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With America’s fraudulent president granting amnesty to 800,000+ illegal aliens, the IRS awarding illegal immigrants $4.2 billion in tax credits, California all set to issue 400,000+ law-breaking aliens their driver’s licenses, actual unemployment figures hovering well above 20%, 1-in-6 Floridians now dependent on Food Stamps, a fresh $1 trillion added to our national debt, and US Taxpayers unknowingly on the hook for over $250 trillion (with a “T”) in global derivatives,… well, the politically correct European ‘Utopia’ – aka ‘road to ruin’ – that our entitled Democrats and Leftists forced America to adopt has brought ‘decision time‘ much sooner than anticipated.

And let’s hope in this specific case – protecting America’s sovereignty, what remains anyway – we actually follow in Greece’s footsteps.

But as with most issues that confront our ‘Republican’ bulwarks against tyranny, it’s just more comfortable for them to roll over and ignore our dying republic. “Not my problem…”

Friends, SHN readers and supporters, it’s time for an old fashion round-up, and not just for the illegals…

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Financial Crisis And Lack Of Jobs Forces Greece To Roundup Illegal Aliens

(Yahoo) Greece’s remote Evros region has turned into Europe’s main battleground against illegal immigration; more than two-thirds of people making the clandestine journey into the European Union pass through here from neighboring Turkey.

Greece launched an aggressive campaign this month to try to seal its 200-kilometer (130-mile) northeastern border, as it faces a debilitating financial crisis that has caused a swell in joblessness and a surge in racist attacks against immigrants with dark skin.

The police operation has brought nearly 2,000 additional border guards to the Turkish frontier previously manned by about 500 officers. They fanned out with dogs, night vision equipment and flat-bottomed boats for 24-hour patrols of the Evros River that forms a natural border. At least 21 people have drowned or died of exposure crossing the river this year, while several have been listed as missing.

In Athens, the operation is being bolstered by mass roundups of suspected illegal immigrants. They are seen lined up on the streets of the capital every day, many in handcuffs, waiting to be put in detention until they can be deported. In the first week of the crackdown in early August, police said they apprehended nearly 7,000 people for identification checks; nearly 1,700 were slated for deportation.

Anwar, a 22-year-old man from Bangladesh, walked across the border near Orestiada, a small town wedged between Turkey and Bulgaria. Unaware of the immigration clampdown, he said he is looking for police so he can turn himself in. It’s a well-worn ploy: Migrants have actively tried to get themselves taken to detention centers near Athens, assuming they will be released due to overcrowding and allowed to blend into the chaotic capital.

“I’ve come here to work,” Anwar, who declined to give his full name because of his illegal status, said moments after crossing the border. “I know what will happen to me: They might keep me in detention for around three months, but then they’ll let me out and I’ll go to Athens.”

Now, however, authorities are determined to swiftly deport illegal migrants they round up.

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Meanwhile, back in America…

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AZ Sheriff, ‘Obama has his hands wrapped around our throat’: HERE

DOJ sues Arizona colleges for abiding by the law: HERE

Mexico condemns border US border fence, then builds Guatemala wall: HERE

Obama’s little white lie, ‘Amnesty’: HERE

All in the family – Obama illegal aliens: HERE

Illegal Alien’s Guide – Top 5 Places To Live: HERE

Michelle says, ‘Obama’s home is Kenya’: HERE and HERE

Obama blows $ millions in taxpayer funds to stimulate Indonesia, his boyhood home: HERE

Janet Napolitano: ‘The borders are safe’ so just ignore the mass graves found yesterday in Mexico, near the border: HERE

Janet Napolitano, ‘Don’t exaggerate violence along US-Mexico border’: HERE

Obama just handed a big chunk of the US to Mexico: HERE

Obama, ‘I’d like to work my way around Congress’: HERE

DictatorSpeak – Obama, ‘The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting’: HERE

Obama says, ‘There is going to be a tug-of-war within the US between those who see globalization as a threat, and those who accept it’: HERE

Our nation cannot survive treason from withinHERE

Tyranny in Arizona: HERE

False unemployment and phony jobs claimHERE

Media fall for phony ‘jobs’ claim: HERE

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Sure, the actual US Unemployment Rate is over 20%, but give MSM and the White House credit for celebrating the ‘never reached’ 10% mark – a.k.a. ‘Armageddon‘ – despite the current administration’s dire warning that unemployment would rise to 9% by 2010 if Congress refused pass the do-or-die $787 billion stimulus bill.

400,000+ File For Unemployment… Again

(AP) The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week, a sign the job market isn’t getting much better.

Applications ticked down by 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 404,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

The four-week average declined for the third straight week to 408,000. That’s the lowest average in eight weeks.

Still, applications are higher than they would be in a healthy economy. They need to fall consistently below 375,000 to signal sustainable job growth. They haven’t been below that level since February.

The report suggests that layoffs have declined in recent weeks. But other data show hiring hasn’t picked up.

Ellen Zentner, senior economist at Nomura Securities, said applications around 400,000 indicate a neutral job market, “one that’s neither picking up, nor deteriorating.”

Only a few weeks ago some had feared the risks of another recession had grown. So “even neutral readings are good,” she said, because they signal that conditions aren’t worsening.

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Gee, maybe Bill Gates has the answer to our jobs problem – ‘depopulation.’ According to Adolf Bill (see video below), ‘The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s heading up to about nine billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.‘ [Approximately 1 billion peeps. – Sad Hill]

US Unemployment 20%+: HERE

Economic news from Big Brother, ‘The recession is over!’: HERE

1.9 Million fewer jobs since ‘recession ended back in 2009′: HERE

Obama and Soros promise Armageddon if debt ceiling not raised: HERE and HERE

CNN, ‘recession officially ended in 2009′: HERE

False unemployment and phony jobs claim: HERE

Media fall for phony ‘jobs’ claim: HERE

Michelle’s shovel-ready speech – nothing but horse apples: HERE

Obama jokes, ‘Shovel-Ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected’: HERE

The big shovel-ready jobs lie: HERE

Michelle Antoinette Obama’s $42,000 bracelet: HERE

Chocolate rations are up: HERE

The Associated Press conspiracy: HERE

h/t: Winston

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Propelled by the success of Solyndra, Project Gunrunner, the Chevy Volt, Tesla, the Recovery Act, Verizon, QE1, QE2, QE3, GE, GM, Cash for Clunkers, TARP, immigration reform, secure borders, the new budget deal, Pigford, world peace efforts, Amtrak, the US Postal Service… where was I? So, it’s your patriotic duty to support big government designed health insurance even when it smells like Obamacare v2.0.

Feds Design Health Insurance For The Masses

(AP) The federal government is taking on a crucial new role in the nation’s health care, designing a basic benefits package for millions of privately insured Americans. A framework for the Obama administration was released Friday.

The report by independent experts from the Institute of Medicine lays out guidelines for deciding what to include in the new “essential benefits package,” and how to keep it affordable for small businesses and taxpayers, as well as scientifically up to date.

The advisers recommended that the package be built on mid-tier health plans currently offered by small employers, expanded to include certain services such as mental health, and squeezed into a budget. They did not spell out a list of services to cover, but they did say that treatments should be cost-effective.

…because taxpayers will foot the bill? – Sad Hill

Until now, designing benefits has been the job of insurers, employers and states. But the new health care law requires insurance companies to provide at least the federally approved package if they want to sell to small businesses, families and individuals through new state markets set to open in 2014.

Existing workplace plans won’t be required to adopt the federal model [Cha, right! – Sad Hill], but employers and consumer advocates alike predict it will become the nation’s benchmark for health insurance over time.

“The federal government has never before attempted to define what constitutes essential medical benefits for Americans with private insurance,” said Stephen Finan, a top policy expert for the American Cancer Society.

With the nation divided over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law, and Republicans branding it as a government takeover, the administration reacted cautiously to the recommendations.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement that officials would hold “listening sessions” around the country before any final decisions are made, a process that could take months.

“Before we put forward a proposal, it is critical that we hear from the American people,” Sebelius said. The law would expand coverage to about 30 million uninsured people.

Actually, work on the benefits package is already well under way within the HHS department. And on the outside, a huge lobbying campaign to shape the final package is about to take off.

…because an imposition of this size requires taxpayer funded propaganda? – Sad Hill

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Employer groups – particularly those representing low-wage industries – want to keep benefits fairly basic. Since the government is going to be subsidizing coverage for millions of people, a generous plan will drive up costs for taxpayers, they argue. But consumer and patient advocacy groups that helped pass the overhaul law want to make sure their priorities are included.

The health care law requires that essential benefits include outpatient, hospital, emergency, maternal, newborn and children’s care, prescription drugs, mental health and substance abuse treatment, rehabilitation, labs, prevention and wellness. But Congress gave the administration lots of leeway to determine the specifics.

In its 300-page report, the Institute of Medicine panel stressed that the package has to be affordable if Obama’s overhaul is going to stand the test of time.

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Government handouts surpass government income: HERE

We are a nation of takers, not makers: HERE

The consequences of entitlement: HERE

Budget spin meter – We’re on a road to nowhere: HERE

1.9 Million fewer jobs since ‘recession ended back in 2009′: HERE

Where’d all the stimulus money go?: HERE and HERE

Stimulus Funded ‘Project Gunrunner’ Verified On OpenCongress.org Website: HERE

Bankrupt-Bailed-Out-Government-Owned-Tax-Free-Overseas-Job-Outsourcing GE Tells American Business Owners, ‘Stop Complaining About Big Government’: HERE

GE strategy: ‘Let’s avoid taxes altogether’: HERE

Bankrupt GE to spend $30 billion as Obama administration continues to fund GE: HERE

Bankrupt GM and Chrysler give managers big bonuses – up to 50% – after taxpayer funded bailouts: HERE

Wow! 281 Chevy Volts sold just last month – thank you Mr. Obama!: HERE

Taxpayers – $7,500 on the hook for every Chevy Volt sold: HERE

Tesla Motors awarded $465 million in taxpayer funds, loses $35 million in 3rd quarter: HERE

Obama pushes $2.15 billion black farmer reparations: HERE and HERE

Black Farmer’s Pigford case causes severe blindness in MSM: HERE

Janet Napolitano, ‘The borders are safe’ so just ignore the mass graves found yesterday in Mexico, near the border: HERE

Janet Napolitano, ‘Don’t exaggerate violence along US-Mexico border’: HERE

The Ant and the Grasshopper parable: HERE

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Fresh off the success of Solyndra comes this bright and sunny news.

But first, consider the ‘savings’ – $1.5 billion to power 32,000 homes? That’s nearly $46,000 per home. No doubt the subsidized solar firm factored contingencies into their ‘budget’, such as; maintenance, upgrades and bankruptcy.

Largest SouthEast Solar Farm All Set For Construction

(FLToday) What would be the Southeast’s largest solar power farm is set for construction in the Florida Panhandle.

Melbourne-based National Solar Power on Monday announced it would build the $1.5 billion solar array in Gadsden County, just west of Tallahassee.

The facility is expected to generate 400 megawatts — enough electricity to power 32,000 homes.

The project also is expected to provide jobs for 400 construction workers over five years and up to 120 permanent employees.

National Solar has an agreement to provide electricity to Progress Energy Florida, which serves parts of central and north Florida.

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As one reader put it, and I’m paraphrasing, ‘$46,000 over a 10-year period equates to roughly $370/month per powered home.’ Yeah, assuming things goes exactly as planned.

¡Aye Solyndra!

That reminds me… is it ok if we add another $1/2 billion to the tally – amount taxpayers lost on the Obama-Solyndra solar connection?

I know what you’re thinking. ‘Chill dude, cuz like the prez is like using the sun to save mother earth, and like, create more jobs and stuff.’

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White House Jobs Plan Would Cost $200,000 Per Job

(Alphabet News) Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner didn’t dispute a Harvard economist’s estimate that each job in the White House’s jobs plan would cost $200,000, but said the pricetag is the wrong way to measure the bill’s worth.

And he also pointed out, in an interview today with ABC News’ David Muir, that there is no other option on the table for getting the economy moving and putting more people back to work.

“You’ve got to think about the costs of the alternatives,” Geithner said when asked about Harvard economist Martin Feldstein’s calculation that each job created by President Obama’s American Jobs Act would cost taxpayers about $200,000.

“If government does nothing, it does nothing now because they’re scared by politics or they want to debate what’s perfect, then there will be fewer Americans back to work, the economy will be weaker,” he said.

“We can borrow money for 10 years as the government of the United States because people have confidence in this country at less than 2 percent,” he said. “The responsible path now is to take advantage of the unique position we’re in as a country. People have a lot of confidence in us. Let’s take advantage of that now to do things that help growth in the short-term.”

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Solyndra ‘success’ spurs government race to fund ‘green’ companies: HERE

California eagles chopped up by California’s ‘eco-friendly’ windmills: HERE

Green ‘wind-powered’ Scotland relies on French nuclear power: HERE

Calling all tree huggers! 2,223 Innocent trees lost their lives to print Obama’s budget proposal:HERE

Polar Bear population increase: HEREHEREHERE and HERE

Global Warming hoax: HEREHEREHEREHERE and HERE

Green Eggs and Sham: HERE

California lifeguards making $200,000/year: HERE

Dude, like where’d all the stimulus money go?: HERE and HERE

1.9 Million fewer jobs since ‘recession ended back in 2009′: HERE

Michelle’s shovel-ready speech – nothing but horse apples: HERE

Solyndra ‘Green’ executive: $100,000+ in Obama donations and 20+ White House trips: HERE

Obama seeks $53 billion to fund ‘secretly’ bailed out GE for high-speed rail: HERE

Bankrupt-Bailed-Out-Government-Owned-Tax-Free-Overseas-Job-Outsourcing GE Tells American Business Owners, ‘Stop Complaining About Big Government’: HERE

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But before gorging ourselves on Jersey Shore decadence, a snapshot of today’s economic news – all from September 15, 2011. Good thing we’re ‘not in a recession‘.

Nearly A Quarter Of All Residential Mortgages Are Underwater

(Doug Ross) CoreLogic, a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released Q2 negative equity data showing that 10.9 million, or 22.5 percent, of all residential properties with a mortgage were in negative equity at the end of the second quarter of 2011.

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Could be worse. Need to look on the bright side…

Foreclosures Jump 33 Percent

(CBS) Banks have stepped up their actions against homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments, setting the stage for a fresh wave of foreclosures.

The number of U.S. homes that received an initial default notice – the first step in the foreclosure process – jumped 33 percent in August from July, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.

The increase represents a nine-month high and the biggest monthly gain in four years. The spike signals banks are starting to take swifter action against homeowners, nearly a year after processing issues led to a sharp slowdown in foreclosures.

Meh. Besides, millions of jobs were ‘created or saved’ using $ trillions in taxpayer funded stimulus programs.

Bad To Worse: Job Claims Spike

(CNBC and FOXThe number of people applying for unemployment benefits jumped last week to the highest level in three months. It’s a sign that the job market remains depressed.

The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications rose by 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 428,000. The week included the Labor Day holiday.

Applications typically drop during short work weeks. In this case, applications didn’t drop as much as the department expected, so the seasonally adjusted value rose. A Labor spokesman said the total wasn’t affected by Hurricane Irene.

Hey! At least the White House is trying. Case in point, bankrupt companies like Obama-donating Solyndra were awarded $535 million we couldn’t use. Why just today the White House announced plans to implement the exact same Solyndra ‘job-creating’ formula so that billions more in taxpayer dollars can be given to 15 other ‘green’ companies – you know, just like Solyndra.

[Big Government linked to Sad Hill News again – HERE – Thanks!]

15 More Federal ‘Green Energy’ Loans Ready To Go

(Oregon Live) The Obama administration is moving to finalize as many as 15 loan guarantees for renewable energy companies before the stimulus program ends on Sept. 30, and Republicans are questioning whether that could lead to more failures like Solyndra Inc., a company that filed for bankruptcy and may leave taxpayers on the hook for a half-billion-dollar loan.

That’ll work. Absolutely.

Solyndra Not Sole Firm To Hit Rock Bottom Despite Stimulus Funding

(FOX) Solyndra, the solar panel company whose highly publicized failure and consequent investigation by federal authorities has flashed across headlines recently, isn’t the only business to go belly up after benefiting from a piece of the $800 billion economic stimulus package passed in 2009.

At least four other companies have received stimulus funding only to later file for bankruptcy, and two of those were working on alternative energy.

Well… at least we have cable.

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Jersey Shore Costs Taxpayers $420,000

(ABC) MTV’s “Jersey Shore” GTL motto might now stand for gym-tax credit-laundry instead of gym-tan-laundry.

The state Economic Development Authority on Wednesday approved covering $420,000 of the production costs for the hit reality series’ inaugural 2009 season.

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon told the Statehouse Bureau of The Star-Ledger of Newark and The Record newspaper he can’t believe taxpayers are paying “for fake tanning for `Snooki’ and `The Situation’.

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Where’d all the stimulus money go?: HERE and HERE

1.9 Million fewer jobs since ‘recession ended back in 2009′: HERE

Michelle’s shovel-ready speech – nothing but horse apples: HERE

Solyndra ‘Green’ executive: $100,000+ in Obama donations and 20+ White House trips: HERE

Obama launches AttackWatch.com to kill ‘negative’ stories about Dear Leader: HERE

Washington Post and CBS receive $2 million in ObamaCare Taxpayer subsidiesHERE

White House aims to squash negative stories about Obama: HERE

Bankrupt-Bankrupt GE to spend $30 billion as Obama administration continues to fund GE: HERE

Obama seeks $53 billion to fund ‘secretly’ bailed out GE for high-speed rail: HERE

Bankrupt-Bailed-Out-Government-Owned-Tax-Free-Overseas-Job-Outsourcing GE Tells American Business Owners, ‘Stop Complaining About Big Government’: HERE

Obama administration buys 1-in-every-4 GM and Ford hybrids sold since 2008: HERE and HERE

Obama blows $ millions in taxpayer funds to stimulate Indonesia, his boyhood home: HERE

IRS gives $4.2 billion tax credit to illegal aliens in 2010: HERE

US Debt Clock in real time: HERE

US Government is bankrupt: HERE

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Marco Rubio (FL Senator): ‘How do we compromise when there is no plan?’

All-Drama

(American Spectator via Zip) After yet another week of political theater, only one thing is clear. Barack Obama would rather have America default on its financial obligations than forgo the massive tax hikes he demands.

On Friday, there were only eleven days between America and the date on which it will begin to default, August 2.

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If the stakes weren’t so high for our economy, the past three months of debt ceiling crisis talks could be written off as just another White House-engineered psychodrama. All-Drama Obama wants to continue raising voters’ anxiety regardless of the effects on our economy simply to pressure Boehner and McConnell to give in to his demands.

Obama has only two goals: one is to increase the debt ceiling to a sufficient level that the issue won’t pop up again to damage him in the 2012 campaign, and the second is to increase taxes without making significant cuts in federal spending. He apparently regards the very real debt ceiling crisis as nothing more than a political tool.

Democrat business owner, Steve Wynn, is ‘afraid to do anything in this political environment‘:

‘This administration is the greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime!’ — Steve Wynn 2011

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Steve Wynn on ObamaCare: HERE

ObamaNation – Florida park to become tent city for homeless population: HERE

Big gains in the war on middle classHERE

Obama blows $ millions in taxpayer funds to stimulate Indonesia, his boyhood home: HERE

False unemployment and phony jobs claim: HERE

Media fall for phony ‘jobs’ claimHERE

Washington Post and CBS receive $2 million in ObamaCare Taxpayer subsidiesHERE

Paywatch – Orange County lifeguards make $200k+/year: HERE

$69 Million of California welfare spent around the globe: HERE

$578 Million California high schoolHERE

CSU receives $8 million grant for ‘bomb-detecting’ vegitation: HERE

NY Teacher’s Federation blows $9 million on cosmetic surgery: HERE

$700,000 stimulus funds ‘climate change’ theaterHERE

$700,000 stimulus funds to study cow burps: HERE

$700,000 stimulus funds for joke telling software: HERE

2006 Barack Obama’s vote against the debt limit: HERE

Obama 2011 says, ‘We need a government that lives within its means’: HERE

Obama and Soros promise Armageddon if debt ceiling not raised: HERE and HERE

Bankrupt-Bankrupt GE to spend $30 billion as Obama administration continues to fund GE: HERE

Florida DOT pays 2 consultant $1.3 million to say, ‘High-Speed rail would have made big bucks’: HERE

Obama seeks $53 billion to fund ‘secretly’ bailed out GE for high-speed railHERE

DictatorSpeak – Obama, ‘The idea of doing things my own way is very tempting’: HERE

Bankruptcy declaration for States sought – QUIETLY: HERE

US Government is bankrupt: HERE

Stimulus money went to foreign banks and industryHERE and HERE

Wall Street ‘masterminds’ baffled by slowing economy – prepare for QE3HERE

US practically owned by China – who cares? Not congress: HERE

h/t: Pete, Moonbattery

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Sure, Obama is sending $ millions of our hard-earned tax dollars to ‘stimulate’ Indonesia (his boyhood home) while spending $ billions on Illegal wars and the Soros’ Brazilian land & sea oil adventure, not to mention funding the Taliban — all unchecked. Yet when combined, their tally falls short of matching the $ trillions used to ‘secretly’ bail out foreign banks, foreign industries and overseas job outsourcing GE.

ObamaNation: Florida Park To Become Tent City For The Homeless

(ForidaToday) An isolated county park in Mims could become the future site of a “tent city” to house some of Brevard County’s homeless population.

Brevard County Commission Chairman Robin Fisher and advocates for the homeless are pushing a plan to convert a section of Hatbill Park in Mims into a tent city for people without a permanent place to live, in a plan modeled after a site in Pinellas County.

The renewed push to find a legal alternative to homeless people illegally camping on private property was triggered by a recent Titusville Police Department initiative to clear out homeless camps in the city in advance of the last shuttle launch.

George Taylor Sr., an advocate for homeless veterans, has criticized police officials for how they handled the detail, including how he said they discarded items found at the camps, such as clothing, supplies and various personal mementos. Police defended the action, saying they gave residents of the camps repeated notice that they had to leave the camps, gave them a list of some community resources, and informed them of when their deadline was.

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There are thousands of people in Brevard County who are homeless. The latest organized countywide census of homeless people, taken Jan. 27, found that 1,889 people in Brevard were sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation or in an emergency shelter, including 450 children. An additional 839 people fell into an expanded Florida Statutes definition of homelessness because they were living in a motel, camping ground, travel trailer park or someone else’s residence because of economic hardship or loss of their previous housing.

Liz Lee, director of community impact for the United Way of Brevard, said those numbers understate the true scope of the homeless problem in Brevard. Many homeless people hide, rather than be counted, either out of embarrassment or because of fear of legal repercussions. Others live in areas so isolated that people doing the census never find them.

Lee also expects the county’s homeless population to increase, because of the end of the space shuttle program and the related layoffs.

“A lot more people are unemployed for the first time in their lives and lost their homes,” Lee said. This includes former space workers and people in other jobs that are tied to business from the space program and its workers.

“They are going to be the new homeless,” Lee said.

But, but,… but nobody warned us…

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Neil Armstrong Blasts Obama In April 2010

(Times Online) Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, has launched an unprecedented attack on President Obama’s plans to dismantle Nasa’s manned space exploration programme.

The world’s best-known astronaut, who has traditionally avoided controversy and rarely seeks the limelight despite his feat 41 years ago, warned that Mr Obama risks blasting American space superiority on a “long downhill slide to mediocrity”.

(MSNBC) Canceling Constellation could lead to thousands of layoffs at some of America’s biggest aerospace contractors, including Lockheed Martin, the Boeing Co. and ATK. Such job losses are among the factors behind congressional opposition to the cancellation. Armstrong and his fellow astronauts emphasize the bigger implications, however, and say in their letter that the decision would put the nation on a “long downhill slide to mediocrity.”

The letter notes that the U.S. space effort will be dependent for years to come on the Russians for transport to the International Space Station, at a cost of more than $50 million per seat.

The good news is, Obama’s NASA Administrator  can finally get on with their ‘foremost mission‘ – to ensure that members of the Muslim world ‘feel good about their historic contribution to science‘.

UPDATE (07.25.2011): GE Moves X-Ray Headquarters To China

(WSJ) General Electric Co. said it is moving its X-ray business headquarters to China to accelerate sales in the country’s fast-growing health-care market, the latest sign of China’s growing importance to the giant U.S. conglomerate.

The X-ray unit will be the company’s first business to be based in China.

The business has already begun the move—which includes the unit’s chief executive and three other members of its executive team—and expects to complete the process by year end, said Anne LeGrand, vice president and general manager of GE Healthcare Global X-Ray.

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Big gains in the war on middle classHERE

Obama blows $ millions in taxpayer funds to stimulate Indonesia, his boyhood home: HERE

GE loves Obama joke, ‘shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected’: HERE

False unemployment and phony jobs claim: HERE

Media fall for phony ‘jobs’ claimHERE

Washington Post and CBS receive $2 million in ObamaCare Taxpayer subsidiesHERE

1.9 Million fewer jobs since ‘recession ended back in 2009′: HERE

2007-2010 Unemployment: HERE

Michelle’s shovel-ready speech – nothing but horse apples: HERE

‘As president I promise to use billions of taxpayer dollars to fund Soros, Petrobras, globalization and my personal Vanguard holdings‘HERE

Obama says, ‘There is going to be a tug-of-war within the US between those who see globalization as a threat, and those who accept it’: HERE

Gulf oil drilling moratorium + job killing + $2 billion sent to Brazil: HERE

Obama’s BP holdings sold just weeks before the Gulf oil spill, then underwrites foreign offshore drilling: HERE

Gulf oil spill reporters and investigators face prison: HERE

Paywatch – Orange County lifeguards make $200k+/year: HERE

$69 Million of California welfare spent around the globe: HERE

$578 Million California high schoolHERE

CSU receives $8 million grant for ‘bomb-detecting’ vegitation: HERE

NY Teacher’s Federation blows $9 million on cosmetic surgery: HERE

$700,000 stimulus funds ‘climate change’ theaterHERE

$700,000 stimulus funds to study cow burps: HERE

$700,000 stimulus funds for joke telling software: HERE

Bankrupt-Bankrupt GE to spend $30 billion as Obama administration continues to fund GEHERE

Florida DOT pays 2 consultant $1.3 million to say, ‘High-Speed rail would have made big bucks’: HERE

Bankrupt-Bailed-Out-Government-Owned-Tax-Free-Overseas-Job-Outsourcing GE Tells American Business Owners, ‘Stop Complaining About Big Government’HERE

Obama seeks $53 billion to fund ‘secretly’ bailed out GE for high-speed railHERE

Bankruptcy declaration for States sought – QUIETLY: HERE

US Government is bankrupt: HERE

Budget spin meter – We’re on a road to nowhere: HERE

Oops! ObamaCare ‘budget’ double-counting: HERE

Stimulus money went to foreign banks and industryHERE and HERE

Wall Street ‘masterminds’ baffled by slowing economy – prepare for QE3HERE

US practically owned by China – who cares? Not congress: HERE

Obama, ‘I will not rest until I finish another round of golf’: HERE

Obama’s Playbook – published by 1940′s General Motors: HERE

Obama, ‘This is our Sputnik moment’: HERE

50 Things Americans should know about our economic loss: HERE

The end of Western civilization: HERE

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