Day: June 16, 2010

Protecting Cyberspace As A National Asset Act (Updated With Text)

UPDATE #2, 6.25.2010: Senate Homeland Security Committee approves cybersecurity legislation UPDATE, 6.16.2010: Here is the text of the 197 page act being put forward by Sens. Lieberman, Collins, and Carper. Protecting Cyberspace As A National Asset Act ****************************** Original post from 6.10.2010: Has not my prescription changed enough reading the Obamacare and financial takeover bills, we now have the next bill in the Borg absorption; Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act brought to you by Lieberman, Collins, and Carper.  Though the senators state, in their press release for the bill, "The bill does not authorize any new surveillance authorities…
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Traversing the Labyrinth

Some readers have wondered why LM has not been running down rabbit holes lately.  Rest assured, I have been, and my spousal unit, the RedLemur has joined me in the labyrinth.  Readers and researchers that have been down rabbit holes chasing the truth will understand the need to take a break from the darkness once in a while, as it has a tendency to make one physically and emotionally ill. We have been trying to post the first article in a new series for the last three days, but every time we actually get a handle on the beast, another…
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Banks Missing Dividend Payments To TARP

Banks are missing their dividend payments to the US Treasury; is this some sort of quiet revolution?  I haven't heard anything more about the actual TARP loan repayments since Barack refused to accept them back in April, 2009, and makeshift conditions were made for repayment back in May, '09. More Than 90 Banks Miss TARP Payments More than 90 U.S. banks and thrifts missed making a May 17 payment to the U.S. government under its main bank bailout program, signaling a rising number of lenders are struggling to meet their obligations. The statistics, compiled by SNL Financial from U.S. Treasury…
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John Willoughby: The Jones Act And Hawaii Monopolies

Mid-April, I introduced my readers to John Willoughby (R) who is running to unseat Mazie Hirono in Hawaii's 2nd District. If you have not yet taken the time to peruse this common sense, conservative alternative to Mazie Hirono, go here. Mr. Willoughby has written an op-ed about how the 'Jones Act', (which is very much in the news currently because of the gulf oil leak), is unnecessarily inflating prices on the islands because of the stranglehold that shippers, unions, and democratic lawmakers have on this state.  He understands the pieces of the puzzle and would be working to exempt Hawaii…
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