This is wild! Bald? Nothing else works? Don’t want to wear a rug? Then, your only choice left to not look bald is to tattoo your baldness away! (oh, not for me ever!)
Hey we know, male-pattern baldness sucks. Thousands are effected by it every year and the common hair transplant can cost you up to 40 grand. The solution — hair tattoos. The idea is the brainchild of Ian Watson. When Watson was in his mid-twenties, he lost his brother and developed alopecia due to the resulting stress. Worried about his hair loss and desperate to do something about it, he asked his brother’s widow, Ranbir Rai-Watson to draw dots on his scalp using a fine pen. He hoped that the dots would produce the effect of a cropped haircut. When she was finished, the duo knew their ridiculous idea was actually worth something. The treatment is called the MHT (Micro Hair Technique) Scalp Pigmentation, and yes, I’m not making any of this up. As a part of the treatment, different shades of pigment are applied to the scalp so that the size, density and shape of short hairs are replicated. The price tag is a mere 3 grand.
It was announced during last night’s episode of Saturday Night Livethat troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan will be making her triumphant return to 30 Rock when she hosts SNL on March 3rd alongside musical guest Jack White.
Lohan last hosted SNL nearly six years ago — or 30 years ago in Lohan years.
The hosting gig is apparently part of a comeback push for the Playboy cover model slash ankle-monitor aficionado, who on Monday is set to become the youngest person ever to have prompted two E! True Hollywood Stories.
Even Hugh Hefner is reportedly contemplating a second Playboy photoshoot, so things are definitely looking up if you happen to be lying face-down with your eyes closed.
It is a time to coalesce the liberty movement into something distinct from Tea Parties. I will not disparage Tea Parties, they are what they are and they have put life to the Constitution, they have breathed life into a long dormant liberty movement. Many have been struggling for decades to be looked upon by our government as the rightful citizens we are, instead of children in need of guidance and scolding.
The liberty movement is distinct and separate from Tea Parties in a vital way: violence is not ruled out. This is not a promise of violence, or a threat, but those in the liberty movement are not put off by the thought of doing what our ancestors did and demand our rights by force of one sort or another. It is not a question of being afforded certain rights or liberties, it is a question of by which means they are achieved.
Read the rest here at TL In Exile
Newt Gingrich was on with Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday this morning. After Wallace challenged him on his promise to get gas prices back down to $2.50 per gallon, Newt reminded him,
“You can guarantee under the Obama plan there’s going to be less American production and higher prices. We already have the highest price on average in history. This president is anti-American energy. He is consistently opposing it. You know, his US attorney in North Dakota filed a lawsuit over 8 migratory birds. That’s how much they’re opposed to the oil industry… It was a $1.89 when Obama was sworn in. $2.50 is not some inconceivable number except in the Washington establishment.”
It’s true. (Although the actual number is 28 not 8 which is still absurd.) In October 2011 the Obama administration prosecuted seven oil and gas companies for the deaths of 28 migratory birds. The companies were arraigned in federal court in Bismarck.
A Texas teacher is fighting to keep her job after she told a student “Go back to Mexico.”
Shirley Bunn, a math teacher at Barnett Junior High School in Arlington, Texas, acknowledged she lost her temper on Sept. 30 while handing forms out to students in her class, Dallas-Fort Worth’s Fox 4 reported.
According to public records, a disruptive student was repeatedly requesting a form printed in Spanish by saying, “I’m Mexican. I’m Mexican.” Bunn, a two-time “Teacher of the Year” with 24 years of teaching experience, attempted to tell the student he could get the form in the office but he continued to repeat, “I’m Mexican.”
“[Then] go back to Mexico,” Bunn shot back.
Read it all HERE.
(if this teacher loses her job? then white people are screwed and the mexicans win again!)
Read about the islamics who are trying to take over our country and the world.
I’ve not seen this anywhere else in the MSM run by the liberal asswhipes who suck Obama’s ass.
You should, too.
Former senatorial candidate Joe Miller broke this story at World Net Daily:
The Obama administration, despite the nation’s economic woes, effectively killed the job-producing Keystone Pipeline last month. The Arab Spring is turning the oil production of Libya and other Arab nations over to the Muslim Brotherhood. Iraq is distancing itself from the U.S. And everyone recognizes that Iran, whose crude supplies are critical to the European economy, will do anything it can to frustrate America’s strategic interests. In the face of all of this, Obama insists on cutting back U.S. oil potential with outrageous restrictions.
Part of Obama’s apparent war against U.S. energy independence includes a foreign-aid program that directly threatens my state’s sovereign territory. Obama’s State Department is giving away seven strategic, resource-laden Alaskan islands to the Russians. Yes, to the Putin regime in the Kremlin.
The seven endangered islands in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea include one the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The Russians are also to get the tens of thousands of square miles of oil-rich seabeds surrounding the islands. The Department of Interior estimates billions of barrels of oil are at stake.
The State Department has undertaken the giveaway in the guise of a maritime boundary agreement between Alaska and Siberia. Astoundingly, our federal government itself drew the line to put these seven Alaskan islands on the Russian side. But as an executive agreement, it could be reversed with the stroke of a pen by President Obama or Secretary Clinton.
The agreement was negotiated in total secrecy. The state of Alaska was not allowed to participate in the negotiations, nor was the public given any opportunity for comment. This is despite the fact the Alaska Legislature has passed resolutions of opposition – but the State Department doesn’t seem to care.
The imperiled Arctic Ocean islands include Wrangell, Bennett, Jeannette and Henrietta. Wrangell became American in 1881 with the landing of the U.S. Revenue Marine ship Thomas Corwin. The landing party included the famed naturalist John Muir. It is 3,000 square miles in size.
We are truly losing our way in this country when mothers can’t discipline their own children
The perfect snack any time of the day or night:
February 22 is the birthday of George Washington — the man who, more than any other, made possible our republican form of government.
The third Monday in February has come to be known, wrongly, as President’s Day. America’s political leaders should take this occasion to remember Washington’s deeds, recollect his advice, and again call the holiday celebrating him by its legal name: Washington’s Birthday.
Washington biographer James Flexner called him the “indispensable man” of the American Founding. Without Washington, America would never have won our War of Independence. He played the central role in the Constitutional Convention and set the precedents that define what it means to be a constitutional executive: strong and energetic, aware of the limits of authority but guarding the prerogatives of office.
Washington not only rejected offers to make him king, but was one of the first leaders in world history to relinquish power voluntarily. His peaceful transfer of the presidency to John Adams in 1797 inaugurated one of America’s greatest democratic traditions.
For eight years, Washington led his small army through the rigors of war, from the defeats in New York and the daring crossing of the Delaware River to the hardships of Valley Forge and the ultimate triumph at Yorktown. Through force of character and brilliant political leadership, Washington transformed an underfunded militia into a capable force that, although never able to take the British army head-on, outwitted and defeated the world’s mightiest military power. And when the job was done, Washington resigned his commission and returned to his beloved Mount Vernon.
Washington was instrumental in bringing about the Constitutional Convention, and his widely publicized participation gave the resulting document a credibility and legitimacy it would otherwise have lacked. Having been immediately and unanimously elected president of the convention, he worked actively throughout the proceedings. His voting record shows his consistent support for a strong executive and defined national powers. The vast powers of the presidency, as one delegate to the Constitutional Convention wrote, would not have been made as great “had not many of the members cast their eyes towards General Washington as president; and shaped their ideas of the powers to be given to a president, by their opinions of his virtue.”
Washington wrote extensively and eloquently about the principles and purposes of the American Founding. He was a champion of religious freedom, of immigration, and of the rule of law. His most significant legacy is his Farewell Address of 1796, which ranks with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as one of the greatest documents of the Founding. The Farewell Address is best remembered for its counsel about international affairs: Washington recommended commercial relations with other nations but as few political entanglements as possible.
Often overlooked is his sage advice about the character of our political system:
Read more HERE
The Chicago Teachers Union is asking for raises amounting to 30 percent over the next two years, the opening salvo in heated contract negotiations with school officials who are implementing a longer school day across Chicago Public Schools next school year.
Documents obtained by the Tribune show that in the face of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s expansion of the school day, the union has led with an offer seeking a 24 percent raise in the 2012-13 school year and a 5 percent increase the following year, the net effect being 30 percent.
Barbara Radner, director of DePaul University’s Center for Urban Education, described the proposal as “unprecedented” and “really bold” but predicted it wouldn’t go over well among the general public.
“Union members will say: ‘Yeah. Stand up for us,’” she said. “But in terms of public relations, everyone else will say, ‘Is that a typo?”
(people in that city? your taxes are going to go into the stratosphere if they get what they want)
On “Inside Washington” Saturday, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer offered a contrarian view on the bipartisan agreement expected to allow for the extension of payroll tax cuts. An agreement many are hailing as the way Washington ought to work all the time. That agreement would extend the payroll tax holiday through the end of the year, but cost the federal government an estimated $100 billion. According to Krauthammer, there is no economic benefit in doing that.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said on Sunday that he supports talks between the U.S. and the Taliban, a position that may be out of step with Mitt Romney, whom he endorsed in the presidential contest, according to ABC.
“I think it’s important to have talks wherever you can,” said McCain, who was speaking from Afghanistan, in an interview with ABC’s This Week. “We have to have an outcome on the battlefield…that would motivate a successful conclusion.”
Romney said in a recent presidential debate that the “right course” was not to negotiate with the Taliban, ABC reported. McCain said he has not discussed the issue with Romney.
He went on to say that tenor if this year’s presidential race may be hurting Republicans and helping President Obama, ABC reported.
Yes, this is NSFW. Castigate me if you will. Or commend me!
But just once, to get wine served this way?
Now this is funny as hell and makes you wonder what these islamics drink or eat that makes them so crazy.
(NOW Lebanon) — “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world…”
A Salafi sheikh in Egypt has reportedly issued a fatwa that buying [or driving] a Chevrolet vehicle is haram because the American brand’s logo looks like the Christian cross.
In the video below, prominent Egyptian TV presenter Amr Adeeb takes the sheikh’s joke-of-a-fatwa to task, saying, “We’ve reached a really strange place with this.”
“The car’s been around [for a century] and only now did you notice there’s a cross on the car?”
Read the republican responses to the president’s SOTU address last night. Some interesting items here. GO HERE. (just to lazy to copy and paste, get the videos here, etc)
It isn’t Islamophobia when they really ARE trying to kill you. Keep up with the antics of CAIR, islamics in our country and elsewhere. Stuff not found on the MSM.
So, once again, did you catch it last night when Obama said it in his speech? Here’s his quote:
The executive branch also needs to change. Too often, it’s inefficient, outdated and remote. That’s why I’ve asked this Congress to grant me the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy so that our Government is leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people.
Pretty slick, eh? It “sounds” almost patriotic what with that quip about the needs of the American people. But what does he need more power for? With the passage of the Patriot Act and the NDAA (and don’t worry, SOPA will also eventually get passed if he gets another presidential term) he already has more power than any other president in history.
Read it all HERE.
Before our very eyes, a generation of Americans is losing faith in the American dream and adopting attitudes and behaviors that emphasize living for the day, not planning to take care of their own futures. They clearly see the problems ahead and draw rational conclusions.
Most of our problems have been caused by government. The unintended consequences of poorly thought out legislation or legislation designed merely to garner votes for re-election is wreaking havoc on economic opportunity for our country.
For one, the regulatory burden by our government on economic growth is well-known. The regulatory impact of the Dodd-Frank bill, the Affordable Care Act, No Child Left Behind, and the EPA all influence costs but, concurrently, adversely affect productivity and our competitiveness in world markets.
When all of these issues and structural changes are reviewed, it should be no wonder that the millennial generation views work differently from how an older-generation worker does.
In a class that I recently presented to a group of CPAs, I mentioned these structural changes as a cause for concern in attempts to restart the economy. I indicated that my concern was that today’s employee may not be taking a long-term perspective toward his career and their community.
A student suggested to me that her generation had lost hope. I was a little stunned by her remark. Her response was not that they have lost hope for themselves, but instead that they have lost hope in the system.
The student indicated that the people of her generation have no hope of receiving Social Security, yet they are paying into it. Furthermore, the people of her generation understand that they will have to provide for their retirement while attempting to pay off substantial student loans, thereby further cutting disposal income. She also indicated that her generation realizes that investing in equities for a better future has borne limited results, as seen by the decimated 401(k) plans and IRAs, such that continued investing makes little sense.
The student then went on to advise me that parents are living longer, and her generation expects to need to care for aging parents.
The student was convinced that all that she was taught by her parents — to save, to work hard, to provide for another day — is pure fiction. Her parents’ American Dream is her generation’s nightmare.
She and her generation have seen bad behaviors continuously rewarded by our government. They have seen the victimization of society in the minds of elected leaders with no one held accountable for his or her actions. The current generation has seen an unparalleled growth of entitlement behavior in many of their peers.
The net result of all of this is that the productive element of her generation intends to live for the moment. She and her friends intend to achieve a work-life balance that properly reflects this new understanding of what life will be like for her generation. In their minds, why plan for retirement if retirement is never an option?
My student received a rousing ovation. It turns out that my students, young and old alike, agreed with her completely.
Is this what has our country come to? What have our elected leaders done to our nation in the name of getting re-elected?
Read the article here.
I’ve heard conservatives repeat, over and over, about how Gingrich resigned in disgrace because of ethics violations. I hope after reading this they will shut their ignorant flap holes.
At the center of the controversy was a course Gingrich taught from 1993 to 1995 at two small Georgia colleges. The wide-ranging class, called “Renewing American Civilization,” was conceived by Gingrich and financed by a tax-exempt organization called the Progress and Freedom Foundation. Gingrich maintained that the course was a legitimate educational enterprise; his critics contended that it had little to do with learning and was in fact a political exercise in which Gingrich abused a tax-exempt foundation to spread his own partisan message.
The Gingrich case was driven in significant part by a man named Ben Jones. An actor and recovered alcoholic who became famous for playing the dim-witted Cooter in the popular 1980s TV show The Dukes of Hazzard, Jones ran for Congress as a Democrat from Georgia in 1988. He won and served two terms. He lost his bid for re-election after re-districting in 1992, and tried again with a run against Gingrich in 1994. Jones lost decisively, and after that, it is fair to say he became obsessed with bringing Gingrich down.
Two days before Election Day 1994, with defeat in sight, Jones hand-delivered a complaint to the House ethics committee (the complaint was printed on “Ben Jones for Congress” stationery). Jones asked the committee to investigate the college course, alleging that Gingrich “fabricated a ‘college course’ intended, in fact, to meet certain political, not educational, objectives.” Three weeks later, Jones sent the committee 450 pages of supporting documents obtained through the Georgia Open Records Act.
That was the beginning of the investigation. Stunned by their loss of control of the House — a loss engineered by Gingrich — House Democrats began pushing a variety of ethics complaints against the new Speaker. Jones’ complaint was just what they were looking for.
Jones and his partner in the Gingrich crusade, Democratic Rep. David Bonior — they had been basketball buddies in the House gym — pushed the case ceaselessly. Under public pressure, the Ethics Committee — made up of equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats — took up the case and hired an outside counsel, Washington lawyer James Cole, to conduct the investigation.
Cole developed a theory of the case in which Gingrich, looking for a way to spread his political views, came up with the idea of creating a college course and then devised a way to use a tax-exempt foundation to pay the bills. “The idea to develop the message and disseminate it for partisan political use came first,” Cole told the Ethics Committee. “The use of the [the Progress and Freedom Foundation] came second as a source of funding.” Thus, Cole concluded, the course was “motivated, at least in part, by political goals.” Cole argued that even a hint of a political motive, was enough to taint the tax-exempt project, “regardless of the number or importance of truly exempt purposes that are present.”
Cole did not argue that the case was not educational. It plainly was. But Cole suggested that the standard for determining wrongdoing was whether any unclean intent lurked in the heart of the creator of the course, even if it was unquestionably educational.
“Take the money we’re no longer spending at war, use half of it to pay down our debt, and use the rest to do some nation-building right here at home.”
This is fanciful budget math. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were funded with borrowed money, so what Obama is really asking for is an increase in domestic spending relative to the Pentagon. The United States is still running huge deficits, so none of this imagined savings would “pay down the debt” until the United States once again began running surpluses. Instead, his proposal would continue to add to the debt.
“Right now, because of loopholes and shelters in the tax code, a quarter of all millionaires pay lower tax rates than millions of middle-class households.”
The president, making his case for higher taxes on the wealthy, framed this better than the line in his Kansas City speech that earned him Three Pinocchios, but he is still making a broad claim on a narrow set of facts.
Most wealthy people pay a higher tax rate than most less-wealthy Americans, but there are always going to be some exceptions. The Congressional Research Service found that among millionaires, the average tax rate is almost 30 percent. But some 94, 500 millionaires —one quarter — do face a tax rate that is lower than 10.4 million moderate-income tax payers.
All you need to know about what Obama and his minion embrace as a political ideology was revealed last night when he said he wanted tax rates increased to 30% on the rich.
Among Obama’s proposals to achieve those goals is a tax rate on income over one million dollars that should not be allowed to go below 30 percent. The top tax rate for families making more than about $250,000 is currently 37 percent, but after taking into account deductions and credits, some of the wealthy can pay much lower than that.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett wrote an editorial last summer in which he complained that he pays a lower rate than some of his workers. To highlight his proposal to increase taxes on millionaires, Buffett’s secretary, Debbie Bosanek, was invited to the address and sat next to the wife of the late Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs.
He thinks raising taxes in a period of economic malaise is the answer.
Most of us know, by having lived through what happened during Reagan’s term and JFK’s term, that CUTTING taxes is the answer.
Hell, even the commie rat-bastard countries of the old USSR and China know this. Look at how their economies boomed.
And more recently, the one country that shines in Europe BECAUSE it cut taxes, is Poland….an old communist state.
The European countries that have fared the best, such as Germany and Poland, rejected the Keynesian medicine. In contrast, countries following the Keynesian path with massive deficits to try to “stimulate” the economy — such as Greece, Portugal, and Ireland — have done poorly, with low growth and increased government debt.
Many important Democrats, including President Obama and economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, warned Germany that it was folly to cut government spending and reduce their deficits. According to Obama, “Economists on the left and right agree that the last thing the government should do during a recession is cut back on spending.”
Krugman criticized the reduction in German government spending in June 2010 as a “huge mistake,” comparing Germany’s policies to those of the 1930s, and said “budget cuts will hurt your economy and reduce revenues [by reducing economic growth].” By August 2010, he was saying that it was still too early to evaluate the policy.
Yet, more than a year later, Germany’s unemployment rate continued falling, dropping by 0.7 percentage points between June 2010 and August 2011. And as of June 2011, German GDP over the previous year had grown at 2.7 percent, appreciably better than our own anemic 1.6 percent. Germany accomplished this without burdening future generations with higher debt.
Now, contrast Polish common sense with President Obama claim that ever-more government spending is the solution. Poland apparently found contrary advice from other economists. As revenue has fallen, the Polish government has done precisely what our president said not to do–cut back on government spending. Warsaw lowered government spending by 6 percent last fiscal year, while Mr. Obama’s stimulus and supplemental federal spending helped the budget to soar by 18 percent.
Poland stands out because of its commitment to free-market policies. Facing down the global economic crisis, Poland slashed marginal tax rates, cut government spending and temporarily suspended some government regulations. The U.S. and the rest of Europe adopted a Keynesian economic policy and went in the opposite direction.
On January 1, 2009, Poland cut its top marginal tax rate from 40 percent to 32 percent. While our total state and federal corporate tax rates average 39.2 percent, Poland’s is just 19 percent. Companies investing in Poland get to keep 20 cents more out of ever dollar that the earn. What Poland understood is the importance of the marginal tax rate. The less you take from each additional zloty,(the Polish currency) that people earn, the harder they will work, the more they will invest and the bigger the economic pie will become. While our growth rate has been very stagnant, Poland’s soared by 4.2 percent during both 2010 and 2011.
On Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, Erica Hill played up the “overwhelming majority” that apparently support raising taxes on the rich, and urged Rep. Paul Ryan to consider supporting such a tax hike: “68% of people support raising…taxes on incomes of $250,000 and higher. Is that something that you could, perhaps, at least have a conversation about?”
Co-anchor Charlie Rose also suggested that Ryan and congressional Republicans had refused to work with President Obama, and that the Democrat needed to try to bring them on board. Rose asked White House advisor David Plouffe, “What can the President say this evening that might bring Paul Ryan to work with him on issues that concern the country?”
Hill asked her slanted tax question near the end of the interview of the Wisconsin Republican, which aired 13 minutes into the 7 am Eastern hour. She listed several polls that indicated that most Americans want tax hikes on the wealthy. Ryan replied by emphasizing the detrimental effect of raising taxes:
HILL: Another idea that’s getting a lot of attention….is this idea to have the wealthy pay more in taxes. Now, when you look at how the American people feel about this, there’s an overwhelming majority that are in favor of it. Polling from Bloomberg, the Washington Post, CBS, American Express, find the same things- most recently, 68% of people support raising income taxes- taxes on incomes of $250,000 and higher. Is that something that you could, perhaps, at least have a conversation about?
RYAN: Well, see, here’s the issue, Erica. What people just don’t realize, when they’re given these poll questions, is most small businesses pay their taxes as individuals. Eight out of ten American businesses file as individuals- nine out of ten from Wisconsin. And so, what that ends up doing is it raises tax rates on successful small businesses. They can go as high as 45% in a year from now. And the problem, Erica, is these tax increases that the President’s talking about- the money doesn’t go to reduce the deficit. It only covers 8% of the President’s proposed spending spree. The other 92% of the President’s spending is on borrowed money. So we’re not even talking about closing a fiscal gap. We’re talking about taxing and spending, and taxing successful small businesses more.
Read the article here.