HOTT Newslinks March 26, 2008

Military tells Bush of troop strains



McCain Outlines Foreign Policy
In Speech, He Vows Collaborative Approach


I can tell you his policy in one sentence; Give it all to his Chi-Com friends.


Small Retailers pushed into Bankruptcy. US Government Subsidies to Chain Companies


How about no subsidies for anybody?

“….nor shall any duties or taxes on importations from foreign nations be laid to promote or foster any branch of industry;….”

“(3) To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes; but neither this, nor any other clause contained in the Constitution, shall ever be construed to delegate the power to Congress to appropriate money for any internal improvement intended to facilitate commerce; “

These quotes are from the Confederate Constitution….they recognized the problem with corporate welfare…..this is one of the biggest reasons for their seccession, they witnessed the subsidies to the Railroads (Lincoln was an attorney working for Railroad interests), and they felt that it was unconstitutional….it certainly is immoral. Tar and Feathers, anyone?




Why go to the trouble of getting the Supreme Court to rule on whether the Second Amendment says what it says, and then offer to help the gun-grabbers pleasure themselves in court, selling out our God-given, constitutionally protected right to keep and bear machine guns, which was still legal as of Monday, albeit the BATF has tricked up ownership with a rat’s nest of regulations and driven the price through the roof by illegally banning both importation and new manufacture?



Now that we know from the 11,000 pages of Clinton White House documents released this week that former First Lady was an ardent advocate for NAFTA; now that we know she held at least five meetings to strategize about how to win congressional approval of the deal; now that we know she was in the thick of the manuevering to block the efforts of labor, farm, environmental and human rights groups to get a better agreement. Now that we know all of this, how should we assess the claim that Hillary’s heart has always beaten to a fair-trade rhythm?



Trustees for the government’s two biggest benefit programs warned that Social Security and Medicare are facing “enormous challenges” with the threat to Medicare’s solvency far more severe.



Older White House computer hard drives have been destroyed, the White House disclosed to a federal court Friday in a controversy over millions of possibly missing e-mails from 2003 to 2005.


Here is one method of target practice


Miami police could soon be the first in the United States to use cutting-edge, spy-in-the-sky technology to beef up their fight against crime.
A small pilotless drone manufactured by Honeywell International, capable of hovering and “staring” using electro-optic or infrared sensors, is expected to make its debut soon in the skies over the Florida Everglades.



Rockets fired from the capital’s Shiite district of Sadr City slammed into the Green Zone Tuesday, the second time in three days, and firefights erupted around Baghdad pitting government and US forces against the militia allied to the influential Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.


Is this story designed to “influence” the outcome of the Supreme Court debate regarding the Second amendment?


Authorities revealed Tuesday that a man carrying a loaded shotgun was arrested in January near the U.S. Capitol, and explosives left in his truck nearby went undetected for three weeks.



Big worries for the United States’ first high-tech census should have been obvious when the door-to-door headcounters couldn’t figure out their fancy new handheld computers.



NATO forces sent jets to escort two Russian long-range air force bombers patrolling neutral skies near Alaska on Wednesday, Russian news agencies quoted the defense ministry as saying.



American Airlines canceled about 325 flights Wednesday so its crews could inspect some wire bundles aboard its MD-80 aircraft.



The market for antimicrobial doorknobs, hospital fixtures and other products that kill germs on contact may be about to take on a coppery sheen.
The Copper Development Association, a trade group for copper companies, said Tuesday that federal regulators had approved its application to market a group of copper alloys, including brass and bronze, as capable of killing bacteria and microbes effectively enough to protect human health.


Wall Street May Face $460 Bln in Losses, Goldman Says (Update1)


It’s been said (I can’t remember who), money is never lost on the stock market, it merely changes hands.




ECUADOR: Manta Air Base Tied to Colombian Raid on FARC Camp



Feds check parachute for D.B. Cooper link



Obama Related to Pitt, Clinton to Jolie


They have to keep the blue-blood going.