Monthly Archives: November 2012

Democratic Rep: Amend Constitution To Allow Control Of Speech « CBS Atlanta

Democratic representative is calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow for some legislative restriction of freedom of speech.

“We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations,” Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) was quoted as saying by CNS News.

via Democratic Rep: Amend Constitution To Allow Control Of Speech « CBS Atlanta.

Sen. Sessions (R-AL): Geithner’s ‘Secret’ Offer a ‘Fantasy’

“Secretary Geithner has offered no plan on behalf of the President. Newspaper articles and leaks from anonymous aides are not a plan. Until this fantasy ‘plan’ from a secret meeting is made public and scored by the Congressional Budget Office it does not exist. Based on history, we can safely assume that reports that this ‘plan’ saves $4 trillion is a fabrication. It is a distraction that allows the White House to continue to run out the clock so it can have maximal leverage to force through a bad deal in the last minutes before midnight.”

via Sen. Sessions (R-AL): Geithner’s ‘Secret’ Offer a ‘Fantasy’.

College launches research institute devoted to pot

ARCATA, Calif. (AP) — A public university located in one of California’s prime pot-growing regions has formed an academic institute devoted to marijuana.

The Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research at Humboldt State University plans to sponsor scholarly lectures and coordinate research among 11 faculty members from fields such as economics, geography, politics, psychology and sociology.

via College launches research institute devoted to pot.

Tax cut to benefit over 900,000 enterprises – Xinhua | English.news.cn

The reform has effectively promoted the growth of tertiary industry, especially the service sector, and encouraged the development of small and micro-sized enterprises, those present at the meeting agreed.

In Shanghai, the tax cut has helped reduce enterprises tax burdens by 22.5 billion yuan 3.57 billion U.S.dollars in the first 10 months of this year, while in Beijing, the new measure has cut tax revenue by 2.5 billion yuan in two months.

via Tax cut to benefit over 900,000 enterprises – Xinhua | English.news.cn.

Report: Obama’s Promise of US Troops to Sinai Won Israel’s Nod for Ceasefire

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu agreed to a ceasefire for halting the eight-day Israeli Gaza operation Wednesday night, Nov. 21, after President Barack Obama personally pledged to start deploying US troops in Egyptian Sinai next week, debkafile reports.

via Report: Obama’s Promise of US Troops to Sinai Won Israel’s Nod for Ceasefire.

Peace, turkey pardoned by President Obama last Thanksgiving, euthanized, death panel?

“I appreciate where you’re going with this,” Aloisi told CNN. “But I assure you that these birds are extremely well cared for.” The decision to euthanize the bird was made by a veterinarian in consultation with Mount Vernon’s livestock department, she said.

via Peace, turkey pardoned by President Obama last Thanksgiving, euthanized.