Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tiger dissapoint by questions about Hank Haney’s book

Tiger Woods had a quarrelsome press discussion currently during a Honda Classic in courtesy to an arriving book created by his former coach, Hank Haney. The Golf Channel reported that members of a news media were asked forward of time not to ask questions about a book.

What seems peculiar about a bitch over Haney’s The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods, is that the excerpts expelled so far by Golf Digest haven’t addressed any aspect about Tiger’s sex scandal. They have mostly addressed Woods’ seductiveness in a military, including Haney observant he once was meddlesome in apropos a Navy SEAL. Still, Tiger’s agent, Mark Steinberg, criticized a book yesterday as “armchair psychology.”

But Woods currently would usually anxiety earlier comments, where he pronounced Haney essay a book was “unprofessional and really disappointing, generally given it’s someone we worked with and devoted as a friend.”

“It’s still a same,” Woods pronounced of his greeting to Haney essay a book. “Nothing has altered in that courtesy during all.”

When there was a followup doubt about a book after Woods tersely responded, “I’ve already talked about it.”

A third doubt came when Golf Channel writer Alex Miceli asked either Tiger and his stay were encountering a correctness of any of a information in a book, in sold his enterprise to be a Navy SEAL.
“I’ve already talked about everything,” Woods said, with some annoy creeping in to his voice.
He and Miceli afterwards got into a small back-and-forth, before Tiger resolved with, “You’re a beauty, we know that?”

During a press discussion Woods also was asked either he’s worried by a consistent inspection of all he does, on and off a golf course. Said Tiger:

“It’s partial of, we guess, who we am and what I’ve accomplished. we consider it would substantially be identical if Jack (Nicklaus) was substantially in my generation. They didn’t utterly have a media inspection that they do now. we know that a lot of players don’t get a research with their games that we do. But it’s been like that given we incited pro.”

Russia’s Putin Warns World NOT to Attack Iran

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Russia is concerned about the “growing threat” of an attack on Iran over its nuclear program, warning that the consequences would be “truly catastrophic.”

In an article on foreign policy for publication on Monday, six days before a March 4 presidential election he is almost certain to win, Putin also warned Western and Arab nations against military intervention in Syria.

“I very much hope the United States and other countries … do not try to set a military scenario in motion in Syria without sanction from the U.N. Security Council,” Putin said, according to a transcript.

On Iran, he said that “the growing threat of a military strike on this country alarms Russia, no doubt. If this occurs, the consequences will be truly catastrophic. It is impossible to imagine their real scale.

The Brookings Institute Says Welfare Reform Actually Worked

by Yvette Carnell

In a report issued today (February 29), the Brookings Institute posits the assertion that welfare reform worked as intended.

The report reads:
Until the mid-1990s, never-married mothers seldom worked outside the home, had poverty rates of over 60% and were at least five times more likely than married-couple families to be poor. Then in 1996, congressional Republicans and President Clinton collaborated on a welfare reform law requiring adults on welfare, including never-married mothers, to work.
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The New Trailer for Marvel's The Avengers!

The new trailer for Marvel's The Avengers is now online (via iTunes Movie Trailers) and can be watched using the player below! You can also check out the new poster that was revealed earlier by clicking here.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon, the May 4 release stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson.

Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's The Avengers is the superhero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

The gas price manipulation boogeyman returns

By Bill Wilson

Another price shock in oil and gasoline prices, with oil above $100 a barrel and gasoline marching steadily to $4 a gallon nationally, would not be complete without Democrats again waiving the speculators’ card.
The latest peddler of this myth was none other than Calif. Rep. Xavier Becerra, vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, who told a press briefing on Capitol Hill: “It isn't a shortage of gasoline, it's a manipulation of the gas prices. You have got to go after the gougers, you have to make it so that they can't win.”

This followed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Feb. 22 assessment of rising oil and gas prices: “We need to take strong action to protect consumers from this speculation.”

Meanwhile, the Obama Administration has accounted for rising prices by market forces, saying alternatively that it’s because the economy is recovering and includes increased demand overseas, particularly China.
Perhaps they should get their stories straight, because they are contradictory. Are prices being manipulated, or are they rising as supply fails to keep up with increased demand as the economy recovers?

To be certain, demand did increase globally from 88.3 million barrels a day in 201 to 89 million in 2011 according to the Energy Information Agency — with a 700,000 barrel increase in demand in Asia and the Pacific — global production also rose to 90 million a day as of Dec. 2011.

So, Becerra is correct inasmuch as there is no shortage of gasoline. There is something else afoot. But it is not price manipulation.

Instead, both of these divergent explanations miss the underlying weakness of the dollar that is the real cause for price pressures in commodities, include food, oil, gasoline, and precious metals like gold.
An increase in one asset or another might be explained by a simple supply disruption or even overspeculation. But in a broad range of commodities — which are priced and traded in dollars — it looks much more like a monetary inflation problem. Commodities are often held as hedges against a weak dollar.
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Ginsburg is missing a fundamental point

By Mark Wohlschlegel

In a previous article, I reflected on some of Madam Justice Ruth Bader’s Ginsburg’s comments regarding the U.S. Constitution when interviewed with Al Hayat TV in Egypt. In particular, I highlighted how her fascination with foreign law and dismissive comments about the U.S. Constitution is an outright violation of oath she took to defend and protect our Constitution.

Furthermore, her actions both here and in the past pose a real danger to all Americans, as it opens us up to no longer be judged by our peers, but rather we are now susceptible to the whim of foreign jurists who may not hold to the same values we do — and all this because Madam Justice finds that these foreigners hold similar “superior” views to her own. Because her ancient document doesn’t confirm or conform to her views, she is forced to look elsewhere.

Now, based off the same interview, I want to draw your attention to the fact that Madam Justice Ginsburg either is ignorant or chooses to willfully overlook the very fundamental purpose the U.S. Constitution was created for — it is not a document designed to empower the government to protect its people, but rather one that was designed to protects its people from their government. That bears repeating — the Constitution was designed to protect the American people from their government.

Consider the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution:
"The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage other rights retained by the people."—9th Amendment
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”—10th Amendment
This is a distinctly different view than the modern documents cited by Madam Justice Ginsburg. For example, take her quote on the praise of South Africa’s constitution:

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The Electric Vehicle Brick

By Rick Manning

The bad news just keeps coming for the Obama Administration’s push to force electric vehicles on the public with the revelation that the much loved Tesla line up of vehicles have a singular problem — they become bricks if the battery runs out.

That’s right, the $100,000+ Tesla vehicle reportedly has at least five instances out of the mere 2,200 in production where the vehicle ceased to function when the battery ran down to a zero charge. The Tesla didn’t just need a recharge like a cell phone, no, the $32,000 battery needs to be replaced entirely when it runs out – at the owners expense.

Of course the $32,000 replacement charge does not include transporting the now inert “vehicle” whose wheels no longer move, or the labor to replace the battery. The total estimated cost to the Tesla customer is $40,000, because in spite of the bumper to bumper warranty, the battery running out of juice is considered the customers fault.

Ordinarily, a car built for the eclectic wealthy class would not matter, but the Tesla is different.
The Tesla Corporation was singled out by Obama’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency as a company of the future, during a regulatory “study” conducted to determine the volume of vehicles manufacturers would produce in 2025.

The study was part of the EPA and Transportation’s dramatic change to the nation’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard (CAFÉ) which dictate the average fleet gas mileage requirements that each automobile manufacturing company must meet.
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