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  • PPP (D) Poll: Romney Surges to Gain Lead in Florida

    10/14/2012 10:37:07 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 7 replies
    A new PPP poll in Florida underscores the huge surge Mitt Romney has made in just a week since his widely acknowledgd debate win over President Barack Obama. Romney gained 5 points over the last three weeks and now leads President Obama 49-48, after trailing 50-46 in late September, the Tampa Bay Times reported Sunday. "The shift in the race is largely attributable to independent voters shifting their preferences. Where before Obama had a 51-40 advantage with them, now Romney's taken the lead by a 51/43 spread. When it comes to the biggest issue in the election, the economy, Romney's...
  • Big Bird March Scheduled To Keep The 1%er On Government Dole

    10/14/2012 10:23:47 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 10/13/12 | Tim Brown
    I’ve not heard so much talk about Big Bird and Sesame Street since I was six years old! Ever since the first presidential debate this year, when Mitt Romney mentioned Big Bird, with reference to his desire to pull funding for PBS, something about the big yellow bird has been in the news on a daily basis. Now it looks like some “bird brain” has come up with a wacky idea to march on Washington, D.C., in support of Big Bird, on November 3, just three days before the election. Though Romney’s call for stripping subsidizing of PBS only really...
  • Climate Change Propaganda Breeds Addiction

    10/14/2012 10:14:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 10.13.12 | Cheryl Pass
    The psychology of propaganda is very clever. Think about what makes you want to do something or buy something. And think about the psychology of people who want to make themselves feel good about something. What makes a person feel good? And if doing that something is running around telling everyone to buy a smaller house on a smaller lot, get out of their cars, or cut their heat down, what made them feel good about that? If someone feels good about the 1.5 gallon toilet they own that needs flushing 2 or 3 times, do they can go about...
  • EU's troika representative denies bailout creates 'democratic deficit' (Ireland)

    10/14/2012 10:09:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Friday, October 12, 2012 | Laura Slattery
    The European Commission’s representative on the troika, Istvan Szekely, has denied that there is a “democratic deficit” in the Republic as the result of the conditions attached to the its bailout program. “The program’s main goal is to restore confidence in policies and help get Ireland get back on its feet so it can get financing on its own from the markets,” Szekely told a summit on leadership organized by employers’ group IBEC. “It is important to point out this conditionality is negotiated with the Government,” he said. “There is no democratic deficit here.” …
  • Miners Fight Back Against Obama TV Ad: "Absolute Lies"

    10/14/2012 10:05:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    Coal miners tell Obama to stop the absolute lies in TV ad accusing miners of being props at rally for Romney. Miners held a press conference to release a letter signed by over 500 miners saying they were not forced to attend Romney event. They wanted to attend because their is a war on coal and Obama is leading it. If Obama is re-elected he will put us all out of work permanently.
  • Born again Bond: In the new film 007 dies then comes miraculously back to life.

    10/14/2012 10:05:25 PM PDT · by dennisw · 20 replies
    To countless men like me who are still schoolboys at heart — and to countless women for whom Daniel Craig’s craggy good looks are cinematic catnip — the universally ecstatic reviews of the new James Bond film make almost shamefully pleasurable reading. After 50 years, in which the movies have often descended to abject self-parody, Bond is a hero who should, by rights, have long ago shuffled off to the retirement home. Instead, as Mail film critic Christopher Tookey wrote in later editions of Saturday’s paper, the new 007 adventure, Skyfall, is ‘one of the finest of all time’.
  • Presidential Contest Tight Nationally Ahead Of Second Debate [WaPo/ABC: Obama 49%; Romney 46%]

    10/14/2012 10:00:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 14, 2012
    Presidential Contest Tight Nationally Ahead Of Second Debate Dan Balz and Jon Cohen October 14 On the eve of their second debate, President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney remain locked in a virtual dead heat nationally, with Republicans showing increased enthusiasm for their nominee after his big win in the first debate, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Likely voters in the new poll split 49 percent for Obama to 46 percent for Romney, basically unmoved from the poll two weeks ago, just before the two candidates met in Denver for their first debate. On topic after topic,...
  • How Obama Gave The Campaign Back To Romney (Lefty meltdown; Biden didn't help)

    10/14/2012 10:00:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    If anyone thought that the feisty Biden debate undid the massive damage the president did to himself in the first debate, the news isn't great. Biden does seem to have reversed the speed of Obama's free-fall but not the decline itself. Romney's debate obliteration of Obama - something that, in my view, irreparably damages a sitting president - does not seem to be a bounce, but a resilient jump. It's not going away by itself. That is: not a bounce. And if you were a low-information voter and watched the first debate with one man with energy and ideas (however...
  • Enthusiasm Rises for Romney; Obama Has a ‘Right-Track’ Retort (O49 R46)

    10/14/2012 9:51:44 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 12 replies
    Rising enthusiasm and declining anxiety mark an energy boost among Mitt Romney’s supporters since he prevailed in the first presidential debate. But a persistent sense he’d favor the wealthy, combined with easing discontent with the nation’s direction, provide a retort for President Obama, raising the stakes for their second showdown this week. Romney now numerically leads Obama in strong enthusiasm and trails him in anxiety among potential voters, both firsts this season. At the same time, the number of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll who say the country is headed seriously off on the wrong track...
  • Gordon Wilson: Gay marriage a 'step towards state fascism' (Scotland)

    10/14/2012 9:41:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:02PM BST 14 Oct 2012 | Simon Johnson, Scottish Political Editor
    A former Scottish National Party leader will tell the party’s conference this week that Alex Salmond’s plans to legalize gay marriage are a step towards “state fascism”. Gordon Wilson will accuse SNP ministers of “intolerance” for pushing ahead with the change in the face of a public consultation that indicated overwhelming opposition.He will also warn those Nationalist MSPs who intend backing the move when it comes before the Scottish Parliament that voters will get their revenge by ousting them at the next election. …
  • Spot the Mistake in this Korean advertisement

    10/14/2012 9:37:19 PM PDT · by GeronL · 41 replies
    Home Plus - Korea ^ | 10-14-2012
  • Lenin and Karl Marx statues removed from North Korea's Kim Il-sung Square

    10/14/2012 9:35:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:34AM BST 15 Oct 2012 | Julian Ryall
    The larger-than-life portraits of Lenin and Karl Marx that once dominated Kim Il-sung Square have been removed, suggesting a change of direction within North Korea. The NKNews web site, which monitors developments in the secretive state, has reported that the austere images of two of the founding fathers of communism were first taken down in the summer but have never been replaced. Lenin and Marx had glared out over the square—used for military march-pasts and mass rallies in support of the regime—for decades, despite the Workers' Party of Korea revising its charter in 1980 to replace their concepts with those...
  • Why should my conservative sister-in-law...

    10/14/2012 9:35:18 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 163 replies
    beaversmom ^ | October 14, 2012 | beaversmom
    Why should my well-informed, conservative sister-in-law who has been lurking regularly at FR for months, if not years now, sign up for an account here? For some reason, she is reluctant. Help me convince her with some good FReeper common sense and humour, and I'll show her this thread later. P.S. Tonight I may have recruited a very well informed, conservative neighbour to join the forces too. :) We went to the Israel Awareness event at Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada, CO and she got a signed book by Pastor John Hagee.
  • Goodnight kiss is a 'thing of the past'

    10/14/2012 9:29:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:38AM BST 14 Oct 2012
    The goodnight kiss is a thing of the past and most of us sleep with our backs turned to our partner, according to a new study. The research into our nocturnal habits suggests romance is now dead in British bedrooms. Indeed, a quarter of lovers say they cannot bear their partner touching them while they are sleeping. The sleep behavior study found that 54 percent of Brits choose to turn away and sleep with their back to their lover in a bid to get a good night's sleep. And it isn't just cuddling that's off the agenda as 90 percent...
  • Allen West Speech in Temecula

    10/14/2012 9:28:27 PM PDT · by tedw · 12 replies
    Speech ^ | 10/13/2012 | Allen West
    Video of Saturday's speech by Allen West at Big Horse Feed in Temecula. Enjoy
  • An American Lament

    10/14/2012 9:28:25 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 33 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | October 14, 2012 | Jeff Head
    I never imagined seeing, in my life-time, a sitting President being caught on a live microphone and video consorting secretly with the Prime Minister of Russia, telling him to be patient and let the Russian President, Vladamir Putin, a former KGB leader and someone who is very ill disposed towards the United States of America, telling Medvedev to let Putin know that after he gets past the election he will not have to worry about the voters and would be much more flexible regarding US Security negotiations. Or, that a sitting American President, when a US Consulate is abjectly attacked...
  • OBAMA 2016 Movie (available on Pay Per View now)

    10/14/2012 9:19:48 PM PDT · by muwarriors92 · 9 replies
    10-14-2012 | Dinesh D'Souza
    The movie is available to rent on cable, satellite, and other tv platforms (Apple TV, etc). Rented it tonight with my wife. Very interesting to say the least. We have to defeat this President this election!
  • Vince Cable: Europe could be plunged into war if Euro collapses

    10/14/2012 9:18:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:17PM BST 14 Oct 2012 | Rosa Prince
    Vince Cable has warned that Europe could be plunged into war if the crisis in the eurozone results in the collapse of the currency. The Liberal Democrat Business Secretary said that the potential consequences of the failure of the Euro were "incalculable" and that there was "no automatic guarantee" that the continent would not disintegrate into conflict. … Speaking at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, Mr. Cable said: "I think we need to take stock that if the eurozone were to unravel in a way that destroyed the European project—and there is a risk that could happen—the consequences would be absolutely...
  • Moderator Role Under Scrutiny – Before the Debate

    10/14/2012 9:10:17 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 49 replies
    Time ^ | 10/14/12111 | Mark Halperin
    In a rare example of political unity, both the Romney and the Obama campaigns have expressed concern to the Commission on Presidential Debates about how the moderator of the Tuesday town hall has publicly described her role, TIME has learned. While an early October memorandum of understanding between the Obama and Romney campaigns and the bipartisan commission sponsoring the debates suggests CNN‘s Candy Crowley would play a limited role in the Tuesday night session, Crowley, who is not a party to that agreement, has done a series of interviews on her network in which she has suggested she will assume...
  • Bankrupt Solyndra Files Bizarre Lawsuit Before Elections

    10/14/2012 9:08:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/12 | Lindsay Leveen
    Solyndra has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Northern California against three of its Chinese competitors in the solar cell market. Fox news reported that the suit was filed on Thursday, October 11. The lawsuit is Solyndra, LLC v. Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd et al, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 12-05272. The basis of the suit is supposed price fixing at predatory prices. I smell a rat that the Chinese firms would fix prices at a “predatory” level. Price fixing is almost always at a higher price than should be charged rather than at a...