Posts Tagged ‘America’

Banks Disappear In Economic Weakness

By Mike McCune —   To paraphrase President Obama, “I took my eye off the [real economic] ball.” For that I apologize to Rant readers.   While trying to keep up with the messes scattered by this Administration–Benghazi, NSA, IRS, Syria, monetization of the debt, etc.–I took my eye off the economic ball. Today the oversight […]

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Lawlessness – not just fashionable any more.

by Craig Masters It is mandated so we can’t really do anything about it… so say the current and want-to-be school board members all across the country when questioned about the implementation of the federal/socialists’ take over of local education. But is it true that the local schools can’t “do anything” about Common Core Curriculum […]

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Can you Hear them NOW!

The footsteps of the boots of the coming police state. by Craig Masters The first violence and arrest of what will be many incidents to come is now in the record of the meeting of the Maryland state board of education meeting where Obamaschool curriculum was being “discussed.” But only written and approved questions were […]

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The Rant – All Obama’s Got Is Hope

by Mike McCune —   President Obama wrote an autobiography The Audacity of Hope. Maybe he should have read the book with a critical review.   Even though he’s been President of the United States for 4 years and nearly nine months, he still talks like hope is the end-all for his tenure and not […]

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The Rant – Job Market Data Leaves Questions

By Mike McCune —   The No. 1 paradox in the U. S. labor market today is more jobs are being listed by companies but fewer jobs are being filled.   Since June, 2010, the number of listed job openings has risen by 50%. This means for every two jobs listed in June 2010, three […]

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In Syria, Unknown Facts Abound

by Mike McCune —   The biggest problem in the debate of whether to go to Syria or not is the large amount of known unknown facts. Let’s cut through the chaff and get to the main points.   There are three indisputable facts in the Syrian civil war. First, women and children are dying […]

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid FWD Limited

 The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been on sale in America for about 18 months, and shares its drive train and some design elements with the KIA Optima Hybrid.  The two cars combine to occupy second place (in America) in hybrid sales to Toyota’s Prius.  The Hyundai has more conventional styling than a Prius, and in […]

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Which side will receive U.S. missile strikes?

by Craig Masters Those who would destroy Israel and America are doing nothing wrong – they have their “laws” handed down from their “supreme” being. We Christians have ours. Conflicts result when someone throws out the idea that democracy is the best way for people to choose their leaders. Democracy can not exist in a […]

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2013 Nissan Rogue SV AWD Review

On August 14th, 1965, the Beatles flew to America for their second concert tour here while at the zenith of their popularity.  It was a ten city tour and in the middle of it the band visited old White Sox Park in Chicago for an afternoon and an evening set. I found out about the […]

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Weld commissioners listen to residents, put 51st state issue on ballot

Striking a defiant tone against critics who have called them foolish, crybabies and other names, Weld County commissioners in Colorado voted unanimously to let the state’s residents vote on whether to pursue the idea of becoming the 51st state.   “The concerns of rural Coloradans have been ignored for years,” Bill Garcia, chairman of the […]

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Crowded Prisons Might End Sentencing Tax Evaders

by Mike McCune — Eric Holder, the detestable Attorney General of the United States who selectively enforces laws and has rendered the U.S. law moot, is at it again. Holder, using cost as a factor, wants to eliminate the overly-long sentences for druggies in this country.   On this principle, economically logical, I agree with him. […]

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Bill of Rights’ Taxation in America’s Future?

by Mike McCune — All Americans are aware Obamacare would not be an issue today if the Supreme Court had not taken the curious track of deciding it was a tax and not insurance because the Internal Revenue Service was involved.   Based on the exemptions and selective enforcement installed since, the Court made a major […]

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Quality Missing From Economic Measurements

by Mike McCune —  Every time our government borrows a dollar or prints a dollar not based on anything of recognized value, the dollar in your pocket, savings account or investment goes down. That is government-fueled inflation at work.   For almost 40 years I have been aware of this phenomena after a heated argument […]

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U.S. poised to Increase Energy Exports

by Craig Masters Middle East energy market analysts have reviewed several major reports of world energy watchers and their predictions are being reported – but not yet by the Obama administration. According to reports distributed in the Middle East and Europe by Agence Global, the shale gas industry is about to change the alignment of […]

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Ross Perot, vindicated again.

by Craig Masters Ross Perot was not a politician, he was a businessman who believed in building America through business investment and job growth. He saw a problem coming and he wanted to fix it. What he didn’t understand was that politicians in America have a very closed club which quickly closes ranks to protect […]

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A eulogy to the Declaration of Independence

by Craig Masters As the United States continues its downward spiral toward less and less freedom and more and more government control over every aspect of our lives, it seems fitting to celebrate this coming Independence Day by remembering a few interesting facts about why the Fourth of July was ever a holiday at all. […]

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Housing Market Slowing Quickly, Again

by Mike McCune —   Scandals, wildfires, Syria and the looming implementation of the Affordable Health Act continue to dominate the news. The economy has been pushed to the back burner. Big mistake for America.   If you think things are rosy, think again. Despite all the “things are back to normal” news being aired so […]

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Liberals and Conservatives, Unite!

By Matt Barber  More often than not, when someone says, “I hate to say I told you so,” they love to say they told you so. Prepare to have a bucket of gloat dumped on your head. Still, there are those rare occasions when people both say it and mean it. A few possible examples […]

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Will John Morse resign for the Party

by Craig Masters “We’ll go through these signatures with a fine-toothed comb,” Morse told the TV station KDVR. “and we’ll file some protests with the Secretary of State’s office because we know a lot of these signatures were gathered based on misinformation and lies.” A politician claiming only the opposition lies; what a surprise. It […]

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America Gets More Empty Reports

by Mike McCune —   American market indexes reached all-time highs on April’s unemployment and jobs report today. The markets ignore corresponding reports showing service sector jobs are in retreat and factory orders showed the sharpest decline in seven months.(1)   How can the facts be reconciled?   The short answer is they can’t.   […]

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Government Attacks Payday Loan Industry

by Mike McCune —   The Federal government has a spending problem. The Federal government has more debt than it can possibly pay. The Federal government is now monetizing (buying) its own debt at the rate of $85 billion per month.   So how do Federal regulators react to the above problems? They want to […]

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The Rant – America’s Workers Losing Faith in Retirement Funds

by Mike McCune —   The Employment Benefit Research Institute finished a survey of working Americans during the closing days of March. It reported the ‘startling’ fact a mere 13% of working Americans are “very confident” when it comes to having enough financial support to retire.   To those of us in fly-over America this […]

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Roaches, Mosquitoes, and Birds: The Coming Micro-Drone Revolution

by John Whitehead —   “[Drones are a] game-changing technology, akin to gunpowder, the steam engine, the atomic bomb—opening up possibilities that were fiction a generation earlier but also opening up perils that were unknown a generation ago.”—Peter Singer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution America will never be a “no drone zone.” That must […]

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The Rant – “Honor” Missing From U.S. Government

by Mike McCune —     What damages America more, manipulated inflation or higher tax rates? Both pluck wealth from America at a devastating pace.   Earlier this week the President made an impassioned plea to gain support for his budget proposal. He spouted numbers and data as if he knew exactly what he was […]

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Website highlights Christian persecution by being “hip”

This is not a cold building with a dusty King James Bible and an unopened  hymnal sitting on a pew. This is a ministry that tries to be tuned in to today’s world and is run by,  believe it or not, a Hollywood resident. “What separates our site from groups like Open Doors and Voice […]

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2013 Lexus LS460 F Sport RWD Sedan

This past week I was presented a 2013 Lexus LS460 F Sport four-door sedan for testing while travelling in and around Phoenix, AZ on a working vacation.  It was painted Starfire Pearl (white) metallic and inside it was trimmed in black perforated leather.  Of course, the car seats five comfortably because the LS is big, […]

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Deadly killers accompaning illegal aliens into America

A physician congressman, with over three decades of experience in the American healthcare system has said concerns over illegal aliens who bring drug resistant strains of tuberculosis and other diseased into the country are an important issue that needs to be discussed as part of any immigration reform bill.   “It is something I am […]

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Former Greeley resident wants Ten Commandments everywhere in America

A former Greely resident who has been placing Ten Commandment billboards and displays around the country for several years has said he is excited about WND founder Joseph Farah’s new billboard campaign to remind the public of their accountability to God’s moral law.   “If between us we can put thousands of these billboards and […]

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Wall Street, Main Street Do Not Agree

by Mike McCune —   The jobs report for February came in nicely and Wall Street cheered. Meanwhile the January jobs report was slashed by 25% from a gain of 157,000 to 119,000 and Wall Street yawned.   That is because the deceit must be maintained. According to Washington, America has been in a recovery since […]

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Wall Street Thinks Bull Will Continue

by Michael McCune —   There is some amazement among Wall Street observers about how well the market is doing in the face of so many stern headwinds. Their continued amazement is either a sign of stupidity or culpability.   These analysts say there can be no major bear market and that the market has […]

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Gun bill hearings time changed

by Craig Masters The time for the public hearings on the proposed gun control bills before the Colorado Senate on Monday, March 4, has been rescheduled from a start time of 1:30pm to an earlier start time of 10:30am. According to Senator Lundberg, the start times were changed to earlier in the day and he […]

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Rasmussen polls reveal some tough truths to Congress

by Craig Masters In spite of the rhetoric from Congress that the views and actions of the nation’s “leaders” in Washington reflect the opinions of the people they claim to represent, a Rasmussen poll this week found that “Only 11% Say Congress is Good Reflection of Americans’ Views.” Put in common sense language, the poll […]

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Socially engineering a Dis-armed America.

by Craig Masters The open display of contempt for the Constitution and the people of Colorado was exemplified this week in the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee as several anti-public interest bills moved through the democrat-dominated committee. These bills are being rushed into law without any debate or explanation of how these elitists can possibly justify […]

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Women won’t need to be combat fighters.

by Craig Masters The subject line of this week’s military newsletter read: “17% of Marines Would Leave Over Women in Combat.” With the approval of the transfer to China of defense critical battery technology, our defense department spent millions of dollars developing, the Obama administration has now transformed America from super-power status to subordinate-to-? status. […]

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These are truly confusing times in America

by Craig Maasters It is only February, and already this year the administration has announced it is allowing the transfer to China of the high technology battery systems for weapons and defense guidance on which the American taxpayers invested millions of dollars and years of research and development. In the famous words of Hillary on […]

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