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  • Obama lead down to 2 in Wisconsin

    10/06/2012 4:59:34 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 27 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds a big debate bump for Mitt Romney in the state. Two weeks ago he trailed Barack Obama by 7 points there, 52-45. Now he's pulled to within two points, with Obama's lead now just 49-47. There's not much doubt it was Romney's strong debate performance on Wednesday night that's given him this boost. Voters think he won the debate by a 61/25 margin, including a 60/19 margin with independents. 95% of Republicans think Romney won the debate, while only 50% of Democrats claim to think Obama was the winner. Romney's image has seen significant improvement...
  • Is a donor scandal about to rattle the Obama campaign?

    10/06/2012 4:56:03 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    As Katie Pavlich posted on October 5, the Obama campaign is about to get rocked by a fundraising scandal involving “taxes and foreign donors.” Pavlich wrote that since “billionaires like George Soros support him and considering Hollywood is partially controlled by European money, naturally Obama has foreign support. Obama’s economic philosophy is also similar to European style resdistribution of wealth, which is why French President Francois Hollande supports him.” This development comes after Obama raised $181 million dollars for the month of September. As Allapundit noted yesterday, that’s a lot of donors. If there wasn’t anything to hide then why...
  • 1 Dead, 11 Arrested in anti-Terror Sweep in France

    10/06/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Police carried out raids across France on Saturday after DNA on a grenade that exploded last month at a kosher grocery store led them to a suspected jihadist cell of young Frenchmen recently converted to Islam
  • A Fantasy Election, an Imaginary Man

    10/06/2012 4:54:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    City Journal ^ | 5 October 2012 | Andrew Klavan
    Barack Obama has always been less real than dream—a media dream. Even before his inauguration, Barack Obama was an imaginary man, the creation of his admirers. Think back to the 2008 Time magazine cover depicting him as FDR, the Newsweek cover of the same year on which he was shown casting Lincoln’s shadow, or the $1.4 million Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”—this in 2009, less than a year after he had taken office. It was not that Obama had done nothing to deserve these outsized comparisons and...
  • Catholic Theologian Preaches Revolution to End Church's 'Authoritarian' Rule [Kung]

    10/06/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10/5/12 | Kate Connolly
    Hans Küng urges confrontation from the grassroots to unseat pope and force radical reform at VaticanOne of the world's most prominent Catholic theologians has called for a revolution from below to unseat the pope and force radical reform at the Vatican. Hans Küng is appealing to priests and churchgoers to confront the Catholic hierarchy, which he says is corrupt, lacking credibility and apathetic to the real concerns of the church's members. In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, Küng, who had close contact with the pope when the two worked together as young theologians, described the church as an "authoritarian...
  • Pair banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant for eating too much

    10/06/2012 4:50:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 154 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 2, 2012
    George Dalmon, a former rugby player, and his friend Andy Miles were banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant, Gobi, In Brighton, after the manager branded them "a couple of pigs". The men would each eat five bowls of stir-fry during their regular meals at the Mongolian barbecue, which invites guests to create their own dishes from the buffet.
  • Netanyahu to Ask (Israeli Defense Minister Ehud) Barak for Answers Tonight

    10/06/2012 4:49:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/10/12
    DM Ehud Barak and PM Benjamin Netanyahu met Saturday night in an attempt to clear the air of the tension that has been brewing for the past few days and for Netanyahu to get a grasp on what exactly happened during Barak's most recent official visit...
  • San Francisco’s Newly Installed Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Calls for Spiritual Renewal

    10/06/2012 4:37:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/5/12 | Joan Frawley Desmond
    During his installation, the new shepherd apologized for his DUI arrest, as protesters and supporters marked the arrival of the state’s leading proponent of Prop. 8.SAN FRANCISCO — Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was installed Oct. 4 as the ninth archbishop of San Francisco during a solemn and subdued ceremony that drew more than 40 episcopal leaders and 250 local clergy. Outside the cathedral, a small group of protesters known as the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” — men dressed as women religious — marked the occasion with media interviews attacking the new archbishop’s strong public opposition to same-sex “marriage,” while a much...
  • Ketamine for Depression: The Most Important Advance in Field in 50 Years?

    10/06/2012 4:37:30 PM PDT · by Renfield · 67 replies
    Time Healthland ^ | 10-05-2012 | Maia Szalavitz
    In any given year, 7% of adults suffer from major depression, and at least 1 in 10 youth will reckon with the disorder at some point during their teenage years. But about 20% of these cases will not respond to current treatments; for those that do, relief may take weeks to months to come. There is one treatment, however, that works much faster: the anesthetic and “club drug” ketamine. It takes effect within hours. A single dose of ketamine produces relief of depression that has been shown in studies to last for up to 10 days; it also appears to...
  • Cutter: Okay Fine, We've Been Lying About Romney's Tax Plan

    10/06/2012 4:36:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Guy Benson
    One of the strongest elements of Mitt Romney's spectacular debate performance was his decisive rejoinder to the president's oft-repeated allegation that the Republican plans to raise taxes on middle class families.  Obama said Romney has designs on an unpaid-for $5 trillion tax cut that would eventually necessitate higher tax bills for average Americans.  Romney flatly rejected the claim by calling it false, then explained what he actually has in mind.  But the president returned to the "$5 trillion" well on several subsequent occasions, prompting more rebuttals from his challenger.  FactCheck.org and CNN reviewed Obama's accusation, and found it wanting.  "Not...
  • O'Donnell: 'The lady' for CBS mornings

    10/06/2012 4:27:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 37 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Oct 3 2012 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Norah O'Donnell understood the cultural differences that led Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to shake her hand before their "CBS This Morning" interview last week, and to request that she not cross her legs.
  • Scott Baio's SEE DAD RUN Set for Nick at Nite Premiere Tonight, 10/6

    10/06/2012 4:18:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Talk Tv World ^ | October 6, 2012
    Nick at Nite will premiere its first-ever original live-action family comedy executive produced by and starring Scott Baio, See Dad Run tonight, Oct. 6, it was announced by Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon Group. A multi-camera scripted half-hour, the series follows David Hobbs (Baio) an actor who, after ten years of starring as America's favorite TV dad, becomes a stay-at-home father to honor the deal he made with his soap star wife (Alanna Ubach, Meet the Fockers) so that she may return to the limelight. Mark Curry (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper) also joins the series as David's...
  • Team Obama Blames John Kerry for Debate Loss

    10/06/2012 4:16:14 PM PDT · by tapatio · 131 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Alexander Marlow
    The Obama campaign has been reeling since losing the first Presidential debate of this election cycle in front of 67 million viewers. They've tried--and thus far failed--to craft a narrative to explain away the debacle in Denver. Previously, we reported to you that Obama Senior Advisor David Plouffe, who ran the President's successful 2008 campaign, (falsely) accused Mitt Romney of lying. In a rare comedic moment from the typically robotic former Vice President Al Gore, he suggested on Current TV that the Mile High City's altitude was the reason Obama was low on energy and enthusiasm. Neither of those caught...
  • Image of the Day: The Empty Podium

    10/06/2012 4:13:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Guy Benson
    The New Yorker goes Eastwood:   Back to you, Dirty Harry:  Full Clint Eastwood speech 2012 Republican National Convention RNC Mitt RomneyAs I mentioned last night, some liberals are pretty angry that Obama wasn't allowed to drag TOTUS onto the debate stage on Wednesday:   This is what Republicans are up against. UPDATE - Rasmussen's Saturday tracker shows a four-point bounce for Romney, who now leads 49-47 among likely voters nationwide.  The better news?  Only 2/3 of that rolling poll was taken after the debate, so he has room to expand his advantage.
  • Catholic activists unleash attack on Obama

    10/06/2012 4:07:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 5, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Conservative Catholic activists, facing polls that show President Obama gaining among the famously politically split church community, are striking back at the White House with more than 1 million voter guides that fail the president on seven key religious liberty issues. Angered by Obama's demand that religious facilities provide health insurance that includes abortion services despite their pro-life principles, the new voter guide grades the president with an "F," and Mitt Romney with an "A."The new Catholic Association(PDF) voter guide does not include abortion, good for Romney who has shifted over time to be pro-life. The focus instead is on...
  • Even If Obama Did Cook The Jobs Numbers, They Still Stink

    10/06/2012 4:04:59 PM PDT · by TwelveOfTwenty · 13 replies
    Investors.com ^ | Posted 10/05/2012 07:23 PM ET | Not stated
    What's more, the drop in the official unemployment rate, if those numbers are to be believed, was driven largely by a big upturn in part-time jobs. Workers who can't find full-time work, or forced to take huge pay cuts to land work, are not signs of forward momentum. And that's why the BLS' broader, but little noticed,measure of the unemployed — which includes discouraged workers and those working part time because they can't find full-time jobs — remained unchanged in September at a gut-wrenching 14.7%.
  • $90 Million Price Tag to Prop Up Iraqi Education Bureaucrats

    10/06/2012 4:01:38 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 15 replies
    U,S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    A $90 million contract to build up the Iraqi national education bureaucracy has been awarded to the Washington, D.C.-based firm Creative Associates International, which likewise will be tasked with the standardization of teacher training systems across that nation. As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor reported earlier this year (April 16, 2012), the U.S. Agency for International Development launched the Arabic-themed USAID/Ajyal (“generations”) initiative to bring about “systems improvements to deliver quality instruction and safe learning environments.” The program will pay special attention to “expanding educational opportunities for girls, and other vulnerable populations and minorities so that they might enjoy higher...
  • Painting by slumbers: Robot draws your sleep patterns as you toss and turn

    10/06/2012 4:00:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 05:41 EST, 2 October 2012 | Eddie Wrenn
    If you stay at an Ibis hotel soon, you might need to share your room - and with an insomniac artist who works through the night, no less. Still, your companion is a silent robot, and he is working to provide you with a personal work of art like no other. For the Ibis Hotel has employed the robot to watch you while you sleep - hold on, it is not as sinister as it sounds - and paint you an image showing how you toss and turn during your slumber. .... The hotel chain created special mattresses which are...
  • President Obama - Ladies Man, Adored By Single Young Females

    10/06/2012 3:46:58 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 77 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/06/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Is it the way he jogs up to the Presidential podium, as his  fists bounce together  in perfect timing? Is it his slim figure decked out in high-end designer, Hart Schaffner Marx (Yes, Marx, no kidding) suits that gets the attention of  contraceptive hungry young ladies? Maybe, its Obama's hanging with the in crowd like the Limp Pimp, Jay Z/Beyonce, or George Clooney. Why does one of the Judd girls (Naomi?) fawn over him? Eva Longoria loves him, according to a recent commercial,  and she, if anyone, knows a good man, or should I say she has known a number of...
  • Obama Does The Monster Mash While Romney Brought The Light.

    10/06/2012 3:35:49 PM PDT · by Armaggedon · 5 replies
    Obama, Serves the unholy trinity of hate lies and death filtered through his teleprompter. Romney just spoke his truth and we saw love, truth and life. The Obama camp spent hundreds of millions of dollars doing the monster mash on Romney. Obama even has people on this site singing that same tune. Give Romney a break, he has spirit and grit. Obama is a spirit void prince of liars. All that Obama hate filled propaganda withered in the light of simple truths that set us free. Obama is a fraud, and emperor Obama has no cloths. However, the self centered...
  • Unemployment Numbers

    10/06/2012 3:32:41 PM PDT · by truthandlogic · 3 replies
    What a joke! Everyone knows the latest released numbers are crap. It is clear that the household number is based on a survey of 1/2 of 1%. The RNC or PAC should hire a polling agency to conduct their own unemployment survey, publish the numbers and expose the lies from the labor board. Of course no media outlet would run the story, but it would be better to have true numbers out to expose the lies that are happening. Next month numbers will adjust the unemployment rate to 2% and many will believe it. The rats are trying to take...
  • THERE IS NO HYPERINFLATION IN IRAN – The Real Story Is Much More Interesting

    10/06/2012 3:28:35 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 6, 2012 | Matthew Boesler
    Contrary to reports, there is no hyperinflation in Iran right now at all. In fact, the Western sanctions imposed on Iran's oil trade are failing miserably to meet their objectives. And a regime collapse – or even, coming short of that, another popular uprising reminiscent of June 2009 – seems further away from Iran than ever. Meanwhile, the Iranian regime is using the current sanctions imposed against it by the West as a weapon to weaken its own fiercest domestic threat – the educated, relatively pro-Western Iranian constituency that comprises the middle class.
  • Will America reelect Obama, a two-bit banana republic dictator?

    10/06/2012 3:26:02 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 7 replies
    10-6-12 | johnwk
    .At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a Mrs. Powel anxiously awaited the results and as Benjamin Franklin emerged from the long task now finished asked him directly, `Well, Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?' `A republic, if you can keep it,' responded Franklin. Indeed, most of the domestic miseries which America`s labor, businesses and investors now suffer are traceable to irrefutable violations of our constitutionally limited Republican Form of Government. During the past four years President Obama and his Administration has taken it upon themselves to not only ignore...
  • New WebCams - Cumbres & Toltec RR, Chama NM

    10/06/2012 3:24:34 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    Two live web cams went on line this weekend in Chama, NM showing the train yard of the steam-powered narrow gauge RR. As of the time of this posting, the daily eastbound passenger train from Antonito, CO has just arrived and stopped at the depot. After the passengers depart, the two other live steam engines will separate the cars for servicing and arranging for Sunday's departures. All of this under blue skies and autumn fall colors. Enjoy! http://www.coloradonewmexicosteamtrain.org/yard-cams.htm
  • Obama fades in Ohio

    10/06/2012 3:21:22 PM PDT · by libh8er · 32 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10.5.2012 | Larry Clifton
    A Rasmussen post-presidential debate poll in Ohio shows Mitt Romney has pulled ahead of Barack Obama in the battleground state among those who say they are “certain” to vote. The poll shows Romney ahead 51 percent to 48 percent in this critical group. The Rasmussen Poll also suggests Romney’s strong debate performance has halted Obama’s momentum among all respondents with a statistical tie of 50 percent for Obama verses 49 percent for Romney. Among the 83-percent of Ohioans who have already made up their minds on who they will vote for, Romney leads Obama 52 percent to 48 percent, while...
  • VANITY - My Political Rant for the Day

    10/06/2012 3:20:59 PM PDT · by Heff · 11 replies
    10/6/2012 | HEFF
    I have a good mix of liberal and conservative friends... I had to the write this rant and posted it on my Facebook. Comments welcomed.
  • Allen West's Wife Defends Her Husband

    10/06/2012 3:15:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Elisabeth Meinecke
    Townhall Magazine subscribers got to know a little bit more about GOP Rep. Allen West's accomplished wife Angela in our June issue, and now, she is featured in a new campaign ad defending her husband, saying "recent attacks on my husband go too far." Here's Angela, in her own words:AngelaAnd here's another exclusive excerpt from our June feature on Allen West, written by Katie Pavlich, that tells you a little more about Angela's resume: When they met, West was stationed out of Fort Riley, Kan., and described himself as a lonely, single artillery captain. Angela, whose father had also made...
  • Benched: Debbie Wasserman Schultz MIA in Democrats' PR Blitz

    10/06/2012 3:14:59 PM PDT · by Justaham · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/5/12 | John Sexton
    Have you noticed that we've seen a lot less of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz recently? Since getting caught misrepresenting her own statements caught on tape in early September, she seems to have been relegated to the back bench. Wednesday night was the first presidential debate, and Democrats had their various surrogates on hand to talk to the media. Rep. Wasserman-Schultz gave interviews to Univision, 7 News Colorado, and what appears to be a pre-debate interview with an ABC affiliate. She'll appear on Bloomberg TV this Sunday and she has a new profile in Vogue of all places, but these...
  • Obama on Free-Birth-Control Mandate: 'That's Why We Passed This Law...We Are Going to Keep It'

    10/06/2012 3:12:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/5/12 | Fred Lucas
    "I mean think about that, your boss tellling you what is best for your health or safety," said Obama. "Let me tell you something, Virginia," Obama said, "I don't think your boss should control the care you get. I don't think insurance companies should control the care you get. I definitely don't think politicians on Capitol Hill should control the care you get. We've seen some of their attitudes, we've read about those. "I think there is one person who gets to make decisions about your health care, that's you," said Obama.
  • Information on Malyasia and people requested

    10/06/2012 3:12:09 PM PDT · by wjcsux · 34 replies
    self | 6 October 2012 | self
    I met a woman from Malyasia about a month ago. I met her on one of the Christian social sites. So far she seems to be the real thing. She hasn't tried hitting me up for anything. From all indications, she appears to be who she says she is. I am taking all of the normal precautions one would take in this situation and using due diligence.She is a Christian and was born in the U.S. Her mother is from here and her father is from Malyasia. She has lived most of her life there. She works in the medical...
  • Voter Registration Deadlines (NY)

    10/06/2012 3:11:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    November 6, 2012 General Election Deadlines MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3)) Applications must be postmarked no later than October 12th and received by a board of elections no later than October 17th to be eligible to vote in the General Election. IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212) You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the November General Election, your application must be received no later than October...
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN DENIES ANTI-MORMON MESSAGE AIMED AT CATHOLICS

    10/06/2012 3:09:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    One News Now ^ | October 3, 2012
    The Catholic Association is taking to task a pro-Obama group for an "incredibly intolerant" polling effort in Ohio, suggesting Catholics should not support Mitt Romney because he's a Mormon.A group calling itself "Catholics for Obama" is conducting push-polling in The Buckeye State, attempting to make Romney's Mormonism an issue. Obama supporters making phone calls on behalf of the group have several Catholic organizations outraged about the nature of the calls. In a scripted phone message, Catholics are being asked: "How can you support a Mormon who does not believe in Jesus Christ?" Maureen Ferguson is senior policy advisor for The...
  • Video: Arab Boys Disrupt Bus Ride for Fun

    10/06/2012 3:03:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    It was a scene typical of the times in Israel. On a Be'er Sheva bus carrying mostly elderly Jews, an Arab boy began singing out loud in a way that seemed calculated to convey his disdain for his fellow passengers. Repeated attempts by passengers and the driver to get the boy to pipe down only resulted in more disruption, as the boy was joined by another, younger boy, in their annoying song. Push came to shove, shove came to kick, and the boys were taken off the bus, which drove away – but not before the boys had thrown a...
  • 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...