The Global Oil Scam: 50 Times Bigger than Madoff

Happy Independence Day

Took some pictures of the Battleship USS NC fireworks ;-P See and download the full gallery on posterous Posted via email from heathbar’s posterous

AWESOME Illustration of How Gov't Spends Our Money

Each year this image is updated – I’m pretty sure that I blogged the 2007 and 2008 versions. This year seems to have a bit more data, like percent changes since last year. Also check cheap celebrex online out the fine print at the bottom. <a href="http://i mg297.imageshack.us/img297/5927/wallstatsdatlarge.jpg”>read more | digg story

With Saturn, G.M. Failed a Makeover

“With sales of Saturn vehicles falling, General Motors said it was “exploring alternatives” for the brand that was once considered a symbol of its future.” [T]he small Saturn Aura, part of a refreshed lineup b ased on vehicles from G.M.’s European division, “might be the best undiscovered car in America,” said Jack R. Nerad, the […]

Barack Obama Reveals Two-Year Plan to Create 2.5m Jobs

“We will put people back to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernising schools that are failing our children, and building wind farms and solar panels and fuel efficient cars and the alternative energy technologies th at can free us from our dependence on foreign oil,” he said. Both Republican and Democrat support would […]

The Shifts In The Map – NYTimes

This flash animation starts with a map of the US showing blue and red shades for the counties that voted more D or more R than in 2004. Not much red on that map. It then goes on to break down some stats for states like Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida. Very interesting, IMHO. read […]

The War Next Door – Rolling Stone

As drug cartels battle the government, Mexico descends into chaos. The war has now spread to America’s own border. In three days in August, 43 people were killed in drug-related murders in and around Juárez, just across the river from El Paso. (Tip: Turn off your adblocking add-ons to view the video from the author […]

Say it aint so! Joe the Plumber: Not a Licensed Plumber

Joe the Plumber is not exactly a plumber and he’s “not even close” to making the kind of money that would result in higher taxes from Democrat Barack Obama’s proposals. read more | digg story

What the Troopergate Report Really Says – TIME

“Even though she won’t likely face any legal repercussions, the amateurism and cronyism of her brief administration hardly leaves Palin sitting pretty. Troopergate’s final verdict may be even more damaging than a rebuke: her administration was, at le ast this regard, just as self-motivated as the Washington fat cats and lobbyists she hopes to unseat.” […]

Panel Finds Palin Abused Authority in Firing State Official

A legislative committee investigating Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, the Republican vice presidential candidate, found she unlawfully abused her authority by firing the state’s public Millions of men have made a point to and have succesfully. safety commissioner. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/ 10/11/us/politics/11trooper.html?ex=1381377600&en=b3ccca551e03b39c&ei=5124&partner=digg&exprod=digg”>read more | digg story