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  • Military jet escorts biplane pilot violated restricted airspace for Obama visit to LinkedIn

    09/26/2011 6:36:21 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 09/26/2011 | Jason Hoppin
    Military jet escorts biplane back to Watsonville airport; local pilot violated restricted airspace for Obama visit to LinkedIn A local pilot got a military escort back to Watsonville Municipal Airport this morning when he mistakenly flew in a temporary no-fly zone triggered by President Obama's Bay Area visit. Several locals have reported seeing a strange sight over Monterey Bay: a fighter jet circling a much-smaller biplane. After the brief aerial exhibition, the Stearman biplane headed back to Watsonville, where it landed safely. The pilot apparently flew into a temporary flight-restricted area associated with Obama's Bay Area fundraising trip and visit...
  • Cheap dates: How the ‘price’ of sex has dropped to record lows.

    09/26/2011 6:25:21 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 49 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 9/26/2011 | Moneyrunner
    In today’s lousy economy, men can take comfort in knowing that there is one sought-after good that is becoming steadily more affordable: sex. Regnerus likens the price of sex to the housing market. Too many foreclosures in one community, and the price of neighboring homes start to plummet. This is why single women in New York sometimes feel as though sex on the first date is a given: According to the market, it is. “Every sex act is part of a ‘pricing’ of sex for subsequent relationships,” Regnerus said. “If sex has been very easy to get for a particular...
  • Why the Berkeley College Republicans are Wrong

    09/26/2011 6:17:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 79 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 9/26/11 | Thomas Lord
    The Berkeley College Republicans have taken a strong stance against a proposed law that would allow, among other things, race to be taken into consideration during the admissions process. They say on a Facebook event page: "The Berkeley College Republicans firmly believe measuring any admit's merit based on race is intrinsically racist." In this note I'll show that their belief is wrong. Not only is the use of race in admissions not intrinsically racist - the failure to consider race and other similar factors is intrinsically racist. This is not some subjective interpretation of histories of oppression. This is not...
  • Congressional Black Caucus: Black members of Tea Party are "Oreos".

    MRC visited the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Dinner in Washington to ask attendees if the tea party is racist. The attendees are also asked about Allen West and Herman Cain and what they think of black members of the tea party. One man says they can go to hell, another lady calls them 'oreos.' Here's the video
  • NYPD Can Shoot Down Planes, But With What Weapon?

    09/26/2011 6:11:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 51 replies · 2+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 9/26/11 | Russell Goldman
    The NYPD is capable of shooting down planes in the event of another 9/11-style attack on New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday, but it's unknown exactly what weapons the police have at their disposal, and whether their arsenal includes surface-to-air missiles. "The NYPD has lots of capabilities that you don't know about and you won't know about," Bloomberg told reporters Monday, echoing recent comments by police commissioner Ray Kelly. "Do you mean to say that the NYPD has the means to take down an aircraft?" Kelly was asked by "60 Minutes" on Sunday . "Yes," he replied, "I...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Georgia ~ 27 SEPT 2011

    09/26/2011 6:03:42 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 174 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterns In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GeorgiaNaval Submarine Base Kings Bay is a base of the United States Navy located adjacent to the city of St. Marys in Camden County, in southeast Georgia. It is the Atlantic homeport for US ballistic missile submarines armed with nuclear weapons. The submarine base encompasses about 16,000 acres, of which 4,000 are protected wetlands. Military and civilian personnel, including contract personnel, number more than 9,000. Submarine Group 10 was commissioned January 1, 1989, and is the senior commander at Kings Bay. Group 10 is a subordinate...
  • Illegal immigrants getting in-state tuition for Texas colleges rises (Old but worth reading)

    09/26/2011 5:58:18 PM PDT · by texas_mrs · 42 replies
    The number of illegal immigrant college students paying in-state tuition and receiving financial aid at Texas' public colleges and universities continues to climb, according to state higher education records. During the fall semester, 12,138 students - about 1 percent of all Texas college students - benefited from the state law granting in-state tuition, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Most of the immigrants among those students are illegal, and some others are not legal permanent residents or U.S. citizens. Texas awarded about $33.6 million in state and institutional financial aid to those students between fall 2004 and summer...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin Warns Crown/Random House Not to Destroy Documents Ahead of Potential Defamation

    09/26/2011 5:56:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/26/11 | Publius
    Attorneys representing former Alaska governor Sarah Palin have written to Crown Publishing, a division of Random House, serving notice of possible litigation for defamation in connection with Joe McGinniss’s recent anti-Palin biography, and warning the company not to delete or destroy relevant documents. The letter (see below) reads, in part: Enclosed is an e-mail by your author Joe McGinniss. In this e-mail, Mr. McGinniss admits that your own lawyers instructed him that “nothing I can cite other than my own reporting rises above the level of tawdry gossip.”….Indeed, Mr. McGinniss admits that the allegations are false unless he can find...
  • Obama's Big Lie To Ohio

    09/26/2011 5:56:25 PM PDT · by Neoavatara · 6 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | September 26, 2011 | Neoavatara
    Ohio is going to be the keystone to any Presidential strategy. And as such, we will be seeing a lot of this President, and the Republican nominee, over the next 14 months. But we have already seen that this President has little or nothing to offer the great state of Ohio. Obama last week, in what can only be defined as a political stunt, went to the Brent Spence Bridge spanning the Ohio River near Cincinnati. The choice of Cincinnati was not random, as it is the home of Speaker of the House John Boehner, and lies acrosss the Ohio...
  • IBOPE Zogby Poll: Perry Plummets to 18%; Trails Cain For Lead Among GOP Primary Voters

    09/26/2011 5:56:09 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 171 replies
    Zogby ^ | 9/26/11 | Zogby
    Obama's Overall Approval Steady at 42% UTICA, NY--Rick Perry has tumbled by more than 20 percentage points over the past month among Republican presidential primary voters and is now second to Herman Cain, who leads the field with 28%. Mitt Romney received little benefit from Perrys fall, garnering 17% of the vote for third place. As for President Barack Obama, both his job approval (42%) and the percentage who believe he deserves re-election (37%) are little changed from recent polls, but he does seem to be winning back some supporters who have been disappointed in his job performance. These results...
  • LIVE 9PM ET The Bibi Report Radio on Israel - The Light of peace

    09/26/2011 5:54:19 PM PDT · by jacobny · 2 replies
    The Bibi Report ^ | 09/26/11 | jacobNY
    The UN showdown, President Obama's steadfast support of Israel, and PM Netanyahu's '"Straightforward" speech at the 'Theature of Absurd'. Our Guest is Queens Assemblyman Rory Lancman - A staunch vocal support of Israel and a leading voice in the fight against Militant Islam terrorism.
  • Sarah Palin To Sue Rogue Author Joe McGinniss?

    “The final work that was published contains most of the stories that Mr. McGinniss complains were nothing more than ‘tawdry gossip’ that amounted to the wishful fantasies of disturbed individuals,” Tiemessen writes. “Since both your company, and the author, clearly knew the statements were false, admitted they had no basis in fact or reality, but decided to publish in order to harm Governor Palin’s family, you and Mr. McGinniss have defamed the Palins.”
  • Not a ‘Threat’: Palin Lawyer Gives McGinniss, Random House Legal Notice

    09/26/2011 5:50:52 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | Monday September 26, 2011 | John Stacy McCain
    This headline at ABC News is misleading: Sarah Palin Threatens to Sue ‘Rogue’ Book Publisher It is misleading, because there is no “threat” in the letter. Rather, as Governor Palin’s lawyer John Tiemessen clearly states, the legal prerequisite for a defamation suit under Alaska law: “[S]ince both your company, and the author, clearly knew the statements were false, admitted they had no basis in fact or reality, but decided to publish in order to harm Governor Palin’s family, you and Mr. McGinniss have defamed the Palins. This letter shall serve as written notice . . . that a claim may...
  • Politics Feds Finalizing Ban on Over-the-Counter Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns

    09/26/2011 5:43:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | 9/26/11 | Judson Berger
    Hundreds of thousands of asthma sufferers who use an over-the-counter inhaler will be compelled to seek a more costly prescription device by the end of the year, when the federal government plans to ban them over environmental concerns. The Food and Drug Administration last week began a media push to get the word out about the looming phase-out. After Dec. 31, the epinephrine asthma inhaler known as Primatene Mist will no longer be available. The product is currently the only FDA-approved over-the-counter inhaler and is being taken off the shelves because it uses something called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as a propellant...
  • Obama's Approval Ratings Among Jewish Voters Plummeting

    09/26/2011 5:42:31 PM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 24 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 9/26/11 | Brian Koenig
    Obama's approval ratings, now a record-breaking low among Jewish voters, are almost as pathetic as his ability to omit gaffes from his campaign speeches (every speech he makes these days is a campaign speech). Spouting to the Congressional Black Caucus this weekend, the President somehow managed to confuse "janitors" with "Jews." (LA Times) - When you start saying, at a time when the top one-tenth of 1 percent has seen their incomes go up four or five times over the last 20 years, and folks at the bottom have seen their incomes decline - and your response is that you...
  • 'Trigger law' put to the test in Compton, Calif.

    09/26/2011 5:37:33 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies ^ | 9/26/11 | Lee Cowan
    On its face, the idea sounds so simple: if a school is persistently failing, give parents the power to change it. But the reality of putting that notion into practice is proving challenging, at best. In the last two years, California, Texas and Mississippi have passed so-called "parent trigger" laws. In each, the law stipulates that if at least 51 percent of the parents of children enrolled in a school sign a petition, they can trigger change. The laws vary in terms of the specifics, but in general, the new law allows parents at persistently failing schools to fire the...
  • Hanover Park mayor: No bail for illegal immigrants

    09/26/2011 5:36:26 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    .Chicago Daily Herald ^ | 9/26/2011 | Kimberly Pohl
    Hanover Park Mayor Rod Craig assumed that three suspected illegal immigrants accused of assaulting two of his village's police officers would be in the custody of immigration officials, not released back into the community. But that's exactly where Herlinda Cazares, Carlos Echeverría and Francisco Paredes can be found after posting bond despite their immigration status and felony charges including aggravated battery, resisting arrest and attempting to disarm a police officer. Under an ordinance passed earlier this month by the Cook County Board, a suspected illegal immigrant charged with anything from a traffic violation to first-degree murder can be freed on...
  • Psalm 86 - ESV (Reformed Caucus)

    09/26/2011 5:36:06 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 5 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | Long Time Ago | God
    Psa 86:1 A Prayer of David. Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Psa 86:2 Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you--you are my God. Psa 86:3 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Psa 86:4 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. Psa 86:5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Psa 86:6 Give ear, O...
  • Trader on the BBC says Eurozone Market will crash

    09/26/2011 5:31:20 PM PDT · by Gritty · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 26, 2011 | BBC
    Trader Alessio Rastani has some grim predictions on the economy and world markets. His adviced to all is "get prepared". He thinks the savings of millions are going to vanish, so he says to act accordingly.
  • Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill to Avert Shutdown

    09/26/2011 5:30:52 PM PDT · by cc2k · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2011
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Monday night to send a temporary spending bill to the House to avoid a government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared to have reached a final-hour resolution to an impasse over disaster aid. The vote in the Senate was 79 to 12 to fund the government through Nov. 18, giving the two sides more time to haggle over long-term spending levels. The Senate also approved an even shorter-term spending bill -- funding the government into next week -- by a voice vote to give the House time to reconvene and approve the followup legislation.<snip>"Senate Democrats have...
  • Obama, on US jobs tour, chides Europe on debt woes

    09/26/2011 5:30:09 PM PDT · by Justaham · 13 replies ^ | 9-26-11 | Alister Bull
    Obama said the U.S. recovery suffered setbacks this year due to problems around the world, including the Arab Spring uprisings that drove up energy prices and worries about the financial health of European countries. "They have not fully healed from the crisis back in 2007 and never fully dealt with all the challenges that their banking system faced. It is now being compounded with what is happening in Greece," Obama told an audience of about 400 in Mountain View in California's Silicon Valley. "So they are going through a financial crisis that is scaring the world and they are trying...
  • Poll: Is the Tea Party Racist?

    09/26/2011 5:20:30 PM PDT · by South40 · 87 replies ^ | 9/26/2011
    This one needs help. 51.32% Yes 48.68% No Click on image above or Click here
  • Government Shutdown Avoided After Senate Deal

    09/26/2011 5:17:53 PM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | Monday, September 26, 2011 | David Rogers
    Trying to climb out of the hole they dug for themselves, House and Senate leaders agreed Monday night to a series of steps to keep the government funded past Friday and defuse what’s become a partisan, even institutional fight over budgeting for disaster aid. The new plan — which won prompt Senate approval on a series of floor votes — relies on enacting a short-term spending bill to keep agencies funded into early next week and having both parties put aside their differences on 2011 disaster funds since the fiscal year is almost over in any case. The compromise rests...
  • Bibi The Peacemonger

    09/26/2011 5:15:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 26, 2011 | Staff
    Mideast: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks direct, unconditional talks with the Palestinians, while movingly making the case for Israel's security. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chooses bloodshed. Militant Arabs seem to believe in regard to the U.S.-Israeli relationship what the Soviet Union did about the Cold War: that America will go soft; you just have to play the waiting game. After speaking before the U.N. General Assembly over the weekend, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" and was asked if the so-called Arab Spring had made Israel more isolated. "Well, we're not isolated in this country,"...
  • At the Edge of the Abyss

    09/26/2011 5:14:11 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 4 replies
    The New York Review of Books ^ | 9/21/2011 | Martin Filler
    I wept, but about what precisely I cannot say. Much to my amazement, after having done everything possible to shut out the ubiquitous maudlin press coverage that engulfed the tenth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, I visited Michael Arad’s National September 11 Memorial in New York City—which was dedicated exactly a decade after the disaster—to find that it impressed me at once as a sobering, disturbing, heartbreaking, and overwhelming masterpiece. Arad’s inexorably powerful, enigmatically abstract pair of abyss-like pools, which demarcate the foundations of the lost Twin Towers, comes as a surprise to those of us who doubted that...
  • Former Googler Asks Obama: Please Raise My Taxes!

    09/26/2011 5:13:03 PM PDT · by Son House · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | Tomio Geron
    Former early Google employee Doug Edwards had a message for President Obama today: Raise my taxes, please. Edwards, who was employee #59 at Google and is now not working, asked the question in Mountain View, Calif. at the Town Hall event today Obama held with LinkedIn to discuss job creation. “My question is would you please raise my taxes?” Edwards said from the audience during the question and answer period. “I would like very much for our country to continue to invest in things like Pell grants, infrastructure, job training–programs that made it possible for me to get to where...
  • Obama: ‘You Can’t Have a Modern Industrial Economy’ Under GOP Tax Plans

    09/26/2011 5:06:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Obama: ‘You Can’t Have a Modern Industrial Economy’ Under GOP Tax Plans By Fred Lucas September 26, 2011 ( – Under Republican tax proposals it would not be possible to have a “modern industrial economy,” President Obama said during a town hall event in Mountain View, Calif. on Monday. A member of the audience asked whether he could pay more in taxes, adding that he had been helped by federal Pell grants and infrastructure and job training programs that allowed him to be successful. “Right now, we’ve got the lowest tax rates we’ve had since the 1950s,” Obama said during...
  • Health reform lawsuit appears headed for Supreme Court

    09/26/2011 5:05:42 PM PDT · by yup2394871293 · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/26/11 6:05 PM EDT | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    The Obama administration chose not to ask the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to re-hear a pivotal health reform case Monday, signaling that it’s going to ask the Supreme Court to decide whether President Barack Obama’s health reform law is constitutional. The move puts the Supreme Court in the difficult position of having to decide whether to take the highly politically charged case in the middle of the presidential election.
  • Supreme Court could rule on healthcare law early next year

    09/26/2011 5:05:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 26, 2011 | By David G. Savage
    Washington - The Obama administration set the stage Monday for the Supreme Court to rule early next year on the constitutionality of the president’s healthcare law by declining to press for a full appeal in a lower court. The Justice Department announced it will forgo an appeal to the full U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Such an appeal to the 10-member court could have taken months and delayed a final decision from the high court until at least 2013.
  • Germany Makes Another Balkan Mess

    09/26/2011 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 20 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 26, 2011 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    German chancellor Angela Merkel has received undeserved praise for adopting an uncompromising position regarding Kosovo in meetings with Serbian president Boris Tadic. The latest example of a laudatory reaction is the piece [3] by Morton Abramowitz and James Hooper. Abramowitz and Hooper are thrilled that she made it clear to Tadic that “Kosovo would not be partitioned” and that “the area inhabited by Serbs north of the Ibar River was Kosovo territory.” Further, she told the leader of a still-fragile democratic Serbia that the Kosovo issue “had to be resolved before Serbia could enter the EU.” Rather than meriting praise,...
  • A New Third Way? Reformist Evangelicals and the Evangelical Future

    09/26/2011 4:56:20 PM PDT · by rhema · 52 replies ^ | 9/26/11 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Who is and is not an evangelical? With whom should evangelicals cooperate in gospel efforts, and with whom not? Which theological expressions are truly evangelical, and which are beyond the pale? These questions are central to the ongoing crisis of evangelical identity. In 1989, Carl F. H. Henry spoke to the urgency of answering these questions: “The term ‘evangelical’ has taken on conflicting nuances in the twentieth century. Wittingly or unwittingly, evangelical constituencies, no less than their critics, have contributed to this confusion and misunderstanding. Nothing could be more timely, therefore, than to define what is primary and what is...
  • Border Wars Texas is Ground Zero (update) Texas Border Security Report

    09/26/2011 4:55:21 PM PDT · by Marty62 · 78 replies
    Click 2 Houston ^ | 9-26-2011 | Robert Arnold (report:Gen Mccaffery &Major Gen Scales
    "During the past two years, the state of Texas has become increasingly threatened by the spread of Mexican cartel organized crime," the report concluded. The report states six of the seven Mexican drug cartels have "command and control" operations in Texas cities. "Texas has become critical terrain and operational ground zero in the cartel's efforts to expand into the United States," the report stated. McCaffrey said the cartels are heavily recruiting Texas gang members to help insure the transportation of drugs into the United States and cash from the sale of drugs back into Mexico. McCaffrey said the Texas Department...
  • Wind Power's Political Payoff

    09/26/2011 4:54:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 26, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: Our ever-campaigning president heads off to a fundraiser held by a politically connected businessman whose company took a $100 million stimulus tax credit. Solyndra didn't stop pay-for-play the "Chicago Way." Tone-deaf somehow does not seem adequate to describe President Obama's silent indifference to the Solyndra scandal of his making as he rushes off to another fundraiser, a $25,000 per person affair in Missouri on Oct. 4 organized by another beneficiary of our stimulus tax dollars. Tom Carnahan, of the Missouri Carnahans, arguably that state's most prominent political family, is listed on President Obama's campaign website as a host of...
  • Wills: let me fly on... Prince tells Queen he wants to stay in the RAF...

    09/26/2011 4:51:47 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 72 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 26th September 2011 | Rebecca English
    Prince William has told the Queen that he wants to remain in the RAF for as long as possible before he becomes a full-time royal. The 29-year-old future king is desperate to delay plans to enter the ‘family firm’, and instead wants to focus on his job as a search and rescue pilot. His decision to stay in the RAF after 2013, when he is due to leave, has the full support of both his grandmother and his father, Prince Charles. Flight Lieutenant Wales, as he is known in the force, works as a Sea King co-pilot based at RAF...
  • Cuba seeks normalization with US

    09/26/2011 4:44:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 26, 2011 | CLAUDIA TORRENS
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Cuban wants to re-establish relations with the United States with a focus on humanitarian and other issues, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Monday. Rodriguez also called on President Barack Obama to release five Cubans serving U.S. espionage sentences, telling the opening of the new U.N. General Assembly that the continued imprisonment of the five men convicted of espionage in 2001 is "inhumane."
  • White House Faults GOP Candidates for Not Chastising Unruly Audience Members at Debates

    09/26/2011 4:42:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 26, 2011 | Jake Tapper and Mary Bruce
    The White House today added to the president’s criticism the night before of the audiences at Republican presidential debates, chastising the GOP candidates for staying silent in the face of objectionable eruptions by some members of the audience. At a fundraiser in California on Sunday night, President Obama said of the debates, “You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because they’re gay. That’s not reflective of who we are.” White House press secretary Jay Carney elaborated on the president’s remarks, saying, “There was a...
  • Chelsea Clinton joins IAC board

    09/26/2011 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Chelsea Clinton joins IAC board mug.cnnmoney3 By:'s Julianne Pepitone New York (CNNMoney) - Chelsea Clinton has joined the board of directors at IAC, the Internet media giant said late Monday. IAC, headed by media mogul Barry Diller,..............
  • The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show, Uniting the Races with Truth, Instead of Dividing Them with Lies

    09/26/2011 4:39:03 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 2 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | September 27, 2011 | abigail2
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  • Apple updates OS X Lion, Snow Leopard malware definitions to address new trojan

    09/26/2011 4:31:37 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Monday, September 26, 2011 · 2:46 pm
    Apple has updated “its malware definitions for Snow Leopard and Lion systems to allow them to recognize the trojan [OSX/Revir.A, OSX/Imuler.A],” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors. “Apple updated its tools earlier this year in response to the MacDefender threat, and Snow Leopard and Lion system now automatically check for new malware definitions on a daily basis.” “Apple’s battles with malware authors continue, however, as CNET discloses that another trojan horse, known as OSX/flashback.A, has been discovered,” Slivka reports. “Like a similar threat that surfaced early last month, the new trojan masquerades as a Flash Player installer to trick users into...
  • Wealthy Man Asks Obama ‘Please Raise My Taxes’

    09/26/2011 4:30:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Wealthy Man Asks Obama ‘Please Raise My Taxes’ President Obama took a break from his three-day campaign fundraising tour today to pitch his $447 billion jobs plan and defend his proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy to reduce the deficit, arguing that everyone is going to have to do their “fair share.” At the “Putting America Back to Work” LinkedIn town hall in Mountain View, Calif., Obama came face-to-face with his deficit-reduction proposal. “Would you please raise my taxes?” asked Doug Edwards a former director of consumer marketing and branding at Google, who described himself as “unemployed by choice.”...
  • Dress Made From Nazi Flag Reveals Owner’s Past as Spy

    09/26/2011 4:30:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/26/2011 | Scott Stump
    At the climax of World War II, a symbol of hate — a Nazi flag — was transformed into a dazzling red dress for a female secret agent. A gift from a lost love, today it is helping brighten the twilight of her life. When 91-year-old Beatrice Jackman put the dress up for auction recently, her colorful background at last came to light, along with the fascinating story behind a romantic memento she had carefully preserved for 66 years. And all because she needed a big-screen TV. Symbol of hate, symbol of love The saga of the dress begins at...
  • Home-buying season the worst in at least 50 years

    09/26/2011 4:30:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | September 26, 2011 | Derek Kravitz, AP Real Estate Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The home-buying season was a bust. March through August are typically the peak buying months. But this time, Americans bought fewer new homes in that stretch than in any other six-month period since record-keeping began a half-century ago. And sales of previously occupied homes didn't fare much better. They nearly matched 2009's total for the peak buying months. And that was the worst since 1997. Combined, total sales this spring and summer were the weakest on records dating to 1963. The figures underscore how badly the housing market is faring and suggest that a recovery is years...
  • Senate To Vote On Bill To Stop Government Shutdown

    09/26/2011 4:26:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Senate To Vote On Bill To Stop Government Shutdown Published September 26, 2011 | MarketWatch Pulse WASHINGTON -- With the threat of a shutdown looming on Friday night, Senate Democrats are planning votes Monday to keep government operations running for at least one extra week. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says his chamber will vote on a six-week stopgap budget bill,........
  • Believing The Big Lie

    09/26/2011 4:24:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 26, 2011 | Staff
    Misplaced Blame: The Democrats are setting up the Republicans to be the party responsible for a federal shutdown, should one occur. Of course the media will go along for the ride, just as in 1995 and 1996. In the fall of 1995, the GOP Congress passed a continuing resolution spending bill to keep the federal government open. Bill Clinton vetoed it. Polls, in some cases more than 2-1, showed the public blamed the subsequent shutdowns — one in November 1995, the other from Dec. 16, 1995 to Jan. 6, 1996 — on the Republicans. The fact that the public believed...
  • Homeland Security Released Terror Operative Who Illegally Crossed Border (PJM Exclusive)

    09/26/2011 4:24:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 26, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    They don't have a clue where he is. Two Bangladeshis who were caught by Customs and Border Protection illegally crossing the border in June 2010 admitted under questioning that they were members of a designated terrorist organization that signed on to a fatwa by Osama bin Laden pledging to wage war against Americans. But amazingly, after one of the men requested asylum, he was released on bond. And now one Homeland Security official tells me, concerning the released terror operative, “We don’t have the slightest idea where he is now.” The two men, Muhammad Nazmul Hasan and Mirza Muhammad Saifuddin,...
  • Palin Sends Letter to Crown/Random House...Not To Destroy Documents...Potential Defamation Suit

    09/26/2011 4:24:38 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 92 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/26/11 | Publius
    Attorneys representing former Alaska governor Sarah Palin have written to Crown Publishing, a division of Random House, serving notice of possible litigation for defamation in connection with Joe McGinniss’s recent anti-Palin biography, and warning the company not to delete or destroy relevant documents.
  • Health reform lawsuit appears headed for Supreme Court

    09/26/2011 4:22:25 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 64 replies
    The Politico ^ | 09-26-11 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    The Obama administration chose not to ask the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to re-hear a pivotal health reform case Monday, signaling that it’s going to ask the Supreme Court to decide whether President Barack Obama’s health reform law is constitutional. The move puts the Supreme Court in the difficult position of having to decide whether to take the highly politically charged case in the middle of the presidential election. The Justice Department is expected to ask the court to overturn an August decision by a panel of three judges in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that found the...
  • Geithner to Europe: Day Late, Euro Short

    09/26/2011 4:22:24 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 2 replies
    Fox Busniess ^ | 9-26-2011 | By Elizabeth MacDonald
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Europe is trying to move forcibly to fix its debt crisis, reports Dow Jones Newswires, the sister company to FOX Business. "I think they are moving--they are certainly trying to signal more commitment--to put more force behind their efforts to try to deal with the financial crisis they are facing," Geithner said after touting President Barack Obama’s jobs bill at a United Parcel Service (UPS) package-handling facility. The problem is moribund, state-run economies. Talk now of blowing out the European Union’s rescue fund to quadruple the size of its original $600 billion means Germany and...
  • Shutdown averted; disaster aid dispute surmounted

    09/26/2011 4:21:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/26/2011 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Ending weeks of political brinkmanship, Congress finessed a dispute over disaster aid Monday night and advanced legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown this weekend. The breakthrough came hours after the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicated it had enough money for disaster relief through Friday. That disclosure allowed lawmakers to jettison a $1 billion replenishment that had been included in the measure—and to crack the gridlock it had caused. Senate passage of the legislation was expected within hours. There was no immediate comment from Republican leaders in the House, although their agreement seemed a formality. The events...
  • Here Comes FIATtackWatch: Ben "Big Brother" Bernanke Goes Watergate ..

    09/26/2011 4:20:26 PM PDT · by freejohn · 12 replies
    Two weeks ago, the media's heart went aflutter when it learned that the president had borrowed a page right out of ole' Joe McCarthy's communist witch hunt book with the launch of Attack Watch. The response by everyone, even fans of Obama, was immediate and brutal. Yet where Obama took about 24 hours to crash and burn, someone else has stepped in with a far stealthier method of ferreting out the traitors amongst us: none other than our old friends, the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States, which in a Request for Proposals filed to companies that are Fed...