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Trouble continued to flare late into the night as hundreds of people attempted to hijack yesterday's massive anti government cuts demonstration.
Riot police fought activists in Trafalgar Square as violent protesters threatened to overshadow the TUC rally in Hyde Park which had earlier passed off peacefully.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said between 200 and 300 people had gathered at the landmark....
Organisers estimated between 400,000 and 500,000 teachers, nurses, firefighters, council and NHS workers, other public sector employees, students, pensioners and campaign groups converged on the capital.
But during the good-natured protest hundreds of activists not connected with the union rally clashed with police in the West End.
Officers were attacked as they tried to stop demonstrators smashing their way into banks and shops.
The protesters surged along Piccadilly, Regent Street and Oxford Street, chanting 'welfare not warfare' as they blocked traffic and forced shops to close.
Paint, fireworks and flares were thrown at buildings, while the outnumbered police were attacked with large pieces of wood. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1370053/The-battle-Trafalgar-Square-Police-struggle-control-rioters-500-000-strong-London-march-cuts-ends-violence.html#ixzz1Hldir6r0
Its American tax bill? None. In fact, G.E. claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.
That may be hard to fathom for the millions of American business owners and households now preparing their own returns, but low taxes are nothing new for G.E. The company has been cutting the percentage of its American profits paid to the Internal Revenue Service for years, resulting in a far lower rate than at most multinational companies.
Its extraordinary success is based on an aggressive strategy that mixes fierce lobbying for tax breaks and innovative accounting that enables it to concentrate its profits offshore. G.E.’s giant tax department, led by a bow-tied former Treasury official named John Samuels, is often referred to as the world’s best tax law firm. Indeed, the company’s slogan “Imagination at Work” fits this department well. The team includes former officials not just from the Treasury, but also from the I.R.S. and virtually all the tax-writing committees in Congress.
Superlatives described the Sierra’s snowy situation Friday after a powerful spring storm layered the mountains in feet of fresh snow, building on amounts already deposited during what many are calling the heaviest winter season in years....
It’s the most snow Alpine has recorded since a record winter of 1994-95, when the lodge received 55 feet over the course of the year.
At Alpine’s upper elevations, some 65 feet of snow has fallen so far this season.“We’re on track to have one of the snowiest winters in our history,” Alpine spokeswoman Rachael Woods said. “It’s incredible to see the change here over the last three weeks.”At Soda Springs west of Donner Summit, entire houses are buried in snow, sitting by the road as hummocks of white.
One enters the Soda Springs Store through a snow tunnel. Owner Tony Paduano estimated at least 5 feet of snow had fallen since Thursday afternoon, when whiteout conditions forced the closure of Interstate 80.
A bill in the Legislature would advance that fight by banning the use of taxpayer money to support union activity on behalf of any local government worker in Nevada. But a top union official says that idea lacks merit because the private sector also compensates employees for union business.
Figures provided to Sisolak by county staff showed that taxpayers spent $974,967 from 2006 through 2010 to reimburse the base pay of county firefighters who took leaves of absence to attend arbitration sessions, meetings and other union functions. Factoring in the time-and-a-half in overtime paid to firefighters who replaced those on union leave, Sisolak said the cost to taxpayers is considerably higher. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/mar/26/another-firefighter-perk-fans-flames/
One reason this is a good idea: That’s because the way it works now, Sisolak said, taxpayers are footing the bill for both sides of labor negotiations between the county and the union.
“The taxpayer is paying for the county to represent the county and is also paying for the union to represent the union,” he said. “That doesn’t seem fair. I’m in favor of collective bargaining, but I don’t think taxpayers should pay for it.”
County records furnished by Sisolak show that over the past five years, 80 firefighters took 22,672 hours of leave for union business. Sisolak said he was “quite honestly shocked” not only by the amount of taxpayer money spent on union leave but also by the number of firefighters who have been compensated. He said this is markedly different from unions that represent Metro Police and other county employees, where a much smaller number of workers is typically compensated by taxpayers for union leave.
I would have no problem if the union reimbursed the County for all union activity- pay for the salary of the union member/employee doing business and the cost of the subsitute worker, but that doesn't appear to be happening.
Further, the government should not be taking dues out of paychecks and giving a check to the union.
The idea of a union/government relationship is to be pretty adversiarial, like it is in most private sector jobs. but in the past several years or more, the role is more of a friendly good old boy relationship at the expense of taxpayer.
Now that we Republicans like Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Democrats like Steve Sisolak, this relationship is slowly coming back to they way it should be, more of an adversarial role and save the taxpayers some money.
So, I hope this law passes and bring some common sense to role of management/employee/union relationship.
I guess in New Hampshire, you can purchase your wife. I wonder if she came with farm or was bought separately.
So, it was a little surprising to see my first presidential advertisement on a billboard in the Las Vegas Valley today. It is a commercial for Ron Paul for president. The billboard is located on the I-215 (southside of town) by Buffalo.
I guess it is never too early to run the billboard ad's but I just hope that Paul runs so that the billboard was not a waste of money.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the completion of the environmental impact statement, a document that was reviewed by five federal agencies, during a press conference at UNLV’s Science and Engineering Building.
The announcement also included presentations by Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Department of Transportation Director Susan Martinovich and UNLV President Neal Smatresk.
DesertXpress officials had expected the environmental report to be completed by the end of 2010 so the fact that was completed was no big surprise. But transportation experts say the announcement is significant because it is one of the first reports involving high-speed rail transportation, an important piece of President Obama’s transportation initiative.
An environmental report was completed for a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando, but that project is in jeopardy because Florida Gov. Rick Scott in February rejected federal money for the line. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/mar/25/desertxpress-high-speed-rail-project-rolls-forward/
Oh, where to start.
First, who the hell wants to go to Victorville? Victorville is a medium sized city in San Bernadino County and it has some shopping, like Wal-Mart, Target and other stores like that. It has the usual problems with gangs and crime. The perfect tourist attraction. The hope is that there will be a train line from Victorville to somewhere in Southern California.
Very few people will want to go to just Victorville. Just plain stupid.
Second, the $50 price per ticket and $100 round trip to Victorville costs much more than if you drive.
Third, the end of the line is proposed at I-15 and Russell. Ok, and then what? You are going to need a parking garage along for those going to Victorville with a place to rent cars for those coming into Las Vegas. There is not enough space to build all of that by I-15 and
Fourth, the cost is going to be $6 billion but you know the costs will be much more than that when include the purchase of land, more studies, law suits and the usual add ons.
Fifth, the taxpayers will be on the hook if this plan fails, which it will. Or the company will be asking the State for subsidies, money which the State does not have.
Finally, anything involving Harry Reid is not going to be a good idea. His ideas are usually bad and expensive and this is no different.
So, get ready, taxpayers. Bend over and take it in the butt from Harry Reid and President Obama.
The legislation was published Friday to the Legislature's website with a footnote that acknowledges the restraining order by a Dane County judge. But the posting says state law "requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to publish every act within 10 working days after its date of enactment."
The measure sparked massive protests at the Capitol and lawsuits by opponents because it would eliminate the ability of most public workers to bargain over anything but wages.
The restraining order was issued against Democratic Secretary of State Doug La Follette. But the bill was published by the reference bureau, which was not named in the restraining order.
Laws normally take effect a day after they are published, and a top GOP lawmaker said that meant it will become law Saturday. But the nonpartisan legislative official who published the law disagreed.....
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) claimed it didn't matter that it hasn't appeared in the paper.
"It's published," Fitzgerald said. "It's law. That's what I contend."
Fitzgerald and Miller met Friday. Miller said Fitzgerald asked him to publish the law and, after reading the statutes, Miller agreed that he could do so. He said he has never had something similar happen with the publication of a law during his 12 years running the reference bureau.
However, there is some disagreement: I think this is a ministerial act that forwards it to the secretary of state," said Stephen Miller, director of the Legislative Reference Bureau. "I don't think this act makes it become effective. My understanding is that the secretary of state has to publish it in the (official state) newspaper for it to become effective."
Whether you are for the bill or not, you have to agree that the GOP has been 1 step ahead of the Dem's on this bill.
Whether the bill is enforced or not, you have to admit this has been good theater. And there have been a lot of drama queens, on both sides of the argument.
In other news, the Wausau, WI. School District showed some back bone when they docked 254 teachers. From the Wausau Daily Herald: The Wausau School District has released the names of 254 teachers who have admitted that they missed a day’s worth of work for illegitmate reasons on Feb. 18.
That’s the day when many teachers and other public workers — from Wausau and districts across the state — congregated in Madison to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill, which is meant to strip most collective bargaining rights from public union contracts.
Around 350 of the Wausau School District’s 660 teachers missed school on Feb. 18, forcing administrators to cancel all classes, said Jeff Gress, the district’s director of human resources and employee relations.
The 254 teachers signed an affidavit stating that their absences were not in compliance with their contracts, and will be docked a day’s pay. No other disciplinary action will be taken against them.
Just, think their actions saved the district $50,800 or almost 1 teaching position.
I think the call letters are KBET but I am not sure. They never run any station promos and they never say who they are.
Further, they don't have any advertisements. NPR has more advertising in 2 hours than AM 790. All they do is run some PSA's.
So, how do they stay in business? Is the owner some rich guy who loves country oldies? Maybe they are being used to launder money? Who knows? But all I know is they play good music with no advertising.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Nearly 2,500 staffing positions, including computer support personnel for schools, literacy specialists and support staff, would be eliminated to compensate for declining revenues, according to the latest district analysis released Thursday. The increase in class sizes would allow the district to cut 1,638 teaching positions.
The district plans to increases classes sizes by three students in grades 1-3, by five students in grades 4-5 and by seven students in grades 6-12, if necessary.
The School Board will consider recommendations at its regular meeting Thursday night.
I am a teacher in CCSD and I have seen what has gone on in the past several years in CCSD.
The school board, in conjunction with the school superintendent(s) has done in wasting money throughout the years.
The CSSD school board and superintendents have wasted money and taken money from the Fed's with no regard to the future of CCSD and it's students and employees. I have documented this on several occasions on this blog.
So, if the CCSD wants me to take 8% and pay more in health insurance and pension, then the CCSD school board and superintendent need to show that they have cut the fat out of the CCSD budget. They have not so and so I will oppose any wage reduction and any other give backs until the fat is cut out of the budget.
At least one Christian has been killed, many more have been injured and anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 have been displaced in the attacks that began March 2 after a Christian in the community of Asendabo was accused of desecrating the Koran.
The violence escalated to the point that federal police forces sent to the area two weeks ago were initially overwhelmed by the mobs. Government spokesman Shimelis Kemal told Voice of America police reinforcements had since restored order and 130 suspects had been arrested and charged with instigating religious hatred and violence. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/24/thousands-christians-displaced-ethiopia-muslim-extremists-torch-churches-homes-2057387870/
And CAIR (Center On Islamic-American Relations) response:
Once again, Muslims show that they are just a bunch of terrorists and thugs.
Heh. I love to see liberals say one thing when they are out of power and do another when they are in power.
It's not so easy to rule, now isn't it.
h/t Michelle Malkin
From the Las Vegas Sun: Radio personality Scotty O’Neil, for more than a decade the popular sidekick and announcer on the “The Dennis Bono Show,” collapsed suddenly and died onstage during a taping of Bono’s show at South Point Showroom. He was 69.
Lorraine Hunt-Bono, Dennis Bono’s wife and owner of Bootlegger Bistro, confirmed that O’Neil died this afternoon. No official cause of death has yet been determined. O’Neil is survived by his wife of 15 years, Kristy Killian.
In a statement released this evening, Dennis Bono said:
"I am sad to announce the passing of my dear friend and co-host Scotty O’Neil. Scotty was an important part of my life as both a personal friend and a working partner. For over eleven years, he has been a pivotal part of The Dennis Bono Show. Scotty was a very talented consummate professional and a man of great integrity and character. Scotty passed onstage doing what he loved. We are devastated at his loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Scotty's voice will continue to be heard over the airways as the voice of The Dennis Bono Show. I will always miss my sidekick."
After a routine start to today’s broadcast, O’Neil fell from the interview couch to the floor during a commercial break while he was talking to guest Corrie Sachs, who portrays Reba McEntire in “Country Superstars Tribute” at the Golden Nugget. The tragedy unfolded 15 minutes into the show. Paramedics’ efforts to revive O’Neil onstage were unsuccessful, and he was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital’s Siena Campus....
After Sachs finished her first number, she joined the host and sidekick on the couch, and the show went to commercial.
“Corrie said Scotty just got this expression on his face, his eyes rolled up, and he just looked very peaceful,” Hunt-Bono said. “Everyone thought he’d fainted. Even Dennis thought he might have been doing it as a joke, a comedy bit. Everyone was just in shock. The audience stood up, and one of the audience members was a nurse, and she came up and started trying to find his pulse, but he had stopped breathing.”
O’Neil never regained consciousness.
I've listen to the show many, many times over the past couple of years. It's geared to the older audience and Scotty O'Neil was the perfect side kick to Dennis Bono. The show would have some of the older stars on the strip come and perform for a segment or two. They just started their show at the South Point after spending many seasons at Sams Town.
it's sad to see him go and sad that the audience had to see it. But the guy has been in show business for decades and he went out in doing something he loved.
It will be interesting to see how the show continues or how they will play today's show when it airs later this week. It is heard on 720, KDWN at 11:00 PM on Friday and 8:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. http://www.dennisbono.com/p4lvnow.htm
Why of course, he did it when Congress was on recess, which started March 21 and will last until March 27th.
You didn't think he would begin bombing when Congress was in session and give members of Congress a chance to critize the bombing, did you?
After all, it's all about Obama.
So in honor of King Obama, here is his theme song:
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Question 1: How much extra money will be brought in through the increased taxes?
Question 2: Where specifically will put the money that was raised by raising taxes. And please, don't say things like "education". You'll just sound like a complete moron. If you want to say "education" where in education- raise teacher salaries, more administration, more schools etc.
The Democrats don't think of ways of making government more efficient. They don't don't look at ways to reign in spending. They don't think of ways to reign in obscene pay for certain employees, like firefighters for the CCFD, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson firefighters. Like bloated UNLV salaries like Dina Titus who makes $107,000+ to teach 1 class or a professor named Douglas Unger at UNLV who makes $160,000 in salary and benefits
A man named Robert Tracy is a part time or full time (depending on who you listen to UNLV or Transparent Nevada) art history instructor and makes $126,000+. An art history teacher and makes $126,000, are you kidding me?
Lois Helmbold, a full time professor and department chair of Women Studies makes about $117,000+ in salary and benefits.
Ralph Buechler is the department chair of the Foreign/Romance Languages and makes $132,000+ in salary and benefits. Ok, why is that salary justified?
You can find how much each public employee makes in Nevada by going to Transparent Nevada: http://transparentnevada.com
(For the record, I made $44,000+ in salary plus more in benefits)
So, please answer the 2 easy questions. If you want to raise taxes in Nevada, please justify it.
March 23, 2010 is a day that will live in infamy in the United States when President Obama signed into law, Obama Care. So what has happened since Obama Care was signed into care:
1. Insurance rates have skyrocketed. This is because there have been new mandates on private insurance including having grown adults being allowed onto their parent's insurance plan and no limits on insurance limits.
2. The law has been declared unconstitutional by several courts and constitutional by a couple of courts. The Obama administration, knowing that the law is probably unconstitutional, is delaying the inevitable by trying to delay the appeals.
3. The majority of Americans still don't like the bill.
4. The House of Representatives were taken over by the GOP in 2010 and the Senate will be in 2012, mainly because of Obama Care.
5. While there are a few good things in Obama Care, these items could have been dealt with in a smaller bill or have the items stand on their own merits. Both Obama, Reid and Pelosi decided to take over the health care system.
So, as much as Harry Reid and Obama stand by their bill, the American people don't and in 2012, President Obama will be effectively neutered either by Obama losing his re-election bid or by losing Congress or both. You reap what you sow.
I don't have enough money to go on vacation this year, but I paid my share of the federal government's $2.6 million grant to teach Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly. I pay for bridges to nowhere.
I drive a 1997 Honda Accord, but I had to pay for my neighbor’s $41,000 electric car. I also bailed out the United Auto Workers.
I contribute to my children's 529 college savings plan, but since I don't qualify for financial aid I pay for other people's kids to go to school as well. I also pay for the sociology classes where I am sneered at for my lack of social conscience and denounced as the very essence of greed, racism and environmental insensitivity.
I exercise regularly, watch my cholesterol, and pay for my own health insurance as well as copays and deductibles. I also pay for Other People’s tonsillectomies, appendectomies and occasional rhinoplasties. I pay taxes for Medicare, Medicaid and for various medical programs for poor children and now I will get to subsidize the health care of several million more non-elderly, non-impoverished Americans.
My small business just lost its line of credit, but I paid to bail out Citigroup, AIG, and Goldman Sachs, whose executives get bonuses bigger than my entire net worth.
I pay my mortgage, but I also pay to bail out banks who made risky loans and yuppies, who have trouble paying $700,000 mortgages on their McMansions they bought with no-down payment, adjustable rate deals.
I pay for groceries for my family, but also pay millionaire farmers not grow stuff like rice. I buy dinner for more than 41 million food stamp recipients (although, they now call it Food Shares.). I also pay for school lunches. And breakfasts, since other parents apparently can't be expected to feed their kids. I get to have red meat once a week, but I get to pay for urban hipsters to buy organic salmon at Whole Foods.
I pay my electricity and gas bills, but I also pay for other people's air conditioning, cell phones, digital televisions, new windows, subsidized rent, and remodeling,
I pay for my daughter's ballet lessons, but also pay for universities to develop computerized choreography programs that will help develop "interactive dance performances with real-time audience interactions." I probably won't be able to make the show, since I'll be working.
I'm trying to save enough money in case I lose my job, but I pay for more than 70 different means-tested poverty programs
Because I work hard and am successful, I am in the 10% of Americans, who now pay more than 71 percent of the total federal income tax burden. The top 50 percent of earners pay 97.11 percent. In others words, the bottom half of American earners-- theoretically 50 percent of the electorate – pay less than 3 percent of federal income taxes. I pay for them.
I pay property taxes, sales, excise taxes, taxes on my phone, my cable, my water; state income taxes, Social security and Medicare taxes. I also help pay the bills for the nearly half of households who no longer pay any federal income tax. I also pay the bills for the 60 to 70 percent of households who receive more from the government than they pay in.
I expect no gratitude for any of this; it has been years since the term "provider" was a matter of societal respect and personal pride. I understand that the transfer of wealth from makers to takers is seen as morally purer than the efforts of those who created wealth in the first place.
I know my role.
I am the piggybank.
If there was one word to describe liberals: Jealousy
Others realize they've lost their payout tickets when they get home or to their hotel room, and figure their winnings wouldn't even cover the cost of gasoline to drive back to the casino.
They just don't fret about it.
But they probably would be surprised to hear that all those small amounts of unredeemed winnings add up.
To as much as $50 million a year, according to one estimate.
Up to this point, the casinos have just kept the money, figuring it belongs to them.
But that would change if Assemblyman William Horne has his way.
On Tuesday, the Las Vegas Democrat said he doesn't think it is right for the casinos to reap the revenue off uncashed tickets. He urged the Assembly Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, to pass his bill that would declare uncashed gaming tickets are unclaimed property whose value should be given to the state.
Assembly Bill 219 would allow the state every three months to take the value of the unredeemed gaming tickets. It would not apply to sports wagering. No vote was taken on the bill.
This money is not the governments. First, it is the customers ticket and then the casinos.
The state did nothing to earn this money. The casino's made the bet, they took the risk and if they have a customer who forgets about the ticket or loses it, then the casino should be able to keep the money.
Let's say you are walking down the street and you find $20. Under this moron Democrat Assemblyman's theory, you should have to turn the money into the state because the money shouldn't be yours, it belongs to the State of Nevada.
I hope this plan goes no where. Maybe the state should take this assemblyman's salary. He's certainly not using it, so it should go back to the state.
She was doing this as she was putting lotion on her hands with no hands on the steering wheel.
Don't do as I do. Do as I say.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
From ESPN: NFL owners voted to alter rules for kickoffs and instant replay next season but tabled a proposal that would have expanded language changes in the rule involving penalties against defenseless players.
The rule that moves kickoffs from the 30 to the 35-yard line passed 26-6, while the rule to have the booth replay official review all scoring plays passed 30-2. Overall, four of the five proposals up for vote passed.
With changes suggested by 32 head coaches attending the NFL owners meetings, kickoffs will move from the 30 to the 35-yard line but adjustments were made in the proposal by the NFL competition committee.
With the input of coaches, the committee decided to allow return teams to have a two-man wedge. The committee proposal suggested the elimination of the two-man wedge, but coaches argued that would make it harder to have quality returns.
The other tradeoff by the committee to get the vote passed was not changing the spotting of a touchback. Touchbacks will still be spotted at the 20-yard line. The committee had suggested moving touchbacks to the 25.
Maybe they can call it the Devon Hester rule. Last season, they had 23 touchdown returns from a kickoff. Now, maybe there will 5 or fewer.
Most teams, unless they are kicking into a strong wind, have a kicker who can reach the end zone if they kick off from the 35 yard line.
The NFL says it is doing it to prevent injuries. Perhaps a little, but they still block and kick each other's butt even if there is no return.
Hell, if the kick off team has a very strong kicker, maybe Brett Favre can come back as a special teams player since he won't have to do much tackling and running.
From Doug Elfman of the LVRJ: Fans and curiosity seekers have already started applying for free tickets to see Britney Spears sing for a MTV special Friday at the Palms nightclub Rain.
News of the show surprised entertainment sites Monday. Tickets are being handled for MTV through OnSetProductions.com/calendar — listed as “6:00 PM—MTV Special.”
“DO YOU WANT TO ATTEND MTV's BRITNEY SPEARS SPECIAL in LAS VEGAS?” the site asks. “We are casting HUGE fans of Britney Spears to be a part of an MTV Special in Las Vegas.”
As a casting call, tickets are not first-come first-serve. Fans are being selected individually.
Britney is using the show to kick off next Tuesday’s release of her first album in two years, “Femme Fatale.”
But that seventh studio album is streaming online already.
She’s now 29 and a few years beyond a meltdown of ambulances and hospitals.
http://www.lvrj.com/blogs/elfman/Britney_promoting_new_album_with_free_show_in_Las_Vegas.html I guess 50 year males with greying hair with a tire belly who enjoys country oldies is not on their A list of people they want to be at the concert.
But it is nice to see Spears in the headlines for this rather than getting married and divorced in Vegas in addition her self abusive behavior.
This is the only song I know Spears sings, which is 1 more I want to admit to.
The first girl brought in a Piggy Cook toy from the 1950's. It would pretend make some plastic eggs that was supplied. The Old Man offered $200 and the lady wanted $250. The final price was $225.
The next guy brought in 5 Atlanta Braves Championship rings from the 1990's. They probably came from a member of the staff, not a player. The guy wanted $45,000. Rick offered $20,000 and then $22,000. There was no sale.
The next guy wanted to sell a 1962 Fleetwood Cadillac Limousine. It was in kind rough shape with rust and no air conditioning. Not good in Las Vegas. Time for an expert, Danny. He said it would take a year to fix up and $40,000, so there was no sale.
The next guy brought in a pistol lighter that you could light a cigarette. The guy wanted $200. Corey offered $100. The selling price I believe was $125.
The next guy brought in some antique political dolls. One was of a black man/slave and the other was of Abraham Lincoln. They may have come from before the Civil War. Time for an expert. Dana was the expert and he said that at campaign rallies, they would throw the dolls in a bon fire. The guy wanted $500 and Rick offered $200 and the selling price was $300.
At the end of the show, the Oak Ridge Boys, who is the Old Man's favorite musical group, came by for a visit. The Old Man wanted to hear "Elvira" but it didn't happen.
Thus ends the mystery Pawn Stars Show.