Biden Slams NSA Spying...in 2006

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Posted: Jun 14, 2013 12:01 AM
Biden Slams NSA Spying...in 2006

The President of R Street, a conservative think tank in DC, joined the program to talk about Ronald Reagan’s environmentalism. (It is possible a few liberal heads just exploded after reading that sentence.) John also presented this week’s Powerful or Pitiful award to a very deserving candidate.

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Big three:

Here’s just one more consequence of regulatory uncertainty:

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/what-companies-are-doing-with-their-cash-0rKhaLubQ_aVlYxOFZSgnA.html

Speaking of uncertainty. . . The Nikkei crashed yesterday. (It was described on Bloomberg as “quite a day.”. . . . Yeah, I think a 6.4% drop in one day qualifies as “quite a day.”)

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/what-s-behind-the-volatility-in-japanese-stocks-FhXMSP~kSkibtTvTvCEunw.html

How are US equities going to weather the world-wide volatility? . . . Even people who get paid to answer those kind of questions are having trouble:

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000175529

Powerful or Pitiful:

Yeah. . . Keep in mind the ending of “Animal Farm.”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/06/12/biden_in_2006_nsa_collection_of_phone_records_violates_privacy.html

And, by the way, here’s the biggest difference. . . Bush was collecting data on phone calls (and emails) that were made to high-profile areas (like the Middle East). . . But Obama? Well:

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/061213-659753-all-intrusive-obama-terror-dragnet-excludes-mosques.htm

Other News:

Another runner up for “pitiful.” Makes me real happy I married a normal person:

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/newlywed-couple-vows-life-on-bitcoin-Zv8indyYRpaYymRIJPCnww.html

Yeah. . . Because nothing says “patriotism” like spilling jello on an American flag:

http://theweek.com/article/index/245587/hgtv-has-a-star-spangled-tablecloth-problem

Really? We’re consumer sentiment is getting better?

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000175472