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Is Ashton Kutcher a closet conservative?

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Economic Freedom of the World | Cato Institute

Economic Freedom of the World | Cato Institute.

ECONOMY

Sliding Farther Down the Freedom Scale

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It’s becoming an annual lament: Once the United States was among the most economically free nations on the planet, but now we barely crack the top 20. According to the 2013 Economic Freedom of the World report, now co-published by the Cato and Fraser Institutes, we rank not only behind the usual leaders Hong Kong and Singapore, but Jordan and the United Kingdom as well. Jordan? Are you kidding us?

Apparently they’re serious, and a key reason for the decline is the ever-growing role of our government in shaping the economy. At the turn of the century, the United States was generally just behind Hong Kong and Singapore atop the rankings, but that was before the size and scope of government grew thanks to the 9/11 terrorist attack and its resulting “enhanced” security measures, new and exploding entitlement programs, and — particularly in the last five years — a new regulatory state in response to economic crisis. “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system,” said George W. Bush in 2008, and with that our economic freedom continued its plunge.

One piece of good news, if any can be found, is that the U.S. has stabilized its ranking at 19th after plunging eight spots from 10th to 18th between 2009 and 2010 — the current edition of Economic Freedom of the World is based on 2011 data, which is the latest available. The value assigned by the study showed we actually improved our lot from a 7.70 score (out of a possible 10) in last year’s report to 7.74 this time. But that’s a long way from the 8.65 rating we attained in the year 2000, and it may be at least a half-decade before we claw our way back over the 8-point barrier.

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Nikita Khrushev Quote September 29, 1959

 DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN HE APPEARED AT THE U.N. AND BANGED  HIS SHOE ON THE PODIUM?  THIS WAS HIS ENTIRE QUOTE:

WE’RE ALMOST THERE!!!

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Fox News Raises the Rainbow Flag

Clash DailyFox News Raises the Rainbow Flag.

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GUESS WHO DECIDED TO WEAR AN OBAMA MASK, ON NATIONAL TV, IN THE NAME OF COMEDY?

 

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 08:25 AM PDT

In an opening sketch of “Saturday Night Live”, a guest, depicting President Obama using a mask, arrives at a mock Halloween party thrown by Hillary and Bill Clinton.

As the actor peels off the mask the crowd goes wild. The mystery character is none other than PRESIDENT OBAMA HIMSELF! 

MASKED

That’s right, Obama was wearing an Obama mask on Saturday Night Live.

Obama says on the show:

“Well, you know, Hillary, I have nothing to hide. I enjoy being myself. I am not going to change who I am just because it’s Halloween.”

Obama hasn’t really changed much. He says he has nothing to hide, but then again, it’s hard to really know if what’s he saying is bluff or real.

Watch as President Obama makes the appearance on Saturday Night Live.

 

Final thought: Is the mask just comedy or is it some sort of off-limits act? Can’t have it both ways.

 

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People Petition to Confiscate Guns From Tea Party Supporters and Repeal the 2nd Amendment:

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NSA data center front and center in debate over liberty, security and privacy

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Published April 12, 2013  FoxNews.com

Twenty-five miles due south of Salt Lake City, a massive construction project  is nearing completion.  The heavily secured site belongs to the National  Security Agency.”The spy center” — that’s what some of the locals like Jasmine Widmer, who  works at Bluffdale’s sandwich shop, told our Fox News team as part of an eight  month investigation into data collection and privacy rights that will be  broadcast Sunday at 9 p.m. ET called “Fox News Reporting: Your Secrets Out.”

The NSA says the Utah Data Center is a facility for the intelligence  community that will have a major focus on cyber security. The agency will  neither confirm nor deny specifics. Some published reports suggest it could hold  5 zettabytes of data. (Just one zettabyte is the equivalent of about 62 billion  stacked iPhones 5’s– that stretches past the moon.

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Digital ‘bitcoin’ currency surpasses 20 national currencies in value | Fox News

Digital ‘bitcoin’ currency surpasses 20 national currencies in value | Fox News.

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