In a Time of Universal Deceit, Telling the Truth is Revolutionary.
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Debunking Pro-Toll Roadies

Bunk, bunk, bunk!

Toll roads are NOT cost-effective.

Toll roads do NOT relieve congestion on roadways. They never have, they never will.

Up to 80% off the top of toll revenue is taken by the privateer that manages and operates the toll roadway.

Despite being told that drivers not wanting to pay tolls have alternate and comparable roadways to use, generally that is untrue. Those roadways remain in disrepair to encourage more use of toll roads.

Read More »

Obama Hails G-20 Agreements on Global Economy

LONDON, April 2 — President Obama on Thursday hailed the just-concluded summit meeting of the world’s major economies as a “turning point” in the pursuit of global economic recovery but cautioned that the steps they agreed to take are “not enough” and that additional measures might be required a…

Read More »

President Obama Holds Press Conference at G-20

SPEAKER: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA [*] OBAMA: Good afternoon, or good evening. We’re running a little bit late. Earlier today, we finished a very productive summit that will be, I believe, a turning point in our pursuit of global economic recovery. By any measure, the London summit was historic. It…

Read More »

Sometimes, abortion becomes a necessity

The recession is driving American demand for contraception and for abortions. The media have been riven this past week with stories about the rising number of couples and single mothers doing the math and deciding this is no time to bring a child into the world — not when the economy is depressed, jobs are scarce and family incomes are dropping.

The media have also been rife with stories portraying this trend as something of a tragedy. Let me propose a counter view: it is not.

Read More »

Hillary’s mea culpa on drug violence

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew attention to the U.S. "insatiable" demand for drugs and U.S. arms sales that end up in the hands of narco-traffickers in a policy paradigm shift, characterized as a "mea culpa" in the Mexican press. Clinton’s statement was taken as a major admission in the violent quagmire engulfing Mexico.

Read More »

10,000 more troops may go to Afghanistan

President Barack Obama faces a decision later this year whether to send an extra 10,000 US troops to Afghanistan, amid an escalating war against Islamist insurgents, defense officials said.

A top general and senior Pentagon official disclosed on Wednesday for the first time details of a pending request from the US commander in Afghanistan for yet more troops for a war that has already lasted more than seven years.

Read More »

House passes pay curbs on bailed-out banks

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation to curb "excessive" employee pay at financial firms that receive government bailout funds, a measure that could supplant an earlier effort to heavily tax executive bonuses.

The bill, which passed on a 247-171 vote, would give the U.S. Treasury broad powers to prohibit "unreasonable and excessive" compensation and bonuses that are not based on performance standards.

Read More »

Congress set to give Obama pared-down budget

Democrats controlling the House and Senate are on track to give President Barack Obama a key victory by adopting slightly pared-back versions of his $3.6 trillion budget.

Passage of the companion plans, expected Thursday, would provide the young administration with a symbolic boost, even though the budget blueprints provide little guidance on how to craft subsequent Obama initiatives to reshape the U.S. health care system or combat global warming.

Read More »