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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Meteor and Moonbow over Wallaman Falls

    11/12/2012 7:49:07 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | November 12, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Which feature takes your breath away first in this encompassing panorama of land and sky? The competition is strong with a waterfall, meteor, starfield, and even a moonbow all vying for attention. It is interesting to first note, though, what can't be seen -- a rising moon on the other side of the camera. The bright moon not only illuminated this beautiful landscape in Queensland, Australia last June, but also created the beautiful moonbow seen in front of Wallaman Falls. Just above the ridge in the above image is the horizontal streak of an airplane. Toward the top of...
  • Cheap Thrillz, homecoming queen and voted the 'most likely to be remembered' [Broadbent]

    11/12/2012 7:45:46 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12 November 2012 | By LAURA COLLINS IN NORTH DAKOTA and THOMAS DURANTE
    Before she went 'All In' with David Petraeus, biographer Paula Broadwell was driven to succeed at a North Dakota high school, where she was named student council president and valedictorian. Broadwell, 40, was revealed late last week to be the woman who engaged in an extramarital affair with the disgraced former general, forcing him to resign from his position as CIA director. But in 1991, she was known back then as Paula Kranz, who attended Century High School in Bismarck, where she was voted homecoming queen and 'most likely to be remembered' in the school's yearbook. A former coach at...
  • The Fiscal Cliff Is A Mole Hill Compared TAG Program Expiry

    11/12/2012 7:38:32 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-12-2012 | Shah Gilani - Money Morning
    The Fiscal Cliff Is A Mole Hill Compared TAG Program Expiry Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2012Nov 12, 2012 - 07:24 AM By: Money Morning Shah Gilani writes: Everyone is afraid of falling off the "fiscal cliff." But there's another dangerous countdown clock about hit to zero. And no one is talking about it, even though it will spell even more financial problems for us all. At midnight on December 31, 2012, the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program will expire. The TAG program was initiated at the height of the credit crisis when depositors were fleeing banks for fear they would...
  • Racial Film Classic Gets a Revival

    11/12/2012 7:38:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Village Voice ^ | Mon., Nov. 12 2012 | Michael Musto
    Michael Roemer's 1964 drama Nothing But a Man--a classic about a black worker in the South who won't play by the white man's condescending rules--is back at at Film Forum and looking really sturdy. I saw it there on Friday night, where I was impressed all over again by the excellent, unmannered acting by Ivan Dixon and Abbe Lincoln, the crisp black and white photography, and the moody Motown score, all serving the powerful story of a decent man who becomes hardened and almost broken by hate. Afterwards, Roemer fielded questions from the audience, giving insight into the groundbreaking film....
  • Police fatally shoot Marine in California desert

    11/12/2012 7:30:18 PM PST · by Rabin · 40 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Nov 12, 8:21 PM ES | Un-named
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- Police shot a Camp Pendleton Marine who struck an officer with a car in a parking garage in Palm Springs. The Marine ignored orders to stop after being approached by officers on bike patrol. One officers partially climbed into the passenger window. The car accelerated, striking the other officer and continued with the officer hanging out of the window until the car crashed near the garage exit. Both officers discharged their weapons... (shot the unarmed Marine). Both officers were treated for injuries at a hospital and released. The Marine died at the scene.
  • Catholic Caucus: Catholics urge more focus on social justice

    11/12/2012 7:29:12 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 51 replies
    The Catholic Review (Baltimore) ^ | October 30, 2012 | Patricia Zapor
    WASHINGTON - A large national study on faith and political views released Oct. 23 highlighted Catholics' interest in having social justice take a bigger role in the church's policy priorities. The American Values Survey by Public Religion Research Institute queried a cross section of all Americans but zeroed in on the opinions of Catholics, in particular, on topics including contraceptive coverage in insurance and the death penalty as well as on the pending presidential election. In interviews during September, a majority of Catholics told pollsters that they would prefer it if the church would focus its public policy statements "more...
  • On America's So-Called Generous "Patriotic Millionaires" Who Just Can't Wait To Pay Down The US Debt

    11/12/2012 7:23:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/12/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Several months ago, an ad hoc consortium of self-proclaimed millionaires, sent a letter to Obama, Reid and Boehner, demanding that "for the fiscal health of our nation and the well-being of our fellow citizens, we ask that you increase taxes on incomes over $1,000,000." This grass roots initiative was formed in the aftermath of Warren Buffett's, since defunct, proposal to impose a "millionaire tax" rule. Of course, back then, as now, someone actually did the math and realized what the impact of such as tax would be in the grand scheme of the next decade of deficits, as we...
  • America Isn't The Greatest Country Anymore (Here are the numbers)

    11/12/2012 7:17:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/12/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Via Lance Roberts of Street Talk Live,This weekend I had my first opportunity to watch "Newsroom," an HBO series, and I was struck by the opening sequence of the show as Jeff Daniels, aka Will McAvoy, discusses why America WAS the greatest country in the world - but no longer is.   Here are the stats as he breaks them down:The U.S. is: 7th in literacy27th in math 22nd in science49th in life expectancy178th in infant mortality3rd in median household income4th in labor force4th in exports But here are some other stats where the U.S. ranks as well: 19th is...
  • FBI agents inside home of Charlotte author investigated in Petraeus scandal

    11/12/2012 7:15:10 PM PST · by Arthurio · 254 replies
    Federal agents are inside the home of the Charlotte author at the center of a scandal involving CIA Director David Petraeus, who resigned on Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigations confirms that it has agents inside Paula Broadwell's Dilworth home. While agents on scene would not confirm what they were looking for, nearly a dozen agents were seen carrying boxes and taking photographs inside the home. Paula Broadwell, the biographer who wrote a book about retired four-star general David Petraeus, 60, has not been seen at her Dilworth home since the news connecting her to an extramarital affair with Petraeus.
  • Petraeus hoped affair would stay secret and he could keep his job as CIA director

    11/12/2012 7:12:29 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Sari Horwitz, Kimberly Kindy and Scott Wilson
    CIA Director David H. Petraeus did not intend to resign from his position until it became clear that his extramarital affair with his biographer would become public after a federal investigation of his e-mail accounts, according to two longtime military aides who admire the retired general. “Obviously, he knew about the relationship for months, he knew about the affair, he was in it, so yes, he was not going to resign,” said Peter Mansoor, a retired Army colonel and Petraeus’s executive officer during the Iraq “surge,” who spoke Monday with the former general for about half an hour. “But once...
  • Michael Steele floats running for RNC chairman again

    11/12/2012 7:10:44 PM PST · by Arthurio · 97 replies
    Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele is floating the idea of running for his old post again. In an interview on C-SPAN on Sunday, Steele was first asked if he thought current RNC Chairman Reince Priebus should run for another term. Priebus has suggested that he is leaning toward running for reelection.
  • Why Are Gun Control Advocates So Racist and Sexist?

    11/12/2012 7:09:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    pagunblog.com ^ | 12 November, 2012 | Sebastian
    I guess it’s not just violent too. Recently a Brady Board member opined “Angry white men are losing their influence,” and then proceeds to go on a racist and sexist diatribe the likes of which is hard to be believed. Is Tam an “angry white man?” Is Jennifer? Is my co-blogger? The cornered cat? Are the large percentage of my fellow NRA Election Volunteer Coordinators who are women? Is Pastor Ken? On the academic side of the Second Amendment, is Professor Johnson? Professor Cottrol? And let’s not forget about our women who toiled tireless on behalf of the outcome in...
  • BREAKING: FBI Is Busting into Paula Broadwell’s Home!

    11/12/2012 7:09:41 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 12,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Jeff Smith from WSOC TV is reporting that the FBI is busting into Paula Broadwell’s home.
  • Kyrsten Sinema Becomes First Openly Bisexual Member of Congress

    11/12/2012 7:09:20 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 66 replies
    ABC news ^ | 12 Nov 2012 | Alyssa Newcomb
    After a hard-fought race in a newly formed Arizona congressional district, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema was declared the winner today, becoming the first openly bisexual member of Congress. Sinema, a former state senator, joins at least five openly gay Democrats who were elected to House seats, and Tammy Baldwin, who became the first openly gay candidate elected to the Senate. When asked by ABCNews.com how it felt to be the first openly bisexual member of Congress, Sinema said, “We’ve made history, and we’re proud of that, but what I am interested in is making history by making things better for the...
  • Urine-powered generator unveiled at international exhibition

    11/12/2012 6:56:29 PM PST · by jakerobins · 63 replies
    Four African girls have created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel. The generator was unveiled at last week's Maker Faire in Lagos, Nigeria, by the four teens Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all age 14, and Bello Eniola, 15. So how exactly does the urine-powered generator work? •Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen. •The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder. •The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which...
  • 17 Afghans beheaded by the Taliban because they danced at a party

    11/12/2012 6:54:58 PM PST · by haffast · 37 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Monday, August 27, 2012, 8:51 AM | unknown
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgents beheaded 17 civilians in a Taliban-controlled area of southern Afghanistan, apparently because they attended a dance party that flouted the extreme brand of Islam embraced by the militants, officials said Monday. The killings, in a district where U.S. Marines have battled the Taliban for years, were a reminder of how much power the insurgent group still wields in the south - particularly as international forces draw down and hand areas over to Afghan forces. The victims were part of a large group that had gathered late Sunday in Helmand province's Musa Qala district for a celebration...
  • Dramatic Unseen Footage Of Japanese Tsunami

    11/12/2012 6:53:15 PM PST · by navysealdad · 15 replies
    Previously unseen footage taken from a car's onboard camera has been recovered, and shows the moment the Japanese tsunami hits a busy highway and the ensuing chaos that follows.
  • CBS journalist: Pro-lifers are just 'trying to build up the' white race

    11/12/2012 6:48:50 PM PST · by massmike · 23 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 11/12/2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    A commentator on MSNBC has said white people want to end abortion, because “they’re trying to build up the” white race. On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry reviewed the declining portion of the electorate made up by white people and asked her panel about “ the demise of the white man.” “It’s been weird to watch white people report on this,” said CBS contributor Nancy Giles. “When you just showed that graph of the decline of the numbers, I thought maybe that’s why they’re trying to eliminate all these abortions and stuff. They’re trying to build up the race.” The...
  • Romney FAIL: His Four Worst Strategic Mistakes

    11/12/2012 6:45:11 PM PST · by SquarePants · 37 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Ombud
    Romney probably used a lot more than these, but here are a few of his biggest losing strategies I came up with: 1. Nominate a candidate who doesn't represent the core values of your party. Mitt Romney is not now, nor has he ever been, a conservative. Of course, next to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney looks like a conservative, but then next to Obama, Francois Hollande would look like a conservative. 2. Suppress your own vote. The Romney team invested millions of dollars, and gambled election day success, on a program called ORCA, which was designed to centralize (centralize?) the...
  • The GOP Signed An Agreement With the DNC To NEVER Stop Vote Fraud (No Joke)

    11/12/2012 6:45:02 PM PST · by rightjb · 29 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 11-12-12 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    font face="Verdana">My good friend Alan Vera of True the Vote told me long ago that we have a two party system.  The Corrupt Party and the Stupid Party.  To that fact, during the weekly True the Vote webcast, Catherine Engelbrecht related a meeting she had with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, asking what the GOP would do about voter integrity.  The answer?Nothing.  They aren’t legally able to.  (I’m not joking.)Continued at: No Joke: The GOP Can Not Legally Help Stop Vote Fraud
  • On Benghazi, Panetta Says Needed 'Advance Notice' of Surprise Attack for Timely Response

    11/12/2012 6:43:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 27 replies
    Mark Knoller via Twitlonger ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012 | DoD TV Pool Report
    Here's the TV Pool Report verbatim on Defense Secretary Panetta's comments about Benghazi, spoken today in session with reporters aboard his flight to Perth, Australia: “One of the things that we are doing right now is we are involved in an assessment btwn DOD and the state department to look at the embassies in that region and what additional steps need to be taken in order to ensure the security of our embassies. So we do need to look at how we can A, improve security and 2, be able to effectively respond if there are any threats. With regards...
  • IEA: US Energy Production to Beat Saudi by 2017

    11/12/2012 6:42:13 PM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    The American Interest ^ | November 12, 2012 | Russell Mead
    e American energy miracle continues to make waves as more and more people realize just how big it is. The FT reports: The US will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s largest global oil producer by 2017, according to the International Energy Agency, in one of the clearest signs yet of how the shale revolution is redrawing the global energy landscape. This marks the first time the IEA, the developed world’s most respected energy forecaster, has made such a prediction. It underscores how the drilling boom that has unlocked North America’s vast reserves of hard-to-get-at oil and...
  • Fairy Tale: Anonymous Women Harasses Another via Email, Major FBI Investigation Ensues

    11/12/2012 6:41:34 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 11 replies
    4 Your Country ^ | 11/12/12 | 4YourCountry
    A women in Tampa calls the FBI. "I am getting harassing emails from some unknown person telling me to 'Stay away from my man'. I am not sure who she is talking about. What should I do?" Well of course, the FBI launches a major investigation that included many months of work. What else would you do?
  • Twitter saying FBI busting into Petraeus's g/f's house in Charlotte

    11/12/2012 6:40:56 PM PST · by struggle · 127 replies
    twitter | 11/12/12 | struggle
    FBI busting into Broadwhatevers house in Charlotte
  • Mine layoffs blamed on Obama upset union; miners look for new jobs

    11/12/2012 6:35:24 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    ksltv ^ | November 12, 2012 | Geoff Liesik
    PRICE, Carbon County — They're gearing up again at the state Department of Workforce Services to help scores of miners who received pink slips this week from UtahAmerican Energy Inc. "The coal mines are great jobs," said DWS workforce development specialist Nicole Steele. "But over the years, they do go up and down," Steele said. "It's kind of a roller coaster and everybody's aware of that." Roller coaster or not, the reason given Wednesday for the reduction of 102 jobs at the West Ridge Mine near East Carbon threw just about everyone for a loop. They were necessary because of...
  • Here’s the e-mail trick Petraeus and Broadwell used to communicate

    11/12/2012 6:34:11 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    CIA Director David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, a former military intelligence officer and his biographer, adopted a well-worn online trick, in an apparent attempt to keep their communications secret.
  • Darkest moments in US History

    11/12/2012 6:33:35 PM PST · by MNDude · 60 replies
    In your opinion, what are the five darkest times in US history (excluding this election since that would be too obvious)
  • The GOP Quest for Black and Hispanic Votes

    11/12/2012 6:31:00 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 13 replies
    -snip- Luis, our previous caller, talked about Univision. For four years Univision did nothing but bash every potential Republican candidate. It didn't matter what they thought of Obama. The alternative was unacceptable. Now, this is why, by the way, I cringe when the Republicans and these brilliant consultants at the end of every election think that we have to become more like Democrats to win, which is essentially what they're saying. And look, I don't think I can ask this question too often. It is said now that the Republicans need to move significantly toward the direction of amnesty and...
  • Major Post Election Events Are About To Change Americans' Lives Forever.

    11/12/2012 6:29:59 PM PST · by entropy12 · 41 replies
    Decision Point ^ | November 12, 2012 | Dr Joe Duarte
    The Financial Markets Have Yet To Begin Factoring In What Lies Ahead The stock market may have found a temporary bottom as investors try to step away from the election and focus on the economy. The problem is that despite the election being over, the two dynamics are more interdependent now than they were before the Obama wins. The really big picture is that daily life and the financial markets are now becoming one single entity. The days where markets were focused on factoring in the future are now past, at least for now. And making matters worse, we don't...
  • Was Petraeus Forced Out To Silence His Account Of Benghazi killings? (friends say yes)

    11/12/2012 6:23:23 PM PST · by drewh · 79 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Last updated: November 12th, 2012 | By Con Coughlin
    As they say in politics, timing is everything, and the shock resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director raises serious questions about whether this was genuinely a resignation caused by his affair with his biographer, or whether it was a hatchet job by Barack Obama's administration to prevent him giving evidence this Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee. The general's friends tell me that his sudden departure from Langley has nevertheless raised suspicions that his political enemies in the Obama administration – and there are many – used his dalliance to force him out of the CIA before he could...
  • Hannity, Allen West, and Voter Fraud

    11/12/2012 6:22:08 PM PST · by HawkHogan · 31 replies
    Fox News
    A lot of posters on Free Republic have been hoping one of the Fox News talking heads recognized the voter fraud. Allen West is on Hannity right now discussing the voter fraud in Florida, and Hannity is highlighting the fishy voting throughout the country. It's starting to gain traction!
  • BEER Ver. 2.0

    11/12/2012 6:21:20 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 33 replies
    ME ^ | 11/12/12 | Rebelbase
    ***Vanity*** For Beer folks especially.Legitimate Question: What the heck is up with Hops overkill in micro brews these days? What happened to a good old lagers that tasted like a fresh loaf of honey wheat bread?
  • 'I am not in love with David Petraeus': Paula Broadwell's bizarre denial during interview

    11/12/2012 6:19:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012 | Daniel Bates
    Freudian? In an interview with Arthur Kade, Paula Broadwell let slip: 'I'm not in love with David Petraeus' The woman who had an affair with David Petraeus denied she was in love with him in a bizarre interview she gave in the midst of their fling. Speaking in an interview while promoting her book in February, Paula Broadwell said without prompting: 'I am not in love with David Petraeus', in what was something of a Freudian slip. By that stage their affair was around five months having started when he became head of the CIA in September last year. It...
  • Allen West: I don’t want to see America become like Zimbabwe

    11/12/2012 6:18:28 PM PST · by grimalkin · 16 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | November 12th, 2012 | Posted by The Right Scoop
    Allen West’s campaign told Fox News this morning that there appears to be a willful attempt to steal the election. Apparently all early voting ballots were supposed to be recounted this weekend but according to Eric Shawn, the St. Lucie canvassing board only counted less than half. This is significant because West is only down by 1907 votes which is a .058% gap. An automatic recount is triggered at .05%. West’s campaign also cited the 140% turnout as troubling because it doesn’t match the number of people that showed up, saying that something is being hidden. Allen West himself told...
  • Democracy Did Not Fail

    11/12/2012 6:17:18 PM PST · by gymbeau · 15 replies
    The Ornery American ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Orson Scott Card
    Democracy Did Not Fail To you newspeople at CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC. To you journalists at the New York Times, the Washington Post, at newspapers all over America. You did it. You won. You were able to get Barack Obama his second term. You knew that if you told the American people the truth, they would not have reelected this man. Americans don't vote to reelect a commander-in-chief who abandons our soldiers and agents and ambassadors when they're under enemy fire. But you, confident that you are much wiser than the American people, you decided we had no reason to...
  • The independent states of America: Tens of thousands demand to secede from U.S.

    11/12/2012 6:17:01 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 216 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012 | Louise Boyle
    Bid for freedom: People from the states marked in red have lodged petitions asking to break away from the rest of the United States since Obama returned to the White House Although America carried President Obama confidently into a second term last Tuesday - not everyone is jumping for joy at the prospect of four more years. Tens of thousands have put their names to secession petitions in 20 states, asking that they peacefully become independent from the rest of the country. The documents have been lodged on a government website We The People - and Texas has almost enough...
  • Petition Colleges To Allow Diplomas To Be Traded Back for 100% tuition Refunds (Barf Alert)

    11/12/2012 6:15:16 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    White House Petition ^ | November 12, 2012 | Staff
    Full title: We petition the obama administration to: provide University graduates ability to trade their diplomas back for 100% tuition refunds. We petition the obama administration to: provide University graduates ability to trade their diplomas back for 100% tuition refunds. Because of the inability of recent college graduates to find gainful employment in order to repay their college debt, and since this college debt cannot be eliminated in bankruptcy, and most of the recent additions to the job market have been in service related industries, the Obama administration should take up the cause of reducing college debt and hold those...
  • Advice to California's GOP: Leave — Or Better Yet, Change [Not A Chance!]

    11/12/2012 6:15:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 12, 2012 | Steve Lopez
    Advice to California's GOP: Leave — Or Better Yet, Change California needs Republicans' fiscal prudence, but the election shows there's no political future for them without a major makeover. By Steve Lopez November 10, 2012 Memo to the California GOP: Rough couple of weeks, huh? First you found out that the number of registered Republicans in California has dipped below 30%, which means we are fast approaching the day when the entire state membership can fit into two golf carts. To make matters worse, of the 1 million people who used a new online voter registration system this election cycle,...
  • Nebraska Secession Petition

    11/12/2012 6:14:53 PM PST · by tuwood · 5 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 11/12/12 | wh.gov (me)
    Peacefully grant the State of Nebraska to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.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 the opinions of mankind requires that they should...
  • J.C. Penney reveals new Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals (Free Ellen Degenerate tickets...)

    11/12/2012 6:14:44 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    wxyz detroit ^ | 11/12/12 | wxyz detroit
    Instead of mailing out coupons J.C. Penney will be handing out buttons for this year's holiday deals. -snip- Each button has a code on the back which you enter on the J.C. Penney website to reveal if you won a prize. Prizes include a trip to Disneyland, tickets to Ellen Degeneres' show
  • 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
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