Ten mpg is now feasible … may save you money!

Americans have become soft and impractical. Americans are consumer robots that are mesmerized by ‘image over substance’. That is exactly where America’s marketing geniuses have brought us. Some Americans are waking up to a world known by their grand parents and great grand parents. Frugal is no longer a ‘quaint concept’. Gas prices and their effect on food and necessities is the slap in the face we need to come out of the hypnosis we have been enjoying. […]

Your $300 – $1,200 Economic Stimulus Payment Cost $767 Million

 

GAO-08-620T Testimony:

IRS estimated that the costs of implementing the economic stimulus legislation may be up to a total of $767 million—including a $202 million supplemental appropriation. In addition to the supplemental appropriation, IRS is reallocating hundreds of collections staff to answering taxpayer telephone calls, resulting in up to $565 […]

4th Amendment Dismissed In California – US Constitution Unravels

Justices uphold welfare home searches

The ACLU had challenged a San Diego County policy, saying its warrantless inspections violated privacy rights. The Supreme Court refuses to hear it.

WASHINGTON — […]

Immigration Paperwork Meltdown Impacts Election

Naturalization paperwork jam hits Texas hard Backlog may keep some from casting votes for president

WASHINGTON — Millions of people who applied for naturalization and other immigration benefits to beat a midsummer fee increase are caught in a paperwork pileup that threatens the chance for some to become U.S. citizens in time […]

Waxman Breaks Up Krongard Family Profiteers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The brother of embattled State Department Inspector General Howard (Cookie) Krongard quit as an adviser to Blackwater Worldwide on Friday, two days after the relationship with the security contractor was sharply criticized by a congressional oversight committee.

Erik Prince, Blackwater’s top executive, said the conflict of interest questions […]

Hat Tip: To Russian Bloggers – The Power Of Activism

Russia: Bloggers Expose a Pharmaceutical Scam

Over the past few weeks thousands of Russian bloggers have united to combat a pharmaceutical scam that tried to persuade Russian pensioners to spend around half of their annual pension on a course of Gravikol 21 – ‘anti-arthritis’ drugs that were actually little more than vitamin […]