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  • Probe into horrific home explosion in Indy could be lengthy (Homeland Security involved)

    11/11/2012 2:54:34 PM PST · by RummyChick · 74 replies
    wbst.com ^ | 11/11 | wbst.com
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The investigation into an explosion on the south side of Indianapolis could take weeks, an official with Citizens Energy said on Sunday. Two people were killed, and more than a dozen homes were damaged or destroyed after a large explosion rocked a south side neighborhood late Saturday night. The Indianapolis Fire Department says the explosion happened in the 8400 block of Fieldfare Way, which is in a subdivision just off of Sherman Avenue south of Stop 11 Road. Citizens Energy shut off gas to all the homes in the subdivision and investigated potential gas issues in the...
  • Intel will end support for Oregon Boy Scouts over Scouts' policy on gays

    11/11/2012 2:28:10 PM PST · by aimhigh · 51 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 11/11/12 | Mike Rogoway
    Boy Scouts in Oregon have few benefactors more generous than Intel, which has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs over the past few years. . . The donations, though, are now drying up. They're a casualty of a change in Intel's requirements -- which attaches a nondiscrimination pledge to the donation.
  • REPORT: DOJ KNEW OF BROADWELL INVESTIGATION FOR MONTHS

    11/11/2012 2:25:37 PM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/11/2012 | by LIBERTY CHICK
    As new information emerges regarding Friday’s resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, not only does the story begin to crystallize, but so does the timeline of the FBI investigation that sparked it. In light of the news that officials in the Department of Justice apparently knew about the investigation for months, it now appears that they may have prolonged the release of information to appropriate parties, including to the director of national intelligence. Details surfaced late Friday that the woman with whom Petraeus engaged in an affair was in fact his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Ultimately, it was the harassing emails...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 11/11 7-11pm est

    11/11/2012 2:25:01 PM PST · by Vision · 45 replies
    WAMU ^ | 11/11/12 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs... Listen Live Info
  • Apocalypse Then? Six False Prophecies of the End Times

    11/11/2012 2:14:59 PM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | November 9, 2012 | Stephen Beale
    In case you haven’t heard, the world is supposed to end at midnight on December 21—this year.At least, that’s according to some popularized interpretations of what the Mayans said. But predictions of the end times are hardly a new or unusual thing. For Christians, prophecies of an imminent apocalypse are just about as old as the Church itself. Those predicting the end were an eclectic lot, with wild ideas and strange teachings. They include an antipope, a saint who rode the devil like a donkey, and cultish charismatics who dressed like harlots. Some were inspired by their false interpretations...
  • Liberal groups urge MA delegation to avoid slashing social services while working on fiscal cliff

    11/11/2012 2:09:53 PM PST · by matt04 · 23 replies
    — On Thursday, a crowd of around 250 people gathered at a public library in the urban neighborhood of Roxbury. They were brought together by unions and community organizing groups. One woman addressed the crowd in Spanish; many talked about their experiences on Medicare or Social Security. They held signs reading: “The people have spoken. Protect services” and “Raise revenue.” Congress this week will begin to debate how to address the “fiscal cliff” – the expiration of several tax cuts at the end of the year at the same time as major cuts to domestic and military spending, referred to...
  • DEFYING OBAMACARE SUPPORT GROUP . . . PLANNING AHEAD

    11/11/2012 2:06:19 PM PST · by MrChips · 38 replies
    vanity | 11/11/2012 | MrChips
    This is a request. People are in various circumstances vis-a-vis Obamacare. There are a great many people, I know, who will refuse to go along with it, whether or nor it is "the law of the land" (Boehner). So, we still have a year or two to do what we can. Some issues are still in the courts. But, assuming that the status quo remains in place for the next year or two, some of us will face difficult decisions. I am one of them, but my decision is already made. What I need is the support of like-minded people....
  • Department Of Homeland Security To Scan Payment Cards At Borders And Airports

    11/11/2012 2:03:57 PM PST · by grumpygresh · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/07/12 | Jon Matonis
    Enforceability falls to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection both within the Department of Homeland Security, which is already developing advanced handheld card readers that can ascertain whether a traveler is carrying a credit card, debit card, or prepaid card. This differentiation is important because only prepaid card balances will need to be added to declaration report forms.
  • Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help (Classified pillow talk?)

    11/11/2012 2:03:04 PM PST · by barryobi · 76 replies
    israel national news ^ | 11/10/2012 | Gil Ronen
    Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11 Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title "Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell," now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that Petraeus knew about the attack. Broadwell confirmed the reports on Fox...
  • Drifting Fish Farm Yields First Harvest in US Waters [environmentally sustainable fish farming]

    11/11/2012 1:58:15 PM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    sustainablebrands.com ^ | March 1, 2012 | Bart King
    A Hawaii-based company harvested fish for the first time from an unanchored drifter pen, that has been riding eddies in the open ocean 3 to 75 miles offshore of the Big Island of Hawaii. The harvest from the Velella Research Project completes the grow-out cycle of sashimi-grade fish in a method that Kampachi Farms says is more sustainable than fixed-location farms close to shore. "This final harvest far surpassed our expectations," said Neil Anthony Sims, Co-CEO of Kampachi Farms. "The fish thrived in the research net pen far from shore, with phenomenal growth rates and superb fish health... and without...
  • Internet Explorer Question?? Cant enter any text fields.

    11/11/2012 1:52:48 PM PST · by Don@VB · 38 replies
    Me | 11/11/12 | Me
    I open Internet Explorer to any page I click any text field, and no text will appear. The only text box that works is the URL box. (I am using my wife's computer now as no text would appear in the FR text areas) I just happened this afternoon. Any suggestions appreciated.
  • If I were Obama

    11/11/2012 1:50:40 PM PST · by Doc Savage · 24 replies
    November 11, 2012 | Doc Savage
    Perish the thought! But, if I were Obama, and my two main objectives were destroying US capitalism and creating the largest welfare state in the history of the world, then here are a few things I might attempt during the next four years: Perhaps you have a few ideas to add "if YOU were Obama" (perish the thought!) 1. Use Executive orders to nationalize all financial institutions, the pharmaceutical industry, and all carbon-based energy businesses. Who is going to stop him?? 2. Outlaw the manufacture, sale, and use of guns by private citizens. Confiscate all existing weapons. Resistors would be...
  • Pastor's Corner: Citizens under a non-Christian king [No Bible promise of religious liberty]

    11/11/2012 1:49:35 PM PST · by Colofornian · 30 replies
    Newnan (Georgia) Times Herald.com ^ | Nov. 10, 2012 | Daniel Ausbun
    By DANIEL AUSBUN First Baptist Church, Moreland On Tuesday Americans elected a “Christian” President. The vote was between a fifth generation Mormon and a religious pluralist. Mitt Romney’s great-great grandfather was a member of the Latter-day Saints’ early church. Mormons believe Joseph Smith received revelations from God in western New York beginning in the 1820s. Mormon teachings add to God’s Word, which is prohibited in Revelation 22:18. Barack Obama is a Christian by choice. He was baptized as an adult in 1988. Obama believes Christianity is one of many paths to God. As if we’re all traveling up a mountain...
  • Senators propose comprehensive immigration changes

    11/11/2012 1:47:23 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 11, 2012 | MICHELE SALCEDO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are proposing comprehensive changes to the immigration laws that would include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now in the United States. Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who promoted similar proposals on separate Sunday news shows said that no path to citizenship would be available until the country's borders were secure.
  • Backlash Against Layoffs Conspiracy Rises (satire)

    11/11/2012 1:43:39 PM PST · by GeronL · 21 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 11-11-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) – NEW YORK CITY – As a wave of layoffs sweeps the country, some observers are critical of businesses that cite new rules and regulations as reasons for the cut backs. Restaurant chains such as Applebee's, Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Papa John's have all announced plans to cut worker hours to below the 30-hour threshold for ObamaCare regulations kicking in. Gorden Systems, which manufacturers plastic pipe, says it will layoff 40 of it's 79 employees, the rest will see reductions in work hours. John Gorden, founder and President explained “This is a very unfortunate situation. The cost...
  • Applebee’s CEO Announces Hiring Freeze And Layoffs Over Obamacare, Boycott Threatened

    11/11/2012 1:41:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | November 11, 2012 | H. Scott English
    The CEO of a huge New York Applebees franchise decided to join fellow fast food CEO John Shattner of Papa John’s in saying that he will layoff workers and stop hiring new ones if the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is implemented. Applebees franchise owner Zane Tankel, announced his plans almost immediately after President Obama’s reelection. The Twitterverse immediately went crazy with plans for boycotts. One tweet read: “So far I’ve seen Papa John’s and Applebees threatening to fire people since their choice didn’t win the election. Disgusting on either side.” Others said: “BOYCOTT APPLEBEES NOW.” “Add @Applebees...
  • Allen West for Congress – Actions of St. Lucie County SOE Result in More Questions than Answers

    11/11/2012 1:40:41 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 35 replies
    Allenwestrepublic ^ | November 11, 2012 | Allenwestrepublic
    Stuart, FL – Today West for Congress released the following statement in response to today’s questionable conduct by St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker and the St. Lucie County Canvassing Board: “We are after the truth of what votes were cast by voters in St. Lucie County, and the conduct of the canvassing board today casts doubt on their reported numbers. The St. Lucie Canvassing Board’s abrupt action today was reached entirely without explanation or justification. The Campaign was informed on Saturday afternoon, while the Board met in an apparently private and unannounced session, that a decision was...
  • Obama Administration Facing Massive Federal Lawsuit

    11/11/2012 1:31:17 PM PST · by Victor · 51 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | 11/7/2012 | Sean Franciso
    A lawsuit seeking the return of $43 trillion (with a “t”) and an audit of all the TARP programs by an independent receiver has been filed against senior members of the Obama Administration and the New York group known as the “Banksters”. The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch is reporting that the Spire Law Group, LLP has moved its mass tort action into the federal court in Brooklyn, New York. In this District Court lawsuit (Case No. 12-cv-04269-JBW-RML), the Spire Law Group, LLP is acting on the behalf of homeowners across the country seeking to halt all foreclosures nationwide until the...
  • Is This The 'Other' Other Woman? Petraeus knows

    11/11/2012 1:23:35 PM PST · by barryobi · 102 replies
    Pic at link. In this article the name is spelled KELLY, but that is just a misspelling. If you good her husband, his name is Dr. Scott Kelley with the extra 'e'
  • President Obama Announces Plans to Fund "Tower of Babel" Construction Project (Shovel Ready)

    11/11/2012 1:21:24 PM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 10 replies
    myself | November 11, 2012 | broken_arrow1
    President Obama held a news conference this morning to announce the creation of a new shovel-ready jobs program - "The New Tower of Babel" project. Obama petitioned Congress to fund the massive stimulus funded construction project to help create jobs in the face of the massive layoffs that have poured in since the outcome of the presidential election. House Minority Leader John Boehner agreed to sit down with the president to discuss the merits of the project and the proposed stimulus spending. "President Obama won re-election and we are eager to demonstrate that Republicans are onboard, and to demonstrate bipartisanship...