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I don't think CNN's explanation of the math is quite right, but I thought this might be of interest to forum members in the military.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/12/news/eco...index.html

"Military retirees are outraged that Congress will start voting Thursday on a budget deal that trims military pensions, calling the move "an egregious breach of faith."

The Military Coalition, some 27 military groups, wrote to leaders in Congress and President Obama late Wednesday about their "strong objection" and "grave concern" over the budget deal.

The deal cuts pension cost of living raises by 1 percentage point for military retirees who aren't disabled and not yet 62 years old. Cost of living hikes are automatic raises intended to keep up with inflation.

The problem is, most military retirees are a lot younger than private sector retirees. They enlist in their 20's and retire in their 40's. Very few stay on till they are 62 -- those who may be lucky enough to escape major injuries at war, or rose to higher echelons in the military system.

When compounded, the 1 percentage point cut could result in much more than a 20% reduction in retiree pensions over 20 years.

The average cut in pension payouts, including compounding interest, for a retiring Army Sergeant first class, would be about $3,700 each year, according to the Military Officers Association of America. Over 20 years, the total losses could balloon to more than $80,000.

"While portrayed as a minor change, a 20% reduction in retired pay and survivor benefit values is a massive cut in military career benefits," wrote groups, including the Air Force Sergeants Association, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America and the Marine Corps League, among others in the letter.

The change is infuriating to military retirees like Army Col. Michael Barron, who retired nearly 4 years ago, after 30 years of service, which included being deployed to both Iraq wars.

"It's not fair at all. I spent a 30 year career in the military. I clearly understood what the (cost of living increases) would be," said Barron, deputy director of government relations for the Military Officers Association of America. "This is the worst kind of example of a shady, backroom deal."

The cut is forcing some to reconsider how much longer they will continue to work with the military.

Rebekah Sanderlin's husband is two years away from hitting his 20 year retirement mark with the Army and she's wondering if its worth it. He's served in Afghanistan four times, among other places, and has many injuries.

"The war has been very hard on our family," said Sanderlin, a writer. "We'd like to stay in, but it seems stupid to give more time to a government that goes back on their word."

Military groups say the cut is particularly unfair because the changes will affect those who have already put in their years of service.

"To tax the very men and women who have sacrificed and served more than others is simply a foul," the letter stated.

Washington leaders, and House Republicans, in particular, have been worried about the cost of military retiree benefits.

In 2012, the Pentagon spent $52.4 billion on 2.3 million military retirees and survivors, a cost that is expected to rise over the next few decades, according to the Department of Defense Office of the Actuary.

Military groups say they're open to reforms, but they'd like such changes to go through the normal legislative process that allows time to review and "assess any recommendations that could significantly impact retention and readiness."

Barron said groups like his were "blindsided" by the cuts to military pensions."
Their math is fucked, unless a retired Army Sergeant first class makes roughly $370k in retirement.

Military and LEO need to realize the truth: You are not part of the big club. You are there to keep the masses in line, nothing more. You are also infinitely expendable because you can always hire one half of the poor to kill the other half.
Quote:South Carolina's Plan to Ban Obamacare Will Be 'Test Case'


South Carolina's plan to pass a bill outlawing the Affordable Care Act in the Palmetto State will be a test case for the rest of the country, former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano says.

"South Carolina will present a test case: Will the feds come into South Carolina and set up their own exchange at their own expense?" Napolitano, senior judicial analyst for Fox News, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"They could probably afford to do it in South Carolina, but if other states, like … New Jersey, were to do that, if [Gov.] Chris Christie had the fortitude, I don't think the feds could afford it," Napolitano added.

He said while South Carolina cannot stop its residents from signing up for Obamacare, it can prohibit its government employees from "cooperating with establishing or enforcing [the law]."

"If enough states did that, that would seriously gut the president's ability to enforce Obamacare in the state," Napolitano said.

He said South Carolina's gamble is possible because the Supreme Court struck down a law ordering states to establish and pay for their own insurance exchanges.


"The Supreme Court said … if you want exchanges in the states, you, Congress, have to pay for them. So Congress basically said to the states, OK, you help us set this stuff up and we'll pay for it," Napolitano said.

"If the states refused to help the federal government set it up, the federal government simply does not, believe it or not, have the resources to set it up," he said.

"So that will seriously impair the ability of Obamacare to become the opiate of the masses that the president hopes that it will become if enough states say no. South Carolina will strike a blow for state sovereignty and if enough states follow suit, it will seriously impair the ability of the statute to be as effective as the president wants it to be," the jurist said.


http://www.newsmax.com/NewsmaxTv/carolin.../id/541580
racist sororities at the Uni of alabama



Quote:Feminist snow removal threatens Stockholm: Kindergarten and bus stops should be plowed BEFORE roads - otherwise "favored men"


Is it a good idea to first shovel "female" areas such as bus stops and preschools before the 'male' roads leading to them? Yes, think traffic committee vice chairman in Stockholm, Daniel Helldén (MP), designed to set the gender power structure in Stockholm traffic on end. The equality of snow removal has already been introduced in Karlskoga Municipality and now proposes Helldén to Stockholm to follow suit.
- As soon as possible, he says to SvD .

"[To] ensure the individual's needs rather than to sex requires analysis of a variety of situations, and even snow removal," she says.

In a film course that Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) has produced describing the gender issues in the major roads are plowed before the walkways and sidewalks.

- As women walk and cycle more and drive more public transport, while men are more car gets municipal snow removal different consequences for men and women, informs SKL.

Bus stops and kindergartens first - the roads last
SKL emphasizes Karlskoga as a model, which nowadays plows heavily trafficked roads and streets last, to try to remedy the gender issue.

- In Karlskoga Municipality analyzed the heads to clear snow from a gender perspective and realized that the priority typically male areas. First cleared ring roads, often at night when only one or two trucks passed, after the ring roads were cleared major roads, especially those leading to the male-dominated workplaces. Finally cleared footpaths and cycle routes, notes SKL and states that "the municipality priority snow removal for men above that of women."

The roads almost impassable by gender plowing
Karlskoga decided to nurseries, sidewalks and bus stops would be plowed first, and the thoroughfares and ring roads and other heavily trafficked streets and highways last. In this way, hoping the municipality that more people will get hurt in traffic instead of on the walkways.

There were however some problems when the buses would arrive at bus stops or when the parents would drop off their children at preschools, when the roads were not plowed first, but Karlskoga Municipality says that this is not a problem.

- Obviously, there are comments from some who now feel that snow removal has become worse, mostly motorists, but this is inevitable, says Stina Kållberg, Spokesman of Karlskoga Municipality.


Now proposes vice chairman of the Transportation Committee in Stockholm, Daniel Helldén, that the standard critical snow removal should be imposed even where, with Karlskoga as a model.

- The City will be available to all, it is not today. Currently the priority major thoroughfares, he tells Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet .

Next winter season it may be necessary with the new gender plowing in Stockholm, says Helldén. Traffic Board will address the issue on Thursday, where they among other things, has expressed support from the Left.

The crane municipality Huddinge gender snow removal already in place and the bus stops and other "female" fields plowed now "before the major roads to facilitate access for female road users," reports Swedish Radio

Affected Huddinge critical
On the internet agrees with several Huddinge questions the gender plowing.

"The bus stop is cleared from snow but no bus going to the feminist snow removal does not apply to the road itself," writes signature Frederick, who comment on the Swedish Radio article.

"We'll have to take the buggy to work instead of driving," writes signature Kjell.

Gender proposal is expected to affect men the worst, which are already most vulnerable. In traffic, killed more than 500 people each year, of which 75 percent are men, according to official statistics . Most accidents occur between December and March.


http://www.friatider.se/genusneutral-sno...gynnas-man
smh.
(12-14-2013 02:03 PM)GMB13 Wrote: [ -> ]Their math is fucked, unless a retired Army Sergeant first class makes roughly $370k in retirement.

Military and LEO need to realize the truth: You are not part of the big club. You are there to keep the masses in line, nothing more. You are also infinitely expendable because you can always hire one half of the poor to kill the other half.

powerful post.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander....

Feminists haven't figured out that justice is blind (in theory) and that all their bullshit laws can be used against them. These laws are also going to punish flamboyant gay people who think it's cute to hit-on and harass straight guys.


Quote:An Italian student protester may end up in court after a photograph of her kissing a riot police officer started making the rounds and became hailed as a symbol of peaceful protest. She may now face sexual assault charges.

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The incident happened in November during a demonstration against the construction of a rail link in the north of Italy.

Nina de Chiffre, a 20-year-old protester, had used the opportune moment to first kiss, then lick a police officer’s helmet visor. The moment was caught on camera, and the photo ended up going viral. It was hailed as an example of sending a message of love and peace and non-violent protest.

But the situation quickly went south for de Chiffre, after the Italian police union – COISP – ruled that the act was in fact sexual assault, and filed a complaint with a court in Turin, Italy’s La Repubblica reported this week.

“We have accused the protester of sexual violence and insulting a public official,” said Franco Maccari, COISP’s general secretary, adding that the union “fully [expects] an investigation to start”.

Seeing the matter in a positive light is not on the cards, apparently, because “if the policeman had kissed her, world war three would have broken out,” Maccari continued. “Or what if I had patted her on the behind? She would have been outraged. So if she does that to a man on duty, should it be tolerated?”

Maccari appears very angered by the incident and doesn’t see any message of peace in it. He said it was “hardly a peace gesture, more a provocation.”

“A kiss is a positive thing,” he said, “but in this context, between these two people, it was just disrespect,” Maccari concluded.

De Chiffre’s own explanation of her actions may surprise her supporters as well, as it confirms Maccari’s assessment.

“No peace message… I would hang all these disgusting pigs upside down,” the young Italian wrote on her Facebook page, local media reports.

Talking to La Repubblica, she explained that the kiss was an act of indignation at the police force for allegedly beating up another demonstrator.

But now her act of defiance has not only brought her wide acclaim, which she apparently had not asked for, but also may land her a criminal record.

http://rt.com/news/italy-protester-kiss-police-271/
(12-14-2013 02:03 PM)GMB13 Wrote: [ -> ]Their math is fucked, unless a retired Army Sergeant first class makes roughly $370k in retirement.

Military and LEO need to realize the truth: You are not part of the big club. You are there to keep the masses in line, nothing more. You are also infinitely expendable because you can always hire one half of the poor to kill the other half.

The jackboots on the OG act like they'll be invited to the underground bunker with the politicians and bankers if the shit goes sideways.
^ hahaha. you're funny gimp.

notice how much more mild the cops are in Europe though. they let the protestors get away with much more.
http://omg.yahoo.com/photos/hollywood-s-...slideshow/


Thought this was a strange article via yahoo...
so yahoo has finally addressed some of the occult symbols in the media.. 1-2 years too late.

people have moved past this stuff.. it's just so passe now
Drivers in a southeastern Pennsylvania town were forced off a local street and into a parking lot, so a federal contractor – aided by local police --could quiz them about their road habits and ask for a cheek swab, in a replay of an incident last month in Texas.

The checkpoint, in downtown Reading, was one of several conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, which was hired by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Although the questioning and cheek swab were voluntary, local residents said they were directed by police to pull over, and that the questioning was persistent, according to the Reading Eagle.

"I feel this incident is a gross abuse of power on many levels," Reading resident Ricardo Nieves told City Council Monday, three days after being stopped.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/18/pa-...ral-study/
President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is -- and isn't -- sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics.

Billie Jean King will be one of two openly gay athletes in the U.S. delegation for the opening and closing ceremonies, Obama announced Tuesday. For the first time since 2000, however, the U.S. will not send a president, former president, first lady or vice president to the Games.

Billie Jean King was "deeply honored" to be chosen as part of the U.S. delegation for Sochi.
Russia has come under fierce criticism for passing national laws banning "gay propaganda." Though the White House did not specifically address the Russian laws in making its announcement, spokesman Shin Inouye said the delegation "represents the diversity that is the United States" and that Obama "knows they will showcase to the world the best of America -- diversity, determination and teamwork."

The White House said Obama's schedule will not permit him to attend the Games.

"It's a positive sign to see openly gay representatives in the delegation," said Michael Cole-Schwartz, spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, which recently sent a letter urging Obama to include gays and lesbians in the delegation. "Hopefully it sends a message to the Russian people and the rest of the world that the United States values the civil and human rights of LGBT people."

King said she was "deeply honored" to be named to the delegation.

"I am equally proud to stand with the members of the LGBT community in support of all athletes who will be competing in Sochi and I hope these Olympic Games will indeed be a watershed moment for the universal acceptance of all people," said King, who will attend the opening ceremony.

Hockey player Caitlin Cahow is the other openly gay representative to the delegation. She'll attend the closing ceremony.

The U.S. Olympic Committee made no comment about the sexual orientation of the delegation. In a nod to its disapproval of the law, however, the USOC recently revised its non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation.

France and Germany are among the other countries who will not send their presidents to Sochi for the Games.

Earlier this year, Obama rejected the idea of a U.S. boycott of the Olympics despite a number of differences with Russia, including the anti-gay law.

This move, however, sends a strong signal: In 2010, vice president Joe Biden led the delegation, and in 2012, first lady Michelle Obama held the honor.

This year's group is led by former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Others in the delegation include U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, figure skater Brian Boitano and presidential adviser Rob Nabors.

King, the iconic tennis player, might be the most recognizable face in the group.

She's a 39-time Grand Slam title winner (singles, doubles and mixed), a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and one of the most prominent advocates of equality for women in sports and society over the past several decades.

She'll attend the Olympics in a country that is creating tension for several key players because of the laws, including the International Olympic Committee, which awarded the Games to Russia.

Earlier this month, IOC president Thomas Bach said Russia would set up public protest zones in Sochi for "people who want to express their opinion or want to demonstrate for or against something."

Meanwhile, the IOC approved a letter going out to athletes reminding them to refrain from protests or political gestures during the Sochi Games -- reiterating Rule 50 of the Olympic charter, which forbids demonstrations on Olympic grounds.

Bach had previously said he'd received assurances from Russian president Vladimir Putin that gays will not be discriminated against in Sochi. But the Russian law has raised questions about what could happen to athletes who wear pins or badges or carry flags supporting gay rights.

Earlier this fall, skier Bode Miller was one of the few American athletes to speak out against the Russian law, calling it "absolutely embarrassing."

http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/1...delegation
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/201...s=og.likes

Recent allegations of sexual abuse of Hollywood children is 'tip of the iceberg', experts say...
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