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Archive for April 27th, 2010

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner: I have never had a real private sector job.

Posted by iusbvision on April 27, 2010

….and it shows. How much has the dollar tanked with Tim at the helm?

Posted in Chuck Norton, Economics 101, Obama and Congress Post Inaugration | 1 Comment »

Iran strikes secret nuclear mining deal with Zimbabwe’s Mugabe regime

Posted by iusbvision on April 27, 2010

When Bush was president the left was saying that Bush was making this up to look for an excuse to invade….

UK Telegraph:

Iran has struck a secret deal with Zimbabwe to mine its untapped uranium reserves in a move to secure raw material for its steadily expanding nuclear programme.

The agreement was sealed last month during a visit to Tehran by a close aide to Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president who last weekend celebrated 30 years in power, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.

In return for supplying oil, which Zimbabwe desperately needs to keep its faltering economy moving, Iran has been promised access to potentially huge deposits of uranium ore – which can be converted into the basic fuel for nuclear power or enriched to make a nuclear bomb.

“Iran secured the exclusive uranium rights last month when minister of state for Presidential affairs, Didymus Mutasa visited Tehran,” said a Zimbabwean government source. “That is when the formal signing of the deal was made, away from the glare of the media.”

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Profiles in the Obvious: New Survey of Economists Says Stimulus Bill Didn’t Work

Posted by iusbvision on April 27, 2010

Amazing. Congratulations Mr. Obvious. Of course we have said this since minute one. Anyone with competent rudimentary economics training understood this from the get go. In fairness to NABE though, they have been saying this for some time. But that doesn’t excuse Paul Krugman, Robert Reich, Christina Romer and other pinheads the elite media talked to who said the stimulus would work great. Things like this almost never do

CNN:  

In latest quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the index that measures employment showed job growth for the first time in two years — but a majority of respondents felt the fiscal stimulus had no impact. 

  

When politicians spend money, it is for the purpose of achieving a political outcome, not an economic one. 

A new survey shows private employers shed 23,000 jobs in March, but many expect tomorrow’s Labor Department report to show overall job growth thanks to increasing government employment. 

A study by the George Mason University shows: 1) no statistical correlation between unemployment and how President Obama’s failed stimulus was spent; 2) Democratic districts received one-and-a-half times as many awards as Republican ones; and 3) an average cost of $286,000 was awarded per job created. 

  

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Famed Scholar Dr. John Lott Confirms IUSB Vision Analysis on Arizona Law

Posted by iusbvision on April 27, 2010

It is just like we said HERE.

Dr. John Lott:

Fears of Arizona’s Immigration Law Are Bogus

It’s hard to argue that the requirements of Arizona’s new immigration law will impose an undue burden.

When Arizona’s new law was signed on Friday, Hispanics demonstrated outside the state capitol in Phoenix, fearful of what it would mean for them. “If a cop sees them and they look Mexican, he’s going to stop me,” a 18-year-old Hispanic told the Associated Press. “What if people are U.S. citizens? They’re going to be asking them if they have papers because of the color of their skin.” The young man claimed that he was that even though he was a U.S. citizen he risked being arrested and put in jail.

Other news stories discuss Hispanics believing that they will have to have to carry multiple IDs to avoid prison. “Even if you’re legal, you’re in fear that maybe your driver’s license isn’t going to be enough or if you’re walking down the street and the police stop you,” a 21-year-old University of Arizona college student told CNN. “It’s a constant fear we’re living in and even legal citizens are afraid to go out.”

But it is a dangerous game stirring up fears of people being hunted down and put in jail because of their race or nationality. The law specifically bans picking up someone just because they are Hispanic or even because the person was originally from Mexico or any other country you can read a copy of the law right here. Anyone arrested for a crime must have their immigration status determined before they are released. Thus, it is not just Hispanics who will be required to provide evidence of citizenship, but so will all whites, blacks and Asians. If the eligibility for public services depends on citizenship, again, everyone who applies, regardless of race, will have to provide an ID. In other circumstances, law enforcement officials must have reasonable suspicion, not based simply on the person’s race or origin, that the individual is an illegal alien before they can ask to check someone’s ID.

Police today already have to deal with the “reasonable suspicion” standard all the time in other areas of law enforcement, and most understand very well how this standard limits what they can do. Police know that they can’t pull over drivers for fear that they are smuggling drugs just because they are black. “Reasonable suspicion” requires that the known facts and circumstances are sufficient to convince a person of “reasonable prudence” that a crime has been committed. Obviously in a state such as Arizona, with an estimated half a million illegal immigrants, the vast majority OF illegal aliens are going to be Hispanic. But the reasonableness standard used by Arizona specifically requires something other than just race or national origin.

The ID requested is hardly draconian: a driver’s license, a non-operating identification license, valid tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification, or “any valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification.” Rather than requiring multiple IDs as some fear, the law clearly says that “any” of the IDs is sufficient. And the notion of having to carry IDs is not something unique to Arizona. President Obama and many Democrats, such as Senator Charles Schumer, support a national ID card, so it hard to argue that Arizona’s requirement will impose an undue burden.

Even if a person does not present the required ID, that doesn’t necessarily mean the person faces problems. The new Arizona law requires that “a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of the person.” Today, this is not hard to accomplish quickly as computer records have photographs and other identifying details for people who have state-issued IDs. The only exception to making “a reasonable attempt” is if making that investigation would “hinder or obstruct” a criminal investigation. That isn’t going to effect many cases.

Obama has now instructed the Justice Department to find some way to challenge the new law. It seems very unlikely that they will succeed in stopping the law’s primary requirements. Sadly, the president and others are unjustifiably stirring up extreme fears. This might be good short-run politics, but those stoking these fears must realize that their credibility is on the line. Unless some federal law will quickly be rammed through Congress, it will soon become evident that U.S. citizens and legal residents have absolutely nothing to fear.

Posted in 2012, Chuck Norton, Culture War, Obama and Congress Post Inaugration | 1 Comment »

Retired CBS News Man Bernie Goldberg on Elite Media Smears and Hypocrisy

Posted by iusbvision on April 27, 2010

Posted in Campus Freedom, Indoctrination & Censorship, Chuck Norton, Journalism Is Dead, Leftist Hate in Action, Violence | 1 Comment »

How Barack Obama’s Closest People & Goldman Sachs Stand to Make Billions in Profits from Government Cap & Trade

Posted by iusbvision on April 27, 2010

If you want to get an idea about the depth of government corruption. Glenn Beck challenges anyone to prove the following wrong.

Posted in 2012, Chuck Norton, Economics 101, Energy & Taxes, Journalism Is Dead, Obama and Congress Post Inaugration | 1 Comment »

More Violent Incitement from the Left. FreedomWorks Releases Their Voice Mail.

Posted by iusbvision on April 27, 2010

In light of recent accusations, we’re taking the opportunity to set the record straight. For a side so concerned with Tea Party hate speech, they sure seem full of rage.

DISCLAIMER: Full of harsh language and violent rhetoric. Emails and voicemails are only edited to remove names and phone numbers.

Posted in 2012, Chuck Norton, Journalism Is Dead, Leftist Hate in Action, Violence | 1 Comment »

 
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