimited. We respect the right of nations to access peaceful nuclear power, but one of the purposes of the United Nations is to see that we harness that power for peace. Make no mistake: a nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained. It would threaten the elimination of Israel, the security of Gulf nations, and the stability of the global economy. It risks triggering a nuclear-arms race in the region, and the unravelling of the non-proliferation treaty. That is why a coalition of countries is holding the Iranian government accountable. And that is why the United States will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
 
We know from painful experience that the path to security and prosperity does not lie outside the boundaries of international law and respect for human rights. That is why this institution was established from the rubble of conflict; that is why liberty triumphed over tyranny in the Cold War; and that is the lesson of the last two decades as well. History shows that peace and progress come to those who make the right choices.
 
Nations in every part of the world have travelled this hard path. Europe - the bloodiest battlefield of the 20thcentury - is united, free and at peace. From Brazil to South Africa; from Turkey to South Korea; from India to Indonesia; people of different races, religions, and traditions have lifted millions out of poverty, while respecting the rights of their citizens and meeting their responsibilities as nations.
 
And it is because of the progress I've witnessed that after nearly four years as President, I am hopeful about the world we live in. The war in Iraq is over, and our troops have come home. We have begun a transition in Afghanistan, and America and our allies will end our war on schedule in 2014. Al-Qaeda has been weakened and Osama bin Laden is no more. Nations have come together to lock down nuclear materials, and America and Russia are reducing our arsenals. I've seen hard choices made - from Naypyidaw to Cairo to Abidjan - to put more power in the hands of citizens.
 
At a time of economic challenge, the world has come together to broaden prosperity. Through the G-20, we have partnered with emerging countries to keep the world on the path of recovery. America has pursued a development agenda that fuels growth and breaks dependency, and worked with African leaders to help them feed their nations. New partnerships have been forged to combat corruption and promote government that is open and transparent. New commitments have been made through the Equal Futures Partnership to ensure that women and girls can fully participate in politics and pursue opportunity. And later today, I will discuss our efforts to combat the scourge of human trafficking.
 
But what gives me the most hope is not the actions of leaders - it is the people I've seen. The American troops who have risked their lives and sacrificed their limbs for strangers half a world away. The students in Jakarta and Seoul who are eager to use their knowledge to benefit humankind. The faces in a square in Prague or a parliament in Ghana who see democracy giving voice to their aspirations. The young people in the favelas of Rio and the schools of Mumbai whose eyes shine with promise. These men, women and children of every race and every faith remind me that for every angry mob that gets shown on television, there are billions around the globe who share similar hopes and dreams. They tell us that there is a common heartbeat to humanity.
 
So much attention in our world turns to what divides us. That's what we see on the news, and that consumes our political debates. But when you strip that all away, people everywhere long for the freedom to determine their destiny; the dignity that comes with work; the comfort that comes from faith; and the justice that exists when governments serve their people - and not the other way around.
 
The United States of America will always stand up for these aspirations, for our own people, and all across the world. That was our founding purpose. That is what our history shows. And that is what Chris Stevens worked for throughout his life.
 
And today I promise you this - long after these killers are brought to justice, Chris Stevens' legacy will live on in the lives he touched. In the tens of thousands who marched against violence through the streets of Benghazi; in the Libyans who changed their Facebook photo to one of Chris; in the sign that read, simply, "Chris Stevens was a friend to all Libyans."
 
They should give us hope. They should remind us that so long as we work for it justice will be done; that history is on our side; and that a rising tide of liberty will never be reversed. Thank you.

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Large Defection of al Shabaab in Somalia

The al Shabaab Islamist movement has been having a difficult go at it lately. It was recently kicked out of almost all of Mogadishu, allowing in the provisional government. AMISOM fighters have also dislodged the Islamist fighters from other parts of the country and have brought in reinforcements. Now a large chunk of al Shabaab's militias have defected:
An entire faction called Hizbul Islam, has also split from the larger al-Shabaab and is likely to side with the Somali government.
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Massive Blast Rocks Damascus

An office of the Palestine Branch of Syrian intelligence was bombed Tuesday. The large explosion has been reported by al Arabiya and responsibility was claimed by both the secular and Islamist rebels. According to the rebels, a major general and two colonels were killed as well as dozens of others.
Residents said smoke was billowing from the area in southeastern Damascus and an activist said ambulances were rushing to the scene. “At exactly 9:35 a.m., seven improvised devices were set off in two explosions to target a school used for weekly planning meetings between shabbiha militia and security officers,” said Abu Moaz, a leader of Ansar al-Islam, one of the rebel groups in the 18-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, according to Reuters.
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Ohio: Mandel Pulls Within One in Senate Race

Josh Mandel doesn't know how to quit.

 The State Treasurer, who turns 35 in two days, is a man to be respected, even at his young age. The Marine Corps veteran spent eight years in the military, including two tours in Iraq. As a City Councilman he pushed tax reformed and knocked on almost 20,000 doors in his campaign for the Ohio House of Representatives. Elected as Treasurer in 2010 by 14 points, he is now taking on Sherrod Brown, one of the most liberal members of the Senate.

Coming from a large deficit, Mandel is only down by one.

Brown: 44%
Mandel: 43%
Other/und: 13%

What is helping Mandel here is the high level of undecided voters. Many of these voters turn against the incumbent, which may happen with such a polarizing figure as Brown.

Here's hoping.

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Video: Adam Carolla on Howard Stern Asking Obama Supporters Simple Questions

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Getting in Shape on Your Budget

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One of the reasons that people do not always embrace their own fitness potential is because of the expense of modern gyms. There are many opportunities out there for you or your friends to find cheap gyms that can make sure that you are in shape for a reasonable price. Finding pay as you go cheap gyms london can be a great asset to you, especially if you have a particularly busy lifestyle or are on a budget. An option like a pay as you go gym can offer you the opportunity to get out of long term or expensive contracts and make sure that you can use your effort towards getting in shape, rather than worrying about bills or membership information. These different options are great for a person looking to get in shape-- no matter what your age or job is. Just to make sure that you have the best shape of your life at a price that will not break the bank. Use what you pay for, like our sponsor that offers you the opportunity for a cheap gym in your area.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Finding the Right Medicine

Making sure that you have the best in health is an important part of anyone's life. People want to make sure that they and their families are taken care of, especially as they age or get stressed. With so many factors out there, it is important to keep regular visits to the doctor for both you and your family to get checked out and make sure that many medical, physical, and mental questions can be answered and you can accomplish peace of mind.

Making sure that you get the best in health care can be an investment that will be very valuable, especially as time progresses and certain health issues may get worse. Check with your doctor to make sure which programs and medicines are right for you. These could be in balance with various issues and other complications to assure your best health in the time to come. It is very important that these steps are followed, as your doctor has the right information for you and your body. In some cases there are online pharmacy no prescription out there. There is even tramadol without prescription and options to buy zanaflex. Of course, check with your doctor to make sure that you are getting the best care for you. Please bookmark!

Finding the Best in Personal Injury Attorneys

No one want to be injured. No one wants to be laid up for days or weeks, especially for something that was not even their fault to begin with. Such a situation is a difficult thing to deal with, especially if you are juggling your family and your job in the forefront. You should be prepared for many things, but knowing when and where a bad injury or illness will come about is impossible. Still, when and if such an event happens (and we all hope that time is never, but we must always prepare), you can make sure that you have the right representation to find out what you need to do and what you may be entitled to. Doing some research on the best attorneys in your area and their track records can do a lot to get you in a better mood while knowing more about what you are up against. It just makes sense to look into as much as you can.

So if you are injured, there are many different avenues you can go down. What remains constant, beyond your doctor and immediate needs, is that you want a law firm that gives you experience and confidence right off the bat. Knowing that you have someone knowledgeable behind you can be just the boost you need. Attorneys like Boone And Davis can help you get on track and tell you what you need to do and how they will help you get to where you need to be. Getting your way back from a bad injury, especially one that you did not see coming, is not an easy process. Having someone there that you can trust is a large part of the way back. Talk to your family and find just what you need to figure out where you need to go. When you feel comfortable again, you know that you are winning. Peace of mind can be one of the best ways to going back to where you once were.

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You Have a Headache? Too Bad. Oh, You Need Morning After Pill, No Problem. - NYC City Schools Give out Plan B Without Parental Consent


As unbelievable as this sounds, it is true.  If you a high school student in New York City you will be given nothing to help you with a headache, but you can be given the morning after pill.  Your daughter can also get an injection of birth control that will last for three months.  New York City also does hand out free condoms as well.

Birth control pills can cause hypertension and stroke.  Are these girls being given a full exam before these are administered?  Are they being monitored by an actual doctor?
About 28 percent of city students entering ninth grade have already had sex, and more than half are sexually active before completing high school, according to city data.
My heart just breaks for these girls.  I remember when I was that age I knew only girl who was sexually active and nearly everyone had a name for her.   I was 13 when I started high school.  It is heartbreaking to me that girls that young are already engaging in an activity that they do not have the maturity to understand.  They are looking for love in all the wrong places.

One teacher says:
Teacher Rosa Chavez applauded CATCH, saying she had two pregnant students last year. Getting knocked up, she said, “is not cool and not accepted among peers.”
But Chavez worries that giving girls Plan B emergency contraception might encourage careless sex.
Gee, ya think?  Of course it gives girls the idea that they don't have to be responsible for their actions, someone else will help them take care of it later.
“We can’t give out a Tylenol without a doctor’ s order,” said a school staffer. “Why should we give out hormonal preparations with far more serious possible side effects, such as blood clots and hypertension?”
Here we are America, the public school system has decided that they can give your children hormones without your consent.  While they do offer an opt-out plan:
But sophomore Annette Palacios, 15, outside the school with her mom, said parents should give consent in case their children are “allergic” to the drugs.
“Girls shouldn’t be sexually active at that age,” she added.
Her mom, Pania, complained that she got no opt-out letter — and does not want Annette to secretly get Plan B or birth-control pills from the nurse.
You want your food cooked with salt?  Nope.  You want to eat something that contains trans fats?  Nope.  You want a Big Gulp?  Forgetaboutit.  Birth control and Plan B pills without parental consent?  Perfectly acceptable.

It is a brave new world, America.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Potential Clinton/Cuomo 2016 Clash Stirs Democrats


The must-read article this morning for political junkies is "For Ambitious Governor, a Clinton Stands in the Way," published by the New York Times on Friday morning it explores the dynamics of the early race for the Democratic nomination in 2016 between Governor Cuomo and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

According to the article, Governor Cuomo's political team are distressed by the potential candidacy of the former first lady, as she would immediately command the support of a majority of Democrats day one; his loyalty to his mentor, former President Clinton, would be heavily strained and with other candidates rolling the dice, finding a niche to run could be impossible.

Which, speaking as a neutral observer in Democratic politics and a resident of New York, would be very disappointing for the well liked and strongly approved Cuomo, who during his first two years in charge of New York has successfully eliminated most of our government debts, governed with great bipartisanship, and avoided embarrassing scandals thus far.

As a Republican, I fear his potential candidacy for President, because I've seen him tame the vocal minority in my state and my political establishment tout his fiscal conservatism in governing thus far. It's amazing how many times I've heard his governing mentioned at Republican gatherings positively, and that's saying a lot by people who dubbed him "Prince Andrew" just two falls ago.

Even though there is much doubt about the result of our upcoming presidential election in 44 days, as both Romney and Obama can realistically come away victoriously at this point, there is no question the dynamic surrounding the 2016 Democratic nomination will be fascinating with concern to a potential Clinton/Cuomo clash in the primaries.

What say you?

R.I.P. America - Our Stupid Electorate

These people didn't know that bin Laden is dead!!!  How can someone not know that?  What rock are these living under?  Some of these people think that McCain and Palin are on the ticket.  

While I fully understand that any sort of testing is unconstitutional, but I have to wonder if the founders ever expected this level of stupidity, apathy, and ignorance.  

I am sure people can find Romney supporters who are just as bad, that really isn't my point.  My point is that these people are choosing the next leader of the free world.  Terrifying.  



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