“Democratic party, the party of illegal aliens, criminals, union thugs, and lazy moochers. The Dems literally buy their votes from these repulsive groups. Their economic plan consists exclusively of handouts, stimulus, bailouts, and give-aways. Their means of providing these is printing money, stealing from the unborn with borrowing, and taking from the productive to give to the parasites.” Unknown Blogger.
Here’s what President Obama said:
“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something backIf you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
Ice-T defends the Second Amendment and Constitution:
Ice-T: Well, I’ll give up my gun when everybody does. Doesn’t that make sense? If there were guns here, would you want to be the only person without one?
Krishnan Guru-Murthy, anchor, Channel 4 News: So do you carry guns routinely at home?
Ice-T: Yeah, it’s legal in the United States. It’s part of our Constitution. You know, the right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt. It’s to protect yourself from the police.
Anchor: And do you see any link between that and these sorts of incidents (Aurora)?
Ice-T: No. Nah. Not really really. You know what I’m saying, if somebody wants to kill people, you know, they don’t need a gun to do it.
Anchor: It makes it easier though, doesn’t it?
Ice-T: Not really. You can strap explosives on your body, they do that all the time.
… Since 1970, the public school workforce has roughly doubled—to 6.4 million from 3.3 million—and two-thirds of those new hires are teachers or teachers’ aides. Over the same period, enrollment rose by a tepid 8.5%. Employment has thus grown 11 times faster than enrollment. If we returned to the student-to-staff ratio of 1970, American taxpayers would save about $210 billion annually in personnel costs. … WSJ.
[Still true as of July 2013] Schwab.com limits passwords to between 6 and 8 letters or numbers. It does not allow longer passwords nor does it allow special characters, such as “!” or “$” or “%”. Limiting the selection of characters and the length greatly increases the chances that someone could hack into accounts at schwab.com.
Perhaps the management isn’t aware of the vulnerabilities this causes. As a Schwab client since around 1994, I have been concerned about this for years and with all the issues for large banks and financial institutions over the past few months. Unfortunately Schwab still has not addressed it.
Feb 2013 update: Schwab has not addressed this except to recommend two factor authentication, if requested. However, if you do not have your token generator, it becomes much more inconvenient to access Schwab. An 8 character password with only alphanumeric characters is practically negligent on Schwab’s part for any year after 1995. For Schwab’s two factor authentication, the SchwabSafe Page has more information or call Schwab at 800-435-4000.
“What format should my Schwab.com password take?
Your Schwab.com password should be a random combination of six to eight numbers and letters, with at least one number included between the first and last character. It should not be a significant sequence like your Social Security Number or birth date. ”
“If the assumption is right, that he thinks was unconstitutional but found a way to uphold it to preserve the integrity of the court, then he really ought to resign because it proves he doesn’t have the judicial fortitude to do the job that he’s been chosen to do.” Law professor John Eastman June 29, 2012