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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...
  • Mark Steyn: Will Big Bird ever leave the government nest?

    10/06/2012 1:40:04 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    OC Register ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | Mark Steyn
    If Sesame Street is not commercially viable, then nothing is, and we should just cut to the chase and bail out everything. Apparently, Frank Sinatra served as Mitt Romney's debate coach. As he put it about halfway through "That's Life": "I'd jump right on a big bird and then I'd fly ... ." That's what Mitt did in Denver. Ten minutes in, he jumped right on Big Bird, and then he took off – and never looked back, while the other fellow, whose name escapes me, never got out of the gate. It takes a certain panache to clobber not...
  • FBI: Strong Signs Border Death from Friendly Fire

    10/06/2012 1:39:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/6/12 | JACQUES BILLEAUD and BRIAN SKOLOFF
    Friendly fire likely was to blame in a shooting near the Arizona-Mexico line that killed one federal agent and wounded another, the FBI said, noting the investigation was still ongoing in the case that reignited the political debate over border security. "There are strong preliminary indications that the death of United States Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie and the injury to a second agent was the result of an accidental shooting incident involving only the agents," FBI Special Agent in Charge James L. Turgal Jr. said in a statement Friday.
  • Daryl Hannah and 7 Other Celebs Arrested While Crusading for a Cause, 2 With Close Calls

    10/06/2012 1:38:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Lauren Effron
    Daryl Hannah, of "Splash" and "Blade Runner" fame, was arrested Thursday afternoon for protesting the construction of a major oil pipeline in Texas. The Keystone XL pipeline is designed to bring crude oil from Canada to Texas' Gulf Coast. Hannah, along with 78-year-old Texas landowner Eleanor Fairchild, were arrested for criminal trespassing and other charges after they were accused of standing in front of pipeline construction equipment on Fairchild's farm in Winnsboro, a town about 100 miles east of Dallas, ABC affiliate KLTV reported. …
  • John Kerry’s Elizabeth Warren Dilemma

    10/06/2012 1:31:47 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 29 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | 10/5/2012 | Jason Schwartz
    If Washington, DC, is a city of poorly guarded secrets, perhaps the least well guarded is Senator John Kerry’s desire to be secretary of state. Hillary Clinton has made it clear that she will not return for a second term in that role, and if President Obama is reelected, Kerry would certainly be a favorite for the post. From his emergency diplomatic relations with Afghanistan to his work chairing the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Kerry has been one of Obama’s go-to guys for international affairs. Considering that our senior senator was among the first high-profile politicians to support Obama’s...
  • Gravis Poll - Colorado (Romney 49%, Obama 45%)

    10/06/2012 1:30:05 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 28 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    45.5%. What happened? In terms of the numbers, Obama saw a decrease of 4.4% among “Verylikely Obama” voters, an increase of 1.2% among “Likely Obama” voters, and a 1.1% decreasein “Somewhat likely voters”. On the other side, Romney saw a 0.2% decline in “Very likelyRomney voters,” a 1.3% increase among “Somewhat likely Romney” voters and a 2.7% increaseamong “Likely Romney” voters. Overall, it looks as if the debate shifted voters more away fromthe “very likely” category towards center. Interestingly, the percentage of “Undecided” wentfrom 4.3% to 4.8%.
  • NEW YORK STATE SEEKS TO LIMIT DOCTOR VISITS FOR 'BENCHMARK' OBAMACARE PLAN

    10/06/2012 1:27:53 PM PDT · by Snuph · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    As part of its “benchmark” health care plan to satisfy ObamaCare’s requirement of the establishment of Essential Health Benefits (EHB’s) in each state, the state of New York has requested that annual doctor visit limits be substituted for lifetime and annual dollar limits in health care plans. ObamaCare is gradually setting up a two-class system of health care access in this country. Only the very wealthy will be able to obtain the types of treatments and access to health care that many Americans have enjoyed in the past. Everyone else…well, just take a check and wait in line.
  • Rice on Benghazi: Blame the intelligence community

    10/06/2012 1:26:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told Republican senators that her televised statements last month on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were based entirely on information she was given by the intelligence community.
  • Injured soldiers, civilians, ready for Everest climb

    10/06/2012 1:24:29 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | October 5, 2012 | Jen Gerson
    A team of 24 is expected to arrive in Kathmandu on Sunday, en route to the high peaks of the Himalayas to raise awareness for Canadian soldiers injured at war — and inspire anyone suffering from similar mental and physical scars. The True Patriot Love expedition — 13 soldiers, a doctor and 10 civilians — left on Friday. They will eventually climb to the Mount Everest base camp, and then on to Island Peak. All the while, several trekkers, soldiers Master Cpl. Peter Burcew and Cpl. David Macdonald and civilians Scott Kress and Shaun Francis, will blog the trip here....
  • Young White Evangelicals will Vote Romney, Poll Finds

    10/06/2012 1:19:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Religious Dispatches ^ | 10/06/2012 | Sarah Posner
    The latest poll out of Public Religion Research Institute examines the political and religious attitudes of "younger millennials," the 18-25 set. Do you remember a lot of fretting (from the conservative side) that younger evangelicals are drifting away from Republican orthodoxy? Or, (from the progressive side) that younger evangelicals are a potentially get-able voting bloc for Democrats? This poll dispels all of that.According to the poll [PDF], a full 80% of white evangelicals in that age group plan to vote for Mitt Romney. Just 15% say they will vote for Barack Obama.The poll finds both a racial and religious divide...
  • "Born and Raised In Nevada" - Pro Romney Greg Anthony Ad

    10/06/2012 1:18:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Former professional basketball player Greg Anthony has a soft spot in his heart for Nevada. When he voted for Barack Obama, he thought he’d be a centrist. After four years though, he’s heard enough excuses. He’s supporting Mitt Romney because we can’t afford four more years like the last.
  • Who Mastered Fire?

    10/06/2012 1:16:02 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 | L.V. Anderson
    Richard Wrangham, an anthropologist at Harvard, claims that hominids became people—that is, acquired traits like big brains and dainty jaws—by mastering fire. He places this development at about 1.8 million years ago. This is an appealing premise no matter who you are. For those who see cooking as morally, culturally, and socially superior to not cooking, it is scientific validation of a worldview: proof that cooking is literally what makes us human. For the rest of us, it means we have a clever retort the next time one of those annoying raw-food faddists starts going on about how natural it...
  • Poll: PCUSA Church Members Increasingly Favoring Same-Sex Marriage

    10/06/2012 1:15:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/05/2012 | By Michael Gryboski
    According to a recently released survey, support for same-sex marriage among Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members and pastors has considerably increased since 2005. In research conducted by Presbyterian Research Services and published in October, the number of PC(USA) members and pastors supporting the denomination redefining marriage grew. In 2005, 23 percent of PC(USA) members supported same-sex marriage; in 2012, the number had increased to 34 percent. Among pastors, support for same-sex marriage in 2005 was at 35 percent; in 2012, it is at 49 percent. Jack Marcum, coordinator of Research Services at Presbyterian Mission Agency and author of the published findings,...
  • WFSB set to host first United States Senate debate(Murphy/McMahon, Sun @ 11 AM)

    10/06/2012 1:14:50 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    hannel 3 Eyewitness News will host the first United States Senate debate between Linda McMahon and United States Rep. Chris Murphy on Sunday at 11 a.m. Both of the candidates have been offered and have accepted the invitation to debate issues regarding the state. Dennis House, Eyewitness News anchor and Face the State host, will serve as moderator of the debate. A panel of journalists, Angela Dias, of WTIC Radio, Mark Pazniokas, from the Connecticut Mirror and Fran Schneidau from WCBS News Radio 880 will question both candidates. The debate will be televised live from 11 a.m. until noon without...
  • Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument

    10/06/2012 1:08:11 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 6, 2012 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Associated Press
    KEENE, Calif. (AP) — Maria Ybarra's trailer is one of two left on the property that for over two decades was home to Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez and farmworkers like Ybarra who made up his movement. Today, the foothills of the Tehachapi mountains continue to house the United Farm Workers of America headquarters and memorials to Chavez, though farmworkers no longer live there. On Monday, during a campaign swing through California, President Barack Obama will designate 105 acres of the property as a national monument within the National Park system — a move that could help shore up support...
  • Drop your gay marriage laws, Tory chairmen tell David Cameron

    10/06/2012 1:07:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:59PM BST 06 Oct 2012 | Patrick Hennessy
    David Cameron has been given a clear demand from the Conservative Party’s grass roots to drop his controversial plans to legalize same-sex marriage in an eve-of-conference poll. The survey of Tory constituency chairmen, seen by The Sunday Telegraph, finds that 71 percent think the proposal—which the Prime Minister has pledged will be law by 2015—should be abandoned. Nearly half the chairmen claim their local parties have lost members as a result of the plans, while only three percent say they have gained membership. …
  • Mix It Up Schools

    10/06/2012 1:06:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Mix It Up Schools Plan to participate in National Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Oct. 30, 2012. Add your school to the Mix It Up Map! A note about the AFA's bullying campaign against Mix It Up.Zoom in on the map to see which schools are participating. Number of schools committed to Mix It Up at Lunch Day: 2416Number of schools named as Mix It Up Model Schools (orange icons on map): 73 Counties with most participating schools Los Angeles, CA has 72 schools Maricopa, AZ has 52 schools Cook, IL has 45 schools Harris, TX has...
  • Hollywood Gets Religion, Again

    10/06/2012 1:00:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    First Things ^ | 10/02/2012 | Leroy Huizenga
    The Wall Street Journal reports that the cinematic return of the biblical epic is at hand. Russell Crowe will star in Noah, with a 148-foot ark, copious animals, and a $125 million budget. Steven Spielberg is in talks to direct Gods and Kings about Moses, Warner Bros. secured a script about Pontius Pilate, and 20th Century Fox is having Ridley Scott direct Exodus. Sony is developing The Redemption of Cain, while Lionsgate will distribute Mary, Mother of Christ, promoted as a prequel to the highly-successful The Passion of the Christ. Why? There are compelling economic reasons for Hollywood to...
  • Mid-air terror with death threat on Tiger flight between Coolangatta and Sydney

    10/06/2012 12:57:50 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 7th October 2012 | Jonathan Marshall
    TERRIFIED passengers thought they were going to die in a mid-air nightmare after a passenger aboard a Sydney-bound flight threatened: "I hope you have life insurance". Fearing he would storm the cockpit, a group of passengers aboard told how they kept a constant watch as the man attempted on four separate occasions to enter the toilet at the front of the plane. "It was the scariest thing ever," said traveller Daniel Schwerdtfeger. "He eye-balled me from behind the curtain and ran his finger across his neck suggesting he was going to kill me." A stewardess, taunted and abused during the...
  • Romney camp reports $12M in online donations in 48 hours after strong debate performance

    10/06/2012 12:55:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/06/2012
    Mitt Romney's strong debate performance Wednesday night has generated $12 million in online contributions, his campaign said, as well as a surge in volunteers and bigger crowds at his events. The $12 million the campaign reports raising in less than 48 hours after the debate tops the amount Mr. Romney raised in the days after announcing Rep. Paul Ryan, R.-Wis., as his running mate and the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a major plank of the president's health-care law. Sixty percent of the money came from first-time donors, the campaign said, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Romney's debate...
  • Pre-election media on jobs reports, then and now

    10/06/2012 12:53:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday's jobs report from the BLS had an interesting analogue in history. The month before the 2004 election --- also a contest for an incumbent President’s re-election --- the jobs report for September turned out to be rather weak. The BLS reported a net increase of only 96,000 jobs, weaker than the previous several months, and as it turned out only a short-term blip in a fairly strong recovery of jobs from a lingering recession. That's slightly weaker than yesterday's +114,000, and in September 2004 the jobless rate remained unchanged at 5.4%, but it's close enough to compare the media...
  • Why The Ryan/Biden Debate Will Be Inherently More Entertaining

    10/06/2012 12:50:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 70 replies
    Village Voice ^ | October 5, 2012
    America is still letting out an exhausted sigh from the debate two nights ago in Denver. At this point, who knows who won, and who actually cares? The best/worst part of it all, as my colleague James King pointed out, is that Donald Trump was mentioned two times in 90 minutes; that's two times more than the number of times Trump should ever be mentioned in a presidential debate. Nevertheless, the next two meetings between Romney and Obama will likely produce more "mehs" from the begrudging national audience. Don't worry, Election Day will be over soon enough. At least we...
  • Debate lie detector results

    10/06/2012 12:45:50 PM PDT · by rawcatslyentist · 14 replies
    http://netrightdaily.com ^ | Oct 5 2012 | Voice Analysis Technologies, LLC.
    Here are the results of the lie detector test conducted by Voice Analysis Technologies, LLC. Any questions on these results can be directed to them at Read more atNetRightDaily.com: http://netrightdaily.com/2012/10/debate-lie-detector-results/#ixzz28YPlsnbd
  • Texas Teen Tells 911 It Was 'Weird' to Kill His Mother and Sister

    10/06/2012 12:36:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 06, 2012 | CHRISTINA NG
    Texas Teen Tells 911 It Was 'Weird' to Kill His Mother and Sister By CHRISTINA NG Oct. 6, 2012 In a chilling 911 call, Texas teen Jake Evans spent 20 minutes calmly recounting how he shot and killed his mother and sister, calling himself "evil." "It's weird," an even-voiced Evans told the 911 dispatcher. "I wasn't even really angry with them. It just kind of happened. I've been kind of planning on killing for a while now." Evans, 17, of Parker County, Texas, was arrested after he called police early Thursday morning to report he had killed his mother Jami...
  • Pre-Election Poll

    10/06/2012 12:31:45 PM PDT · by Stymee · 27 replies
    Freep this poll!
  • A Breath Of Fresh Air.

    10/06/2012 12:23:53 PM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 1 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | October 6 2012 | Skip MacLure
    That whooshing sound you heard, after the first presidential debate on Wednesday night, was the collective exhalation of the breath of every Patriot Tea Party member in the nation. We’d all hoped that Mitt Romney would at least hold his own with the ‘Anointed One’, whose brilliance, we had been assured by the Lame Stream Press, eclipsed that of all mortal men. To my absolute delight, after the first few minutes, it became readily apparent that Mitt Romney not only had the effrontery to challenge the media messiah… he neatly filleted him… in a gentlemanly sort of way. It’s what...
  • Pope's Butler Convicted

    10/06/2012 12:23:38 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies
    abcnews ^ | Oct. 6, 2012
    Pope Benedict XVI's butler Paolo Gabriele was convicted this morning of stealing the pope's private papers and leaking them to journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, who published them in a best-selling book. It took the three judges presiding over the case in Vatican City about two hours of deliberations to reach the guilty verdict today, the fourth day of hearings. Gabriele was sentenced to 18 months in an Italian prison, which was less than the expected sentence of four years. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told reporters after the reading that the tribunal had fully accepted the "extenuating circumstances" and had reduced...
  • Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions

    10/06/2012 12:22:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    AP via The Boston Globe ^ | October 5, 2012 | Lauran Neergaard
    Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly contested Obama administration policy is poised to offer similar coverage. The project tracked more than 9,000 women in St. Louis, many of them poor or uninsured. They were given their choice of a range of contraceptive methods at no cost — from birth control pills to goof-proof options like the IUD or a matchstick-sized implant.
  • Descendants of condemned 'witches' ask Connecticut to clear their relatives' names

    10/06/2012 12:11:36 PM PDT · by ETL · 61 replies
    AP, via Fox News ^ | October 06, 2012 | Associated Press
    HARTFORD, Conn. – Descendants of some of the 11 people executed for witchcraft in mid-1600s Connecticut are hoping for a little magic of their own: that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will issue a proclamation clearing their distant relatives' names and condemning the prosecutions and killings. Over the past seven years, descendants and their supporters have been trying to get state officials to denounce the Connecticut witch trials, which began in 1647, three decades before the more famous trials in Salem, Mass., and ended in 1697. About 46 people were prosecuted, according to a 2006 state report. "They were wrongly accused....
  • What Is Your Favorite Wine Under $10 a Bottle

    10/06/2012 12:11:29 PM PDT · by randita · 168 replies
    10/6/12 | randita
    I'm looking for some new wine to try but don't want to break the bank. I'm tired of the same old, same old that I always buy. I know there are a lot of regional wineries which produce limited amounts of affordable wine, but it would be most helpful to have suggestions of wine that can be obtained nationally. Thanks and cheers!
  • Paul Ryan Has News For The Birthers: He’s Not One Of Them

    10/06/2012 12:09:40 PM PDT · by Kleon · 112 replies
    TPM ^ | 10/5/2012
    Paul Ryan has figured out a way of letting the birthers down gently. Like many of his fellow congressmen, Ryan has been bombarded for years with letters from conspiracy theorists who believe President Obama was somehow secretly born in Kenya and so is ineligible to be president. The missives began even before Ryan became one of the president’s biggest foes on budget issues and more recently as he joined the GOP ticket alongside MItt Romney. But unlike some in his party who have been embarrassed by their own clunky and awkward responses to the birthers, Ryan has come up with...