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  • Doing time Gangnam Style! Footage of Filipino prisoners dancing to catchy hit single

    10/06/2012 2:23:46 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Mail OnLine ^ | 10/02/2012
    It's been the unexpected hit of the summer. College bands have copied it, newly weds have woven it into their celebrations - and now everyone's favourite prison dance troupe have adopted South Korean rapper Psy's Gangnam Style. The inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines are famous for performing an epic Michael Jackson Thriller performance in 2007, which now has over 50 million views.
  • The Benghazi Mess (Literally, As Well As Figuratively)

    10/06/2012 2:23:12 PM PDT · by bronxville · 29 replies
    American Center for Democracy ^ | October 4th, 2012 | Kenneth D. M. Jensen
    The Benghazi Mess (Literally, As Well As Figuratively) Stephen Fidler, writing in the Wall Street Journal, has provided an extensive update on the situation in Benghazi that focuses on the unsecured documents that remain scattered around the consulate. Because the situation is still regarded as too dangerous, the FBI has not been allowed to go in. However, others have, including CNN, and a great deal is already known about what “goodies” are accessible among the U.S. documents. Fidler says, giving an example, “At least one document found amid the clutter indicates that Americans at the mission were discussing the possibility...
  • Congress to probe security flaws for Libya diplomats

    10/06/2012 2:21:28 PM PDT · by Snuph · 3 replies
    CBSnews ^ | October 5, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Lt. Col. Wood has told CBS News and congressional investigators that his 16-member team and a six-member State Department elite force called a Mobile Security Deployment team left Libya in August, just one month before the Benghazi assault. Wood says that's despite the fact that US officials in Libya wanted security increased, not decreased. Wood says he met daily with Stevens and that security was a constant challenge. There were 13 threats or attacks on western diplomats and officials in Libya in the six months leading up to the September 11 attack.
  • Western Massachusetts students cope with new national standards for school lunches

    10/06/2012 2:19:52 PM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    Patrick Daggett, 17, is working on his crinkle-cut fries. They are in fact not fried, but baked. The salt has also been reduced. Welcome to the new school lunch at West Springfield High School and schools across the nation – healthier, but not without controversy. “Bland,” said Daggett of his spuds. This fall schools began a three-year process of phasing in new school lunch and breakfast regulations set by the federal government. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is designed to get kids to eat more fruits, more vegetables, smaller portions, less salt, fewer calories. “There are very specific...
  • Pope ex-butler Paolo Gabriele jailed for theft

    10/06/2012 2:18:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | October 6, 2012
    Pope Benedict's ex-butler Paolo Gabriele has been found guilty of stealing confidential papers from him and sentenced to 18 months in jail.Prosecutors had called for a three-year sentence but it was reduced because of "mitigating circumstances".Ahead of the verdict, Gabriele said he acted out of love for the Church and did not see himself as a thief.He had denied the theft charge but admitted photocopying documents and "betraying the Holy Father's trust". Gabriele's lawyer Cristiana Arru said she did not intend to appeal against the verdict, Reuters reported.Her client would serve his sentence under house arrest in his Vatican apartment...
  • Should Christians Be Afraid? (Dispensational Caucus)

    10/06/2012 2:17:51 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 22 replies
    The Omega Letter ^ | October 5, 2012 | Jack Kinsella
    There is a growing sense that America is facing a watershed moment not seen since the famed Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1860. The Lincoln-Douglas debates presented a deeply-divided America with starkly contrasting choices concerning the future direction of the country. Choices so stark that no matter how it was decided, at least half the country would viscerally disagree. Of course, in the Lincoln-Douglas debate, the topic under discussion was slavery and whether or not it should be allowed to expand beyond its existing Southern boundaries. The debates dragged the issue to the forefront of public attention. Once there, it lingered as...
  • Latest Unemployment Data Said to Prove Obama's Economic Policies Are Working

    10/06/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Though the number of new jobs created during the month of September was a paltry 114,000, the official unemployment rate fell from an August rate of 8.1% to 7.8%. With an estimated 120,000 entering the ranks of new job seekers each month based on population growth, the drop in the official rate of unemployment has been credited to a surge of 800,000 new part-time jobs. This was hailed by the President's Council of Economic Advisers chairman Alan Krueger as a sign that the President's plan is working. “Most people I know would prefer to work fewer, not more hours each...
  • The Navy's Newest Guided Missile Destroyer Is A Deadly Beauty

    10/06/2012 2:14:18 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/5/12 | Daniel Goodman
    The U.S. Navy's newest destroyer class warship, the 510-foot USS Michael Murphy, recently laid anchor at New York City's Pier 88 for its commissioning ceremony. On Saturday, the ship will participate in a long standing naval tradition, the commissioning ceremony, which marks the moment a new ship is formally placed in active service. Of course, we will be there tomorrow to cover the action. The US Navy will also be live streaming the event. The new ship consists of a crew of 290 well-trained Navy service-men and -women led by Commander Thomas E. Shultz. The ship is named after Navy...
  • Finally, the definitive definitive reason for Obama’s poor debate performance is revealed

    10/06/2012 2:12:41 PM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    protein wisdom ^ | October 6, 2012 | Jeff G.
    I noted yesterday that Obama’s excuse for his poor debate showing — raise your hands if you lost your office pool because you had either “Bush” or “The Stafford Act” — was, in fact, a refreshingly candid one: Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney made the President suck. Turns out though, it was less Romney per se than it was the fact that his words, scribbled in some ancient and indecipherable code on a magical Mormon handkerchief of deception, were so filled with lies that it temporarily stunned the President, who had expected that the debate be among honest colleagues simply out...
  • Could Obama Lose Home State Of Illinois?

    10/06/2012 2:12:04 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 54 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 6, 2012
    Campaign 2012: When an incumbent Democratic president is virtually tied in a congressional district he carried by high double digits in 2008, and is losing in the suburbs of his hometown, there could be trouble brewing. In August, a poll by the Joliet, Ill.-based polling firm of McKeon and Associates, found President Obama leading challenger Mitt Romney in Cook County, which includes Chicago and its suburbs, by a 12-point margin 49-37. That would seem to be a comfortable edge, but it is significantly smaller than traditional margins needed to outweigh the more Republican downstate vote. "He has to come out...
  • In Biggest Protest, Jordan Islamists Demand Change

    10/06/2012 2:11:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 5, 2012
    AMMAN (Reuters) - Thousands of Jordanian Islamists marched on Friday in the largest demonstration since Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted last year, calling on King Abdullah to accelerate democratic reforms. At least 15,000 protesters from across the country flocked to the main street leading to the Husseini mosque in downtown Amman after Friday prayers and chanted: "Listen Abdullah, our demands are legitimate" and "People want to reform the regime." Hundreds of young bearded men also chanted: "We are free men, not slaves" and "Freedom...Freedom", while others carried placards or banners denouncing corruption and the pervasive role of the security apparatus in...
  • Fact checking the fact checkers.

    10/06/2012 2:11:02 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 9 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/6/2012 | Moneyrunner
    Fact-checking is evolving from a newspaper dominated activity to a favorite sport on the Internet. After all, all it takes is a computer and a search engine. One of the most popular activities is fact-checking the fact-checkers in the media. I thought I would give it a go after reading the fact-checkers at FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, a blatantly Liberal organization. This should not surprise anyone since higher ed lists so far Left that Columbia Professor Nicholas De Genova only made news on the Right when he proclaimed "The only...
  • Top ten reasons Obama lost the debate: (Vanity)

    10/06/2012 2:00:23 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | 10/06/2012 | me
    Top ten reasons Obama lost the debate: (Vanity) 10. Thin air in Denver; 9. Too tired from golfing. 8. Worried that Romney was going to ask him trick questions like how many states there are in the US. 7. Thought the debate was really was going to be a surprise anniversary party. 6. Too busy looking for birth certificate. 5. Obama was trying to make Romney over confident. 4. Too excited thinking of romantic anniversary date with the first lady. 3. Obama wanted to make Joe Biden look smart. 2. Spent the day touring Medical marijuana facilities in Denver. 1....
  • The Family's Mission in the Year of Faith [Ecumenical]

    10/06/2012 2:00:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Zenit.org ^ | Sept. 4, 2012 | Father Mariusz Frukacz
    The Family's Mission in the Year of Faith Journalist From Polish Catholic Weekly Offers Reflections By Father Mariusz FrukaczROME, SEPT. 4, 2012 (Zenit.org).- What role can the family play in the context of the New Evangelization and the Year of Faith?A question that ZENIT asked Jowita Kostrzewska, correspondent at the Polish Catholic weekly “Niedziela.”ZENIT: There is talk of a crisis in the family in the contemporary world. At the same time, some believe that the family is important in terms of giving witness during the Year of Faith, which will begin in October. What is your point of view in...
  • Europe’s Richer Regions Want Out

    10/06/2012 1:51:04 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 86 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 6, 2012 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    CATALONIA may be the catalyst for a renewed wave of separatism in the European Union, with Scotland and Flanders not far behind. The great paradox of the European Union, which is built on the concept of shared sovereignty, is that it lowers the stakes for regions to push for independence. While a post-national European Union may be emerging out of the euro zone crisis, with a drive for more fiscal union and more centralized control over national budgets and banks, the crisis has accelerated calls for independence from member countries’ richer regions, angry at having to finance poorer neighbors. Artur...
  • U.S. Jobs Deficit Improves by 1,000 in September

    10/06/2012 1:50:35 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 4 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | October 6, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    Measuring Relevance:: The U.S. Jobs Deficit declined by 73,000 in September, however since it increased by 72,000 just one month prior, the result was a net improvement of an entire 1,000 jobs since July.- By: Larry Walker, Jr. - The ever elusive jobs deficit rose from 11,760,000 in July to 11,832,000 in August, and then pulled back to 11,759,000 based on yesterday’s Employment Situation Report. Employers added 114,000 jobs for the month, while the July and August figures were revised upward by 86,000. Thus, the U.S. realized a net gain of an even 200,000 Nonfarm jobs in September. And, since...
  • The District of Corruption

    10/06/2012 1:50:13 PM PDT · by boatbums · 1 replies
    The new Judicial Watch blockbuster feature documentary, The District of Corruption, directed by Stephen K. Bannon, lays bare the lawless and unconstitutional Obama administration and makes the case for more openness, integrity, and honesty in government and leads the way for changing the climate of corruption that has gripped Washington, D.C. for far too long.
  • Fur flies between Iowa Republican representative and animal rights group (Steve King)

    10/06/2012 1:45:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 6, 2012 | Kevin Bogardus
    Animosity between a House conservative and a prominent animal rights group has exploded into election-year fireworks in rural Iowa. The Humane Society Legislative Fund has spent more than half of its political action budget so far this election cycle opposing a single lawmaker: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). The group — the 501(c)(4) lobbying affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States — says King has turned himself into the chief foe of animal protection in Congress. King’s campaign calls the group extreme and says the congressman is being targeted for championing states’ rights and standing up against over-regulation. The...
  • Debate leads to strong Romney fund-raising

    10/06/2012 1:44:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | October 6th, 2012 03:09 PM ET | CNN Political Unit
    Mitt Romney's showing at Wednesday night's debate paid off, according to a Saturday tweet from his campaign spokeswoman. In the 48 hours post-debate, Romney's campaign raised "more than $12 million," press secretary Andrea Saul tweeted. …
  • Once-reluctant Mitt Romney opens up on the campaign trail - “Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose!”

    10/06/2012 1:42:37 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 197 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2012 | Philip Rucker,
    ST. PETERSBURG,Fla.—Mitt Romney, his friends often say, is a private man in a public world. But with just one month left until the election, he has calculated that to win the presidency he must do what for years he has been loath to: share intimate stories about his life.So it was that as the sun set on his rally here Friday night,...Romney talked about David for the first time himself.“It was clear he was not going to make it,”Romney said. “I went into his room one night when he was in bed,and he asked me a very difficult question. He...