Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • If Muslims Can’t Eat Pork, No One Can Eat Pork

    11/13/2012 6:06:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - If Muslims Can’t Eat Pork, No One Can Eat PorkPosted By Daniel Greenfield On November 12, 2012 @ 12:45 pm In The Point | 20 Comments There’s a difference between accommodating the religious beliefs of employees by allowing them to pray or take time off on holidays and forcing everyone else to accommodate them by preventing them from having a ham sandwich. But that’s what BooHoo clothing , a UK online retailer of trashy outfits, has done by declaring their workplace a Halal environment where no one is allowed to eat pork.But it...
  • Feinstein: I’ll subpoena CIA about Petraeus trip to Libya after Benghazi attack

    11/13/2012 6:06:09 AM PST · by SE Mom · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    One piece of information that got lost the last few days of sex scandals is the news that David Petraeus personally traveled to Libya after the Benghazi attack — and apparently filed a “trip report” covering his own findings. Senator Dianne Feinstein, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee probing the Benghazi terrorist attack, wants either the report or Petraeus to testify to its contents. So far, though, the CIA and the White House have refused to provide it — and yesterday, Feinstein threatened that subpoenas may be forthcoming if the stonewalling continues... ...This lack of openness, coming on the heels...
  • An Open Letter to my Black Evangelical Friends

    11/13/2012 6:05:41 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11-13--12 | Michael Brown
    I am not writing this letter to accuse but rather to advance understanding. And even though I am white, I am not writing as an outsider but as a fellow evangelical, part of the same spiritual family. May I pose some candid questions? Are you guilty, on any level, of blind allegiance to the Democratic party? And, on Election Day, did any of you compromise your convictions out of racial solidarity? I have been very open in my criticism of white evangelicals, pointing out how we often put our trust in the Republican party and how we look to the...
  • "A New Kind of Freedom" (the socialist kind)

    11/13/2012 6:03:17 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 20 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | November 9,2012 | Nelson Hultberg
    Karl Marx was asked once how he could justify advocating a political system of slavery for the individual, which is what socialism is. He replied that, socialism is not slavery; it is a "new kind of freedom." As all perceptive students of history know, the intellectuals of Europe bought into such Alice in Wonderland sophistry and plunged into the twentieth century nightmare of collectivist tyranny. But unfortunately so did American intellectuals about 30 years later when the Progressives of Woodrow Wilson's era established the Creature from Jekyl Island to usher in centralized government banking and the progressive income tax to...
  • Progressive Evangelicals’ Epic Fail

    11/13/2012 5:59:37 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 12, 2012 | David French
    The election news last week wasn’t all bad. Last Tuesday represented the total failure of a multi-year leftist effort to move Evangelical voters left. According to the exit-poll data, not only did Evangelicals turn out for Mitt Romney at percentages that exceeded George W. Bush’s and John McCain’s share of the Evangelical vote, they also constituted a record-high share of the overall electorate. Alas, it wasn’t enough, but this turnout prevented a defeat from becoming a rout. It’s hard to overstate the extent of the progressive failure here. Ever since the triumph of the “values voter” in 2004, the Left...
  • Bizarre Twist: Key FBI Agent on Case Actually Sent ‘Shirtless Photos’ to Petraeus Friend

    11/13/2012 5:59:21 AM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 13, 2012 | The Blaze
    The federal agent who launched the probe that eventually led to David Petraeus’ resignation as director of the CIA was taken off the case indefinitely over the summer after his superiors became concerned that he may be personally involved in the case, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing “officials familiar with the probe.” The unidentified FBI agent still passed along his concerns to a member of Congress even after he was barred from taking part in the investigation, afraid that the case would be covered up. And while the FBI was looking into a number of harassing emails from Petraeus’...
  • GOP’s House Science joke

    11/13/2012 5:51:33 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    Salon ^ | 11-12-2012 | Jillian Rayfield
    .... Science Magazine reports that Reps. Lamar Smith, Jim Sensenbrenner and Dana Rohrabachrer are three House Republicans who have so far announced that they are vying for the top spot on the committee, which focuses on science, space and technology. .... Rohrabacher, R-Calif., wrote in a statement: ”I intend to be a chairman who exemplifies the Republican philosophy that science, technology and innovation offer a pathway to a better, more prosperous future, and solve problems that bureaucracy and rampant government spending cannot.” Rohrabacher said in a 2007 congressional hearing that he was skeptical of a report that found evidence of...
  • It's Hard to Be a Republican

    11/13/2012 5:50:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Even when the economy is terrible, when the incumbent Democratic president has not been able to demonstrate success on job creation or growth, and even when the standard of living for Americans is declining on his watch, the country will choose a Democrat "who cares about the problems of people like me" over the Republican. That alone is enough to make Republican heads spin for some time. Many established beliefs about presidential politics have been proved false by Obama's reelection: 1.) The idea that, when unemployment is above 7 percent, incumbents fail; 2.) The notion that incumbent presidents who are...
  • Report: FBI agent who investigated Broadwell sent shirtless photos to other woman in case

    11/13/2012 5:49:50 AM PST · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    We’re governed by circus clowns.
  • CARROLL: Give honor guard U.S. rifles

    11/13/2012 5:45:34 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 13 nov 2012 | Frank Carroll
    Who could imagine the sound of enemy fire would signal the last rites for our honored dead? In what may be among the most ironic acts of official neglect and insensitivity of the past seven decades, the Russian SKS rifle is now used in ceremonial service by some honor guards as the last sound our Native American veterans and their families hear as veterans are laid to rest across South Dakota. It is an act of omission and ignorance. The SKS is a Soviet semi-automatic rifle designed in 1943 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. The Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova 1945 was...
  • ‘The Miracle of Abortion’: The Onion imagines showing 8th graders the reality of abortion

    11/13/2012 5:32:29 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/12/2012 | Adam Cassandra
    November 12, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Remember having to watch those sex-ed videos as a teenager about puberty or pregnancy that made everyone in the classroom just a little uncomfortable? Now imagine that while your local Planned Parenthood abortion advocates are teaching a class of young children about having sex, with taxpayer funding from Obamacare, that they dare to show a video of what really happens during an abortion. How horrible would that be? The satirists at The Onion imagined such a scenario in a recent “news story.” Middle school children “squirmed uncomfortably and grimaced in disgust” when shown the “educational...
  • Newt Gingrich: Source Tells Me Petraeus Never Blamed Benghazi Attack On Video

    11/13/2012 5:31:46 AM PST · by maggief · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 13, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stopped by Fox & Friends Tuesday morning to promote his new book, but was first asked to share his thoughts on the ever-widening scandal surrounding General David Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell. (snip) Host Steve Doocy asked Gingrich what he made “of the fact that the with mainstream media has followed the White House’s lead” on the story, maintaining that the President did not know about Petraeus’ situation until after the election. Gingrich said this was the first time he’s realized that “this has been going on for months,” later adding that he’d been...
  • Before We Give Up, Could We At Least Try Selling Our Ideas?

    11/13/2012 5:30:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    We conservatives may never reach a consensus among ourselves as to the main factors that caused our election defeat, but surely we can agree that we must do a better job of selling our ideas. Never mind, you say. The electorate has irreversibly become a taker class, and conservative ideas of self-reliance, personal responsibility and individual liberties will never appeal to a majority again, especially with demographics working against the GOP. We must reject that, or we are as good as surrendering. To accept it, we are confessing our skepticism of the power of ideas, which itself is contrary to...
  • Faber: Market To Drop 20% Now, 50% Later, Complete Global Societal Collapse In 5 Years

    11/13/2012 5:27:08 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-13
    Dr Doom Video Link At Link.
  • O’REILLY LAMBASTES OBAMA & ‘SECULAR PROGRESSIVES’ WHO ARE ‘BENT ON DESTROYING

    11/13/2012 5:25:55 AM PST · by NYer · 65 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 13, 2012
    On Monday night, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly had some tough words for secular progressives, highlighting their purportedly dangerous views on social and economic issues. The subject of his “Talking Points Memo” segment asked, “Is traditional America gone for good?”The popular television host commenced the segment by noting his belief that traditional America can, once again, rise to prominence, however, he contended that “it will take a very special person to make that happen.” To corroborate O’Reilly’s point that the nation may, indeed, bounce back to its traditional roots, he noted that, despite winning re-election, Obama is slipping in popularity.“Left-wing ideology...
  • Bush & Rumsfeld would be blamed if their CIA director had done this

    11/13/2012 5:24:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    November 13, 2012
    You know damn well Bush would be taking media heat, joined with the 'rats in DC. TODAY, the socialist clown and his lisping SecDef are getting a free pass. This is all a diversion to keep people from learning how the administration basically gave a thumbs up to the murder of our Libyan ambassador.
  • 'Another Jesus': Does it matter if Jesus is distorted @ hands of Mormon leaders? [Finale: Part IV]

    11/13/2012 5:24:17 AM PST · by Colofornian · 86 replies
    Colofornian (Vanity) | Nov. 13, 2012 | Colofornian
    To summarize the chart below briefly: It provides greater detail in documentation than what was elaborated in Part III. The traditional Christ within Christianity is... ...uniquely THE ONLY begotten Son from eternity past, not one of millions of God's pre-existent "sons"; He is uniquely Savior, not one of millions of saviors per Mormondom; He is uniquely Creator and divine and self-existent from eternity past, not one of MILLIONS of men who are somehow likewise "self-existent" from eternity past; His blood is uniquely powerful beyond men's commandment-keeping -- lest the promise Jesus made to the thief on the cross become a...
  • TURKISH PRIME MIINISTER ERDOĞAN SUGGESTS SHIFT FROM DOLLAR TO GOLD

    11/13/2012 5:18:19 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Sabah ^ | 10 Kasım 2012, Cumartesi
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan states that instead of ruling the world under the pressure of the dollar the IMF should switch to using gold. During his stay in Indonesia, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan brought up an interesting suggestion for the International Monetary Fund. Stating that although IMF assistance may appear to be a prescription for some nations, in fact quite the opposite, the fund has often caused serious problems for countries in trouble, ErdoÄźan asks why it is that the fund uses dollars instead of gold. Expressing that he doesn't feel it is right for the IMF to...
  • 'Another Jesus': Does it matter if Jesus is distorted @ hands of Mormon leaders? [Part III]

    11/13/2012 5:15:10 AM PST · by Colofornian · 6 replies
    Colofornian (Vanity) | Nov. 13, 2012 | Colofornian
    I recall reading an author who made the case that if we view God in some off-kilter ways, we'll respond to Him in off-kilter ways. How we view God tends to set the tone for how we respond to Him; and Jesus said as much in one of His parables about investing talents. In that parable, the one Jesus described as a "wicked and lazy servant" (Matthew 25:26) was the one who had the "wrong" worldview of His Master -- as a "hard man" (Matthew 25:24)...In other words, the servant's view of his master was that of a taskmaster...versus one...
  • At the Fiscal Cliff I Cry "Jump, Jump, Jump!"

    11/13/2012 5:14:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | John Ransom
    The most expensive tax in the history of the world has been proposed by the Obama administration and to hear them tell the story, you’d think the rest of us should be grateful. “We want to create a global minimum tax,” said vice president Joe Biden, “because American taxpayers shouldn’t be providing a larger subsidy for investing abroad than investing at home.” A global minimum tax is a tax on all profits made by nominally US companies that operate overseas. They operate overseas for various reasons, but one big reason is because corporate taxes are higher in the US than...
  • Big Cuts to Hospitals and Beds in Molise, Lazio and Trentino [Italy]

    11/13/2012 5:13:48 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    CorriereDellaSerra.it ^ | 08 novembre 2012 | Margherita De Bac
    ROME – Italy’s hospitals are to lose 30,000 beds as the scenario outlined in last summer’s spending review begins to take shape. Regions have until 31 December to indicate where the reductions will be made. In the upcoming three-year period from 2013 to 2015, the current average ratio of 4.2 beds per thousand residents will have to drop to 3.7. The total should include 0.7% set aside for rehabilitation and long-stay patients who no longer need acute care. Some regions, including Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Tuscany and Lombardy, have already begun to wield the axe while others have yet to start....
  • Lds leaders concede they worship, speak about, believe & acknowledge a different Jesus [Part II]

    11/13/2012 5:13:31 AM PST · by Colofornian · 34 replies
    Colofornian (Vanity) | Nov. 13, 2012 | Colofornian
    Sometimes, cult members -- like Mormons -- can describe a pretty "orthodox" sounding Jesus Christ. There's some things we actually -- really -- agree with Lds leaders in their general premises. Oh sure, Mormonism has indeed distorted the one True Jesus and twisted Him into an entirely different Being! (And just like a Nazi twisted "cross" is no cross at all, a twisted "Jesus" is no genuine Jesus at all!) But that still doesn't take away from statements where we can find agreement -- like when Mormon leaders readily concede that they worship, speak about, believe and acknowledge an entirely...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday November 13, 2012

    11/13/2012 5:11:17 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 31 replies
    Word For The Day, November 13, 2012 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". mirth [murth] -n 1. gaiety or jollity, especially when accompanied by laughter: 2. amusement or laughter:[before 900; Middle English mirthe, Old English myrgth. See merry, -th1 ]
  • No Red Tape? Non-Union FEMA Crews, Water and Other Supplies Sit Idle Thanks To Unions & Red Tape

    11/13/2012 5:09:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | November 12th, 2012 | LaborUnionReport
    It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy killed 113 people, wiped out portions of towns, and knocked out power to millions. It has also been two weeks since Barack Obama pledged, “No bureaucracy. No red tape.” However, according to multiple public and private sources, unions and union-related red tape are causing workers from out of state to be turned back, as well as workers contracted by FEMA, as well as tons of supplies, already in New York and New Jersey to sit idle—at a cost of millions to taxpayers. It has already been well publicized though the Daily Caller how...
  • Will 'any ole' 'Jesus' do? (Two Mormon leaders clamor 'no'; and I agree with that!) [Part 1]

    11/13/2012 5:08:21 AM PST · by Colofornian · 27 replies
    Colofornian (Vanity) | Nov. 13, 2012 | Colofornian
    Introductory Chart The 'Mormon' Jesus vs. the Jesus of the Bible: From Eternity Past to Present Question at hand: If a 'counterfeit' person was using your name online -- and has some attributes similar to you -- does it make it 'you' if it's 'close enough?' Mormon Leader General Premises about 'Jesus' we actually agree with! Summary or Scriptural Summary LDS "apostle" Bruce R. McConkie essentially answered the question before the development of the Internet world: "A false Christ is NOT a person. It is a false system of worship, a false church, a false cult that says, 'Lo, here...
  • U.S.-BRITISH ARMY 50 MILES FROM TUNISIA; OUR FLIERS HIT 4 TROOPSHIPS IN SOLOMONS (11/13/42)

    11/13/2012 5:07:32 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/13/42 | William H. Stoneman, Charles Hurd, Hanson W. Baldwin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • Broward has all-woman school district [Stunning LACK OF DIVERSITY in Democrat County!]

    11/13/2012 5:01:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Seattle P. I. ^ | November 13, 2012
    <p>FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The election brought a first to Broward County — an all-woman school board.</p> <p>Abby Freedman and Rosalind Osgood won their run-off elections last week and will join six women incumbents on the board Nov. 20.</p>
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/13/12) [Prayer]

    11/13/2012 4:59:59 AM PST · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/13/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures God is My Redeemer...Job19:25 I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.
  • Monopoly money? Nope, just local currency

    11/13/2012 4:49:25 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 26 replies
    Washington Post.com ^ | By Annie Gowen
    One recent Saturday morning, Nick Williams navigated the packed aisles of the Glut Food Co-Op in Mount Rainier, filling his basket with organic vegetables, herbal tea, turmeric and local apple cider. After the cashier rang up his purchases, he pulled out a funny-looking piece of paper instead of a wad of cash. The bill had environmentalist Rachel Carson’s picture where Abraham Lincoln’s ought to have been. Stripped across the top was the motto “In Each Other We Trust.” Monopoly money? No, just a local currency system in the Mount Rainier and Hyattsville neighborhoods in Prince George’s County, where users essentially...
  • Giant Rats and Tiny Men

    11/13/2012 4:47:14 AM PST · by expat1000 · 2 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    On the corner of the street a giant rat squats over the sidewalk, its shadow blocking the cold winter sun, while at its feet, hired men, some with heavy accents, hand out leaflets and chant, "Who are we, What do we want" in the familiar hymn of the hired union protester, not a member of a union or an employee or a shop, but just a man hired by unions to intimidate some store or company into going along. There's another giant rat creeping its way up the Potomac through the evening fog. Its snout is the size of a...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 13, 2012 [Devotional]

    11/13/2012 4:41:55 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 11/13/12 | Joel Osteen
    Keep Asking Today's Scripture “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Sometimes, people get discouraged in life because things didn’t turn out the way they hoped on the first try. Maybe they put energy into a relationship but it didn’t work out. They tried that new business venture, but they are still struggling with their finances. Now they think it’s never going to happen. But, one thing we...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 13, 2012]

    11/13/2012 4:41:11 AM PST · by Vision · 5 replies
    Faith or Experience? ". . . the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me" —Galatians 2:20 We should battle through our moods, feelings, and emotions into absolute devotion to the Lord Jesus. We must break out of our own little world of experience into abandoned devotion to Him. Think who the New Testament says Jesus Christ is, and then think of the despicable meagerness of the miserable faith we exhibit by saying, “I haven’t had this experience or that experience”! Think what faith in Jesus Christ claims and provides— He can present us faultless before...
  • Maybe Minorities' Values Need Changing

    11/13/2012 4:29:49 AM PST · by expat1000 · 34 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    The most widely offered explanation for Mitt Romney's defeat is that the Republican Party is disproportionately composed of — aging — white males. That is, alas, true. But the real question is what Republicans should do with this truth. There are two responses. The nearly universal response — meaning the response offered by the liberal media and liberal academics (and some Republicans) — is that the Republican Party needs to rethink its positions, moving away from conservatism and toward the political center. The other response is for conservatives and the Republican Party to embark on a massive campaign to influence,...
  • Aetna CEO Warns of Corporate Layoffs Unless Debt Deal Is Struck

    11/13/2012 4:27:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | November 12, 2012
    Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Mark Bertolini, who is among a dozen chief executives meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama later this week, on Monday warned that companies are preparing backup plans that include layoffs if the White House and congressional leaders are unable to reach a deal to avoid the combination of tax increases and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff." "The American people are going to suffer because we'll lay them off--because we know how to respond to these kinds of situations," Mr. Bertolini warned at a Wall Street Journal CEO Council event. The comments come seven weeks...
  • Abu Qatada released from prison [Western Civilization Continues to Cut Its Own Throat]

    11/13/2012 4:24:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 13, 2012 | Alan Travis
    The radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada has been released from Long Lartin high-security prison in Worcestershire after a British court ruled that he should not be sent back to Jordan to face trial on torture-based evidence. The terror suspect is being driven back to his home in north-west London where he faces a 16-hour-a-day curfew enforced by an electronic tag and strict restrictions on who he can meet. The details of his bail conditions were expected to be released later on Tuesday. His release came as it emerged that the home secretary, Theresa May, faces a lengthy timetable in her...
  • Scandal probe ensnares commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan

    11/13/2012 4:10:47 AM PST · by billorites · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    The FBI probe into the sex scandal that prompted CIA Director David Petraeus to resign has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday. According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 documents — most of them e-mails — of “potentially inappropriate” communications between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close relationship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011. He also served...
  • Cops: Woman angered by Obama re-election runs over husband for not voting

    11/13/2012 3:58:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 12, 2012
    An Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama, ran down her husband with the family car in suburban Phoenix on Saturday because he failed to vote in the election, police said Monday. Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested after running over husband Daniel Solomon following a wild chase that left him pinned underneath the vehicle.
  • Honor For Whom Honor is Due

    11/13/2012 3:55:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    On the heels of a pivotal national election, I'd like to remind Americans that it is our troops' service and sacrifice that safeguards our precious right to cast those ballots and savor the freedoms that we hold dear. They represent the best of America. Yesterday, we honored all U.S. veterans and troops currently serving for their unwavering courage, their dedication to keeping our nation strong and protecting the liberties we continue to enjoy. We also pay tribute to the wounded, missing, fallen and their families. My father, Ray, fought and was wounded in World War II in the Battle of...
  • France hits Amazon with $252 million tax claim

    11/13/2012 3:46:55 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/11/2012
    Online retailer Amazon said on Monday that French tax authorities had slapped the company with a $252 million claim for back taxes, interest and penalties. Amazon has said it will "vigorously contest" the assessment. Internet retailer Amazon said it had received a $252 million demand from the French tax authorities for back taxes, interest and penalties in relation to “the allocation of income between foreign jurisdictions”. The claim comes as European countries step up efforts to clamp down on U.S. companies which minimise their tax bills in the continent by chanelling profits through low-tax regimes. Amazon said it would fight...
  • Today's Toons 11/13/12

    11/13/2012 3:36:24 AM PST · by pookie18 · 14 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 11/13/12 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Time running out for J.C. Penny

    11/13/2012 3:34:59 AM PST · by tobyhill · 69 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 11/12/2012 | Jonathan Ratner
    J.C. Penny Co. was hit with a downgrade at Credit Suisse as the retailer’s sales continue to slow. Analyst Michael Exstein lowered his rating to underperform from neutral and cut his target price to US$15 from US$25 after the company reported its fifth straight quarterly loss on Friday. Mr. Exstein noted that J.C. Penny’s cash position continues to dwindle and it is expected to generate only a minimal amount of EBITDA in 2012 and 2013. The company has already sold US$525-million in non-core assets this year. “Time is no longer on J.C. Penny’s side, and going into the fourth quarter...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Solar Eclipse Quilt

    11/13/2012 3:34:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | November 13, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Some people are so inspired by solar eclipses that they quilt. Pictured above is a resulting textile from one such inspiration. The 38x38 inch quilt offers impressions of a total annular eclipse, when the Moon is too far from the Earth to cover the entire Sun, witnessed in Spain in October of 2005. Today, however, a full total solar eclipse will occur, although it will only be visible to eclipse chasers and those who live in a thin swath of Australia. For a few minutes, those near the center of the eclipse path will see the entire Sun blocked...
  • French nationalists protest in Paris against radical Islam, allege Muslims won’t integrate

    11/13/2012 3:27:35 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2012 | Associated Press
    PARIS — Hundreds of French nationalists have demonstrated in Paris against Islamist extremism, chanting the French anthem and saying the religion has no place in the country. Protester Romain Cyiril says, “France was always a welcoming country, but for the first time we have to deal with a religion which can’t and doesn’t want to integrate itself.”
  • Elmo’s world rocked by claim of underage relationship (with an underage male)

    11/13/2012 3:24:26 AM PST · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/12/2012 | By Bill Zwecker
    While charges and counter-charges were flying in the wake of Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash’s leave of absence from “Sesame Street,” sources close to those controlling both the iconic children’s character and its multi-million-dollar products told this column Monday it was “highly unlikely” Clash would ever return as Elmo’s alter ego. “In fact, unless things suddenly move in Kevin’s direction right away, and he is proven to be a victim of an ugly smear — rather than an adult sexual predator of a minor — he is finished in the world of children’s entertainment,” said a source close to the situation....
  • Comcast's NBCUniversal unit lays off 500 employees: source (Get rid of them all!)

    11/13/2012 3:17:57 AM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/12/2012 | staff
    Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal entertainment unit is laying off about 500 employees at cable channels, Jay Leno's late-night TV show and the Universal Pictures movie studio, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Monday. The cuts add up to about 1.5 percent of the company's workforce of 30,000 employees, the source said. A large portion of the layoffs occurred at the G4 cable channel, a network about video games and the gaming culture, the source said. Two of the network's shows were recently canceled. Other layoffs occurred about two months ago at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," which...
  • Palestinians Begin Work To Open Arafat Grave: Source

    11/13/2012 3:12:03 AM PST · by Fennie · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | November 13, 2012
    AFP - Palestinians on Tuesday began work to open the grave of the late Yasser Arafat ahead of an exhumation of his body for a murder probe, a source close to his family told AFP. "Today they started removing concrete and stones from Arafat's mausoleum and the work will last for almost 15 days," the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 13, 2012

    11/13/2012 2:49:14 AM PST · by sneakers · 20 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Where is the Tea Party

    11/13/2012 2:46:53 AM PST · by tiger-one · 44 replies
    11/13/12 | Tigerone
    Shocked like most of us, I went looking for the Tea Party sites. They are there, but activity is void. What site do you recommend?
  • Emanuel: Jackson Jr. should address voters, as plea talks (with jail time) reported

    11/13/2012 2:43:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Emanuel: Jackson Jr. should address voters, as plea talks reportedBy Pete Kasperowicz - 11/12/12 03:28 PM ET Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) on Monday said Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) should address his constituents and explain whether he'll be able to work as a member of the House next year. "With the election over, there are big issues coming up in the lame-duck session," Emanuel said, according to NBC Chicago. "I think Congressman Jackson, it's incumbent upon him to have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions." Emanuel's remarks come after reports last weekend said that Jackson is negotiating...
  • The Frogman's Prophesies

    11/13/2012 2:30:48 AM PST · by Toadman · 13 replies
    The Dissident Frogman Blog ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | The Dissident Frogman
    Thus the only future I can predict is the one where you go French and surrender. You, and only you can turn this debacle around and me into a false prophet. Sadly, some among you seem to have all but given up. Reading through your reactions in the comments at PJ Media, Breitbart, Hotair and others, I see cries that "the Republic is dead", and even claims—shocking claims, for this Americanophile—to burn the flag because "it doesn’t mean anything anymore".