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  • Luxembourg Foreign Minister: “Israel Must Halt Settlement Construction Entirely”

    11/12/2012 8:54:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/12/2012 | Christoph Schult
    On Tuesday, the foreign ministers of the European Union, including Guido Westerwelle of Germany, are scheduled to conduct their first-ever joint meeting with their counterparts from the Arab League. At the meeting, top European and Arab diplomats are expected to discuss the civil war in Syria as well as the stalled Middle East peace process. Among the most contentious issues to be addressed is that of Israel’s policy of settlement-building in the occupied Palestinian territories.Last Tuesday, the Israeli government said it would move forward with the construction of 1,200 houses in East Jerusalem and on the West Bank. Catherine Ashton,...
  • An Open Letter To David Petraeus From The American People

    11/12/2012 8:52:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 33 replies
    The Hayride ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012 | MacAoidh
    We’re doing this in hopes that it might catch on and eventually generate results, so if you agree feel free to share it around via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail or any other method you think is appropriate. Dear Gen. Petraeus: The American people have followed your stellar career in the military and your tenure as Director of the CIA with great pride. After over 38 years of devoted military and public service, the abrupt and explicit nature of your letter of resignation presented to the American people by the CIA raises nothing but disquieting questions amid concerns raised by the Benghazi...
  • FBI says agents at the North Carolina home of Petraeus lover; a search appears under way

    11/12/2012 8:48:57 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 40 replies
    AP/Wash Post ^ | Nov 12 2012 | AP
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — FBI agents are at the North Carolina home of the woman whose affair with retired Gen. David Petraeus led to his resignation as CIA director. A spokeswoman for the FBI says that agents went to Paula Broadwell’s home in Charlotte on Monday night. FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch declined to say what the agents were doing there. FBI agents appeared at Broadwell’s home carrying the kinds of cardboard boxes often used for evidence gathering during a search. They walked through the open garage of Broadwell’s house and knocked at a side door before entering the home. One person...
  • Source: President Obama's NYC visit will include a Staten Island stop

    11/12/2012 8:38:20 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    silive.com ^ | Nov. 12, 2012 | Ken Paulsen
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The itinerary for President Obama's trip to New York City Thursday includes a visit to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Staten Island, the Advance has learned. A government official confirmed that President Obama will make a stop on Staten Island, home to more than half of the city's Hurricane Sandy-related deaths. Obama's itinerary is not official, and is subject to change. The official said Obama's Staten Island plans will include a stop at Miller Field in New Dorp. No other details were available, and it's not known if he will also visit storm-ravaged neighborhoods in the borough.
  • Woman blames husband for Obama’s reelection, runs him over with Jeep

    11/12/2012 8:29:12 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 66 replies
    FOX8 WGHP ^ | 11-12-2012 | Joe Borlik
    November 12, 2012 Woman blames husband for Obama’s reelection, runs him over with Jeep Joe Borlik GILBERT, Ariz. — A Mesa woman critically injured her husband by running over him with an SUV during an argument over the presidential election, police said. Holly Solomon, 27, opposed President Barack Obama’s re-election and was upset that her husband didn’t vote, authorities said....
  • Carlstadt chemist accused of poisoning coworker

    11/12/2012 8:28:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | MEGHAN GRANT
    CARLSTADT- A former employee at a Carlstadt chemical plant allegedly attempted to poison a coworker's coffee with an antifreeze ingredient and sprayed acid on her coat, Carlstadt Police said.
  • A Good Use For The Donald's $5 Million: Finding Voter Fraud

    11/12/2012 8:26:26 PM PST · by Etpa · 11 replies
    If Donald Trump still has that $5 million (the offer he made for President Obama's college and passport records) jangling loose in his pockets, perhaps he could help the country address its lingering doubts about the fairness of the presidential election: $5 million to whomever can document irrefutably that voter fraud was used to swing the election to Obama. ...
  • Veterans Twice as Likely to Cheat on Their Spouses as Non-Veterans

    11/12/2012 8:15:33 PM PST · by olcurmudgeon · 50 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov. 12, 2012 | Eleanor Barkhorn
    Men and women who have served in the military have considerably higher rates of marital infidelity and divorce than the population at large, according to a 2011 study. "Veteran Status, Marital Infidelity, and Divorce," a paper presented at last year's American Sociological Association Meeting, found that: 32 percent of veterans who were ever married reported that they'd had extra-marital sex, compared with 16.8 percent of ever-married non-veterans; 38.5 percent of ever-married veterans had gotten divorced, compared with 28.9 percent of ever-married non-veterans; For both veterans and non-veterans, sexual infidelity is likely to lead to divorce. People who reported that they'd...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-13-12, M, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin

    11/12/2012 8:13:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-13-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 13, 2012 Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin   Reading 1 Ti 2:1-8, 11-14 Beloved:You must say what is consistent with sound doctrine,namely, that older men should be temperate, dignified,self-controlled, sound in faith, love, and endurance.Similarly, older women should be reverent in their behavior,not slanderers, not addicted to drink, teaching what is good, so that they may train younger womento love their husbands and children,to be self-controlled, chaste, good homemakers,under the control of their husbands,so that the word of God may not be discredited. Urge the younger men, similarly, to control themselves,showing yourself as a model of good...
  • Rupert Murdoch gleeful at BBC debacle in Britain

    11/12/2012 8:13:43 PM PST · by granada · 13 replies
    APoo ^ | Nov 12, 2:02 | ROBERT BARR
    Few seem to be enjoying the management meltdown at the venerable BBC more than Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp. chief whose rival British newspapers have been caught up in their own lengthy, embarrassing and expensive phone-hacking scandal. But the troubles for both media organizations highlight that the news industry in Britain is at rock-bottom in public esteem, and could face increased restrictions from the government of Prime Minister David Cameron, which appears convinced it has been unable to police itself. The British Broadcasting Corp. has moved into full-bore damage control since it retracted mistaken allegations by its marquee news program...
  • The Petraus Brief: with apologies to Grisham

    11/12/2012 8:12:55 PM PST · by disraeligears · 18 replies
    IDMB.com
    An amabassador, his aide, and two navy seals have been killed (Two Supreme Court Justices have been killed.) The CIA Director gives apparently misleading testimony, albeit not under oath, to Congress regarding these mens' deaths, in addition to having possibly given contradictory information to a woman with whom he has had an affair. (Now a college professor, who clerked for one of the two men, who's also having an affair with one of his students, is given a brief by her, that states who probably, wanted to see these two men dead.) A potential rival of the mistress gives information...
  • Facebook Blocks Arab Group Because they Show Women Not Wearing Veils

    11/12/2012 8:06:31 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 10 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/12/12 | Aurelius
    Facebook is striking back at the administers of the group Uprising of Women in the Arab World. The reason? One of the women in the group had the audacity to show herself without a veil on. In October, Dana Bakdounes posted a picture of herself unveiled, holding a message that read in Arabic and English, “I am with the uprising of women in the Arab world because, for 20 years, I was not allowed to feel the wind in my hair.” By October 25, the picture was removed by Facebook. Facebook took further action, temporarily banning five administrators of the...
  • Obama Nativity Figurine Popular in Italian Shops... (Unbelievable)

    11/12/2012 8:02:35 PM PST · by TaraP · 47 replies
    CNS News ^ | Nov 12th, 2012
    (CNSNews.com) – Figurines of President Barack Obama are being put in nativity scenes in shops in Naples, Italy for the Christmas season. Craftsman Marco Ferrigno told Reuters on Nov. 7 that Obama’s reelection sparked the production. "Every time a major event occurs we create a new figurine and today after Obama's victory, we have made a new figurine of Obama and will put him in our ideal nativity scene,” Ferrigno said. Reuters reported that the shop keepers said bargain hunters could get a “big discount” on figurines of GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Italian fans of Obama said his likeness in...
  • Hostess closing Seattle bakery; 110 workers affected

    11/12/2012 8:00:31 PM PST · by chessplayer · 97 replies
    Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries following a nationwide strike by its bakers union. The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread said Monday that the strike has prevented it from producing and delivering products, and it is closing bakeries in Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati. The facilities employ 627 workers. Thousands of members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union went on strike Nov. 9 to protest cuts to wages and benefits under a new contract offer, which the union rejected in September. Union officials say the company stopped contributing to workers'...
  • Alert: Immigration sellout underway?

    11/12/2012 7:57:21 PM PST · by Arthurio · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Alert! The entire GOP elite seems to be trying to sell out en masse on immigration. Not only Boehner, but Cantor. And Hannity (who works for pro-amnesty world citizen Rupert Murdoch). Even Krauthammer. … Maybe these people are convinced the larger GOP project can be saved simply by caving on just this one issue. That seems cracked. The bulk of the Hispanic electorate appears to instinctively vote Democratic, and not just because of immigration. (“[T]his is just a fairly liberal voting block.”) Maybe they can be wooed over to the Republican side over the course of decades. But by then...
  • Hilarious Hillary Clinton Nut Cracker at Shopgoodwill.com

    11/12/2012 7:56:16 PM PST · by Bellflower · 19 replies
    shopgoodwill.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Bellflower
    Hillary Clinton nut cracker going cheap. Cracks hard nuts between her thighs. LOL Can also get Bill Clinton bottle screw bottle opener. Good for a laugh in these hard times. http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Hillary-Clinton-FigureNutcracker-11791955.html
  • The Hard Fiscal Facts

    11/12/2012 7:53:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578113033115035920.html?mod=WSJ_hp_mostpop_em | WSJ
    While the rest of America was holding an election last week, the gnomes at the Congressional Budget Office released the final budget totals for fiscal 2012. They're worth reporting because they illuminate the real fiscal choices that confront the country, as opposed to the posturing you'll be hearing over the next few weeks.
  • 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...