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November 2010

GM Overestimates Chevy Volt Fuel Efficiency By…130 MPG?

In August 2009, General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson announced that the new Chevrolet Volt, GM’s first electric car, would get an estimated 230 miles per gallon. The faltering car company hoped that the exceptionally high government mileage rating could give the Volt a major sales boost. “Having a car that gets triple-digit fuel economy can and will be a game changer for us,” Henderson predicted.

But more than a year later, the Chevy Volt is finally ready to hit sales lots, but may give Henderson his own sticker shock.  The EPA mileage rating for the Volt now stands at 93 mgp, significantly less than previous predictions.  The Volt‘s rating comes just days after Nissan’s own electric vehicle, the Leaf, received an estimated 99 mpg rating.   MORE


Poll: Most under 35 never heard of King James Bible

'Yet this is work far more influential than Shakespeare in spread of English'


Posted: November 26, 2010
11:45 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

 


Reproduction of original King James Bible

A new poll taken for the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible reveals that a majority of those under 35 in the United Kingdom don't even know about the work, which has been described as a significant part of the estimated 100 million Bible sales annually, making it the best best-seller, ever.

"Yet this is a work which was far more influential than Shakespeare in the development and spread of English," a spokesman for the King James Bible Trust told the Christian Institute in a recent report.

The Christian Institute's report said the translation, which will celebrate its 400th anniversary next year, was the subject of a poll commissioned by the Bible Trust, and a spokesman said it was clear "there has been a dramatic drop in knowledge in a generation."

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The results revealed that 51 percent of those under 35 never have heard of the King James Bible, compared to 28 percent of those over the age of 35.

The institute reported that Labour Member of Parliament Frank Field said, "It is not possible to comprehend fully Britain's historical, linguistic or religious development without an understanding of this great translation."

According to officials who are working on a series of events marking the 400th year of the King James Bible, work on the translation into English of God's Word started in 1604 at the request of King James I. Work continued on the project until 1611, when the team of 47 of the top Bible scholars of the time finished their work.

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IRS to Jewish group: 'Does your organization support the existence of the land of Israel?'

A Pennsylvania Jewish group that has claimed the Internal Revenue Service is targeting pro-Israel groups introduced in federal court today a letter from an IRS agent to another,  unnamed organization that tax experts said was likely outside the usual or appropriate scope of an IRS inquiry.

"Does your organization support the existence of the land of Israel?" IRS agent Tracy Dornette wrote the organization, according to this week's court filing, as part of its consideration of the organizations application for tax exempt status. "Describe your organization's religious belief sytem toward the land of Israel."

The document emerged in the course of a lawsuit filed in August by Z Street, a hawkish group that casts itself as the Zionist answer to the liberal J Street. Z Street claims that a different IRS agent reviewing its application for tax exempt status said the agency is "carefully scrutinizing organizations that are in any way connected with Israel" and that "a special unit" is determining whether its activities "contradict the Administration's public policies.'"

The IRS can deny tax exempt status to groups that work against "established public policy," a precedent established in its denial of a tax exemption to Bob Jones University over racial discrimination, and Z Street is suggesting that the IRS has begun applying some such policy to pro-Israel groups. The State Department has complained of tax exempt contributions to groups that fund weapons and equipment for West Bank settlers, which Z Street co-founder Lori Lowenthal Marcus said Z Street has never come close to doing.   MORE


Warren Buffet Is a Walking Contradiction

Commentary from HillBuzz.com

Warren Buffet is at it again, saying rich people like himself should be paying “a lot more” in taxes. This man is a walking contradiction.

Actually, let me expand that: Any rich person who supports higher taxation but also donates to charity is nothing more than a walking contradiction.

Why?

By supporting higher taxation, a rich person is (presumably) saying “I have enough money, and the government should tax me more because they can do more good with my money than I can.”

Alright, that’s a valid argument. Not necessarily a correct argument, but certainly a valid one.

Yet these same people invariably donate to private charities. Warren, for example, is donating something like 99% of his massive fortune to charity — a noble endeavor by any account.

But wait! The government has accepted gifts to the general fund since 1843.

So riddle me this Warren… if the government was so worthy of your money and so much better at spending it than you are, why are you donating to private charity instead of donating to the government?

Logic is a real pain, isn’t it?

 


U.S. Supreme Court confers on Obama eligibility

Is president a 'natural-born citizen' as Constitution requires?


Posted: November 23, 2010
9:45 pm Eastern

By Brian Fitzpatrick
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

 

U.S. President Barack Obama listens to remarks by Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev during their meeting at the APEC Summit in Yokohama, November 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young   (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS)

WASHINGTON – Is this the case that will break the presidential eligibility question wide open?

The Supreme Court conferred today on whether arguments should be heard on the merits of Kerchner v. Obama, a case challenging whether President Barack Obama is qualified to serve as president because he may not be a "natural-born citizen" as required by Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.

Unlike other eligibility cases that have reached the Supreme Court, Kerchner vs. Obama focuses on the "Vattel theory," which argues that the writers of the Constitution believed the term "natural-born citizen" to mean a person born in the United States to parents who were both American citizens.

"This case is unprecedented," said Mario Apuzzo, the attorney bringing the suit. "I believe we presented an ironclad case. We've shown standing, and we've shown the importance of the issue for the Supreme Court. There's nothing standing in their way to grant us a writ of certiorari."

If the Supreme Court decides to grant the "writ of certiorari," it may direct a federal trial court in New Jersey to hear the merits of the case, or it may choose to hear the merits itself. The court's decision on the writ could be announced as early as Wednesday.

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“500%” of US Black Farmers Sign Up For Obama’s USDA Reparations (Video) -UPDATED

UPDATED- THE SCAM WORKS AGAIN!!! So how do you feel America - getting ROBBED AGAIN!

Senate Approves $4.6 Billion for Black Farmers, American Indians...

 

More than 92,000 blacks have signed up for reparations from the Obama USDA after the Pigford case was extended this past year. That’s five times the number of blacks who were actually farming during the time period in question and would possibly qualify for the reparations.


Educated families increasingly refusing vaccinations

Educated Americans with private insurance plans are becoming increasingly less prone to vaccinate their children, according to this year's annual State of Health Care Quality report released by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The report states that there was a four percentage point drop in vaccination rates among middle- and upper-class families between 2008 and 2009.

 

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Where is the Garden of Eden?

Do you know where the Garden of Eden is? Many people today try to tell us that they have found the Garden of Eden.  Are they right? 

First we have to see what the Bible says about the Garden of Eden and where it is. 

Genesis 2:7-15 says: The Lord God also made the man of the dust of the ground, and breathed in his face breath of life, band the man was a living soul.  And the Lord God planted a garden Eastward in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had made.  For out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree pleasant to the sight, and good for meat: the 1tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and of evil.  And out of Eden went a river to water the garden, and from thence it was divided, and became into four heads.  The name of one is Pishon: the same compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where is gold.  And the gold of that land is good: there is Bdellium, and the Onyx stone.  And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same compasseth the whole land of Cush.  And the name of the [third] river is Hiddekel: this goeth toward the East side of Ashshur: and the fourth river is Parah.  Then the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, that he might dress it, and keep it. 

The Bible tells us that there was 1 river that watered the Garden of Eden.  As that river left the land of Eden, it divided into 4 rivers.  The names of the rivers were the Pishon, Gihon, Hiddekel and the Parah.  Most modern Bibles call the Hiddekel the Tigris River, and the Parah they call the Euphrates River.

One researcher, Michael Sanders, director of expeditions for the Mysteries of the Bible Research Foundation says that he has found the location of these 4 rivers in the country of Turkey.  Mr. Sanders studied satellite photographs taken by NASA.  According to Mr. Sanders, the Garden of Eden was located in the mountains where the Tigris, Euphrates, Murat and north fork of the Euphrates Rivers are found (see the area marked on the map as ‘Sander’s Eden’).  Because there are 4 rivers there and 2 of them have the same names as the ones that flowed out of Eden, Mr. Sanders says that it proves that the Bible’s description of the Garden of Eden is accurate.

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Bill Gates: Capitalism Has 'Systemic' Problems Government Should Address

Remember this- BIG BUSINESS IS AS EVIL AS BIG GOVERNMENT!

By Nicholas Ballasy

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Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates

(CNSNews.com) - The CEO and Chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates said that capitalism’s “systemic" problems are not doing enough for research and “the needs of the poorest.” 

“In general, the world under funds research because the person who takes the risk of doing the research doesn’t capture the full benefit of having done it and so you know, capitalism does amazing things but it has one systemic problem in terms of research that it won’t do enough,” Gates said at the mHealth summit in Washington on Tuesday.

“It has another systemic problem in that the needs of the poorest will not be prioritized the way they would if you put a more human values driven system in. Now, of course we have government that comes in and does its best to take, you know, the beauties of capitalism, which work for so many things and is so fantastic and whenever it can be used, it is better than government.”

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Hmiel moved to Charlotte to continue recovery

Injured race car driver Shane Hmiel was transported from Methodist Hospital to a rehabilitation center in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, part of his long road to recovery.

Hmiel, 30, crashed in qualifying for a U.S. Auto Club Silver Crown race Oct. 9 at the Terre Haute Action Track. He has had a half-dozen surgeries on his neck, back and an artery, but now is stable enough to be transported.

Parker Williams, a friend of Hmiel who is serving as the family spokesman, said Thursday that no additional surgeries are expected.

"There's good movement in his arms, he's able to mouth words and he has passed the swallow test, so he can drink water," Williams said. "It's minimal, but it's very encouraging. He's progressing well."  MORE

 

Shane Hmiel Dedication Video


Benefit for The Real Deal, Shane Hmiel Update

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Former NASCAR driver and current USAC star Shane Hmiel was involved in a nearly fatal accident in October while running his Silver Crown car at Terre Haute Action Track where he broke his back and neck in two places. And with that his hopes of running in the Indy 500 turned to hopes of ever walking again… and now, he is racing to recover.

As he lies in a hospital bed in the ICU undergoing multiple surgeries, the bills are adding up adding insult to serious injury.

shane hmiel racing to recovery

So, there’s going to be a good party for a good cause, to support Shane’s race to recovery. Wednesday, Nov. 17, starting at 4 p.m. there will be a silent auction at the Rusty Rudder, one of the racing community’s favorite hangouts. There will be auction items, live music and some of racings biggest names.

Bidding will end at 8 p.m. but the party will continue at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone with comedian Shaun Jones, one of the nations top touring stand up comedians who has been featured on television stand up hours and acted alongside Jamie Foxx in feature films.

To attend the event you will need to purchase a ticket in the form of a $40 donation here. In addition to the party, everyone that attends will receive an exclusive “Heal The Real Deal” t-shirt, and be entered in a raffle for some great prizes. And all food and beverage proceeds will go towards Shane’s recovery. So cheers to Shane Hmiel, because he’s the real deal and in time will heal, with our help!

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Yours truly with Shane and Tucker Max…


Scariest speed camera of all... It checks your insurance, tax and even whether you are tailgating or not wearing a seatbelt

Even the most law-abiding driver might feel a shiver down the spine when spotting this speed camera at the roadside.

For as well as detecting speeding, it is packed with gizmos that check number plates to make sure insurance and tax are up to date.

It also measures the distance between vehicles to spot tailgating and takes pictures of the inside of the car – to make sure you are wearing a seat belt.

Speed camera
 

The latest weapon in speed camera technology can capture footage from 150ft away.

It is the first to detect multiple offences at the same time and is connected to police computers via satellite, so that prosecutions can be started within seconds of any offence.

Development of the system, known as Asset – Advanced Safety and Driver Support for Essential Road Transport – is being funded with around £7million of European money. 

 

 

YOU, Your Water & Agenda 21

By Ted Twietmeyer
tedtw@frontiernet.net
 
THE EARTH - OLD WATER AND NEW WATER
 
Groundwater is often quite old, and can range from a few days old to more than a one thousand years. The deeper the well or source, the older the water usually is. In the late 70's, a Roman bath in Bath, England [1] (see photo below) was found to be contaminated with an amoeba that caused fatal Menningitis in bathers.
 
 
 
 
These baths were drained and decontaminated of a deadly amoeba (a one celled animal) about 20 years ago, after some swimmers contracted fatal Menningitis. Inflammation of the Meninges (the membranes that cover the brain) of the brain can also be viral or bacterial, and is often fatal. The incoming ground water was also carbon dated and found to be far older than expected. These baths are continuously fed from underground acquifers many miles across, where water moves very, very slowly. The water source at the bath was traced to the nearby mountains. Scientists expected the water to be perhaps 100 years old, but found it to be more than one thousand years old. The deeper the ground water, the older it usually is. The waters at the ancient Roman bath truly re-define the term "old water." [6]. Acquifer water is very resistant to drought, but may not be resistant to over - pumping. Ground water can ony be drawn at a rate equal to or less than it is being replenished. This replenishment is from underground or above ground natural sources. No one on earth needs the UN to tell them that. But as we shall see later, the UN thinks they know best for the entire planet.
 
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE - BUT IT WILL NO LONGER BE YOURS TO USE FREELY
 
Almost all people receive their water either from a lake, stream, river, or well. Water wells in America's past were hand dug and often just a few feet deep. Surface water and rain kept them almost constantly filled. But the water table has been dropping for hundreds of years. Back in the 1980s, a home we rented in western NY state had a 4ft. deep hand dug well dating back to 1820. This well was unused for many years. Into the very same same well another well was drilled. The modern well is 600 ft. deep, and requires a two stage 1Hp. submersible pump to bring the water to the surface. This home was located close to a tiny town named Springwater, so-named because of the high water quality in the area even for deep wells. The above story about a deep well is a perfect example of the dramatically dropping water table, even though Springwater is far from any desert area. In the southwestern US, water wells 2,000 feet deep or more are not uncommon.
 

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Why Doesn't Everyone Know Jan Schakowsky's Husband Wrote ObamaCare in Jail?

I know who's got my vote for the cutest couple since Bonnie and Clyde. It's the larcenous lovebirds from Chicago: Jan Schakowsky, the most far-left member of Congress, and her bank robber husband, Robert Creamer, who wrote Obamacare in jail.


What a romance! She waited as he served time for sixteen counts of bank fraud, selflessly devoting herself to trying to impeach Dick Cheney and to showering federal funds on her biggest, most ethically challenged contributors.

 

And he persevered inside the graybar hotel, aflame with the inspiration that became Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win, a 628-page manual for how "to reshape the structure of one-sixth of the American economy" -- namely, health care.

 

Endorsed by David Axelrod and SEIU honcho Andrew Stern, Stand Up Straight! gave Democrats the perfect voodoo recipe of lies, lies, and boiled frog's eyes they used to cook up ObamaCare.