RANT: BHO44 promises reduction after election in blunder


Obama to Russia: ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’
8:01 AM, Mar 26, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER

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President Obama got caught in private conversation with a hot mic today in Seoul, South Korea, telling outgoing Russian president Dmitry Medvedev that Vladimir Putin should give him more “space” and that “[a]fter my election I have more flexibility.”

President Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.”

President Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…”

President Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”

President Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir, and I stand with you.”

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Well, that sums up the problem of “second term” presidents.

They can do almost anything!

Some would call this treason.

I’d call it a “sell out”!

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MONEY: Cashless society


March 18, 2012 5:09 PM
Sweden moving towards cashless economy

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But there are pockets of resistance. Hanna Celik, whose family owns a newspaper kiosk in a Stockholm shopping mall, says the digital economy is all about banks seeking bigger earnings.

Celik says he gets charged about 5 Swedish kronor ($0.80) for every credit card transaction, and a law passed by the Swedish Parliament prevents him from passing on that charge to consumers.

“That stinks,” he says. “For them (the banks), this is a very good way to earn a lot of money, that’s what it’s all about. They make huge profits.”

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Big Brother?

Imagine that “the authorities” can see everything you do and, if not that, then every cent you spend.

There’s a value in anonymous transactions.

Not the least of which is the energy for storing all that data.

Gooferment must LOVE this.

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