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U.S. Bails Out Chicken Industry; This Is The Time To Fill Your Freezer

First it was the automotive industry.  Then it was the health care industry.  Then Wall Street.  Now the United States is bailing out the chicken industry -- to the tune of $40 Million.

Despite extraordinarily-low prices at the supermarket, there's a glut of chicken on the market.  Apparently people aren't buying enough of it.  So, to ease the financial strain on chicken farmers, the U.S. has placed a $40 million order for the birds.

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Michelle Obama Wins A Food Award

Apparently someone is paying attention to the "eat what I say - not as I do" campaign;  First Lady Michelle Obama was recently awarded one of the inaugural James Beard Leadership Awards.

These awards were handed out to activists, educators and business leaders who help create a “healthier, safer and more sustainable food world,” according to a release.

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Your Tax Dollars Pay To Fly Planes Without Passengers

The Essential Air Service Program provides Federal subsidies to operate and maintain airports in rural areas that don't see enough passengers to fiscally keep it open.

The airport at Ely, Nevada is one example:

Federal statistics reviewed...Press show that in 2010, just 227 passengers flew out of Ely while the airline got $1.8 million in subsidies. The travelers paid $70 to $90 for a one-way ticket. The cost to taxpayers for each ticket: $4,107.

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Image Courtesy Press TV - Commander of Iran's Basij Force Mohammad-Reza Naqdi
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Iran Ready to Send Peacekeepers to London

 

One has to wonder how this could possibly be helpful, but there's a report suggesting Iran wants to help the people of the United Kingdom bring stability to the recent unrest.

Press TV is reporting that Iranian Military commanders are ready to send Basij peacekeeper forces to the United Kingdom to help stabilize the the unrest in London. The report says that forces are ready and awaiting orders of deployment.

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Do As I Say Not As I Do: Obama Administration’s Love Of “Unhealthy” foods

Ever get the feeling you're being told one thing while they're doing another?

After the debt crisis compromise was hammered out last week, the Obama administration took his team out for a round of hamburgers and cheeseburgers to celebrate

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Missouri Makes It Illegal for Teachers and Students to Be Facebook Friends

An new Missouri law, aimed at protecting children from sexual predators, has made it illegal for teachers and their past and present school-aged students to friend each other on Facebook.

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Washington Inaction Halts Airport Construction Around The Country

The Federal Aviation Administration is stuck on the tarmac as lawmakers fail to pass legislation to keep the organization funded.
The FAA’s operating authority expired at midnight Friday. Dozens of stop-work orders were issued over the weekend for projects to build and modernize airport control towers, as well as other improvement projects

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What A U.S. Default Means For You

It's all over the news:  The White House and Congress are at an impasse on what to do with the credit ceiling.  But what happens if we reach August 2nd and there still isn't an agreement.  How does what happens in the Beltway affect you in the Heartland?

Do you invest money?  Do you have a credit card?  Are you in the market to buy a home or a car?  Are you employed by the government?
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How To Make More Money; Become A Congressman

As the job market languishes, here's some information on how you could boost your take-home pay;  All you need to do is get elected to congress.

U.S. Senators and Representatives took home an annual salary of $174,000 in 2010

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Contrary To White House Reports – U.S. Economy Continues To Shed Jobs

Is the U.S. economy roaring to a recovery....or racing to recession?
In the past week, Cisco, Lockheed Martin and Borders announced a combined 23,000 in job cuts.

Those announcements follow 41,432 in planned cuts in June, up 11

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When Has Taking Second Become A Bad Thing?

I spent the weekend watching the U.S. women's soccer team play Japan for the FIFA World Cup. I was disappointed they lost. So much work and to lose on penalty kicks at the end. The First thing I thought was, soccer is a cruel game, you spend an hour and a half running......running....running...and it's so hard to score a goal. All it takes is being in the right place at the right time.  The US team was getting the shots, just not the breaks. The other thing I thought was how proud I was of this team. The Americans are never looked at as the soccer power of the world, and for this team to make it to the finals was an accomplishment.That was yesterday, now there's today. I still feel nothing but pride for these women, but anger for the media and how they are treating these women. Since when is taking second a bad thing? The US is the second best team in the WORLD!! The thing is, it could have gone either way, and almost did. Back to the media..

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Don Rickles Mocks Sarah Palin’s Presidential Chances when Bristol Palin Appears on ‘Leno’ [VIDEO]

Bristol Palin stopped by ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ Thursday night to promote her new memoir, ‘Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far,’ published last month.

Of course Bristol’s famous mom, Sarah, came up during the interview, along with her possible presidential run, and Leno asked if there was any reason she shouldn’t run.

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