I think it's time to move the minimum wage up to perhaps $10.00 over three years. Problem I can foresee once that happens, then everyone will want $15.00 as some do already. You seem to think raising the minimum wage is a 'cure all' and it's not. II's not going to change the fact almost half the country's working age people are living off government hand outs.
What in the world does GDP have to do with Scott's post. It has nothing to do with Security and letting Afghanistan turn into a terrorist state again. Try staying on topic for a change. As to "Why are you still here", I am sure most posters on here are wondering why you are.
While back I recommended a trade, sell NTI & Buy CVRR. I closed that trade last week with NTI .40-.50 under CVRR. I don't use options for such trades. When I closed the NTI spread, I put on a spread selling RIG and buying SDRL. SDRL has a RSI of 17 now, way over sold. They have guaranteed a $1 per QT into 2016. RIG I figure is not worth more than SDRL as it's currently trading. I feel this trade still has profit room to go. Do your own DD, but at this point it seems a very low risk, high reward trade.
Monday night fun begins all over again..
FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- Gunshots were heard during a protest in Ferguson overnight.
Police officers rushed back toward the Ferguson police station as the gunfire erupted. It’s unclear exactly where the shots came from. This all happened moments after a group of clergy got on their knees and were praying alongside the protesters.
Police told everyone if they did not disperse they’d be arrested. At least one reverend was taken into custody.
Moments before police and protesters were seemingly about to clash, Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson arrived. Johnson learned about what was going on from home.
He was able to ease the tension between police and the protesters.
Makes me wonder what's the rush to lynch officer Wilson until all the facts are considered by the grand jury. They claim they want justice, but just who's seems to be the issue.
The White House insisted Monday that the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen is a model for the fight against the Islamic State -- despite the country being engulfed by a violent political crisis that last week led the Obama administration to remove some of its diplomats and urge American citizens to leave.
The developments -- including the firing of a rocket near the U.S. Embassy in the country's capital over the weekend -- again have raised questions about President Obama's plan for targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
The White House, though, is standing by claims that the country is a "useful model" for dealing with militants elsewhere. Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday claimed fighters in Yemen remain under "continual pressure" from the U.S. despite the latest unrest.
"That threat has been mitigated through the use of this counterterrorism strategy," Earnest said.
In Yemen, the Obama administration, while working with the local government, for years has used drone strikes to target militants with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which is based in the country.
The security situation, though, has dramatically eroded in recent weeks as #$%$ rebels overran much of the capital.
If things going so well, perhaps Obama's might like to move Yemen after he's finished destroyed the USA.
I guess he feels he's about worn out the 'Bush' excuse and move on to others. Bet Clapper wishes he was Black! Eric Holder never had to worry!!
Honk Honk, Obama drive by-
One wouldn't be surprised if President Obama's Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, woke up Monday morning checking for tire tracks after his boss effectively threw him under the bus for having "underestimated" the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.
But Obama's remarks in a "60 Minutes" interview drew immediate objections from lawmakers and the intelligence community.
In the interview, Obama was asked how the Islamic State was able to gain so much territory. "Our head of the intelligence community Jim Clapper has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria," the president said.
Clapper previously had admitted that U.S. analysts both underestimated the Islamic State, or ISIS, and "overestimated" the ability of the Iraqi army to fight them.
But sources say Obama nevertheless was looped in on the rise of ISIS for a while.
A military intelligence official told Fox News that the Obama administration had options on the table to target senior leadership of ISIS -- as well as the Al Qaeda-aligned Khorasan Group -- in the 18 months leading up to the strikes in Syria which began last week.
The official, who is familiar with the data collection, said the threat from ISIS and Khorasan was well-documented in the president's daily brief for over a year, but the White House failed to act.
The official said the intelligence community "pushed hard" to identify the leadership of both groups for targeting purposes and these options were presented to the president's team -- and "every option was denied."
Craigie, that's not what the 9/11 commission concluded in it's 336 page report. Of course if it's not a book on your hero Karl Marx, your too lazy to read anything else besides leftist blogs. Main fault was laid on the door step of the Clinton administration when they put in place rules that agency's could not share information with others. Intelligence agency's ended up blind to whatever important information they had on anything. That lack of sharing still was in effect when Bush took office and 9/11 happen 8 months later. Hundreds of threats are made on the USA everyday, being unable to cross check information with other agency's played a huge roll in 9/11! Doe's the Bush carry some of the blame, of course, but not from incompetence like we see in the present administration you blindly slobber over.
Sunday night out in Ferguson..
At least a dozen people were arrested Sunday night in Ferguson, Missouri as a large crowd gathered in front of the city's police headquarters, St. Louis County Police report.
Officers said bottles and rocks were thrown at Ferguson officers.
According to CBS St. Louis affiliate KMOV-TV, police said many of the arrests were on allegations of either not following orders from police or agitating the crowd.
President Obama acknowledged Sunday that U.S. intelligence officials "underestimated" the threat posed by the Islamic State and overestimated the Iraqi army’s capacity to defeat the militant group.
The president said in an wide-ranging interview on CBS' “60 Minutes” that the Islamic State militants went "underground" after being squashed in Iraq and regrouped under the cover of the Syrian civil war.
"During the chaos of the Syrian civil war, where essentially you have huge swaths of the country that are completely ungoverned, they were able to reconstitute themselves and take advantage of that chaos," Obama said.
The president said his director of national intelligence, James Clapper, has acknowledged that the U.S. "underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.” He also said it was "absolutely true" that the U.S. overestimated the ability and will of the Iraqi army.
However, Obama also acknowledged that the U.S. is dealing with a conundrum in Syria, as the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State is helping Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom the U.N. has accused of war crimes.
Bet James Clapper not too happy having to be made a scape goat for Obama's lack of intelligence. For over two years he sat on his hands drawing red lines while everything caught on fire.
Yep, you got my vote for Michelle! They been grooming her for 6 years to run. As intelligent as American voters are, I think she would be a lock in.
Well, if anyone has followed your Furguson comments about officer Wilson, one might get the idea of who it may be.
Authorities said a Ferguson (Mo.) police officer was shot and wounded while on patrol Saturday evening.
St. Louis County Police Sgt. Brian Schellman said the shooting took place at approximately 9:30 p.m. local time. KTVI reported that the officer was shot in the arm and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. At least a dozen law enforcement agencies responded to the shooting, and police helicopters canvassed the area, but no arrests were immediately reported.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar told reporters early Sunday that the officer was shot after approaching two men at the Ferguson Community Center, which was closed at the time. As the officer approached, the men ran away. When the officer gave chase, "one of the men turned and shot," Belmar said.
Belmar did not give further details about the officer's condition. He said the officer returned fire but said police have "no indication" that either suspect was shot.
That cop can thank his lucky stars he never shot one of them or he would be in for another 'rush to lynch' judgement.
"Explain how Sharia law differs from the Old Testament". Instead of asking stupid questions, why don't you explain it yourself! Should be funny to read.
I think Obama & Eric Holder going to play tone deaf on this one. What's going to be interesting if Obama goes ahead and try's to get Al Sharpton confirmed for AG. Dems have the votes!
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said on Saturday that it had conducted its first strikes against Islamic State targets in a besieged Kurdish area of Syria, saying it had destroyed two armored vehicles in an area that has been subject to a week long onslaught by the militants.
Considering a F22 mission costs 79 million dollars a trip, this don't look like a bargain. The militants as soon as they park anything, they get as far away as they can. Because of the threat of shoulder fired GTA's the bulk of missions are nighttime. Until we start getting some real solid ground targeting action intel, targets going to be few and body counts low. Militants already are changing to adapt to air strikes.
Craigie, "Your obsession continues" with always lying about Bush! When you stop lying about Bush, I will stop posting the 'truth' about you! Some on here may think I make this all up, no, it's all taken from his previous many ID's postings. The rare times he managed to tell the truth.
You also have no skills at reading a chart either, when picking bottoms on major down trends for dogs. I guess 5 or 10 shares of each won't hurt.
Weeks after the White House was warned that a plan to vastly expand a maritime preserve and no-fishing zone in U.S.-controlled Pacific waters would harm the American fishing industry and geopolitically advantage China, the Obama administration has gone ahead anyway—with some concessions to make the environmental medicine, administered by presidential fiat, go down more smoothly.
The concessions did nothing, however, to assuage congressional Republicans led by Rep.Doc Hastings of Washington state, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, who accused the administration of taking “secret, unilateral action” to expand the preserve. He warned that “the economic consequences of this decision will be grave, further eroding the U.S. seafood industry and harming the well-being of the U.S. territories.”
The decree that President Obama signed on Thursday boosted the size of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, a 77,000-square-mile preserve south and west of Hawaii, to some 490,000 square miles of protected area around a speckling of U.S.-controlled islands—an area that Secretary of State John Kerry, who hailed the move, declared to be “twice the size of Texas.”
(Actually, it’s slightly less: Texas is 268,820 square miles in area.)
The decree essentially bans all commercial fishing and deep-sea mining (which doesn’t exist yet in any case) in the huge tract in perpetuity, though the announcement said there would be some exceptions for “recreational and traditional fishing that is consistent with the conservation goals of the Monument.”
Securing our boarders is the last thing Democrats want to do with any so called reforms. This is the problem all along, Republicans want the boarders secured before any other changes are made. So it's a foot ball the Democrats love to use to beat over the heads of Republicans, only for political reasons, not with our best interest at heart. It's all about getting the votes and power. With this administration, they have been proven not to be trusted, nothing going to change that until election time, if then.