Thursday, January 26, 2012

Increase

   Greenwood residents in the year 2002, if they remitted by the end of February, paid $270 for their water-sewer utility bill.
   Now, in 2012, the same bill cost the good citizens $438.45, an increase of 62%.
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Apple Not So Polished ... Killing People

   In the last decade, Apple has become one of the mightiest, richest and most successful companies in the world, in part by mastering global manufacturing. Apple and its high-technology peers — as well as dozens of other American industries — have achieved a pace of innovation nearly unmatched in modern history.
   However, the workers assembling iPhones, iPads and other devices often labor in harsh conditions, according to employees inside those plants, worker advocates and documents published by companies themselves. Problems are as varied as onerous work environments and serious — sometimes deadly — safety problems.
   Employees work excessive overtime, in some cases seven days a week, and live in crowded dorms. Some say they stand so long that their legs swell until they can hardly walk. Under-age workers have helped build Apple’s products, and the company’s suppliers have improperly disposed of hazardous waste and falsified records, according to company reports and advocacy groups that, within China, are often considered reliable, independent monitors. 

Persecution of Christians Rising in Islamic Countries

   In Iran, for example, Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been on death row for refusing to renounce his faith.
    In Pakistan, Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, is still facing the death penalty for allegedly insulting the prophet Mohammed.
   Full Story >> http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2012/January/Persecution-of-Christians-Rising-in-Islamic-Countries
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nine Kidnappers Dead ... Both Hostages Freed.

   ... Navy Seals crept up to an outdoor camp where an American woman and Danish man were being held hostage.
   Full Story >>> http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-01-25/Somalia-hostages/52784424/1
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Astounding Numbers

   Statistics show that 40 percent of all pregnancies in New York City end in abortion. 

   In British Columbia there is strong government censorship on the number of abortions executed. One can try to extrapolate from what numbers are available and an annual number of 20,000 would not be unfair.
   All are tax-payer paid.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

No GPS

   The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must obtain a search warrant before using a GPS device to track criminal suspects.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

How Much?

   Bell Mobility charges a late payment charge of 3% a month for overdue bills, or 42.58% a year.   
   Who needs the mafia when we have corporate citizens like this?
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When 16 Trillion Isn't Enough

   The Treasury on Tuesday started dipping into federal pension funds in order to give the Obama administration more credit to pay government bills.
   Full Story >> http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-debt-treasurytre80g20r-20120117,0,3458470.story
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Number Keeps Coming Up

   Tim Tebow had the Biblical verse “John 3:16” in his eye-black under his football helmet. The football people wanted it removed.
    In the amazing Wild-Card game on Sunday, Tebow threw for exactly 316 yards, averaging 31.6 yards per completion with a television rating of 31.6.
    The football people can erase the eye-black but they can’t erase the stats. They are entrenched facts.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Planned Parenthood Executes 329,455 US Abortions In One Year

   Planned Parenthood received nearly a half-billion dollars from the US government. The group reports it has net assets of slightly more than $1 billion.
   Full story >> http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2012/January/Abortion-Provider-Received-Nearly-500M-from-Gov
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Meeting Criminals With Force

   The intruder pounded her door. The intruder broke in. The young woman was afraid. She fired her gun. No more intruder.
   Full story >> http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/kfor-911-call-released-after-mother-kills-intruder-20120104,0,7986770.story
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December Gun Sales Break Single-Month Record

   December saw record-breaking numbers for gun sales. Gun dealers requested more than 1.5 million background checks from the Criminal Background Check System.
   Nearly 500,000 of those took place in the six days before Christmas and an astounding 102,222 background checks were administered on December 23 alone.