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Carly Failurina sez Senator Warren is "Wrong about Crony Capitalism"

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina on Saturday said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was utterly mistaken on her strategy for dealing with government favoritism of corporate interests.

“Crony capitalism is alive and well,” Fiorina said during National Review’s NRI Ideas Summit in Washington, D.C.

“Elizabeth Warren of course is wrong with what to do about it,” she told host John Fund.

Fiorina, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said Warren had tackled the issue by pushing for more government regulations. That approach, she argued, was doomed to fail.

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http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/240869-fiorina-warren-is-wrong-on-crony-capitalism

Mike Luckovich Toon- GOP Priorities

Toon: A Tale of Two Baltimores

Dead Zones Without Marine Life Found in the Atlantic Ocean for the First Time


By Arhur Dominic Villasanta |

In an alarming discovery, marine biologists said they've confirmed the existence of "dead zones" in the open ocean for the first time.

Dead zones are areas where deep water is so lacking in dissolved oxygen that marine creatures can't survive.

Dead zones are normally found along inhabited coastal areas, with many located off the eastern and southern coasts of the United States and the Baltic Sea. Most of these coastal dead zones are caused by fertilizer run-offs and man-made pollution that trigger massive algal blooms.

German and Canadian researchers discovered the first deep ocean dead zones less than 100 kilometers from the Cape Verde archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean off West Africa in huge whirlpools moving along the Atlantic.

They said the slowly moving whirlpools could trigger massive fish kills and economic ruin among Western African countries.


Read more: http://en.yibada.com/articles/30562/20150502/dead-zones-without-marine-life-found-atlantic-ocean-first-time.htm#ixzz3Z19bsT00

Toon: Infallible

GOP Congressman: “We Know” There Are ISIS Camps Just Across The Border In Mexico

Republican Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona said “we know” that there are ISIS camps in Mexico within eight miles of the United States.

Salmon made the claim on Sean Hannity’s radio program during a discussion about a drug tunnel found in Naco, Arizona.
“And we don’t have a clue, have they done any investigation to determine whether foreign agents of terrorism have used the tunnel to get into the United States. We know there are ISIS camps…,” Salmon told Hannity in response to a a question about if the tunnel had been tested for biological or chemical weapons.

“Eight miles,” interjected Hannity.

“That’s right, within 8 miles,” said Salmon. “Do we know that any of them didn’t come across? Now, the president grandstands, he did during the discussion about Homeland Security when we were trying to defund his illegal amnesty plan. He grandstanded about how we were jeopardizing national security, and is this the way they conduct national security? On a wink and a nod? And they either knew about it, which one of their folks says they did, and order people not to be near it, for reasons I can only assume, and they’re not the best of assumptions.”

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/gop-congressman-we-know-there-are-isis-camps-just-across-the?utm_term=4ldqpia#.dqLRzMLZx

Apparently Brat has also been spewing this garbage.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026603380

Alan Keyes: Gay Marriage Ruling A 'Just Cause For War'

Joining other Religious Right activists who warn that the Supreme Court will spark a civil war if the it strikes down bans on same-sex marriage, Alan Keyes writes in WorldNetDaily today that a ruling in favor of gay rights will “be just cause for war.”

Keyes claims that such a decision “will be an attack on the very foundation of constitutional government, of by and for the people of the United States” that, “like the Dred Scott decision that heralded the onset of the first Civil War,” will “bring the nation to the brink” and represent “a high crime and misdemeanor that effectively dissolves the just bonds of government between and among the states, and among the individuals who compose the people of the United States.”

- See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/alan-keyes-gay-marriage-ruling-just-cause-war

The American super rich think $26 million is too little for one heir

Merrill Lynch’s private banking group is looking out for its clients’ financial interests, so it published a white paper (PDF) on inheritance titled “How much should I give to my family? The risks and rewards of giving”.

It’s mostly tips on minimizing your tax exposure and instilling financial responsibility in younger generations—”stewardship” is a recurring theme. But for those of us who probably won’t need such tips, there’s still plenty to gawk at. One section uses a survey to break down some of the social parameters around figuring out the appropriate amount to leave, with super-wealthy families eager to strike the right balance between $26 million and $63 million.

But size isn’t the only factor here. The money needs to be spent wisely as well:
The rising generation tends to have a greater sense of ownership of family money when they’re included in family discussions about wealth and develop financial literacy over time. In turn, they’re more likely to view distributions as a privilege and themselves as stewards of wealth, rather than just inheritors.

On the other hand, consider the grandchild who thinks of her grandfather’s monthly distributions as her paycheck. Because of a sense of entitlement to family wealth, an heir like her may be less likely to utilize the money thoughtfully.
Great fortunes are hard to build, but easy to lose.

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http://qz.com/396168/the-american-super-rich-think-26-million-is-too-little-for-one-heir/
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