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Report: Daschle Received $220G From Health Care Groups With Vested Interest.

Sen. Tom Daschle, President Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, reportedly received $220,000 in speaking fees from health care groups with a vested interest in the work he would do once confirmed as health chief.

Tom Daschle, the former South Dakota senator picked by President Obama to reside over the nation’s healthcare system, received $220,000 in speaking fees from health care groups with an interest in the work he would do once confirmed as health chief, Politico.com reports.

Daschle, who has come under fire in recent days for his failure to pay taxes, reportedly received thousands from health care groups — such as the Health Industry Distributors Association — that stand to gain or lose depending on the outcome of Obama’s universal health care initiative.
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Isn’t this the administration that claimed they would end corruption in Washington ?

I saw this coming from the otherside of the mountain just past the horizon and I’m sure that our constant bloggers have also.  Here at NOVA TOWNHALL where WE print the news that isn’t fit for print….by any other media like to keep our people informed.  It has been 11 days since “I” day (infer any meaning you want) and the bad news is coming in by the truck load.  And the news is bad for EVERYONE (almost-we’ll just say the majority of taxpayers) yet there is no outcry from the left.  Where did they go?  The smattering of negativity on constitutional rights (in specific the 2nd Amendment) is normal.  Since there is no Bush to bash for our current problems, who’s bashing THIS administration?  Just us?

The convienient silence is another indicator of what the liberal is made of.  They are always there to bash the opposition and pass blame on someone else.  But when the problem is on their side of the fence and even when it is them, you don’t hear a peep.  They are too proud to say that they are wrong in the way they think and the things that they do.  If they don’t say anything then people will just forget-about-it!  Make no mistakes-the liberals and ignorant got us into this mess and the liberals are controlling and promoting more of a mess.  They have no honor or spine.  Here Liby-Liby-Liby!  Crawl out of your hole and come justify why things are happening they way they are and who is to blame.  Can you just imagine what the next 3 years and 354 days are going to be like?

I am choking on all that is happening with the meddling of Congress and the office of the President affecting our economy.  Seems that Christmas (more aptly Qwanza) will be coming many times this year and every year to come.  California has its own way of dealing with money problems and its people.  Seems the “Republican” Governor wants your money.  As long as he keeps it, you won’t be making any purchases or interest with it.  Folks, this is only the beginning of the Gestapo State.  All the loones are showing their true feathers. 

Now me being an individual that believes in the law of the land and doing things according to our Constitution (he,he), I might suggest that you get a deferral on your tax returns if you OWE money.  The others that are receiving a refund-input your income tax forms NOW and do it electronically!  That way we draw as much money from the government that we can get before it is frozen and that monies that is due, well……they can just wait awhile-like after the federal budget is due.  Maybe it will shutdown the government long enough to pay for this tax burden the government is putting on us and our great-great-great grandchildren.  Hmmmmm.  How do I come up with this stuff.  I’m having another glass of wine!  :smile:

No, the other Obama, George.  Check it out here.  Now, if I remember correctly, there was a mini-campaign going to help George out since he only made a dollar a month (actually, less than a dollar a DAY) and compassion was running high being as how Bore-rock was doing nothing to help his kin out of squalor (except, of course, his illegal aunt-did you see her ball dress?).  For those that sent money, let this be a lesson to you.  I don’t know how much Mary-Jane costs in Africa (Wolverene-do you have an idea?) but I bet, if of course he is guilty, he got the money from “donations”.  And what better way to spend it.  Seems the whole family may be a rotten apple barrel.

White House: Daschle Had ‘Tax Issues,’ Shouldn’t Bar His Cabinet Confirmation

The White House has acknowledged that former Sen. Tom Daschle, President Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, had “some tax issues,” which, the administration says, have been resolved and shouldn’t bar his confirmation as secretary.

FOX News confirmed that Daschle alerted the Senate Finance Committee, which will oversee his confirmation hearing, that the matter involves more than $100,000 in back taxes and interest for a car and driver that was provided to him for four years by Leo Hindery, a wealthy Democratic donor and longtime friend of Daschle’s.

Daschle incorrectly assumed the use of the car and driver was not subject to taxation. But the White House says he discovered the error during preparation for his confirmation and filed amended tax returns with the proper payment and interest.

Read at FOXNews

In other words, when he was nominated, Daschle paid his back taxes to hopefully settle the issue.

Anyone other than myself see a disturbing trend here ? When Obama said he wanted the rich to pay more taxes, he was referring to those outside of his own party ?

Supply and demand. The more of something that exists, the less its value is.

The federal government increased our taxes by taking half of everything you have.

Check out this (click here) video and look at the change at the end of the video. What we are looking at is any dollars you have are now worth half as much.

Viewers of 24 have seen Chloe O’Brian cut and paste an image from a surveillance camera into facial recognition software and within moments, the suspect is identified. I have always viewed this with a certain degree of skepticism, but I shall no longer do so.

This week I received an update to Apple’s photo management, iPhoto 09, and one of the new features is something called “Faces”. The way this works is rather unique, when you start it for the first time, it processes all of your photos looking for and remembering the faces that it finds. Once this is complete, you select a few photos of people and associate them with a name, then the applicaton will go off and match other photos of the person you just identified.

How well does this work, amazingly well. I have some group photos of sports teams, and the program correctly identified the individuals in these photos. What is also impressive that photos of children taken over the span of five years, elementary school age to teen, were correctly identified as the same individual. Amazing stuff. Internet buzz is that it also works with cats..

If a consumer product can do this, what can facial recognition technology do on a more powerful computer than what I have here on my desktop ?

Chloe, I shall never doubt you again. As a matter of fact, I’m a little concerned..