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Could the Commander-in Chief be sending 40,000 troops to Afghanistan?

Back on Saturday, I did a post on Obama giving his authorization for more troops to General McChrystal for Afghanistan?……Well, I said lets wait for the leaks…he, he, he….It hasn’t taken long……here’s the first…..40,000 troops?………Everyone is gonna have to wait the week……Obama’s getting out of D.C and going to Asia!

November 9, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Military, Politics, Travel | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

J.Lo in another court fight with ex-husband number 2 …again

This time ex-husband Ojani Noa (1990, for less than a year)  wants to get paid for a tell-all- movie that has Jennifer Lopez on video during their wedding night…..people will do anything for money, and this guy tried to get $10 million out of his ex-wife already, but had a judge cut that down to $545,000, and caned the book he was gonna sell…

…Leave her alone already!……Go get a job!

November 9, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men | , , , , | Leave a comment

Dow goes up 203.52 points !

The market always leads the economy out of a slump, and it is doing it this time….The finish of 10,226.94 points is the highest it’s been for 13 months…..Look for ups and downs…but investors are jumping back in ……..Gold traded at 1,100.80 an ounce…..

November 9, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Politics, The Economy | , , , | 9 Comments

Arrests at the United States southern Border drop by 23%…drug seizures rise…….

Because of stronger enforcement, and the weaker economy, lessening the need for labor …the Homeland Security Department reports that border apprehensions have dropped to 556,041 from 723,825 in the last 12 months from Sept 30th……the US Border Patrol has expanded it agents from roughly 11,000 to 20,000, making it the second largest uniformed law enforcement agency in the U.S. behind the New York City Police Department ( 31,000 )…..

Drug seizures have increased though…..with port finds up 53% on cocaine, 13% on marijuana…on land the marijuana finds are up 37% and cocaine is up 15% from last year…..

People try to ship drugs over and under water, in the air and in vehicles and by foot…..

 

November 9, 2009 Posted by | Crime, Government, Law, Military, Politics, The Economy | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Banks are squeezing and cuting credit card holders…..

As Congress continues to look into the credit card business, and signals that it will be ready to fast track a new bill that that was supposed to take a few years to come into effect, the banks are cutting people out of their cards, raising interest rates and cutting credit availability….…

Since the economic down turn banks have been making deals for repayment and slashing the number of cards out in circulation….when the Fed asked banks..they replied that at least 50% of the banks where increasing interest rates and reducing credit lines….in addition, 40 percent reported they where imposing higher fee’s……

…..’A study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, released late last month, concluded that the 12 largest banks, issuing more than 80 percent of the credit cards, were continuing to use practices that the Fed concluded were “unfair or deceptive” and that in many instances had been outlawed by Congress.’

The bill in Congress will give consumers more protection against interest rate increases, and more  timely notification on those changes…..

The banks are now sharply cutting back on their old habit of loose credit reeling in customers and then increasing credit lines and then charging fee’s when the customers stretch out repayments…..

Already in the lsat 12 months there has been a 72 million drop in Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover card accounts ( there are still a staggering 555 million credit card accounts out there! )….

One could say it’s about time the banks only offer cards to those who can pay the money back…..And that’s good….

But man there is still a half  BILLION cards out there…that sure is a lot of fee’s owed…..

November 9, 2009 Posted by | Law, Media, Politics, The Economy | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Somemore reviews of the Real Housewives of Atlanta's Reunion Part 2……

Okay….I guess I wasn’t the only one who didn’t get excited about the ladies behavior…..

Here’s Rodney Ho’s call from Radio & TV  Talk…………

Here’s Jackie Kass’s call from Atlanta Reality & Talk Show TV Examiner……..

November 9, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media | , , , , | Leave a comment

Somemore reviews of the Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Reunion Part 2……

Okay….I guess I wasn’t the only one who didn’t get excited about the ladies behavior…..

Here’s Rodney Ho’s call from Radio & TV  Talk…………

Here’s Jackie Kass’s call from Atlanta Reality & Talk Show TV Examiner……..

November 9, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media | , , , , | Leave a comment

Something interesting on pro-life, and the democrats in the House….

I was listening to a  WNYC, talkradio show this morning (Brian Lehrer)…on it, someone said something quite interesting…only 13% of americans have their insurance company pay for abortions……the conversation went on about how the House majority wanted to keep abortion in the new Healthcare bill….but Rep Stupak doggedly put together a group of votes, and in the end got a deal to have the abortion payment part of the bill striped from the House version….the guest on the show related that the pro-choice representatives number about 150, and the pro-life members are about a third of that number ( and she was only talking about DEMOCRATS )…but on this bill, Stupak and his group prevailed…..

But I just let that sink in…. only 13%?….87% pay out of their own pockets ( so no one knows, huh?)……I guess Nancy Pelosi isn’t so dumb after all…….

November 9, 2009 Posted by | Healthcare, Politics | , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

President Obama….Give it up…there will be no deal with Iran…..

This piece in the New York Times makes me scratch my head….Barack Obama is a real smart guy…but he still hasn’t got the fact that Iran wants a bomb…period….no amount of talking, or sanctions, is going to stop that……

But another country in the Middle East will probably have to try to……

November 9, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Military, Politics | , , , , , | 10 Comments