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  • These are the times that try men's souls.

    11/10/2012 2:11:15 PM PST · by Barnacle · 3 replies
    The Marxists are in control. But, are they really? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98br3RuMrJE&feature=related I take comfort in this. I hope you can too.
  • Meat-eating sponge dines 2 miles below ocean's surface

    11/10/2012 2:09:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    OurAmazingPlanet ^ | updated 11/9/2012 12:06:26 PM ET | By Becky Oskin
    A new carnivore shaped like a candelabra has been spotted in deep ocean waters off California's Monterey Bay. The meat-eating species was dubbed the "harp sponge," so-called because its structure resembles a harp or lyre turned on its side. A team from the Monterey Bay Research Aquarium Institute in Moss Landing, Calif., discovered the sponge in 2000 while exploring with a remotely operated vehicle. The sponges live nearly 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) beneath the ocean's surface. "We were just amazed. No one had ever seen this animal with their own eyes before," said Lonny Lundsten, an invertebrate biologist at the...
  • Democrats’ “Get-out-the-Vote” Efforts Impressive

    11/10/2012 2:07:03 PM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    One of the things many of the pre-election polls failed to account for was the Democratic Party’s potent get-out-the-vote efforts. While a complete accounting for all votes has not yet been achieved, results from several locations in key battleground states are impressive. In nearly two dozen precincts from Philadelphia President Obama received over 99% of the ballots cast. This was topped by some precincts in Cleveland where the President secured 100% of the votes cast. As sterling a performance as these locations in two states accomplished, they were both outdone by precincts in Colorado where the President received in excess...
  • Inside Ronald Reagan (1975 Interview with Reagan by Reason)

    11/10/2012 2:06:40 PM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    Reason ^ | Jul. 1, 1975 12:00 am | Manuel Klausner
    "I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves." Those of us concerned about liberty have had good reason of late to be interested in Ronald Reagan. Increasingly, California’s former governor has been turning up in first place among Republican figures in political opinion polls, among Independents as well as Republicans. In addition, in recent months Reagan has taken to using the term "libertarian" (or "libertarian-conservative") to describe his political philosophy. All of which naturally made us interested in taking a closer look at the man and his ideas. Thanks to the efforts of the late Ned Hutchinson...
  • Hunting for the real 'Planet X'

    11/10/2012 2:03:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Friday, 9 November 2012 | Mark Thompson
    Through accurate measurements of Charon's orbit, the mass of Pluto could be deduced. Ultimately it showed that the 'ninth planet' couldn't possibly have affected the orbits of Uranus and Neptune as observations appeared to show. The renewed interest in Planet X was short lived as the Neptunian flyby by Voyager 2 in 1989 revealed its mass was less than thought. Reapplying this knowledge showed the outermost "ice giant" planets were behaving exactly as they should and the orbital perturbations were down to observational error. It seems the myth of Planet X had finally died. This could have been the end...
  • The Economic Presentation in 8 Parts (ANN BARNHARDT)

    11/10/2012 1:58:15 PM PST · by Errant · 50 replies
    Barnhardt.biz ^ | November 9, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    Ann Barnhardt Economic Presentation in 8 Parts Here is the link to the workbook in PDF. Part One Topics: Systemic Counterparty Risk Money is a Fungible Proxy for Your Very Humanity All Currencies are Fiat The Gold Standard is Not Necessary The Economy is Going to Implode Pt. 1 of 8 Part Two Topics: The Gold Standard is Not Necessary Continued WE Are the Gold The Morality and Economically Essential Nature of Interest The Real Problem in Banking System: Unbacked Unsecured Lending Bank Balance Sheet Exercise The Economy is Going to Implode Pt. 2 of 8 Part Three Topics: Sample...
  • A Brilliant Career With a Meteoric Rise and an Abrupt Fall

    11/10/2012 1:58:15 PM PST · by billorites · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 11, 2012 | SCOTT SHANE, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and PETER BAKER.
    David H. Petraeus’s “Rules for Living” appeared on The Daily Beast Web site on Monday, posted by his biographer, a fellow West Point graduate 20 years his junior named Paula Broadwell. The fifth rule, beneath his familiar portrait in full military regalia, began: “We all make mistakes. The key is to recognize them and admit them.” Mr. Petraeus took his own advice on Friday and resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency after admitting to an extramarital affair; officials identified the woman in question as Ms. Broadwell. The full back story is not yet clear, though his affair came...
  • IDF Changes Rules of Engagement Along Syrian Border

    11/10/2012 1:57:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/12 | Elad Benari
    The continued spillover of the fighting in Syria into Israel has caused the IDF to change the rules of engagement along the Syrian border. According to a Channel 2 News report on Friday, the new orders instruct soldiers to respond if fire from Syria is dangerous and persistent. The report noted that while Israel wants to avoid such confrontation with Syria as much as possible, the main concern is that Islamist elements are contained along the Syrian border. At the beginning of the week, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz warned that Syria's civil war might soon become "an Israeli...
  • This is the Way “Forward” – Gov. Scott Nixes ObamaCare Healthcare Exchanges [YES!]

    11/10/2012 1:50:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Shark-Tank.net ^ | 11/9/12 | Lone Shark
    There’s one path “forward” for Republicans if they’re serious about reclaiming power in the future- do not capitulate to the failed ideas and destructive economic policies that President Barack Obama will assuredly quadruple down on in the wake of his re-election. It’s one thing to win an election by misleading and bribing the masses, but let me be clear, as Obama would say- in no way, shape or form did the president win a national debate on the merits of his policies- and his policies, when they are fully implemented will undoubtedly cost us jobs, raise our taxes and further...
  • Thank you to all the military!

    11/10/2012 1:46:24 PM PST · by cbrundage · 15 replies
    I hope I am posting this properly - I am new to the FR and this is my first post. I want to say how deeply I am disturbed at the hostility to the military in our administration and sickened as I know many of you are at what our society has become. God bless all our military, present and past! I made an image to say thanks - http://cbrundage.net/freedom.htm
  • Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own

    11/10/2012 1:46:11 PM PST · by mom of young patriots · 72 replies
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov ^ | Nov. 9, 2012 | Micah H
    Here is how the document reads- The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of...
  • Since 2009, right to work states created 4x as many jobs as forced union states

    11/10/2012 1:45:49 PM PST · by willowsdale · 7 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | November 9 | Mark Perry
    President Obama, speaking at an AFL-CIO conference in April this year, “I believe when folks try to take collective bargaining rights away by passing so-called right-to-work laws, which might also be called ‘right-to-work for less’ laws, that’s not about economics, that’s about politics.” Well, President Obama, you might want to consider that it was the disproportionate job creation in those “right to work for less” states that may have helped you get re-elected, here’s why: From Stan Greer writing on the National Institute for Labor Relations Research blog: Exit polling conducted by the Associated Press indicates one important reason the...
  • Obama again urges middle-class tax cuts (No Deal! Bush Tax Cuts set to expire for ALL)

    11/10/2012 1:44:29 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/10/2012 | By Kate Gibson
    President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on Saturday repeated their willingness to work for a bipartisan agreement to avert the automatic spending cuts and tax increases slated to begin early next year. If the U.S. is serious about reducing the deficit, “we have to combine spending cuts with revenue — and that means asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more in taxes.”Obama said in his weekly address, reiterating a stance made often during his re-election campaign. Calling on Congress to pass the middle-class tax cuts for 98% of Americans, the president said since both parties agree...
  • Economy: Post-Election Firings and Layoffs Surge

    11/10/2012 1:41:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | November 10, 2012 | Michael Snyder
    The victory by Barack Obama on election night has resulted in a huge wave of firings and layoffs all over America. A large number of businesses seem to have suddenly shifted into panic mode. The number of layoff announcements that we have seen in the last 48 hours has been absolutely shocking. So why is this happening? Well, the truth is that the federal government is absolutely suffocating small businesses all over America with rules, regulations and taxes. If you have never tried to run a small business, then you have no idea how oppressive this system actually is for...
  • BBC Director-General George Entwistle resigns in wake of Newsnight sex abuse scandal

    11/10/2012 1:36:33 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov 10 2012 | Leon Watson and Anna Edwards
    The BBC's Director General George Entwistle has stepped down tonight in wake of Newsnight sex abuse scandal. He made the statement outside New Broadcasting House alongside Lord Patten, the chair of the BBC Trust. The explosive announcement came hours after the editor-in-chief was humiliated live on air by one of his own presenters today over the Newsnight report that wrongly implicated former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine in child abuse.
  • EU Budget Battle: Berlin and Brussels Demand More from London and Paris

    11/10/2012 1:28:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/09/2012 | Philipp Wittrock and Roland Nelles/cgh with wire reports
    The European Commission and top German politicians are becoming increasingly exasperated with both France and Britain as the summit in Brussels to determine the EU budget for the seven-year period from 2014 to 2020 approaches. Both countries have been insistent on getting their way as member states position themselves for what promise to be difficult talks—and both London and Paris have threatened to veto the budget if it doesn't meet their expectations. In response, European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger, Germany's representative on the EU's executive body, has harshly criticized the two countries. …
  • Murphy wins; West supporters skeptical

    11/10/2012 1:20:19 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 75 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 | Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
    At 4:45 a.m. today, after 21-hours of non-stop ballot copying and counting, Democratic candidate Patrick Murphy defeated Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West for the District 18 congressional seat. The final tally — still considered unofficial — put Murphy ahead of West by 2,429 votes. Overall, Murphy captured 166,799 votes to West’s 164,370 in District 18, which spans portions of Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties. An automatic recount is triggered by a margin of 0.5 percent. Murphy’s lead gives him a .7 percent advantage. All ballots in Martin and St. Lucie counties have been counted.
  • America's Story (part 10) - Sergeant York

    11/10/2012 1:18:02 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 13 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | smithsk
    Remember World War One? My grandfather had fought in that war and it seemed like a century ago ... and it was. In two years will be the centennial of the start of the First World War (1914 - 1918). At that time, it was called the Great War, the World War, the War to End all Wars. Only after the start of World War Two was it called World War One. (First World War.com - A Multimedia History of World War One) We see a legacy of the Great War this coming Monday. Signing the Armistice to cease the...
  • President Obama, where are the tears for those you lead?

    11/10/2012 1:16:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Alice Steward
    The leader of the free world let his emotions flow this week, crying as he thanked staffers the day after his re-election. The tears of joy were humanizing, but it begs the question: where are the tears of heartache for those who are suffering? Where are the tears for the 23 million Americans out of work who worry about putting food on the table, the Hurricane Sandy victims who are still without power or without a home, and where were the tears as the four flag-draped coffins returned from Benghazi? Our leader is able to witness the country’s worst heartbreak...
  • CBS 5 Cameraman Beaten, Robbed After Oakland Live Shot (the Amish strike again!)

    11/10/2012 1:11:42 PM PST · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A photojournalist for CBS 5 San Francisco was beaten and robbed of his camera by a group of young men in Oakland following a live newscast report Wednesday. Photographer Gregg Welk and reporter Anne Makovec had just finished their noon report on the passage of Prop 30 in front of Oakland Technical High School on the 4300 block of Broadway. After the live shot, an unknown number of men rushed up, punched Welk and grabbed his camera, according to CBS 5 Communications Director Akilah Bolden-Monifa.
  • FBI Source: Petraeus Case Held Until After Election to Not Hurt Obama Politically

    11/10/2012 1:08:55 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 10, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Outgoing CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus’ resignation over an extramarital affair was reportedly held until after Tuesday’s election to avoid “potential embarrassment” for President Barack Obama, according to Newsmax. FBI agents learned of the affair while monitoring Petraeus’ emails out of concern that the woman, Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell, may have had access to his personal account, the Associated Press reported. But an FBI source told Ronald Kessler, the author and journalist who broke the Secret Service prostitution scandal, that rather than having Petraeus resign immediately, the decision was made to hold it until after the election for political purposes:...
  • Obama Plays Golf

    11/10/2012 12:58:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 10,2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama is spending his first Saturday after winning reelection on the golf course. Today's outing is to the course on Andrews Air Force Base. "Motorcade arrived at Andrews Air Force Base at 11:01 am after an uneventful ride," the pool report reads. "President Obama is playing golf with three White House aides: Eugene Kang, Joe Paulson and trip director Marvin Nicholson, according to a White House official. Pool is holding at the Andrews fast food court for the next few hours." Toward the end of the campaign, Obama seemed to have eased off his golf game. He did,...
  • Mitt Romney's campaign cancels staff credit cards on election night

    11/10/2012 12:55:13 PM PST · by matt04 · 37 replies
    When Mitt Romney’s staffers tried to take cabs home after the Republican presidential nominee’s election night concession speech, they discovered a problem. According to NBC, the Romney campaign cancelled staffers’ campaign credit cards in the middle of the night. NBC went on to report about the disassembling of the Romney campaign – but the anecdote about the credit cards has gone viral, getting picked up by the likes of Esquire and Forbes. It’s not the only bit of quirky trivia reported on in the post-election coffee buzz. The Boston Globe discovered that Romney planned an eight-minute fireworks display over the...
  • America Has Already Lost Tuesday's Election [How A German Socialist Sees The USA]

    11/10/2012 12:55:01 PM PST · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | 05 November 2012 | Jakob Augstein
    Regardless of who wins the election on Tuesday, total capitalism is America's true ruler, and it has the power to destroy the country.
  • Romney campaign cut off funds, credit cards to staffers on Election Night

    11/10/2012 12:54:26 PM PST · by dirtboy · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/9/2012 | Kristen A Lee
    Team Romney acted fast to sever its staff’s access to campaign funds Tuesday after the Republican candidate’s crushing defeat by President Obama. NBC News reported that campaign aides taking cabs home late on Election Night found that their campaign-issued credit cards had already been cut off.
  • 4 Soldiers Wounded by Missile, One Very Seriously

    11/10/2012 12:41:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Gaza terrorists hit an IDF jeep with an anti-tank missile early Saturday evening. The IDF Spokesman announced that four soldiers were hurt. IDF Radio said that on soldier was very seriously wounded and another soldier suffered moderate-to-serious wounds. Both were evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. Two other soldiers were in light to moderate condition, suffering from shrapnel wounds. They were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. The jeep reportedly caught fire. It had been driving along the border between Gaza and Israel, opposite the Zeitoun neighborhood in central Gaza, east of Gaza City. Voice of Israel public radio...
  • The ‘nones’ say 2012 election proves they are a political force

    11/10/2012 12:31:09 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    RNS ^ | November 8, 2012 | Kimberly Winston
    (RNS) Last month, Lauren Anderson Youngblood, communications manager for the Secular Coalition for America, approached Broderick Johnson, a senior adviser to the Obama campaign, as they both left a conference on religion and the election. The SCA is an umbrella group representing 11 nontheistic organizations. So who, Youngblood asked Johnson, could she reach out to with their concerns about civil rights, access to health care and education? “He said, ‘We don’t view you as a constituency,’” Youngblood said. “He said, ‘We don’t do outreach to that community.’” After Tuesday's election, that may soon change. According to a Pew Forum on...
  • "How You 'Mite Give'" (Sermon on Mark 12:38-44)

    11/10/2012 12:22:56 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 11, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “How You ‘Mite Give’” (Mark 12:38-44)Today I want to talk to you about how you give. Notice, I said “how you give,” rather than “how much you give.” There’s a difference. How you give is much more important than how much you give--although, how you give will almost assuredly affect how much you give. I’m talking here about what you give in the offering plate and how you do it. What sort of attitude and motivation do you have in your giving? From God’s perspective, that is what’s most important when you put that envelope into the offering plate. A...
  • Unrequited Love: Explaining Germany's Infantile Crush on Obama

    11/10/2012 12:21:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/09/2012 | Jan Fleischhauer
    There is hardly an issue about which Germans as so united as they are by their desire to see America on its knees. It unites both the left and the right. Wherever they look, they see decay, a lack of culture and ignorance. … The criticism of America has always been a bit infantile. One is familiar with the theory from psychoanalysis, when people talk about transference, or when suppressed feelings or emotions are overcome by projecting them onto others. … The childish excitement over Obama, that once again took hold over Germans during this election—fully 93 percent of the...
  • FBI probe of Petraeus triggered by e-mail threats from biographer, officials say

    11/10/2012 12:19:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 155 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/10/2012 | Sari Horwitz and Greg Miller
    The collapse of the dazzling career of CIA Director David H. Petraeus was triggered when a woman with whom he was having an affair sent threatening e-mails to another woman close to him, according to three senior law enforcement officials with knowledge of the episode. The recipient of the e-mails was so frightened that she went to the FBI for protection and help tracking down the sender, according to the officials. The FBI investigation traced the threats to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and a Petraeus biographer, and uncovered explicit e-mails between Broadwell and Petraeus, the officials said.
  • Sanctuary-city policy enables dangerous drivers

    11/10/2012 12:14:44 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 9, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Drew Rosenberg became a victim of San Francisco's immigration policies on Nov. 16, 2010. The second-year law student was riding his motorcycle in rush-hour traffic when a car driven by an unlicensed driver made a left turn and hit him. That evening, Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village received the phone call every parent dreads. His precious son was dead. Then another nightmare unfolded. As Rosenberg investigated driver Roberto Galo's background, he discovered that San Francisco's policies regarding immigrants have served as an enabler for dangerous drivers.
  • Hmm: Obama Received Over 98% in Dozens of VA Districts, Often in Odd (But Similar) Patterns

    11/10/2012 12:12:56 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 67 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/10/12 | Aurelius
    In looking at the voting data from Richmond, Virginia, an observer is struck by a few things. First is that Mitt Romney and Barack Obama were running neck-and-neck for the first several precincts. Even in heavily democratic precincts, Romney was still garnering around 25-30% of the vote. Then, all of a sudden, all in order, starting with Precinct 213, Obama received: 90.30% of the vote, then 95.91%, then 89.62%, then 94.68%, then 97.49%, then 94.16%, then 95.09%. Before these Obama numbers began, Romney had gotten over 30% of the vote, and after they finished, Romney shot back up to 23%....
  • Cupital Tunnel Surgery

    11/10/2012 12:12:05 PM PST · by dkazz · 18 replies
    Has anyone gone through cupital tunnel surgery? If so, how did the recovery go? Did the tingling go away? I'm going in to get my right elbow taken care of in a couple of weeks and I'm curious to found out some of you did.
  • King, Pierce Counties [Seattle-Tacoma] Dismissing Pot Cases After Legalization

    11/10/2012 12:09:21 PM PST · by zeestephen · 25 replies
    KOMONews.com ^ | 09 November 2012 | KOMO Staff
    Prosecutors in two of Washington state's most heavily populated counties say they will be dismissing all of their misdemeanor marijuana possession cases as a result of the passage of Initiative 502 legalizing marijuana possession of one ounce or less in the state.
  • Why I Despair

    11/10/2012 12:06:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | November 10, 2012
    NOVEMBER 10, 2012 Why I Despair The central problem is that America, knowing Obama, gave him a second term. By Charles C. W. Cooke An apocryphal tale tells of an American who claimed to own George Washington’s axe. “Three times,” he exclaims, the axe has “had its handle replaced, and twice had its head replaced!” This is a joke that has been rendered in more serious form by philosophers throughout the ages — perhaps most famously in Plutarch’s Life of Theseus – and it may be time now to consider it in relation to the United States. People and countries...

    11/10/2012 12:02:09 PM PST · by A'elian' nation · 58 replies
    DO NOTHING Post election musings. I am sick. Sick that this country has sunk so low. Ronald Reagan could not win today against slick Santa. At least he could not win in a presidential year election. There is too much at stake now for the takers in a land of bread and circuses. There are two electorates today: a Presidential electorate and an off-year electorate. The takers are too lazy to come out and vote in the off years. Or they don’t understand its importance. That’s when we win seats in Congress. So I say to Boehner, DO NOTHING. Hey,...
  • Flying Dino Too Weak to Lift Off?

    11/10/2012 11:58:31 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2012 | Larry O'Hanlon
    A new analysis of the largest of pterodactyls suggests they were too big and their muscles too weak to vault into the air and fly. Instead, they were right at the upper limit of animal flight and needed a hill or stiff breeze so they could soar like hang gliders. The new analysis was done on the enormous pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus from Late Cretaceous rocks of Big Bend, Texas. Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of about 35 feet (10.6 meters), or about the wingspan of a F-16 fighter. It was among the last pterodactyls to look down on dinosaurs 65 million years...
  • NYC Mayor Bans Food Donations to Homeless

    11/10/2012 11:57:38 AM PST · by John Semmens · 54 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a directive blocking persons from donating food to the homeless in his city. “It's not that we question the generous intent of these donations,” Bloomberg reassured. “It's just that we have no way of guaranteeing the quality of the donated food. The risk is that donor ignorance could result in excessive amounts of salt and fat in the diets of these unfortunates.” If those operating homeless shelters or the homeless themselves do not turn away food donations, NYC police are authorized to seize food items before they can be consumed. While there...

    11/10/2012 11:57:05 AM PST · by Fred · 12 replies
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  • Is the Republican Party Dead or Dying? Part II

    11/10/2012 11:56:28 AM PST · by DanMiller · 25 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 10, 2012 | Dan Miller
    We the OppositionPart I can be found here. It provides some of my thinking behind this, Part II. Jim Gourdi at Conservatives on fire wrote yesterday, Obama won and we lost. There are lessons WE must take away from this election. One lesson is that the Republican party is not what in many parts of the world is called the OPPOSITION. They are not the opposition. We are. The virtuous conservative and libertarian Americans are the opposition. We have no party that represents us. Yes, there are some small third parties; but, it would take years for a viable third...
  • 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.”...