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  • Romney Gets a Much-needed Boost in Florida and Virginia

    10/06/2012 3:01:10 PM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    bernardgoldberg.com ^ | 10/6/200 | Arthur Louis
    No question about it: Mitt Romney struck gold with his commanding performance in Wednesday’s first presidential debate. The Rasmussen polling firm reported Friday the results of new polls in the crucial swing states of Florida and Virginia, and in each of them Romney got a boost. Romney now leads by 49 percent to 47 percent in Florida, while in the previous Florida poll, taken slightly more than three weeks earlier, it was Obama who led by 2 percentage points. In Virginia, Romney leads by one point, 49 to 48, while in the previous poll, also taken a bit more than...
  • UAV Fragments Similar to Iranian Drones

    10/06/2012 2:56:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    The IDF suspects that the small UAV intercepted Saturday morning by IAF jets over the northern Sinai was launched by Iranian proxy militia Hizbullah. The drone may have been searching for targets for Iranian attacks. The defense establishment has been looking at the fragments of the UAV, which fell in the area of southern Mount Hevron. According to reports, Israel initially suspected that it was launched from Sinai, but by Saturday evening, military sources said the military investigation showed the UAV had flown southward along Israel's Mediterranean coast before turning east over Gaza and heading into Israeli airspace. It is...
  • Election Voter’s Guides, Conservative Values?

    10/06/2012 2:49:31 PM PDT · by EaglesNestHome
    I like to make informed decisions about candidates, but sometimes it is difficult to sift through sound bites, propaganda and media bias. What do the individual candidates really stand for, and what is their record? It is especially difficult finding any local information about judicial races. I spent long hours looking for voter’s guides, with specific information to make informed election decisions. One helpful resource is Citizens for Community Values (CCV), http://www.ccv.org/resources/election-information/ .Who is CCV? “Citizens for Community Values (CCV) exists to promote Judeo-Christian moral values, and to reduce destructive behaviors contrary to those values, through education, active community partnership,...
  • Another Phony Employment Report

    10/06/2012 2:49:01 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 8 replies
    Foreign Policy Journal ^ | 10-6-2012 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Friday’s employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 114,000 new jobs in September and a drop in the rate of unemployment from 8.1% to 7.8%. As 114,000 new jobs are not sufficient to stay even with population growth, the drop in the unemployment rate is the result of not counting discouraged workers who are defined away as “not in the labor force.” According to the BLS, “In September, 2.5 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force.” These individuals “wanted and were available for work,” but “they were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched...
  • Obama to lose Illinois?

    10/06/2012 2:47:45 PM PDT · by dialup_pundit · 117 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10/06/2012 | Bruce K.
    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... Now comes a new poll from WeAskAmerica...
  • New ad campaign exposes how Planned Parenthood destroyed the black family

    10/06/2012 2:45:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 6, 2012 | RYAN BOMBERGER
    VIRGNIA BEACH, October 6, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com)—The Radiance Foundation, in partnership with the Virginia Coalition for Life, has launched a wide-scale TooManyAborted.com billboard campaign in Hampton Roads, Virginia, with the messaging: “Fatherhood Begins in the Womb.” Twenty-one billboards and more than 100 bus and light rail posters have been placed throughout the region to raise awareness of the impact of fatherlessness on (born and unborn) children. The pro-family, pro-adoption initiative challenges the culture of abandonment and death that Roe v. Wade has fostered since 1973. In the early 1960s politicians raised the alarm about a 25 percent fatherlessness rate in the...
  • Rasmussen: Obama May Need a Reagan Comeback

    10/06/2012 2:43:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 79 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Friday, October 05, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The first presidential debate of 2012 is now behind us. The reviews suggest that many were surprised at how well Mitt Romney did and how weakly President Obama performed. The Instant Polls conducted by CBS and CNN showed Romney as the big winner. In fact, CNN found that Romney emerged with the largest advantage from any debate since they began the instant debate poll three decades ago. This leads to two questions. The first is: How much of a difference will it make? As I noted last week, debates rarely have a major impact on a campaign, but a small...
  • Number of gay characters on TV at all time high: ‘Glee,’ ‘True Blood’ have the most

    10/06/2012 2:35:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 58 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 6, 2012 | John JALSEVAC
    HOLLYWOOD, October 5, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Never before have there been so many homosexual characters portrayed on broadcast and cable television, according to the latest report from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). The 17th annual Where We Are On TV report found that LGBT characters account for 4.4 percent of scripted series regulars in the 2012-2013 broadcast television schedule. This is up from 2.9 percent in 2011, 3.9 percent in 2010, 3 percent in 2009, 2.6 percent in 2008 and 1.1 percent in 2007. GLAAD’s study reviewed 97 scripted television programs scheduled to air this upcoming season...
  • Socialized medicine: Patients starve and die of thirst on hospital wards

    10/06/2012 2:34:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/6/2012 | Laura Donnelly
    Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today. There were 558 cases last year where doctors recorded that a patient had died in a state of severe dehydration in UK hospitals The death toll was disclosed by the UK Government amid mounting concern over the dignity of patients on NHS wards. They will also fuel concerns about care homes, as it was disclosed that eight people starved to death and 21 people died of thirst while in care. Last night there were warnings that they must...
  • Boehner wary of lame-duck deficit deal

    10/06/2012 2:32:13 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    politico ^ | 10/6/12 | JAKE SHERMAN
    In an interview here, the Ohio Republican said cobbling together a large-scale deal during the lame duck session of Congress would not only be hard, but also the wrong thing for the country. “I think that’s difficult to do,” Boehner said when asked about the prospects for a large-scale deficit deal in November and December. “You know, and frankly, I’m not sure it’s the right thing to do – have a lot of retiring members and defeated members voting on really big bills. Eh, probably not the appropriate way to handle the lame duck.”
  • 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...