Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas governor and now US Secretary of Health and Social Services, may be largely responsible for the disastrous launching of the ObamaCare website, but that won't stop TIME Magazine from awarding her with 'Person of the Year' honors.
According to the Kansas City Star, "In move that should gladden the heart of anyone who’s ever built a website that didn’t work, Time has named Kathleen Sebelius as one of the 10 finalists for the magazine’s Person of the Year award."
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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who somehow won the Nobel Prize for Economic, is now espousing a theory, which he contends that boosting government welfare spending can lead to high GDP growth rates.
The Japan Times reports that, "So what do Summers and Krugman advocate for the secular malaise? Why, a cyclical solution: government spending on infrastructure. They want the kinds of things Keynesians typically promote to stabilize the economy during a recession to become a permanent part of the fiscal architecture."
Vice President Joe Biden is making a trip to South Korea where he issued a press release to explain that he will not "bet on the U.S." He realizes that US President Barack Obama is not worth taking a gamble on.
According to the Chosun Ilbo, "Washington is blaming an interpreter's error after reports here that gaffe-prone U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told President Park Geun-hye in Seoul on Friday that betting against the U.S. is a bad bet, or words to that effect."
As China is emerging into an economic superpower, the country faces a growing need for more energy resources to continue to achieve rapid economic growth ratres. However, China's State-owned oil & gas corporations are waging bitter feuds against their international energy rivals.
The People's Daily reports that, "China Petrochemical Corp, Asia's top refiner, is expanding in Africa through investment and social involvement ... As Africa becomes increasingly important in the global energy structure, with growing proven reserves of oil and natural gas, China Petrochemical Corp has big plans for the continent."
The Israeli government is taking the initiative to prepare 'pre-emptive strike measures' against enemy countries in the Middle East.
According to China Radio International, "Israel's security establishment has drawn up a new defense doctrine, as the country's political actors are increasingly expressing worry over the welfare of the Jewish state in the region, The Jerusalem Post reported Monday."
A Special Forces unit of the People's Liberation Army of China has just entered into Thailand territory amidst mass rioting on the streets of Bangkok.
China Radio International reports that, "The Chinese and Thai army special forces kicked off a 14-day joint anti-terror training in Thailand on Monday morning.
Code-named "Strike-2013," the drill is the fourth of its kind hosted by the two countries.""
The U..S Government plans to expel a number of Russian diplomats from U.S. soil for allegedly committing acts of fraud when signing up for ObamaCare-mandated health insurance.
According to the Moscow Times, "The Russian diplomats and their spouses charged with fraudulently claiming a total of $1.5 million from a U.S. government health care program are all to return to Russia, a news report said Monday. Only 11 of the 49 defendants are still on American soil, and they too will soon quit the country, Kommersant reported."
The United Nations has earned notoriety as one of the most corrupt organizations in the world. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has allegedly squandered billions of taxpayer-funded dues. Nonetheless, the UN intends to celebrate 'Anti-Corruption Day' on December 9.
The UN News Center reports that, "Corruption is a barrier to achieving universally accepted development goals, Ban Ki-moon said today, calling on Governments, the private sector and civil society to take a collective stand against a social, political and economic disease affecting all countries."
Billionaire oil tycoon George Soros, who recently endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, has recently teamed up with one of his nemesis, former Vice President Dick Cheney to invest big-time cash on Halliburton. Mr. Cheney is a former CEO of the corporation, which has been villified by Leftist organizations such as Moveon.org.
According to American Thinker, Mike Boyer, of Foreign Policy Magazine, notes the gigantic stake George Soros has taken in Halliburton, the epitome of evil in the eyes of his left wing friends:"
Some skeptical American voters believe that their elected leaders are doing the devil's work. So in that vain, a group of Yankee Satanists, based in New York City, have drawn up plans to build a temple to worship Satan nearby the state capitol in Oklahoma City.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Legislative leaders in Oklahoma sought to ease public concern Monday over a plan by a group of satanists to erect a monument at the state . Both House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tem suggested that such a plan was far from a reality, and members of the committee that would need to approve the monument sounded skeptical. But a constitutional law professor says the state could be on legally questionable ground if it rejects the New York-based Satanic Temple's request to put an homage to Satan near a Ten Commandments monument that's already at the Capitol."