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  • Homeland Security Inspector General’s report on Fast and Furious still unfiled

    11/12/2012 6:11:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    the Examiner ^ | 11/12/12 | David Codrea
    A review of press releases issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the latest being filed Sunday and dealing with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s visit to State Island for a Hurricane Sandy follow-up, reveals the department is crediting itself with all kinds of activities and accomplishments except for its commitment to produce an Inspector General report on Fast and Furious gunwalking independent of the Department of Justice report released in September. A review of the DHS OIG press releases on its website, with the latest filing also being yesterday, also does not mention such a report. The second IG investigation...
  • Missouri residents petition White House for secession

    11/12/2012 6:10:27 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 10 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 11/12/12 | Jason Hancock
    Residents in Missouri and nearly two dozen states have filed petitions on a White House website seeking approval for their state to "withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." The secession petitions were inspired by President Barack Obama's re-election to a second term. The petitions appear on a section of the White House website called "We the People" that invites users to submit or sign petitions about policy changes they would like to see. If a petition gets 25,000 signatures within a month the White House staff will "review it, ensure it's sent to...
  • Oprah Considering An Organic Food Brand [Oprah Organics From Farm In Maui, Body Products Included]

    11/12/2012 6:07:58 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    LifeInc. ^ | November 12, 2012 | Martha C. White
    Oprah Considering An Organic Food Brand Oprah Winfrey's name may be on a laundry list of foods including salad dressings, sauces, soups, dips, frozen vegetables and beverages. By Martha C. White Move over, Paul Newman: Oprah is going organic. According to five trademark applications filed at the end of October with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the media mogul could make the jump from the magazine rack to grocery store shelves. Applications were filed to trademark the name “Oprah’s Organics” for laundry list of foods including salad dressings, sauces, soups, dips, frozen vegetables and beverages. Another application was for...
  • Peanut Allergies More Common in Kids from Wealthy Families

    11/12/2012 6:06:08 PM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | November 12, 2012
    Children from wealthy families may more likely to have peanut allergies than those less well-off, a new study finds. In the study, children ages 1 to 9 from high-income families had higher rates of peanut allergies compared with children these ages from lower income families. The researchers analyzed information from 8,306 children and adultswhose blood samples were taken as part of a national health survey in 2005 to 2006. About 9 percent of participants had an elevated levels of antibodies to peanuts, indicating they had the potential to be allergic to peanuts. The results add support to the hygiene hypothesis,...
  • How would your pooch react to an intruder?

    11/12/2012 6:03:49 PM PST · by Daffynition · 130 replies
    CBS ATLANTA ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Jeff Chirico
    ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) - How much faith should you put in Fido? CBS Atlanta News conducted an exclusive experiment to see if dogs would protect their homes from a would-be burglar. Some fight. Another flees. And one gets carried out the front door.   Our subjects include the following dogs:   Calico is a Brittany Spaniel who weighs 38 lbs. Find out how Calico reacts to the intruder here. Bindi is an English Staffordshire Terrier who weighs 29 lbs. Find out how Bindi reacts to the intruder here. Star is a Papillon mix who weighs 10 lbs. Find out how Star...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota ~ 13 NOV 2012

    11/12/2012 6:03:35 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 62 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Minot Air Force Base, North DakotaMinot Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force installation in Ward County, North Dakota, 13 miles north of the city of Minot. Minot AFB is the home of two major wings: the 5th Bomb Wing of the Air Combat Command (ACC), and 91st Missile Wing of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). Originally opened in 1957 as an Air Defense Command (ADC) base, it became a major Strategic Air Command (SAC) base in the early 1960s, with both nuclear missiles and bombers (& tankers). When...
  • Missouri To Audit Food Stamp Program After Charges At Casinos, Strip Clubs (& vacation spots)

    11/12/2012 6:03:35 PM PST · by drewh · 14 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | Posted on Mon, Nov. 12, 2012 07:07 | | The Associated Press
    Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is planning to review the Department of Social Services’ administration of two assistance programs. Schweich says the audit will focus on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Electronic Benefit Transfer process, which is used to access food stamps. The audit has been added to the 2013 schedule for Schweich’s office. Schweich pointed to recent reports of benefits being accessed from casinos, gentlemen’s clubs and locations around the world. He says the assistance programs are not intended to finance recipients’ entertainment or to pay for their vacations.
  • French probe sister of radical Muslim who killed 7

    11/12/2012 6:01:54 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | November 12, 2012
  • Petraeus Not Roaming Alone; Texas Looks to Step Out on Obama and the Nation

    11/12/2012 6:00:38 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    guardianlv.com ^ | 11/12/2012 | Bridgette Bryant
    A bold Texas resident started a petition to the White House via its website last Friday in the ” We the People” section. The site allows registered individuals to post petitions making requests to the Obama Administration. In order to be eligible for review, petitions must gather at least 25,000 signatures. Though, today the Texas secession petition reached 27,000, some say it may not get a response. The organization Texassecedes.org points to statements from the state’s own founding documents in order to support the legitimacy of this request. Quotations from the state constitution, “Texas is a free and independent State...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-12-12

    11/12/2012 5:47:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-12-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Woman Blames Husband for Obama’s Re-Election, Allegedly Runs Him Over With Her SUV

    11/12/2012 5:41:10 PM PST · by drewh · 110 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 12, 2012 at 7:42pm
    morning quarterbacking as Republicans and conservatives across the nation try to figure out just what went wrong. One woman from Mesa, Ariz. decided that her husband was partly to blame for Obama’s re-election because he failed to vote this time around. So as punishment, she reportedly ran him over with her car, leaving him with critical injuries. Holly Solomon, 28, allegedly chased her husband, Daniel, around a parking lot driving an SUV following a heated argument about the presidential election, KNXV-TV reports. ”According to Daniel, Holly believed her family was going to face hardship as a result of President Obama’s...
  • Post Your Dream/Nightmare Obama Cabinet Appointments Here

    11/12/2012 5:37:32 PM PST · by Argus · 42 replies
    My Fertile Imagination | 11/12/12 | Argus
    John Kerry as Secretary of Defense. Susan Rice as Secretary of State. How much loonier can it get? Who says Obama has no sense of humor? Here's your chance to weigh in, FReepers. Post your own nominees for the New And Improved Obama 2013 Cabinet here. I'll get the ball rolling: Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare: Michael Moore CIA Director: Van Jones Secretary of the Treasury: Jon Corzine et cetera. Have at it, comrades!
  • Dear GOP-e and other bedwetters

    11/12/2012 5:32:39 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 112 replies
    Nov 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Dear GOP-e and other bedwetters, No, traditional America is not gone for good. Conservatism is not dead. America is not kaput. No need for the hand-wringing or navel-gazing and for God's sake, no need for leftward movements. No compromise. No surrender. No gay marriage. No abortion. No amnesty. No gun control. No big government. And no tax and spend!! If you wish to win elections you must energize the base. You must turn out the vote! You must run a clear pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, pro-defense conservative who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. We lost this...
  • Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary (and Susan Rice for Secretary of State)

    11/12/2012 5:31:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller
    President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus. Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Election Results 2108

    11/12/2012 5:30:03 PM PST · by Shout Bits · 6 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 11/12/2012 | Shout Bits
    Pollsters were proven right, as the 2108 Presidential election returned Pres. Samuel Hussein Tyler to the Oval Office. Tyler, the only candidate approved for the ballot, won his sixth term for the Social Democrat Regulation party. The SDR, who trace their heritage to the US's third President, Thomas Jefferson, successfully argued that no other candidate had sufficient backing to warrant a ballot appearance. Write in candidates included Libertarian Ron Paul III, at 22%, among other lesser parties. Tyler ran on a platform of expanding federally mandated holidays. "The Ancient Romans had over 150 holidays, and yet we in the 22nd...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-12-12 (DUmmies pooh-pooh Democrat vote fraud)

    11/12/2012 5:27:36 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 26 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 12, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    AND OFTEN Hypocrisy, thy name is DUmmie. We have seen this, and said this, many times over the years. The DUmmie DUbble standard is always in effect. And so it is when it comes to vote(r) fraud. Actually, the DUmmies prefer to use the term "election fraud," since "vote(r) fraud" implies that it is done by individual voters (i.e., Democrats), whereas "election fraud" is done by unseen evil powers manipulating electronic voting machines (i.e., Diebold) whenever a Democrat loses. The DUmmies contend, on the basis of no evidence whatsoever, that both the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen by evil...
  • Twisting the Internal Polling Knife

    11/12/2012 5:24:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Guy Benson
    In light of the revelation that Mitt Romney was "shell-shocked" by his loss last week, I've been pretty tough on the job performance of his campaign's internal pollsters, who clearly missed the mark -- resulting in costly tactical decisions down the stretch:   These analyses [of the "expand the map" strategy] make sense, but only within the context of the campaign truly believing that they were safe in other crucial must-have states -- a cataclysmically wrong assumption. When I stopped by Romney headquarters in Boston back in September, Newhouse said his team was anticipating a D+3 electorate in November. This...
  • Cherokee offer bounty for killing coyotes

    11/12/2012 5:23:43 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 22 replies
    AP via WRAL ^ | 11/12/12 | AP
    CHEROKEE, N.C. — The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians in western North Carolina is offering bounty payments of $25 for each coyote carcass that is turned into the tribe. The Tribal Council is offering the money to try to protect white-tailed deer on the reservation, the Asheville Citizen-Times (http://avlne.ws/SWA3hG ) reported. Money will only be paid for coyotes that have been shot, not trapped.
  • Wealthy Dump Assets Amid Worries About Going Over 'Cliff'

    11/12/2012 5:23:35 PM PST · by Innovative · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Robert Frank
    Wealth advisors say that with capital-gains taxes potentially going to 25 percent from 15 percent, and other possible increases in the dividend tax, estate tax and other taxes, many clients are selling now to save millions in taxes. If the Bush-era tax cuts expire, taxes on capital gains would revert back to its previous rate of 20 percent from its current 15 percent. Another 5 percent may be added from health-care levies and changes in itemized deductions, bringing the rate to 25 percent for many high earners. Taxes on dividends could go from 15 percent to over 43 percent. And...
  • GLENN BECK TO REPUBLICANS: The Tea Party Is 'Doubling Down'

    11/12/2012 5:22:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/12/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Since his departure from Fox News almost a year and half ago, conservative media icon Glenn Beck has been markedly absent from the political landscape. But in the wake of last week's Republican defeat, the Tea Party leader has message for those in the political Establishment who are already writing his movement's obituary: We're not going anywhere. In a remarkably sedate address to viewers of his daily online talk show last week, Beck offered a candid apology for wrongly predicted a Romney victory, and urged conservatives not to despair at the loss: "We're not going to sit and wallow in...