In 1843 the Quarter Master General of the United States received a letter from Captain George H. Crosman stating the importance for the U.S. Army to use camels in the military. Crosman believed camels would have an advantage over horses by scaring them before a confrontation could begin. Native Americas used horses
There has been a bill introduced to the Missouri State Legislature, House Bill 1624. It’s a bill to have the ‘high five’ as the official greeting of the state of Missouri. House Representative Courtney Allen Curtis introduced the bill as a way to get children involved in the political process.
NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden, has his own action figure. The former security contractor who is on the run from the federal government has been made into an action figure by the Oregon Company ThatsMyFace.com. They have added the ‘Edward Snowden’ to their line of 12-inch celebrity dolls.
Now that 2013 is coming to close a lot of lists are coming out for various things. A list for lies of the year are also making the rounds and most, if not all, can agree on the biggest lie of the year. Not surprisingly it’s a political lie.
Gas prices are something we all keep an eye on: are they going up, are they going down? The last I saw was $3.44 a gallon with the average in Maine at $3.47. Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenaurer is pushing to double the gas tax to .33 cent a gallon. There is currently an 18.5 cent federal gas tax on every gallon of gas we buy and the Representative from Oregon says it’s time to raise it.
We were all upset during the government shutdown that the National Parks were closed and it was right to be upset. But a new report from Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn on National Parks wasting money is even more upsetting. Many parks are in need of repair with a maintenance backlog of $2 billion.
The United States current debt is $16 trillion dollars, an amount no person on this planet has ever and will never amass as personal wealth. In layman’s terms, ‘that’s whole lotta money’. In 2008 the U.S. debt was $9.6 trillion and since then it has increased $6.4 trillion, the largest debt increase in U.S. history. How long will it take to payback such a huge amount of money? Here are some examples:
A woman in Western Pennsylvania had her $280,000 home sold at auction for $116,000 because she had $6.30 in unpaid interest. A lower court judge made the ruling, but now, that ruling has been overturned by Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt.
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