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  • Austrian chancellor calls for tax on rich in poll campaign

    10/13/2012 2:15:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Business News ^ | 13 October 2012, 23:06 CET | (Via AFP)
    Austria's center-left Chancellor Werner Faymann kicked off Saturday his campaign for re-election next year with a call for higher taxes and a commitment to the crisis-hit European Union. Speaking at a party conference of his Social Democrats (SPOe), Faymann said he wanted to raise taxes on the wealthy and bring back an inheritance tax in order to improve "social justice" and curb the "excesses of capitalism.""In order to increase the number of all-day school places… to 100 percent, we need €500 million ($650 million) per year," he said. "This is exactly the amount that an inheritance tax… would generate." …
  • Do black people support Obama because he's black?

    10/13/2012 2:12:59 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sat Oct 13th 2012 | By JESSE WASHINGTON
    Surviving slavery, segregation and discrimination has forged a special pride in African-Americans. Now some are saying this hard-earned pride has become prejudice in the form of blind loyalty to President Barack Obama. (please link to full article)
  • Fatherhood, Poverty, and Chick-fil-A

    10/13/2012 2:09:03 PM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 10/11/12 | Luke Moon
    Last Monday night was Chick-fil-A’s annual Daddy Daughter Date Night. I took my 7 year old daughter to enjoy the chicken, waffle fries, and time together. When we arrived at our local Chick-fil-A, the tables were set with fresh flowers, pink and blue place mats, pink table cloths, and red heart-shaped balloons. The place mats were printed with conversation starters such as, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and “Describe your favorite family vacation.” Chick-fil-A’s desire to promote strong families as one of its core values is unusual in a day of what seems to be...
  • Hillary's sinking ship

    10/13/2012 1:59:15 PM PDT · by kingattax · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2012 | Arthur Herman
    Two and a half weeks ago I wrote a column for Fox News Opinion calling on Hillary Clinton to quit as Secretary of State. As more information comes out about what really led to ambassador Chris Stevens’s death on September 11, we’re hearing growing murmurs demanding the same thing. It’s not a full-throated chorus yet. But yesterday’s hearings in front of the House Government Oversight Committee are encouraging others to join in.
  • Another Example Of Obama Supporters

    10/13/2012 1:57:40 PM PDT · by Cindy of Nashville · 46 replies
    My own eyes | today | Cindy of Nashville
    I was just on my way home from the store sitting at a red light. There were 2 vehicles parked along the curb making everyone have to go around them. The front vehicle was jammed full of campaign signs, a woman in the other vehicle got out, took an Obama sign out of the front vehicle, walked up to a Romney/Ryan sign, pulled it out of the ground and hurled it like a frisbee into the field, then put the Obama sign where the Romney sign used to be. The person in the car behind me blew their horn and...
  • Pirate fishermen 'exporting catch to the EU'

    10/13/2012 1:55:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    European Voice ^ | 11.10.2012 / 16:14 CET (October 10) | Dave Keating
    Pirate fishing vessels in west Africa are selling their illegal catch in Europe, according to a report published today (11 October) by the Environmental Justice Foundation. The report says that more pirate fishing takes place in west African waters than anywhere else in the world, and one-third of the catch in the region is illegal. During a two-year investigation, the EJF found 250 reports of pirate fishing by industrial vessels in Sierra Leone's waters alone. A 2010 EU regulation authorizes the European Commission to blacklist vessels caught fishing illegally and even blacklist countries that fail to prevent pirate fishing under...
  • Stunning Letter: Infantry Colonel Communiqué to Secretary of the Army (Incompetence in Afghanistan)

    10/13/2012 1:53:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    Michael Yon Online ^ | August 20, 2010 | Colonel Harry Tunnell, the Brigade Commander of 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team
    This is the most stunning and forceful letter I have read from the Afghanistan war. It was written in 2010 from Afghanistan by Colonel Harry Tunnell, the Brigade Commander of 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team. After this letter, Colonel Tunnell was investigated and the normal smear campaign unfolded. Having been embedded with his Brigade in 2010, it became obvious that they were put into a no-win situation, with troops spread over several provinces in Afghanistan.
  • Biden brings fight to Wisconsin with appeal to women voters (Wisconsin?)

    10/13/2012 1:53:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Nick Kalman
    LA CROSSE, Wis. - A day after going toe-to-toe with Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in a spirited and oftentimes feisty debate, Vice President Joe Biden took the fight to his GOP rival's home state. Speaking to a crowd packed with 2,000 people at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Biden tried to follow up on his Thursday night performance. This time, with a particularly direct appeal to women. "If anyone had a doubt about what's at stake in this election, when it comes to women's rights, and the Supreme Court, I am sure they were settled last night," Biden...
  • The Obama doctrine: Passivity where American leadership is needed

    10/13/2012 1:53:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Oct 14, 2012 | Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr
    A new issue has popped up in the Presidential race. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with the state of the U.S. economy. It is about a new world order that has removed familiar (and in some cases pro-American) leaders from strategically important Arab countries. Further complicating matters is the recent terrorist strike on our embassy in Libya. A murdered ambassador and potential cover up as to the circumstances surrounding the attack have raised concerns about the resilience of al-Qaeda and its affiliates at a time the president is claiming the terror group is "on its heels."
  • Thanks be to cheeses ban is lifted

    10/13/2012 1:50:41 PM PDT · by null and void · 12 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 10/12/12 | Connor Pope
    The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has granted an exemption for the advertising of cheeses There was grate news for Ireland’s cheesemakers who got their whey this morning when the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) confirmed that when it comes to advertising cheeses on television, it has decided to let it brie. Last March, the State’s broadcasting watchdog published a draft advertising code that proposed banning cheese advertising from children’s television because of its high fat content. “You gouda be kidding,” was the response from the general public and the dairy farming lobby who feared the ban might be a feta...
  • Biden: Hey, none of us knew that the Benghazi consulate wanted more security!

    10/13/2012 1:50:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:01 am on October 12, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Full Title: Biden: Hey, none of us knew that the Benghazi consulate wanted more security! Update: CBS News: Biden’s got some clean-up to do on Libya; Update: White House: No, really, we had no ideaThis was easily the most disturbing moment of the entire debate — so much so that media outlets like the Washington Post and BuzzFeed immediately published rebuttals to Joe Biden’s claim at the end of the debate. When Martha Raddatz opened the event by talking about Libya, Paul Ryan hammered the Obama administration for not heeding the calls for better security in an area where everyone...
  • Gravis Ohio Poll: R 46%, 0 45% (LV)

    10/13/2012 1:46:25 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 29 replies
    Summary Results Party Percent of total Democrat 36.4% Other 33.1% Republican 30.5% Race White 80.1% African American 13.3% Other 6.6% Religious affiliation Protestant/Other Christian 52.1% Catholic 22.6% Not affiliated 18.0% Muslim 4.5% Jewish 2.8% Age group 18-29 13.1% 30-49 39.6% 50-64 30.4% 65+ 16.9% Gender Men 48.6% Female 51.4% President Romney 45.9% Obama 45.1% Other 9.0% Approve of Obama's job performance? Disapprove 48.8% Approve 41.4% Other 9.8% U.S. headed in right direction? Wrong 48.9% Right 38.9% Other 12.2% Gov. Kasich's job performance? Positive 41.7% Negative 31.5% Other 26.7% Survey Questions 1.  Are you registered to vote?  (Yes, No) 2.  How...
  • Gary Collins, actor and TV host, dies at 74

    10/13/2012 1:36:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Gary Collins, an actor who was the longtime host of the syndicated TV show “Hour Magazine” and a former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant, died early Saturday in Biloxi, Miss. He was 74. Collins died of natural causes soon after arriving at Biloxi Regional Medical Center, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove told the Associated Press
  • What Do Actual Doctors Think About Obamacare Now?

    10/13/2012 1:34:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | Scott W. Atlas, MD
    This past February, 60 percent of more than 5,000 doctors surveyed said the Obama health law would have a negative impact on patient care, while only 22 percent thought it would be positive. And more than half thought it would have a negative impact on their relationships with patients, while only 11 percent thought the doctor-patient relationship would be better. A startling 43 percent said the health care reform itself would likely lead them to retire over the next 5 years, and only 37 percent said that was an unlikely consequence of this law. It is worth repeating that sentiment...
  • FBI agent denies sex allegations in arms-smuggling probe

    10/13/2012 1:29:26 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 10, 2012 | Victoria Kim
    An undercover FBI agent on a case of weapons smuggling from the Philippines to the United States denied a defense attorney's allegation that he paid for sex for himself and the suspects using taxpayer dollars. The agent, a 16-year veteran who was not identified by name in court documents because he is working undercover in a separate investigation, in a sworn declaration strongly denied allegations of what a public defender contended was "outrageous government misconduct" and should be grounds for the case to be thrown out. Federal prosecutors have acknowledged that the government paid for $14,500 in expenses incurred by...
  • Crowds surge at Romney campaign events as GOP candidate rides the wave of momentum

    10/13/2012 1:29:14 PM PDT · by Justaham · 12 replies
    The crowds tell the story. As Election Day nears, Mitt Romney is drawing large and excited throngs. Look to dusty Iowa cornfields, rain-soaked Virginia parks, the muddy fields of the Shelby County Fairgrounds, where a crowd of 9,500 - almost half of this western Ohio town - gathered among the barns and stables on a frigid October evening this week to glimpse the Republican presidential contender. Romney's debate performance against President Barack Obama last week - and his energetic appearances following it up - have fueled a rise in enthusiasm on the campaign trail. Whether or not it will translate...
  • Connecticut Dem Jokes About Corruption (video at link)

    10/13/2012 1:25:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Bridgeport's Democratic mayor Bill Finch, a supporter of Connecticut congressman Chris Murphy's bid for the U.S. Senate against Republican Linda McMahon, jokes about corruption: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch is at it again. The Democrat who presided over a 2010 vote casting and counting scandal in the tight race for governor was caught on video Friday guaranteeing Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Christopher Murphy a big result in the state’s largest city–even if it takes days to count.
  • Missouri Senate Race Update: Claire McCaskill vs. Todd Akin (46% v. 45.2%; 8.8% Undecided)

    10/13/2012 1:23:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Oposing Views ^ | Tue, October 09, 2012
    Given what's come out of the mouth of Rep. Todd Akin (R) in the last couple months, casual observers might assume he no longer stands a chance anymore to oust incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) from her Missouri Senate seat. They would be wrong. A poll released by We Ask America on Oct. 2 shows McCaskill had a lead of less than a percentage point over Akin, 46 to 45.2; that's less than the margin of error, with 8.8 percent of voters undecided
  • A day of judgment for liberal bishops

    10/13/2012 1:20:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Telegraph ^ | October 12, 2012 | Damian Thompson
    The strangest thing happened last week, though few people noticed it. America officially ceased to be a Protestant country. According to the Pew Forum, the percentage of Protestants has dropped to 48 per cent, down from 53 per cent in 2007. That’s a huge shift. But, before Catholics start punching the air, let me point out that the percentage of Catholics has been flatlining for years at 22 per cent. The big jump is in unaffiliated Americans, including atheists – up from 15 to 20 per cent. These “Nones”, as pollsters call them, are laying waste to the religious landscape...
  • Dutch euthanasia: psychiatric and dementia patients killed

    10/13/2012 1:20:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    The Christian Institute ^ | 10/3/12 | The Christian Institute
    Dozens of psychiatric and dementia patients had their lives ended under the Netherlands’ controversial euthanasia laws last year. According to Dutch media reports 13 psychiatric patients were euthanised last year, an increase of more than 500 per cent since 2010. And the number of euthanasia deaths among those in the early stages of dementia rose to 49 last year, double that of 2010.Warned Overall, the total number of deaths by euthanasia rose to 3,695 in 2011, an 18 per cent increase. However, previous research has indicated that 23 per cent of all euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands were not recorded...