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China May Finally Let People Have More Than One Child!

Since the family structure has now changed,China wants to “re-engineer the demographic balance.” Their population is made up of too many old folks & not enough workers. As a result,China’s one-child policy may finally be relaxed.

They want couples who are both only children themselves to have a second child.Then, they will gradually ease into a two-child policy for all the people of China. Well,how gracious of them!

Aren’t you glad that in America you can become an Octo-mom if you want to?! There’s no blatant attempt to control the population in this country. You can have 18 kids if that is your desire! The sky is the limit,even if your finances say otherwise.

It’s called freedom of choice! And it’s just one more reason to love being American! No matter what the haters say!

Here’s more from UPI.com:

“China may relax its one-child policy as its population ages and a need for workers increases, a demographer in close contact with policymakers says.

The world’s most-populous country, with more than 1.3 billion people, plans to start pilot projects in five low-birth-rate provinces next year to allow a second birth if at least one spouse is an only child, He Yafu tells USA Today.

Beijing, Shanghai and four other provinces will follow suit in 2012, and the policy will be repealed nationally by 2013 or 2014, he says.

The National Population and Family Planning Commission, which enforces the one-child policy, refused interview requests, USA Today says.

In 2008, China’s top population official, Zhang Weiqing, minister of the family planning commission, said the policy would remain in place for roughly another decade.

In February the planning commission’s deputy director said the policy would remain unaltered through 2015.

The policy — one of the world’s strictest, which authorities say has prevented 400 million births — went into effect in 1979 after a multidecade population boom followed by mass death due to food shortages.

Most urban couples are limited to a single child, while farmers are often allowed to have two. Critics say the policy is coercive and has led to numerous abuses, including forced abortions, which are reported to continue in some areas.

But a growing need for more children to care for parents, plus a gender imbalance that will leave tens of millions of men without wives, are two arguments for relaxing the one-child policy, Siu Yat-ming, who researches Chinese family planning at Hong Kong Baptist University, tells USA Today.”(End of article) Read more here.

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Ex-NBA Referee Talks About The Mafia’s Involvement In The NBA!

Tim Donaghy did not conduct himself honorably when he decided to bet on NBA games.As a NBA referee,it a total betrayal to the game.Not to mention that it’s also illegal.Despite that,Donaghy has redeemed himself somewhat in my eyes by coming clean about the mafia’s involvement in the NBA.

I am delighted to finally hear one of these refs admit what many have suspected all along.Referees sometimes make their calls based on personal feelings & outside influences.

Here’s more from 6O Minutes:

“And Donaghy might well have gotten away with it. He might still be reffing and betting today. But he fell in with the mob.

Donaghy was placing those bets through a friend. He was too scared of getting caught to do it himself. And their winning streak went on uninterrupted for three years. But in the fourth year, that friend let slip that he was getting his betting tips from an NBA ref.

The mob found out about it and wanted in on the action. That’s when Donaghy discovered what it means to be really scared.

It started outside a hotel at Philadelphia’s airport: the FBI says two men associated with the Gambino crime family requested a meeting with Donaghy and took him for a ride.

“They came down and picked me up,” Donaghy remembered. “They basically told me that I needed to give them the picks. And if I didn’t that it’s a possibility that somebody would go down and visit my wife and kids in Florida.”

Donaghy said he believed them and was scared. From then on his picks were relayed to the mob.

Asked how he communicated his bets to the mob, Donaghy said, “I would discuss it with a high school friend of mine, who would pass the information along to them.”

There was a code. “The code was if I want them to be the home team, I would discuss his brother Chuck. And if I wanted him to bet the visiting team, I would mention his brother Johnny,” Donaghy explained.

FBI Special Agent Scala told Simon the FBI made a very conservative estimate that the mob made at least a few million dollars off Donaghy’s picks.

Donaghy said the mob was paying him $2,000 per correct pick – peanuts considering they were making millions.

Asked why he didn’t ask for more money, Donaghy said, “It wasn’t about the money, at that point… It was just about getting through the season and hoping that’d end it.”

Because the mob put a lot of money on his picks, they were not good losers. We told you that in one game, Donaghy threw out the coach of the team they were betting on. That cost the mob the bet and they were not happy.

“They had questions as to why I did it,” Donaghy remembered. “I just told them that I wasn’t making calls in games to win, influence the outcome. And no I’m not gonna be able to obviously predict the winner every night. And you know, they have to accept that that’s what’s gonna happen.”

Asked if the mobsters accepted that, Donaghy told Simon, “I’m not sure that they accepted it or not, but that was the information that I passed to them.”

As it turned out, his mob connection brought him down.

The FBI, which was monitoring mob phone calls, heard that an NBA ref was betting on games. The information made it to Special Agent Scala, who headed the FBI’s Gambino family task force.

“One of the case agents had come into my office and said that they had information from a wire tap stating that there was huge sums of money being made and that someone thought that a ref may be involved,” Scala remembered.

“So if you hadn’t gotten involved with the mob you might still be out there reffing and betting on your own games?” Simon asked.

“Possibly,” Donaghy admitted.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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Carrie Prejean Is A Disgrace To Christianity!

Carrie Prejean is someone who is obviously so full of herself that it is not even funny.It’s downright alarming to me that such a blatant hypocrite is toting Christianity just like it’s another one of her “achievements”.

As both a Christian & California girl,let me state most emphatically that this empty-headed shallow human being does not represent either my state or my religion in any way.!

Carrie Prejean is representing both narcissism & hypocrisy.And with all the damage that she does to herself every time she opens her mouth,I would say that Carrie Prejean is leading the campaign against her.

Before she calls Larry King or anyone else “inappropriate“,Carrie Prejean needs to recall the photos & the sex tape that this fake “pious” woman did.If you are promoting  Christianity,Ms. Prejean,then how is any of that appropriate?

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On Father’s Day,Gov. Sanford Picked Argentina & His Lover Over His Family!

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So,Gov. Sanford’s staff really did not know where he was.They were led to believe by the dishonest governor that he had gone hiking on the Appalachian Trail. But,Mark Sanford admitted today at a news conference that he was actually in Argentina cheating on his wife.

On Father’s Day,this guy picked spending time with his mistress over his family.I guess he could care less about his party’s strong stance on family values.

And this is just a little side note for news junkies like me.I watched the so-called “liberal” media’s ploy to “discredit” Gov. Mark Sanford.At least, that’s what Fox’s Glenn Beck said it was.As usual, Beck the conspiracy theorist was wrong. The “liberal media” did not blow Gov. Sanford’s disappearance out of proportion.

This story deserved all the coverage that all of the media,including the Fox network, gave it.If anyone really wants to be informed,why would they ever watch Glenn Beck?

The only Fox show I look at is Shepard Smith’s.He is the only one over there that is sane,fair,& balanced. Anyway,here’s more on this aspect of the Sanford story from Think Progress:

This afternoon, Fox News’ Glenn Beck suggested that Gov. Mark Sanford’s (R-SC) apparent disappearance is simply a media ploy to “discredit” the governor, and that his wife and others knew his whereabouts. (They did not.) When Beck asked Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) whether he could “vouch for [Sanford’s] character,” DeMint refused:

BECK: Can you vouch for his character, that he is what he seems to be?

DEMINT: He always has been up front with me, but, you know, who knows? I don’t know if we can vouch for each other’s character, but he is a good friend of mine and obviously I hope he is okay.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

And here’s more on Gov. Sanford’s revelations from The AP:

Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday he’s been having an affair with a woman he visited on a secret trip to Argentina and said he’ll resign as head of the Republican Governors Association. Sanford, a rumored 2012 presidential candidate, refused to say whether he’ll leave office.

“I’ve let down a lot of people, that’s the bottom line,” Sanford said at a news conference. He said he’s known the woman about eight years, but their relationship turned into something more a year ago while he was on an economic development trip to Argentina.

Sanford, a 49-year-old father of four, choked up during remarks to reporters. He said his wife has known about the affair for the last five months.

Sanford revealed Wednesday morning that he’d gone to Argentina for a seven-day trip. For two days after reporters starting asking questions, his office had said he had gone hiking on the Appalachian Trial.

Meanwhile, first lady Jenny Sanford had told The Associated Press she did not know where her husband went for the Father’s Day weekend.

First elected governor in 2002, the former real estate developer has more than year remaining in his second term and is barred by state law from running again.

A former three-term congressman, Sanford most recently snared headlines for his unsuccessful fight to turn aside federal stimulus cash for his state’s schools. His vocal battle against the Obama administration — and libertarian, small-government leanings — won praise from conservative pundits. Ultimately, a state court order required him to take the money.

Sanford’s announcement came a day after another prominent Republican, Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, apologized to his GOP Senate colleagues after revealing last week that he had an affair with a campaign staffer and was resigning from the GOP leadership.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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Congress Apologizes For Slavery!

I think that it’s about time that African-Americans received an apology for the destruction of their history,culture,& familial bonds.

I commend everyone who was involved in sponsoring the resolution that led to the House apologizing for slavery in America!

Here’s more from cq politics:

“The Senate adopted a resolution Thursday offering a formal apology for slavery and the era of “separate but equal” Jim Crow laws that followed.

After the clerk finished reading the resolution (S Con Res 26) in full, Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin, the measure’s sponsor, noted that Congress has never before issued a formal apology for slavery.

“It’s long past due. A national apology by the representative body of the people is a necessary collective response to a past collective injustice,” Harkin said. “So it is both appropriate and imperative that Congress fulfill its moral obligation and officially apologize for slavery and Jim Crow laws.”

The Senate action comes more than 40 years after the Civil Rights Act was passed, 146 years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and in the same year Barack Obama was sworn in as the first African-American president.

The non-binding resolution, which does not have the force of law, includes a disclaimer stating that the measure does not authorize or support reparations for the descendants of African slaves brought to the United States before the Civil War.

The inclusion of the disclaimer in the Senate resolution has drawn sharp criticism from members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Soon after the Senate approved the measure on a voice vote, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said the disclaimer is “unnecessary language.”

“If that is what it says, I don’t support it,” Waters said.

House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., has for years made little headway with his proposals for the federal government to consider some form of reparations.

But Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala., who is trying to become the first black governor of his Deep South state, said he was glad about the Senate action, and added that the Congress is overdue in apologizing for slavery.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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Joan Walsh Vs Bill O’ Reilly!!

Joan Walsh,of Salon.com, is usually such an eloquent debater who really makes some great points.But,I have to say,that Mr. O’Reilly really kept his gloves on in this one!

Ms. Walsh did not have any facts to back up her point of view.And there was no real passion behind her argument.Unlike Mr. O’Reilly.No matter which side of this debate you are on,there is no denying that Mr. O’Reilly really made her look like the vile one. Her opinion on late-term abortion sounded so crude & clinical! Joan Walsh simply did not present a winning argument.

I may believe in abortion rights.But,I draw the line when it comes to aborting babies after the first trimester.Obviously,I find late-term abortion to be an abhorrent reality.Yes,it’s legal.But,like Mr. O’Reilly said,that does not make it right. As much as I hate to admit it,I have to agree with Mr. O’ Reilly.

But,I do think that he could have provoked violence with his references to the late Dr. George Tiller as “Tiller The Baby Killer“. We need to remember that words can really be influential before we utter phrases like that on national television.Mr. O’Reilly should admit that he went overboard & tone his rhetoric down.

Here’s more on their debate from mediabistro:

Tonight on The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly will interview Salon.com editor, and frequent MSNBC guest, Joan Walsh. Here’s the backstory:

On Wednesday’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, Walsh was critical of O’Reilly and seemed to connect him to the murder of Dr. George Tiller. “When Bill O’Reilly goes on TV every night and calls Dr. Tiller a baby killer and a Nazi and a Mengele, and shows where he works, why do we put up with that?” she asked. “Why is that entertainment in our culture? It’s demonizing a private citizen for doing a lawful job? Why are people doing that? Why is that acceptable?” (She expanded on this in a blog post.)

Last night O’Reilly called Walsh “one of the most extreme” critics of him for “telling the truth about Dr. Tiller.”

He also invited Walsh on the FNC show — and she accepted. On Twitter, she asked for advice. “I plan on being calm, smart, kind and well-prepared,” said Walsh.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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What Do Ms. California & The Fired Cheerleading Coach Have In Common?

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What similarities do Ms. California & the fired cheerleading coach,Carlie Christine,share?Well,both of their first names start with the letter C. Carrie and Carlie both are six letter names that rhyme with each other.And they are both smoking hot girls with racy photos circulating all over the internet.

Now,what are the differences between the two? Ms. California has represented herself as a wholesome girl with a staunch conservative viewpoint.Carlie Christine has not imposed her political or personal views on anyone, as far as I know.

In summation,Ms. California’s racy pictures are at odds with the image she has put forth & Carlie Christine’s photos are not.If Ms. California wants to be the symbol of modesty & conservatism,then she should expect to be criticized for posing half-naked.And Ms. California is a role model to way more girls than a cheerleading coach could ever be.

How will these images affect the minds of young girls who dream of being Ms. California one day?Carrie Prejean seems to be just as confused about what kind of image she wants to portray as she is about “opposite marriage.”

Personally,I don’t care about Ms. California’s “racy pics.What is disturbing to me is when folks act like they have the moral authority over others because of their religion.When you do that,you deserve to be put under a microscope yourself.And that’s what happened in Ms. Prejean’s case.

Sorry,Ms. Prejean,but no one is trying to “undermine” your “reputation” unless these pictures were photoshopped.Your claim to fame is that you are the beauty queen with Christian morals & values.And you have been stressing that fact all over the media.It would be different if you were just a cheerleading coach like Carrie Christine.

Here’s more on Miss California’s racy pics from Queerty:

Can we get just one more post out of Miss California Carrie Prejean? Yep, you bet we can! On the heels of the “values” beauty contestant popping up in a sultry Bl!sss Magazine photospread, we’re hearing there are — wait for it, wait for it — nude photos of her on the way! In a tease, website TheDirty.com posted this backside shot of Prejean, which is likely only the beginning. Remember those photos of Vanessa Williams that got her crown stripped? Looks like Miss California is en route to the same.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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President Obama :”I Believe The Bush Administration Sanctioned Torture!”

President Obama spoke the truth today.He said that “waterboarding was torture” & that he believes “the Bush administration sanctioned torture.”

Guess what,Mr. President? So do I!Even though the president & I agree on what torture is,we don’t share the same opinion about what should be done about it!

It’s  too bad that the Bush administration will get away with running this country as if it were a dictatorship. Instead of a democracy. Here’s two opposing views on whether the U.S. should prosecute Bush officials for torture from ajc.com:

Yes: The standards we hold others to also apply to us.

By Mark J. McKeon

On Sept. 11, 2001, when the twin towers were hit, I was sitting in a meeting in The Hague discussing what should be included in an indictment against Slobodan Milosevic for war crimes in Bosnia. I was an American lawyer serving as a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and there was no doubt that Milosevic should be indicted for his responsibility for the torture and cruel treatment of prisoners. As the head of state at the time those crimes were committed, Milosevic bore ultimate responsibility for what happened under his watch…”(End of First Excerpt)

“No: Terrorists declared open-ended war against America.

By Thomas Sowell

It used to be said that self-preservation is the first law of nature. But much of what has been happening in recent times in the United States, and in Western civilization in general, suggests that survival is taking a back seat to the shibboleths of political correctness.

We have already turned loose dozens of captured terrorists, who have resumed their terrorism. Why? Because they have been given “rights” that exist neither in our laws nor under international law.

These are not criminals in our society, entitled to the protection of the U.S. Constitution. They are not prisoners of war entitled to the protection of the Geneva Convention.

There was a time when people who violated the rules of war were not entitled to turn around and claim the protection of those rules. German soldiers who put on U.S. military uniforms, in order to infiltrate American lines during the Battle of the Bulge, were simply lined up against a wall and shot.”(End of second excerpt) Read the full opinions here.

And here’s more on what the Bush memos reveal from an article written by a former State Department lawyer & taken from the L.A Times:

have my own reasons to own up to a bit of schadenfreude at the release of these memos. In the year following 9/11, I handled Geneva Convention issues for the State Department; I was a principal drafter of memos arguing that the international law of war applied in Afghanistan and thus to the detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. The same OLC, White House and Pentagon lawyers we sparred with early in 2002 went on to write, solicit or approve the torture memos later that year. They excluded experienced lawyers from the State Department and elsewhere from the process of interpreting U.S. obligations under Geneva and the United Nations Convention Against Torture, among other treaties.

We saw the coming train wreck and advised the administration of the harsh political, legal and security consequences of failing to abide by U.S. and international law. Early in January 2002, my boss at the State Department, William H. Taft IV, advised the OLC’s John Yoo that “only the utmost confidence in our legal arguments could, it seems to me, justify deviating from the United States’ unbroken record of compliance with the Geneva Convention in our conduct of military operations over the past 50 years.” Taft was right, Yoo was wrong, and now we see the consequences.

That said, as much as the OLC memos demonstrate professional misconduct, bad lawyering and possible culpability in the torture regime that followed, I fear that they obscure from public view this basic reality: The most senior policymakers in the Bush administration decided to employ torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment against terrorism detainees.

We know this from the dozens of memos, reports and journalistic accounts in the five years since the Abu Ghraib scandal broke. The bipartisan report on military interrogation from the Senate Armed Services Committee (pdf) and the timeline on the CIA’s program from the Senate Intelligence Committee (pdf), both released this month, make senior-level responsibility crystal clear.

Thus, as clarifying as the OLC memos are, there’s much we still don’t know, including the point at which President Bush and his staff explicitly ordered or approved the interrogation program. And despite recent suggestions from Dick Cheney that the program “worked,” we don’t know what benchmarks, if any, the administration set for itself to judge the effectiveness of torture and cruel treatment.

The aforementioned Senate report concluded that the Bush interrogation program of torture and cruel treatment “damaged our ability to collect accurate intelligence that could save lives, strengthened the hand of our enemies, and compromised our moral authority.If this is true, we must uncover the entirety of the interrogation programs to ensure that they do no recur.

The Obama administration did the right thing in releasing the OLC memos, for even if those responsible are not held to account (a subject we’ll take up later in the week), subjecting the Bush policies to the full light of day is crucial to repairing the damage they’ve already done.”(End of Excerpt) Read the full article here.

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Shepard Smith:”We Are America! We Don’t Fucking Torture!”

Leave it to Shepard Smith to state the plain & simple truth on the station that is commonly referred to as “Faux News” by many! But,Fox News was actually fair & balanced the moment that Shepard Smith angrily blurted out the following:

We are America! We don’t fucking torture!”

Now,that’s the passion that any true American should feel on the subject of torture! Because if that’s not the case,then how can we claim to be the moral authority on anything? I’m glad to see that someone knows what patriotism is all about. Shepard Smith went against all of the apologists over at the Fox network when he spoke honestly about this subject.Instead of repeating the same old tired talking points!

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Hot Cheerleading Coach Gets Fired Because Of Her Racy Extracurricular Activities!

As long as she wasn’t bringing these photos to school & bragging about it,I do not see why she got fired.It just sounds like the mothers who complained about Carlie Christine had a bone to pick with her anyway.And that was probably way before their daughters didn’t make the cheerleading squad.

I just think that it’s total bull! Give this woman her job back. What she does in her own spare time is her damn business!!Here’s more from CBS:

Ron Jones with CBS 13 in Sacramento has the story about a local woman who was fired from her job as a cheerleading coach after she turned up in Playboy magazine.

“The girls are supposed to look up their coaches,” says one concerned parent at Casa Robles High School.

Carlie Christine bared all, all over the internet. Casa Robles High School officials in Orangevale confirm with CBS13 that their girl’s cheerleading coach, Carlie Christine, was the one who posed nude in a playboy centerfold.

Christine is also Playboy’s ‘cyber girl of the week.’

Parents and some students, who did not want to be identified, exposed the coach to school officials after rumors started slowly getting out that she had posed nude.

“I think it’s unacceptable. It’s not fair,” says Jamye Curtis.

What apparently uncovered the coach was when some girls didn’t make the cheerleading squad because they had a few unexcused absences from school. Their parents then made copies of Christine and dropped the pictures on the principal’s desk.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.
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