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  • On the Nature of Faith

    11/07/2012 7:13:23 PM PST · by ELS · 2 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 24, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On the Nature of Faith "Faith is a gift of God, but it is also a profoundly free and human act" VATICAN, OCTOBER 24, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today in St. Peter’s Square. Today the Holy Father continued his new series of catecheses on faith. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Last Wednesday, with the inauguration of the Year of Faith, I began a new series of catecheses on faith. And today I would like to reflect with you on the basic question: What is faith? Does faith still make sense...
  • Romney turnout 6.8% HIGHER in "Battleground" States than McCain (Vanity)

    11/07/2012 7:11:45 PM PST · by Strategerist · 48 replies
    November 7, 2012 | Strategerist
    Comparing 2008 vote totals to 2012 (with some numbers projected, as for example Colorado only has 90% of the votes in) overall in VA, NC, OH, NH, PA, FL, MI, MN, WI, CO, IA, NV (all states were also battleground states in 2008) Romney had 21,674,900 votes to 20,300,366 for McCain in those states, for a 6.8% advantage. In every individual battleground state Romney turnout was higher than McCain, from 20.4% higher in Nevada to 0.6% higher in PA. Ohio Romney turnout was 7.3% higher than McCain. In the non-battleground state of NY, Romney had 6.6% LESS turnout than McCain....
  • Dick Morris: "I Goofed" And "Was Wrong" To Make Romney Prediction (video)

    11/07/2012 7:08:30 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov. 7, 2012
    "I thought Obama would be buried in a landslide, instead I’ve been in a bit of a mudslide on my face.
  • Republican Judges Lose Seats in Democrat-Heavy Election

    11/07/2012 7:03:21 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | 11.8.12 | By Joel Stashenko
    Two upstate appellate judges and a Long Island justice who sits on the appellate court in Manhattan were defeated on Nov. 6 in their reelection bids for Supreme Court, according to unofficial returns. Justices Bernard Malone Jr.  and E. Michael Kavanagh, both Republicans who sit in the Appellate Division, Third Department in Albany, were beaten by Democrats Richard Mott and Stephan Schick. And Justice James Catterson of Suffolk County came in eighth among 12 candidates vying for six seats in the Tenth Judicial District. Catterson sits on the First Department bench.... Throughout the state, judicial election voting appeared to be heavily influenced...
  • Investors Fear More Than Just a 'Fiscal Cliff'

    11/07/2012 6:58:35 PM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    The Dow plunged 313 points yesterday, but don’t believe news media reports that it was the nearness of the “fiscal cliff” that caused the selloff. What spooked investors is a bigger picture that recognizes the economically catastrophic implications of a second Obama term. To be clear, there is nothing Romney could have done to avoid the deflationary Depression that lies ahead. However, a Romney presidency might have at least served as a reality check on malfeasant fiscal practices, delaying the onslaught of hard times for perhaps long enough to allow Americans to put their financial houses in better order before...
  • China submarines soon to carry nukes, draft U.S. report says

    11/07/2012 6:56:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 7, 2012 | Jim Wolf
    (Reuters) - China appears to be within two years of deploying submarine-launched nuclear weapons, adding a new leg to its nuclear arsenal that should lead to arms-reduction talks, a draft report by a congressionally mandated U.S. commission says. China is alone among the original nuclear weapons states to be expanding such deterrent forces, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said in a draft of its 2012 report to the U.S. Congress. Beijing is "on the cusp of attaining a credible nuclear triad of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and air-dropped nuclear bombs," the report says.
  • Hannity Warns Americans Who Voted for Obama: ‘You Get the Government You Deserve… Good Luck With

    11/07/2012 6:52:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/7/12 | Jason Howerton
    Reacting to the American people’s decision to grant President Barack Obama another four years in the White House, Sean Hannity, during his syndicated radio show on Wednesday, warned Americans: “You get the government you deserve.” The conservative thought leader also urged his audience to stop moping and carry on the fight for conservative ideas and principles in an impassioned monologue. “We lost a tough election,” he said. “And it’s not the first time and it won’t be the last time. But the country will come calling, at some point, for conservatism” either on the issue of national security or economic...
  • WVGOP HISTORIC WINS....Biggest House and Statewide Wins in 80 Years in West Virginia

    11/07/2012 6:52:28 PM PST · by MadelineZapeezda · 26 replies
    http://www.wvgop.org ^ | email | WVGOP/Chad Holland
    WVGOP HISTORIC WINS Biggest House and Statewide Wins in 80 Years CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Republican Party will have more Delegates and Statewide elected officeholders than any year in the last 80 years. Period. "Tonight, West Virginia made the move to a two-party state for the first time in over 80 years," said West Virginia Republican Chairman Conrad Lucas. "We gave folks tremendous choices up and down the ballot. Tonight, we added at least ten new Delegates, three new State Senators and elected the first Republican attorney general since 1928 in Patrick Morrisey. Allen Loughry is exactly the...
  • Harry Reid: How’s about we go a little nuclear up in this Senate?

    11/07/2012 6:50:55 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    I hate to foist him upon you in your time of pain, but alas, one of the biggest winners last night was— against all odds— that Sullen Senate Leader, that Dour Dynamo, Sen. Harrrrrry Reeeeeid! In his press conference today he said he wants to change Senate rules to limit minority rights, but not quite go full nuclear by eliminating the filibuster. More on that in a second.
  • Those 2012 Election Numbers – I Think An Apology Is Owed To Sarah Palin

    11/07/2012 6:48:07 PM PST · by Kolath · 61 replies
    The Aged P ^ | 11/07/2012 | Aged P
    To all US Republicans – here is your statistics assignment for today 2008 Obama/Biden 69,456,897 McCain/Palin 59,934,814 20012 Obama/Biden 58,702,702 Romney/Ryan 56,455,982
  • Business Owners Readying for Obamacare (Prices increasing, worker's hours being reduced)

    11/07/2012 6:40:09 PM PST · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/7/2012 | By Kate Rogers
    One layer of uncertainty was removed for small-business owners Tuesday, when President Obama was reelected to a second term. While issues like the fiscal cliff and potential new regulations are still unresolved, the small-business community now knows the Affordable Care Act will stand, and tax increases for those making above $250,000 annually are likely. Upon hearing the election results, Craig Dunaway called a meeting of his 75 franchisees to assure them as best he could about what their future holds. Cincinnati, Ohio-based Dunaway is the president of Penn Station East Coast Subs and the owner of 14 Penn Station restaurants....
  • Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st state of the US

    11/07/2012 6:39:20 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 242 replies
    BBC News ^ | The Day After | 7 November 2012
    Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state. The measure will require approval from the US Congress, but President Barack Obama has said he will respect the vote. The island is currently a US territory, which uses the dollar and whose citizens travel on US passports. But it does not return senators to the US Congress and is represented in Washington by a non-voting delegate. Almost 80% of the island's electorate took part in the referendum, the fourth in the past 45 years. With almost all the votes counted, almost 54% voted to...
  • Quake - 6.3 off of Vancouver Island, Canada

    11/07/2012 6:38:03 PM PST · by djf · 17 replies
    USGS reporting a 6.3 off of Vancouver Island, Canada at 6:01 Pacific Standard Time
  • Damascus Demonstration: To Hell with Freedom, We Want an Islamic Caliphate and Weapons

    11/07/2012 6:32:22 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 9-14-12
    Following are excerpts from footage of a demonstration that took place in Damascus, which was posted on the Internet on September 14, 2012. Demonstrator: Oh Bashar, you traitor... Crowds: Oh Bashar, you traitor... Demonstrator: We want to instate the Koran. Crowds: We want to instate the Koran. Demonstrator: To hell with freedom... Crowds: To hell with freedom... Demonstrator: We want an Islamic caliphate. Crowds: We want an Islamic caliphate. Demonstrator: To hell with being peaceful... Crowds: To hell with being peaceful... Demonstrator: We want weapons and AK-47s. Crowds: We want weapons and AK-47s. Demonstrator: To hell with being peaceful... Crowds:...
  • Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

    11/07/2012 6:31:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/7/2012 | GREG RISLING
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative statement through his attorney. The sentence was the result of a plea bargain between lawyers for Mark Bassely Youssef and federal prosecutors. Youssef admitted in open court that he had used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a driver's license under a false name. He was on probation for a bank fraud case....
  • Are You Proud?

    11/07/2012 6:28:21 PM PST · by Feckless · 17 replies
    Vanity | 11/7/2012 | Feckless
    Vladimir Putin is glad he has the “flexible” Barack Obama in the White House for four more years, likewise our Communist Chinese debtors who see billions more in interest payments coming in to expand their military even as we decimate ours. The Taliban and Al Qaeda have expressed their pleasure, as has Iran and the dictators in Venezuela and Cuba. Even if you are one of the 4,300,000 on welfare, getting a monthly check for nothing except taking up space and breeding or the 46,700,000 on food stamps or the 62,700,000 on Medicaid, or maybe you hit the Trifecta and...
  • Total surveillance state: TSA plans to track all of your daily travels

    11/07/2012 6:25:16 PM PST · by Abiotic · 22 replies
    NaturalNews ^ | 11-7-2012 | J.D.Heyes
    As the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress begins, millions of Americans are looking to the elected members of the 113th Congress to fix a host of problems ailing the country. The economy and job creation aside, one of the most pressing issues is reining in out-of-control federal bureaucracies. The Environmental Protection Agency comes to mind, as does the Department of Agriculture's promotion of GM foods. But additionally concerning is the rapid expansion of the size, scope and reach of the Transportation Security Administration, which continues to usurp authority and trample constitutional rights of more and more Americans - especially...
  • Obama Wins 8 of the Nation’s 10 Wealthiest Counties

    11/07/2012 6:24:30 PM PST · by grundle · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 7, 2012 | Paul Toscano
    In an election that often focused on debates about class warfare, President Barack Obama was favored over multimillionaire businessman Mitt Romney in eight of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties. And his margin of victory in all eight counties was greater than that of the national vote, in which Obama was leading by 50 percent to 48 percent with 97 percent of precincts reporting. The findings are based on a CNBC.com analysis of Census Bureau numbers on average annual household income from 2006-2011 and results from Tuesday’s elections. The 10 richest counties accounted for 1,337,700 votes, or about 1.1 percent of...
  • Would you buy from the Big Three now?

    11/07/2012 6:23:27 PM PST · by ealgeone · 123 replies
    vanity | 11/07/12 | ealgeone
    After the auto unions supported bammy, would you ever consider buying a car from the Big Three again?
  • After Obama win, say goodbye to neocons, at least for a few years

    11/07/2012 6:23:27 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Nov 7 2012 | Dan Murphy
    Dan Senor has no more influence in the White House today than he did yesterday. That's the key foreign policy takeaway from the US reelection of President Barack Obama last night. Mitt Romney had surrounded himself with neocons and other hawkish advisers, eager to regain the influence they lost when John McCain fell to Mr. Obama in 2008. Now, it looks like four more years in the wilderness for them. The chance that the US will start a new war has decreased, and Obama and like-minded officials will continue to put their realist stamp on US foreign relations as they...