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  • Flashback: Would Petraeus Betray Obama as Romney's VP?

    11/10/2012 11:56:16 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | August 7, 2012 | John T. Bennett
    The White House and CIA are firmly denying a report that President Obama believes Mitt Romney wants CIA Director David Petraeus as his running mate. And one GOP source doubts Petraeus would even accept. The Drudge Report raised eyebrows when it posted a piece Tuesday (August 7, 2012) alleging President Obama "whispered" to a "top fundraiser" this week that Romney is courting the general-turned-spy. Drudge did not identify the source of the report, citing only an "insider." Shortly after the report went live, White House press secretary Jay Carney tried to torpedo any rumors that Obama made the hushed comment...
  • Virginia: DuPont to cut 64 local jobs

    11/10/2012 11:54:23 AM PST · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    DuPont Co. plans to cut 64 jobs in the Richmond area as part of a larger corporate restructuring announced in October. The affected jobs are salaried positions, a company spokeswoman said Friday. DuPont notified state officials through a WARN act notice, which said the cuts would by occur by Dec. 31.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: NECESSARY CAUSE, 11-10-12

    11/10/2012 11:54:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-10-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):NECESSARY CAUSE An agent that acts according to compulsory tendencies of its nature, and not freely or from conscious intent. It is a naturally determined agent that cannot not act the way it does. See Also: CAUSE,See Also: EFFICIENT CAUSE,See Also: FINAL CAUSE,See Also: FIRST CAUSE,See Also: FORMAL CAUSE,See Also: FREE CAUSE,See Also: MATERIAL CAUSE,See Also: MORAL CAUSE,See Also: SECONDARY CAUSE All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Foodstamps Surge By Most In One Year To New All Time Record, In Delayed Release

    11/10/2012 11:47:59 AM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    While there had been speculation that the BLS may delay the release of its October nonfarm payroll number until after the election, it turned out there was no reason to worry. Perhaps this is because the number, while at stall speed, was not quite as horrible as some had expected (even if the change in average hourly earnings did tumble to new all time lows) and so boosted Obama's reelection chances. There was, however, another closely tracked number which perhaps is far more indicative of the economic "growth" in the past 4 years, which certainly had a delayed release. The...
  • Giuliani: Petraeus resignation 'convenient' for Obama administration

    11/10/2012 11:45:36 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/10/2012 | David Eldridge
    “Now we’re going to have a hearing next week, and the man who knows the facts, David Petraeus — he’s the only man who can really tell us what the CIA knew, what they did, why they did it, how they did it — he’s not going to testify. This is a very convenient way to get the administration out of a very very difficult situation,” Mr. Giuliani said on Greta van Susteren’s show. “But this is inevitable. This is like Watergate. This is all going to come out. It may take a month, it may take five months. But...
  • The Church – The Bride of Christ

    11/10/2012 11:38:17 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Catholicim Pure.wordpress.com ^ | February 11, 2011 | Michael Voris
    The Church – The Bride of Christ Posted on February 11, 2011 by mmvc Many of you will have encountered Michael Voris, the Catholic layman with a mission, from his 5-minute videos entitled “The Vortex”. Through these regular short episodes, Voris aims to inform and educate fellow Catholics and those looking in from the outside. He exposes “lies and falsehoods” in the Church in a no-nonsense, no-holds-barred kind of way. Some love both his clean, crisp style and his message, while others are less fond of the messenger, but largely agree with what he has to say. And then there...
  • Rove under fire

    11/10/2012 11:37:44 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 32 replies
    New Jersey.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | New Jersey.com
    Karl Rove is feeling the heat. The face of the historic $1 billion plan to unseat President Barack Obama and turn the Senate Republican, Rove now finds himself the leading scapegoat for its failure. And he's scrambling to protect his status as a top GOP money man by convincing disappointed donors to his Crossroads groups that he did the best he could with their $300 million. Sources tell POLITICO that some donors have called Crossroads officials to ask how their polling could have been so far off, while others are openly grumbling that the groups should have spent more on...
  • Louisiana citizens petition White House to 'peacefully' withdraw from US. (from Drudge)

    11/10/2012 11:27:46 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 87 replies
    Full title of petition: "Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." Posted on Drudge. As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to...
  • Is the Republican Party Dead or Dying? Part I

    11/10/2012 11:26:10 AM PST · by DanMiller · 17 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 10, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Should we put it on life support and hope that it survives or attempt to displace it gradually with something better?Yesterday, I received a gracious e-mail from the Obama-Biden campaign thanking me personally for all that I had done: Friend -- I hope you saw Jim's note with the video of President Obama thanking supporters and staff. I wanted to single you out especially because you've gone above and beyond in your support of the President. (Emphasis added.) I only wish I could have done even more to support his defeat; after all that he had done, it was past...
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: Either Petraeus Will Testify Voluntarily Over Benghazi or We Will Subpoena Him

    11/10/2012 11:24:29 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/10/2012 | Madeleine Morgensten
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Friday vowed to subpoena outgoing CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus if he won’t testify voluntarily about the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Gowdy said that while he regretted the “personal ramifications” of Petraeus’ sudden resignation over an extramarital affair, it would not stop Congress from hearing from him about the assault on the consulate that left four Americans dead. “The fact that he’s resigned and had an affair has nothing to do with whether or not he’s gonna be subpoenaed to Congress,” Gowdy said on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”...
  • Romancing the Source

    11/10/2012 11:19:04 AM PST · by billorites · 4 replies
    American Journalism Review ^ | May 2002 | Lori Robertson
    The reporter-source relationship can blossom into something more intimate and more troubling, as evidenced by the Suzy Wetlaufer-Jack Welch affair. But other types of close ties between journalists and newsmakers can also pose nettlesome problems. It was a cozy reporter-source relationship in the extreme, a clear conflict of interest and a deliciously scandalous affair that produced gasps and gossiping among journalists. The editor--not just a lowly reporter--but the top editor of the Harvard Business Review had become romantically involved with the married former General Electric chairman, Jack Welch, after she interviewed him for a story. Now, Suzy Wetlaufer did what...
  • More on the Timing of Petraeus’s Resignation

    11/10/2012 11:17:04 AM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Ronald Kessler of Newsmax has more details on the Petraeus affair. They are rather sordid, and raise more questions about the timing of his resignation: [A]n FBI source says the investigation began when American intelligence mistook an email Petraeus had sent to his girlfriend as a reference to corruption. Petraeus was commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan from July 4, 2010 until July 18, 2011. The investigation began last spring, but the FBI then pored over his emails when he was stationed in Afghanistan. … Given his top secret clearance and the fact that Petraeus is married, the FBI continued...
  • Big Brother alert: Microsoft wants to know how many friends you've got in your living room

    11/10/2012 11:16:00 AM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk ^ | november 9, 2012 | mic wright
    One of Microsoft’s latest patent applications is a humdinger. It proposes to turn the Kinect camera into a snitch for movie studios, reporting back just how many friends you’ve got in your living room and what they’re watching. Think that sounds alarmist? Here’s what it actually says: “The users consuming the content on a display device are monitored so that if the number of user-views licensed is exceeded, remedial action may be taken.” It’s that blatant – a system to spy on private viewing habits. If put into practice, Microsoft’s plan could mean that the film you’re watching suddenly stops...
  • BREAKING: Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, Florida

    11/10/2012 11:13:13 AM PST · by cruise_missile · 94 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 10, 2012 | Heather Ginsberf
    On Tuesday only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. “The Unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county.” The Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, had this to say concerning the 141% voter turnout: “They may have had something like that in Palm Beach County, but we’ve never seen that here.” So maybe Allen West wasn’t crazy to ask for a lock-down on the ballot boxes and machines in this county. According to the report...
  • Tempers fray as many in U.S. Northeast still without power

    11/10/2012 11:07:41 AM PST · by granada · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | Edward Krudy
    Frustration with continuing power outages, travel chaos, and long lines for gasoline grew on Saturday as residents of Long Island, hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, planned to a protest outside the headquarters of the local utility company. Residents said they would take to the streets for a second day outside the Long Island Power Authority in Hicksville. There are still over 400,000 customers without power nearly two weeks after the storm, and more than 170,000 are on Long Island. Meanwhile, New Yorkers faced their second day of gasoline rationing. Under the system, which was introduced in New Jersey last week,...
  • A Message From Beyond: My Wife's Lover (Prataeus???)

    11/10/2012 10:55:21 AM PST · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    NYT ^ | 7-13-12
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  • Murphy Above Recount Range; No West Concession("We Will Absolutely Take Legal Action")

    11/10/2012 10:54:58 AM PST · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    wftv ^ | 1:34 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 | MATT SEDENSKY
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.(AP) — Firebrand GOP Rep. Allen West, whose made-for-TV rhetoric made him a prized voice of extreme conservatives, has been ousted by political newcomer Patrick Murphy, according to the state's vote count Saturday, but the incumbent was not planning to concede. In complete but unofficial numbers, Murphy held a 2,442-vote lead in the District 18 race. His 50.4 percent of the vote was above the threshold for a recount, but West's campaign said they would press forward. "We're simply not going to just walk away from the race until we see that the numbers add up," West...
  • Postman pet: Courier cycles up to 25 miles with his CAT on his shoulder... [w/pix, vid]

    11/10/2012 10:54:17 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 11/8/12 | Sara Malm
    A mailman has taken inspiration from popular children’s cartoon Postman Pat – carrying out his deliveries with a cat companion. Rudi Saldia rides with cat MJ perched on his shoulder, much to the surprise and joy of fellow road users. The 25-year-old bike courier and his six-month-old kitten deliver parcels all across their home town of Philadelphia and hope to manage 100 mile rides in less than a year.
  • Who Authorized FBI Surveillance of Gen. Petraeus?

    11/10/2012 10:51:39 AM PST · by Perdogg · 106 replies
    Even by the standards of the friday afternoon news dump tradition, yesterday's news that Gen. David Petraeus had resigned from the CIA was a stunner. The most heralded military officer of his generation fell from grace after it was revealed he'd had an affair with his biographer. The affair was discovered earlier this year soon after the FBI began monitoring his email. This raises a very serious question. Who authorized the FBI to monitor the e-mail of the Director of the CIA?
  • Hispanics To Obama: We Helped You, Now You Help Us [Hispanics Now 10% of Electorate]

    11/10/2012 10:48:27 AM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 10, 2012 | James Eng
    Hispanics To Obama: We Helped You, Now You Help Us By James Eng Hispanic voters, who were instrumental in putting Barack Obama back in the White House, now hope the president will work diligently in his second term to cross some big to-dos off their legislative wish list: jobs, affordable education, health care access and immigration reform. Hispanics voted for Obama over Mitt Romney by a resounding 71 percent to 27 percent and may have put him over the top in several key swing states. The total number of potential Hispanic voters this year reached a record 23.7 million –...
  • Boehner's GOP Problems Complicate Deficit Negotiations (Stop "negotiations" and let it crash)

    11/10/2012 10:48:06 AM PST · by tobyhill · 121 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/10/2012 | By JOHN PARKINSON
    House Speaker John Boehner is about to begin another attempt at a grand bargain deficit reduction deal with President Obama, a high wire act in which he will be buffeted by demands from the White House as well as from House Republicans. The difficulty of keeping in step with the hard line approach of his fellow Republicans has been on view since the presidential election. On Thursday, Boehner told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that repealing Obamacare was no longer his party's strategy saying, "Obamacare is the law of the land" and the election settled the dispute over repeal. Shortly after...
  • Democrats No Longer Care

    11/10/2012 10:47:10 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | November 10th, 2012 | Jiim Emerson
    The election revealed the true nature of the supporters of Barack Obama: they do not care about anyone but themselves. The Free Obama-phone Lady from Ohio is now the face of America. If you don’t give her free stuff you suck. After a hard day of ranting about how great Obama is and how evil conservatives are goes home to watch her flat screen TV she got with her Obama bucks EBT card. Voter Suppression The only Americans who were denied the right to vote were the men and women selflessly serving this nation overseas, Obama supporters and no—show Republicans...
  • Crimewave cat Oscar given a feline 'Asbo' and therapy [UK; w/pic]

    11/10/2012 10:46:46 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 11 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 11/7/12 | Tariq Tahir
    A cat behind a crimewave that has terrorised the village where he lives for years has been slapped with the feline equivalent of an Asbo. Owner Caroline Hughes plans to dose him up on flower essences to stay calm and keep him indoors. His bad boy antics include being reported to police for fighting dogs and stealing neighbours’ food. And Oscar – a five-year-old Turkish van cat – injured a man, Tom Ridgeway, so badly the 77-year-old was in hospital for a week. Telecoms worker Ms Hughes is even considering moving home as her pet has such a fearsome reputation....
  • Bleed the Government. Do it quick. The faster government collapses more infrastructure will remain

    11/10/2012 10:45:50 AM PST · by jongaltsr · 13 replies
    If we wait for the government to slowly crumble over 4 or more years, the more of our infrastructure will also be lost (through stealing, conversion, sale to foreign interests, and just plane old neglect because nobody will spend the money to keep it up and in good conditions. Instead our leaders will piecemeal disassemble EVERYTHING or just let it set and rot. Instead of spending money for "Our" national benefits, they are going to spend it on N. Africa, the Middle East, Greece, Spain, The U.N., Argentina yet-ta yet-ta yet-ta! Obama has been promising for a LONG time now,...
  • Nancy Pelosi mum about future after Republicans keep House (plays race AND sex cards)

    11/10/2012 10:41:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/09/12 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Nancy Pelosi mum about future after Republicans keep HouseBy JOHN BRESNAHAN | 11/9/12 3:48 PM EST With her political future on the line, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is keeping out of sight. Pelosi sent a memo to her Democratic colleagues on Friday thanking them “for your enthusiasm for electing more Democrats to the House.” **SNIP** “Next week we will be welcoming a very large Democratic freshman class. The Democratic Caucus will bring to the 113th Congress the first caucus where the majority is women and minorities,” Pelosi said in her memo Friday. “Our new Caucus will celebrate the great...
  • British have invaded nine out of ten countries -- so look out Luxembourg

    11/10/2012 10:41:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Sunday, November 4, 2012 | Jasper Copping
    Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found. Every schoolboy used to know that at the height of the empire, almost a quarter of the atlas was coloured pink, showing the extent of British rule. But that oft recited fact dramatically understates the remarkable global reach achieved by this country. A new study has found that at various times the British have invaded almost 90 per cent of the countries around the globe. The analysis of the histories of the almost 200 countries in the world found only...
  • About That Chart That Says There's A '100% Chance' Of A Recession...

    11/10/2012 10:39:43 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Calculated Risk ^ | Bill McBride
    About That Chart That Says There's A '100% Chance' Of A Recession... Calculated RiskBill McBrideuNov. 10, 2012, 11:36 AM One of the most frequent questions I receive via email is: "Is another recession starting?" There are quite a few people who have been calling a recession recently (ECRI has called several recessions since August 2011 or so). They still have time on their most recent calls, but their earlier calls were wrong. Part of the problem in forecasting right now is the sluggish recovery has ups and downs, and each down looks like the start of a recession to some...
  • Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

    11/10/2012 10:32:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 3 replies
    Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax Save this story to read later AAP November 11, 2012 4:02AM DENMARK'S government will scrap a fat tax it introduced a little over a year ago in a world first. "The fat tax and the extension of the chocolate tax -- the so-called sugar tax -- has been criticised for increasing prices for consumers, increasing companies' administrative costs and putting Danish jobs at risk," the Danish tax ministry said in a statement on Saturday. "At the same time it is believed that the fat tax has, to a lesser extent, contributed to Danes...
  • Obama wins Fla., topping Romney in final tally

    11/10/2012 10:27:33 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 144 replies
    AP ^ | 11-10-2012 | TAMARA LUSH
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000. No matter the outcome, Obama had already clinched re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Romney's 206. The Florida Secretary of State's Office said that with almost 100 percent of the vote counted, Obama led Republican challenger Mitt Romney 50 percent to 49.1 percent, a difference of about 74,000 votes. That was over the half-percent margin where a computer...
  • David Petraeus & Barack's Benghazi Bungle

    11/10/2012 10:24:09 AM PST · by billorites · 38 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Paul A. Rahe
    Here is what I wonder. Did David Petraeus allow himself to be blackmailed by the minions of Barack Obama? The testimony Petraeus gave Congress on Benghazi shortly after the assassination of our ambassador to Libya was a restatement of the patently false narrative foisted on the country by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and their underlings -- to wit, that the assault on the American consulate was a spontaneous demonstration in reaction to the Coptic Christian's Youtube video. Petraeus had to know better. The Benghazi bungle took place on the anniversary of 9/11. There was plenty of intelligence available to Petraeus...
  • What if Obama is stacking the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade?

    11/10/2012 10:18:24 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 30 replies
    Conspiracy Theory
    Obamacare is the law of the land. The Federal Government can now rule over our lives and liberties - And the Supreme Court has Obama's back. Did the Catholic Bishops and Nuns on a Bus manipulate sexually active women to vote Obama in once again? Could Obama be ready to impose a Pro-Life dogma by adding another 2 Pro-Life Supremes? Has the Catholic Church, The Vatican or The Pope ever deceived the masses to a moral ends? Should we pose these questions on the liberal blogs to promote this theory?
  • Labor: Tax The Rich, Don't Touch Safety Nets [Obama: 60% in OH and 66% in WI From Union Households]

    11/10/2012 10:17:52 AM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 10, 2012 | SAM HANANEL
    Labor: Tax The Rich, Don't Touch Safety Nets By SAM HANANEL After two years of getting pummeled in Wisconsin, Indiana and other battleground states, leaders of the nation's big labor unions were beaming on election night. Labor's massive voter turnout effort played a major role in helping President Barack Obama win Ohio, Nevada and Wisconsin, according to exit polls, and its leaders are now looking for a more liberal, pro-union agenda from the White House. "There are things the president can do, and we'll be expecting that leadership from President Obama," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters after the election....
  • Question for the Day Sparked by Thoughts of the Upcoming CCHD Collection

    11/10/2012 10:15:53 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Les Femmes ^ | November 9, 2012 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    In view of the information below about the U.S. bishops' domestic "charity," the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD),  I have a question: Who is more zealous about winning souls?The prince of this world or the U.S. bishops? ____________________________________ IT'S BAAACK...ANNUAL COLLECTION FOR CCHD -NOVEMBER 17-18 In about ten days, most dioceses in the United States will take up the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. For years, researchers have demonstrated that a large portion of the collection goes to Alinskyite community organizing groups that advance abortion, contraception, same-sex activity, and cultural Marxism. In 2010 the controversy alarmed...
  • LAND OF THE FREE, HOME OF THE BRAVE? [a revised essay]

    11/10/2012 10:14:57 AM PST · by MrChips · 2 replies
    vanity | 11/10/2012 | MrChips
    Well, folks, in the wake of this disastrous election, the year 2012 cannot end too soon. But, as it winds down, it is incumbent upon us to ask just what kind of nation we have left, and from just what reservoir of fortitude and courage we conservatives can draw the strength to continue. As the shock of Tuesday night lingered into Wednesday, the depression I experienced reached depths I have rarely known, as did the sheer existential angst and fear, so evident, as well, in various conservative chat rooms and blogs that I visited. We were told so often that...
  • What A Google Search For "Zombie Apocalypse" Should Return...

    11/10/2012 10:13:15 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-10-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • [Canadian conservative advice to GOP] Faith, family and free enterprise [and Latinos]

    11/10/2012 10:09:27 AM PST · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 23 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | Tasha Kheiriddin
    Republicans need to make Hispanics identify with their party based on common values. [...] And there is common ground on the issue of family and several social conservative values. According to the Pew Research Center, while more Hispanic voters describe their values as “liberal” than the general public, they are more socially conservative on abortion and religious observance than the overall population. For even greater self-identification, a high-profile Hispanic candidate on the presidential ticket next time around wouldn’t hurt either. As columnist George Will put it, the real winner in 2012 may be the Republican senator from Florida, Cuban-American Marco...
  • Six-bedroom estate built by Jack Daniel's mogul up for sale with $6 million price tag

    11/10/2012 10:07:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    The sprawling Kentucky mansion built by the liquor mogul behind Jack Daniel's whiskey is now up for sale for $6 million in Harrods Creek, an exclusive neighborhood of Louisville. 'The Avish,' the stately, columned 20,000 square foot manor, was developed in 1910 by Owsley Brown and his wife, Laura Lyons. Construction on the home was completed in 1925. The name translates to 'Rocky Hill' in Gaelic, which was the name of the family's ancestral home in Ireland.
  • Pope Benedict Launches Latin Academy at Vatican

    11/10/2012 10:06:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/10/12
    Pope Benedict XVI has approved the launch of a new Latin language college in the Vatican. The Pontifical Academy for Latin will promote the knowledge and study of the language from classical times to the present day, said the Vatican. The Pope said the Church was the "guardian and promoter" of Latin and that a good understanding of it was more important than ever. The Church officially abandoned the use of Latin in Masses in the 1960s. But Pope Benedict has taken steps to make it easier for priests to say Mass in Latin, rather than their local language, if...
  • Maybe voters didn’t know their lives really did depend on the outcome

    11/10/2012 10:03:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 11/9/2012 | Doug Book
    Many have called the 2012 election the most important in their lifetime. But in citing the economy, unemployment, foreign affairs, gas prices, healthcare and the burgeoning corruption of the American judiciary, political pundits may have universally ignored the real threat to the American public and the reason it was imperative to remove the Obama Regime from power. It happened back in March. Republican representative Tom Graves of Georgia asked FBI Director Robert Mueller whether the Administration’s “…policy of extra-judicial killings of American citizens abroad could also apply in the United States.” Incredibly, Mueller responded “I have to go back. Uh,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660

    11/10/2012 9:57:08 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    NASA ^ | November 10, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: NGC 660 is featured in this cosmic snapshot, a sharp composite of broad and narrow band filter image data from the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea. Over 20 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660's peculiar appearance marks it as a polar ring galaxy. A rare galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings nearly perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk. The bizarre-looking configuration could have been caused by the chance capture of material from a passing galaxy by a...
  • FReeper Recipe Thread

    11/10/2012 9:57:03 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 48 replies
    FreeRepublic Cooks | Nov 10, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the FReeper Recipe Thread (back up and running!) Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or three- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.
  • Israeli tank shells kill at least 4, wound 25 in Gaza

    11/10/2012 9:56:40 AM PST · by granada · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    Israeli tank shells killed at least four Palestinians and wounded 25 in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after an apparent attack on an Israeli army patrol in the border area, Palestinian medics and local witnesses said. The casualty toll was one of the highest in a single incident in Gaza in recent months. Residents said a crowded mourning tent in the Shijaia neighborhood near Gaza City was full of people paying respects to a bereaved family man when a shell struck. Ambulances, private vehicles and motorbikes rushed the wounded to hospital, eyewitnesses said. Among those killed was an 18-year-old man.
  • ***Conservative Replies to Liberal Lies***

    11/10/2012 9:53:49 AM PST · by The Wizard · 5 replies
    stardate: 1211.10
    Accepting that when the counting of the votes is compromised no one can beat the thief, and to have real elections in the future the GOP will have to take greater care in the tabulation of votes, (or no size turn out will be able to win) here are the replies to the lies that were never presented, and would have delivered even more votes to the GOP: 1. The 1% lie: Those in the 1% are the winners in life, the ones we all want to be, the ones people come from all over the world to have a...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Melotte 15 in the Heart

    11/10/2012 9:52:16 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | November 09, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Cosmic clouds seem to form fantastic shapes in the central regions of emission nebula IC 1805. Of course, the clouds are sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula's newborn star cluster, Melotte 15. About 1.5 million years young, the cluster stars are toward the right in this colorful skyscape, along with dark dust clouds in silhouette against glowing atomic gas. A composite of narrow and broad band telescopic images, the view spans about 30 light-years and includes emission from hydrogen in green, sulfur in red, and oxygen in blue hues. Wider field images...
  • Here's The Real Reason Nate Silver's Perfect Election Call Was Such An Awesome Breakthrough

    11/10/2012 9:49:38 AM PST · by nathanbedford · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 10, 2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Obama was handily favored every single day of the race. The closest thing to a game changer (by far) was the early disastrous debate in early Ocrober. But at no point, did Romney's odds of winning hit 50%. And by the middle of October, Obama was back on the re-ascent. Sandy didn't change anything. The 47% tape didn't change anything. Benghazi didn't change anything. Paul Ryan's selection didn't change anything, and so forth. Romney didn't lose because of a glitch in his election day Get Out The Vote app, which is something a lot of folks are talking about right...
  • Madison (WI) to require IDs for bus riders with passes

    11/10/2012 9:43:06 AM PST · by UB355 · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 11/10/2012 | Associated Press
    University of Wisconsin students and employees have unlimited ride passes. There are concerns the bus passes are being used fraudulently. So, beginning Monday, an employment or school photo ID will be required. UW-Madison employee and student bus passes are non-transferable. So, if the users don't have their IDs, the passes will be confiscated and a 1-day pass will be offered.
  • The Economic Presentation in 8 Parts

    11/10/2012 9:42:53 AM PST · by Disambiguator · 5 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | November 9, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    Here it is.
  • BARACK OBAMA FRAUD 2012- (MUST READ- MUST GO VIRAL!)

    11/10/2012 9:42:47 AM PST · by patriot08 · 161 replies
    Barack Obama Voter Fraud 2012 ^ | Nov 9, 2012 | ObamaVoterFraud
    Barack Obama voter fraud 2012 http://www.ObamaVoterFraud.com/ Friday, November 9, 2012 - 22 Updates Posted Today and People You Can Contact! See FRIDAY UPDATES! * Is this what Barack Obama calls a “ground game?” All things considered, on this page and elsewhere, Mitt Romney IS our President elect. Let’s do something about it! I’ll be adding additional links on a regular basis and forwarding all of this information to Mitt’s campaign! Please send other links. Evidence of massive Obama voter fraud in Colorado! Ten counties show 104% to 140% turnout! http://www.redstate.com/2012/09/04/colorado-counties-have-more-voters-than-people/ Fraud: Some told they already voted, others brag about voting...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Arp 188 and the Tadpole's Tail

    11/10/2012 9:42:12 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | November 08, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: In this stunning vista, based on image data from the Hubble Legacy Archive, distant galaxies form a dramatic backdrop for disrupted spiral galaxy Arp 188, the Tadpole Galaxy. The cosmic tadpole is a mere 420 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation Draco. Its eye-catching tail is about 280 thousand light-years long and features massive, bright blue star clusters. One story goes that a more compact intruder galaxy crossed in front of Arp 188 - from right to left in this view - and was slung around behind the Tadpole by their gravitational attraction. During the close encounter, tidal...