Links To Visit – 05/17/10

The Hill – ‘Thousands of bees’ swarm White House

examiner.com – Vietnam Vets: You will never be ‘Forgotten Heroes’ – You will never be abandoned (Hat Tip: The Radio Patriot)

Free Republic – More Militarized Than the Military (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Bob McCarty Writes – High Schooler Objects to ‘Sicko’ Final Exam, Says Teacher Called Her A ‘Teabagger’ in Front of Class

Free Republic – Federal Government Wins Comstock (SCOTUS declares Federalism Dead.) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

wise up journal – U.S. Senate Committee discuss medication compliance with electronic transmitters in pills * (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

examiner.com – Stealth ‘public option’ slipped into ObamaCare

Free Republic – Pentagon rethinking value of major counterinsurgencies (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Free Republic – Obama’s Waterloo – Social Security numbers, Identity theft (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Free Republic – Obama doesn’t take questions at Freedom of Press Act signing (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Waking Giant – First Amendment – FCC and Czar Mark Lloyd Hate It. (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Hyscience – Communist Party USA celebrates Obama’s ‘voter drive’

examiner.com – Port Richmond mailman stashed 20k letters since 1997

examiner.com – Philly school sham: Ackerman gets $65k bonus for phantom “benchmarks”

examiner.com – States siding with Arizona

The Guardian – Austin Heap: how I helped Iran’s citizens to beat the censor (Hat Tip: Ron The Cop)

Debbie Schlussel – Donald Trump, Dhimmi: Miss Hezbollah Rima Fakih Wins Miss USA; Rigged for Muslima? Miss Oklahoma’s Arizona Immigration Answer (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Free Republic – Obama Administration Apologizes to China . . . For Arizona Law (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Washington Times – Primaries to send message about balance of power (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

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Financial News Update – 05/17/10

IMF: US Debt Nearing 100 Percent of GDP

China: Bankers Confirm Wall Street’s Barbarianism (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Experts: More Local Cities Will Be Forced into Bankruptcy

Europe’s Finance Ministers Panic: The Euro Continues to Go Down

EURO EXPERIMENT: EU Bullied into $1T Banking Bonanza. (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Congress may override efforts by Secretary Gates to cut defense spending

Deal with Fannie and Freddie now or we’ll pay later

Euro Falls to 4-year low


NY to close 55 parks due to budget cuts

New Tax Credit for Small Business Health Care


The Meltup

Four Big Banks Score Perfect 61-Day Run. Something is rotten in Denmark on Wall Street.

Blood in the Streets! Bank Bailout Protesters Storm Ireland’s Parliament.

401(k)/IRA Nationalization Quietly Moves Forward

US faces one of biggest budget crunches in world – IMF

Government Data Shows Solid Recovery But Concerns Remain. [JWR Adds: I would counter that the apparent “Recovery” is nothing more than a short term artificial blip created by hundreds of billions of stimulus spending amidst the early stages of a deep, long-lasting Depression.]

Big Seller in Market Drop Identified as Waddell & Reed

Gulf Oil Spill Disaster: The Trigger of the American Economic Collapse?

Rigged-Market Theory Scores a Perfect Quarter

Finance 101: Blame The Poor