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World's 100 richest people got $241 billion richer in 2012

Source: Los Angeles Times

Bloomberg News
January 3, 2013, 6:00 p.m.

World's 100 richest people got $241 billion richer in 2012

Their aggregate net worth climbs to $1.9 trillion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world's 100 wealthiest individuals.

The richest people on the planet got even richer in 2012, adding $241 billion to their collective net worth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world's 100 wealthiest individuals.

The aggregate net worth of the world's top 100 stood at $1.9 trillion at the market close Dec. 31, according to the index. Of the people who appeared on the final ranking of 2012, only 16 registered a net loss for the 12-month period.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-billionares-gain-20130103,0,6160422.story

Happy "Good Riddance Day"...in a few hours we won't have Senator Lieberman to kick around.

Horrible senator, horrible person, bye bye.




Democrats can’t erase the memory of his enthusiastic support for the Bush administration’s Iraq War effort. They remember how the onetime head of the Connecticut presidential campaign for liberal icon Robert Kennedy in 1968 stumped for Republican conservative John McCain 40 years later, how he wound up addressing the 2008 Republican National Convention and criticizing Democratic nominee Barack Obama.

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/01/02/2740286/sen-joe-lieberman-made-history.html#storylink=cpy

Happy "Good Riddance Day"...in a few hours we won't have Senator Lieberman to kick around.

Horrible senator, horrible person, bye bye.




Democrats can’t erase the memory of his enthusiastic support for the Bush administration’s Iraq War effort. They remember how the onetime head of the Connecticut presidential campaign for liberal icon Robert Kennedy in 1968 stumped for Republican conservative John McCain 40 years later, how he wound up addressing the 2008 Republican National Convention and criticizing Democratic nominee Barack Obama.

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/01/02/2740286/sen-joe-lieberman-made-history.html#storylink=cpy

Time Warner Cable Drops Current TV Upon Sale To Al Jazeera

Source: Huffington Post




Time Warner Cable Drops Current TV Upon Sale To Al Jazeera

...............

Joel Hyatt, who co-founded Current TV with former Vice President Al Gore, told staff in a Wednesday night memo that Time Warner Cable "did not consent to the sale to Al Jazeera."

"Consequently, Current will no longer be carried on TWC," Hyatt wrote. "This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will earn significant additional carriage in the months and years ahead."

A Time Warner Cable spokesman said in a statement that "our agreement with Current will be terminated and we will no longer be carrying the channel."

Some media observers interpreted the move as motivated by politics.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/time-warner-al-jazeera-current-tv_n_2399370.html



Al Jazeera Buys Current TV
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/al-jazeera-current-tv_n_2398294.html?utm_hp_ref=media

NY Daily News Pulls No Punches on Front Page — Boehner "Stabbed NY & NJ in the Back"




The worst part of Boehner's behavior? Per the Daily News this was all a political game of payback against Cantor because he opposed the fiscal cliff bill.

The money — approved by the Senate last week — was supposed to come up for a House vote on Wednesday, the last full day of business by the outgoing Congress.
But sources told the Daily News that Boehner pulled the package from consideration as retaliation against Cantor for opposing the “fiscal cliff” compromise that the House passed on Tuesday.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/sources-hurricane-aid-tabled-spite-article-1.1231561

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/03/1175939/-NY-Daily-News-Pulls-No-Punches-on-Front-Page-Boehner-Stabbed-NY-NJ-in-the-Back

The NRA of counter-earth's extremist view of the first amendment




http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/03/1175134/-The-NRA-of-counter-earth-s-extremist-view-of-the-first-amendment

GO HARRY REID! -UNANIMOUS Senate Confirmations Part of Fiscal Cliff Deal

Unanimous Senate Confirmations Part of Deal
by Mokurai

At 5 PM on Wednesday, Jan. 2, Harry Reid, some other Senate Democrats and 0 Senate Republicans passed a raft of confirmations by unanimous consent, as part of a deal with Mitch McConnell to keep his caucus away while business got done. It was on C-SPAN, but reporters were all working the fiscal cliff deal, particularly the House shenanigans. Lawrence O'Donnell let the cat out of the bag on his 10 PM show, The Last Word. Don't believe me? Here, you can watch it yourself. The relevant part starts at 3:52:10.

I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THE SENATE PROCEED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING NOMINATIONS CALENDAR NUMBERS 870, 871, 878,...



......... wonderful video of Lawrence O'Donnell tonight. It's a must-see segment about what Sen. Reid did alone on the Senate floor today, a truly beautiful thing to watch as so many Obama nominees get confirmed with 100 votes.

VIDEO: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45755883/ns/msnbc-the_last_word/#50349848

“Harry Reid, who every day does much more than most people in the news media realize, and definitely accomplishes much more than the news media ever reports, pushed through pages and pages of nominations for President Obama yesterday when everyone was focused on what the House would do on the fiscal cliff vote. And Harry Reid did that with the active but invisible help of Mitch McConnell who did his part to make sure that no Republicans would vote against any of those nominations. And what did the United States Senate do today, that dysfunctional United States Senate? According to the news media, absolutely nothing.”


MORE:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/03/1175907/-Lawrence-O-Donnell-Segment-about-what-Harry-Reid-just-did

Awesomest FR thread ever.

Who do you want as Speaker?

Posted on Wed Jan 02 2013 18:01:23 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by ConservativeMan55

If John B's out then ANYONE could become Speaker of the House.

How about Col. Allen West?

Or.. a more serious possibility.. Rep Louie Gohmert??



Where do we call to lobby the voters???

We could freep them!


http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2974410/posts

How Far We've Come

How Far We’ve Come
Posted on 01/02/2013 at 2:30 pm by JM Ashby
This wasn’t very long ago.




Every single Republican primary candidate raised their hand when asked if they would turn down a deal that included 10 dollars in cuts for every 1 dollar in new revenue.

During the presidential debates, Mitt Romney also, once again, reiterated that he would not accept a deal that included a 10:1 ratio of cuts to revenue.

And as recently as the middle of December, congressional Republicans rejected the idea of a 10:1 ratio.

Fast forward to today, and President Obama and the Democrats managed to pass a bill with a 1:41 ratio of cuts to revenue. And Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate, voted for it.

http://bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2013/01/how-far-weve-come.html

Party Of Lincoln...

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