The essence of any good bucket list consists of overcoming fears, achieving goals, realizing dreams and even simple pleasures. Whether it’s an exotic adventure half-way around the world or something simpler, like spending more time with your family or friends, what matters is that you experience all the good and phenomenal things Earth offers.
Here you’ll find 225 things to do before you die. Sure, a few of them are what some might consider to be cliché, but we made it a priority to think mostly outside the box.
So, without further ado…
Go and get this list HERE.
From Tammy Bruce:
That’s right–400,000 illegal aliens/foreign nationals, just here in California. Keep in mind, once you have a driver license in one state other states will issue you one based on that license. Allowing this document into the hands of foreign nationals does two things–it send them a message that any actual sovereignty of this country is meaningless and that they’re entitled to all the rights and privileges of ‘citizenship,’ whatever that’s supposed to mean these days.
California is on the verge of allowing hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to receive driver’s licenses for the first time in nearly two decades.
The key question is how to do it.
The issue of granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants has raged in the Legislature for much of the past decade, without resolution, but fighting is largely moot now due to a new federal policy.
President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals gives a select group of undocumented immigrants the right to live and work in the United States for two years without fear of deportation.
California is laying the groundwork for extending the privilege to driving, too, for an estimated 400,000 immigrants…
“It appears that young people who receive federal deferrals will be eligible for California driver’s licenses,” the Department of Motor Vehicles said in a written statement Tuesday.
“But it remains uncertain whether clarifying legislation or regulations will be necessary,” the DMV statement said.
A visit to Kamchatka will make you look differently at things that seem usual. Once you come here you understand this place does not remind of any others, even in Russia.Craters and volcanoes, smell of sulphur in the air, flowers almost on the snow: here is what makes this land to be special.
So the Romney’s are selfish for keeping a horse? And employing a groom with a family to support. And paying for feed that’s sold by someone with a family to support and transported in trucks by someone with a family to support and manufactured in a factory by people with families to support from stuff that’s grown by farmers with families to support. And having a barn built by construction workers with families to support with materials trucked by drivers with families to support from factories with workers with families to support.
Sounds to me like that one horse has done more to put Americans to work than that horse’s ass in the White House.
The goons will be out in force.
The AFL-CIO is planning to have activists knock on 640,000 doors over the weekend in 23 states.
The AFL-CIO will have its members out knocking on doors early this year to counter the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
The nation’s largest labor federation is planning to knock on 640,000 doors in 23 states over the weekend for a massive canvassing campaign. Labor unions have traditionally begun their political efforts on Labor Day, but are starting a week early to coincide with the GOP convention.
Joining in the canvassing effort will be MoveOn.org and Workers’ Voice, the AFL-CIO’s super-PAC. Workers’ Voice will also be sending out direct mail to 240,000 senior citizens taking direct aim at Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and his vice presidential pick, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the union ground game would help Democrats and President Obama win the election this fall.
Sounds like a bullshit excuse to me.
Gen. John Allen, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said Thursday that the Muslim holiday of Ramadan is contributing to the spike of “insider” attacks by Afghan soldiers on NATO troops.
Allen said that while fasting during the holy month of Ramadan was not the principle reason for an uptick in insider attacks, the holiday’s occurrence in the height of the fighting season could be adding to the stress of combat that has led Afghan soldiers to attack their U.S. and NATO trainers.
“It’s a very tough time for these forces, and in particular, this year, Ramadan, as it is known in most of the Muslim world, Ramadan fell in the middle of the fighting season, during some of the harshest time for the climate in much of the region in which we fight,” Allen said during a Pentagon press briefing via satellite.
“The daily pressures that are on some of these troops, compounded by the sacrifice associated with fasting, the nature of our operational tempo — remembering that Afghan troops have gone to the field and they have stayed in the field, and they’ve been in combat now for years — we believe that the combination of many of these particular factors may have come together during the last several weeks to generate the larger numbers,” he said.
\There has been a notable increase in recent weeks in “green-on-blue” or insider attacks, where Afghan soldiers and police officers have attacked NATO troops. At least 10 U.S. service members have been killed in the attacks this month.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ago, if you had asked a typical senior American corporate type or public official what his or her weekly reading consisted of, the answer would usually have run something like this: “Time, Newsweek and maybe U.S. News & World Report . . . oh, yes, and the Economist.” Today, instead of being an afterthought, the Economist probably would head the list. It might even be the only publication mentioned. U.S. News & World Report ceased being a full-scale newsmagazine years ago. Newsweek, since 2010 the feeble foster child of Tina Brown’s flamboyant Daily Beast website, has lost much of its influence and most of its original staffers and subscribers. Even mighty Time, once the educated American middle class’s undisputed arbiter of all things political, economic, social and cultural, has suffered massive staff and circulation hemorrhaging and is in the throes of a seemingly endless search for a new identity. Time knows it isn’t what it used to be but still can’t make up its mind what it should become.
All of this would seem to be conclusive evidence that the era of the weekly newsmagazine is over, rendered obsolete by burgeoning electronic media and 24/7 cable-news coverage and commentary. But if the once-great redwoods of American weekly journalism are all dead, dying or seriously ill, a smaller, older English oak survives and flourishes, possibly because it has never tried to be anything other than itself: a literate, informed (and occasionally smug) publication aimed at a literate, informed (and occasionally smug) readership. First published in 1843, which makes it eighty years older than Time and ninety years older than Newsweek, the Economist remains true to the statement of purpose printed in its first issue, still proudly run each week at the foot of its contents page: a pledge of commitment to the “severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstru
Over the weekend, the White House released a “new” report explaining why President Obama thinks the Feds need to spend — er, “invest” — $25 billion on public school staffing. Since July 2009 “the economy lost over 300,000 local education jobs.”
Where have we heard this before?
Of course! We’ve been down this road many times, and the President did get a tidy $10 billion bailout on top of the original “stimulus” – with its roughly $100 billion for education – as a result. Why not try again?
For the same reason he should never have tried: While no one likes to see someone lose a job, the fact of the matter is we’ve seen decades of public-school hiring and spending binges, ultimately without even close to commensurate achievement gains to show for them. Between 1969-70 and Fall 2009 pupil-to-staff ratios dropped from 13.6-to-1 to 7.8-to-1 — a huge staffing increase. Pupil-to-teacher ratios dropped from 22.6-to-1 to 15.4-to-1. Meanwhile, National Assessment of Educational Progress scores for 17-year-olds — our schools “final products” — were almost completely stagnant. And that 300,000 figure? It seems like a lot, but in 2010 there were almost 6.2 million local, public K-12 employees. That’s a less than 5 percent trimming.
In addition to the dearth of evidence that more hiring will do appreciable good, there are two other big problems. The first is that $25 billion is a lot of money that we simply don’t have. Anyone notice the national debt is about to surpass $16 trillion? And the second: The federal government has no constitutional authority to waste our dough in the name of education.
Frankly, this bailout idea is really stale, and we at Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom are getting a little tired of ripping it to shreds. But as long as people continue to believe that public schools have no money, and that someone else (hint: “the rich”) will pay the bills, we’ll constantly be offered such reality-be-darned proposals.
The estimated population of the United States is 313,371,744
so each citizen’s share of this debt is $50,984.80.
The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$3.89 billion per day since September 28, 2007!
Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House!
Saying they’re fed up with being told they can’t do their jobs, 10 immigration agents on Thursday sued the Obama administration to try to halt the president’s new non-deportation policy and an earlier memo instructing them not to go after rank-and-file illegal immigrants.
The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Texas, adds a legal controversy to the political fight that has been brewing over President Obama’s immigration policies, which have steadily narrowed the range of immigrants the government is targeting for deportation.
The 10 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and deportation officers said Mr. Obama’s policies force them to choose between enforcing the law and being reprimanded by superiors, or listening to superiors and violating their own oaths of office and a 1996 law that requires them to demand proof of legal status from those they suspect are not in the country legally.
Upping the ante, the agents are being represented by a high-profile lawyer, Kris W. Kobach, secretary of state in Kansas and the chief promoter of state immigration crackdowns such as Arizona’s tough law.
“ICE is at a point now where agents are being told to break federal law, they’re pretty much told that any illegal alien under age of 31 is going to be let go. You can imagine, these law enforcement officers are being put in a horrible position,” Mr. Kobach said.
Last week, at Mr. Obama’s direction, the Homeland Security Department began taking applications from those 30 years of age or younger who came to the U.S. as children and who have kept a fairly clean criminal record. They are being granted “deferred action,” which is an official notice they are not to be deported, and will be allowed to obtain work permits to stay and get jobs legally in the U.S.
There’s another one floating around with a bunch of anonymous red figures in the circle…DON’T BE FOOLED!