Thursday, July 12, 2012

June Federal Deficit: $60 Billion, $17 Billion WORSE Than June 2011

Bush was a reckless spender who added $5 trillion to the national debt during a time of comparatively stable economic conditions. But Obama is a Keynesian apostle who has tacked on more than $5 trillion in less than one term. Look at amount of red below the baseline on the right side of the following chart. Under Obama, the federal government has only had one month of surplus, April 2012, a month in which payment schedules were altered such that several large outlays weren't recorded.
 


June Federal Deficit: $60 Billion, $17 Billion WORSE Than June 2011

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

DHS Purchases Laser That Allows Agency To Circumvent 4th Amendment

DHS Purchases Laser That Allows Agency To Circumvent 4th Amendment
CBS News reported today that DHS will soon use sophisticated laser scanners that can penetrate clothes and skin and detect chemicals on a molecular level at great distances:
The Department of Homeland Security will soon be using a laser at airports that can detect everything about you from over 160-feet away.
Gizmodo reports a scanner that could read people at the molecular level has been invented. This laser-based scanner – which can be used 164-feet away — could read everything from a person’s adrenaline levels, to traces of gun powder on a person’s clothes, to illegal substances — and it can all be done without a physical search. It also could be used on multiple people at a time, eliminating random searches at airports.