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  • Gen. John Allen Probed in Petraeus Affair

    11/13/2012 12:57:30 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6:48 AM, Nov 13, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    "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," the Washington Post reports.
  • Communists Happy With Obama Reelection

    11/13/2012 12:55:44 PM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 11/12/2012 | Christian Gomez
    The American people have spoken, renewing President Obama’s mandate for change for yet another four years. Following the announcement of Obama's reelection, Communist Party USA (CPUSA) chairman Sam Webb wrote an article in the CPUSA’s official newspaper, People’s World, expressing his contentment with the election results. “After a long and bitterly contested battle, the forces of inclusive democracy came out on top yesterday,” Webb said. “The better angels of the American people spread their wings, as they went to the polls.” Webb went on to reaffirm that the election results were in the CPUSA’s favor: The Communist Party said a...
  • Janeane Garofalo's ‘Marriage’ No Joke (Didn't Know She Was Married for 20 Years)

    11/13/2012 12:53:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 13, 2012
    SNIP She explained at a New York Comedy Festival reunion for “The Ben Stiller Show” that she married a writer on the series — Rob Cohen, who went on to produce “The Big Bang Theory” — in Las Vegas as a joke in the 1990s, and didn’t realize the nuptials had stuck. SNIP
  • State sending elections officials to St Lucie- "concerned about results

    11/13/2012 12:48:04 PM PST · by Goldwater Girl · 54 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11/13/2012 | George Bennett
    State elections officials coming to St.Lucie Wednesday. Concerned that all 37000 votes not re-tabulated, + error percentage
  • Now in Story Development: Petraeus Ran Rogue Operation in Libya.

    11/13/2012 12:42:12 PM PST · by Kenny Bunk · 50 replies
    Vanity | 11/13/2012 | Kenny Bunk
    As the thoroughly unbelievable saga spins its merry way across the MSM, IMHO the stage may be being set by the administration for a thoroughly implausible case for "plausible deniability" for Obama. I predict that Petraeus will be accused of running a rogue CIA operation in Libya about which the President, as carefully explained by dementia patient Joe Biden, knew nothing. Interesting clues: Broadwell's co-author on the bio is a WaPo reporter. Says "he had no clue..." What he probably does have is WH connections. The Tampa "socialite" Broadwell allegedly harrassed turns out to be absolutely dead broke and living...
  • W.H. Petition Calls for Stripping Citizenship and Exile for Anyone Who Signs Petition to Secede

    11/13/2012 12:40:30 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 170 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/13/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    A White House petition gathering force calls for citizenship to be stripped and exile for anyone who signs a petition in favor of a state's secession. "Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported," the full petition reads. The title of the petition is, "WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them." As of this writing, 2,205 have signed the petition; 22,795 more...
  • McSally backer seeks to block count of 130 ballots

    11/13/2012 12:35:46 PM PST · by Arthurio · 4 replies
    BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A supporter of the Republican candidate in Arizona's undecided 2nd Congressional District race has asked a court to block tallying of results from 130 ballots in Cochise County. Republican challenger Martha McSally and Democratic incumbent Ron Barber are neck in neck in results so far. The suit filed Tuesday in Cochise County Superior Court in Bisbee contends that election officials mishandled three precincts' provisional ballots by not sealing them in envelopes.
  • Lesbian Mothers’ Children - Is it time to retire the National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study?

    11/13/2012 12:35:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 12, 2012 | Mark Regnerus
    This month yielded yet another published study — which received positive media attention — based on the National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study. The NLLFS is about to enter its third decade of following the same 78 respondents, who were “planned” and born to lesbian mothers employing artificial reproductive technology; in nearly all the families studied, the children were being raised by their biological mother and her partner. While any sociologist worth his or her degree can appreciate the laborious task of keeping track of and reinterviewing the same group of people over many years, this particular data-collection effort probably...
  • Gen. John Allen also helped Jill Kelley's sister during custody battle (Kerry's name comes up)

    11/13/2012 12:30:53 PM PST · by RummyChick · 55 replies
    NY POST ^ | 11/13 | earle & mangan
    A judge noted in the file that Khawam "has attached letters from Gen. David H. Petraeus averring to her ability to appropriately parent the child, and is prepared to present corroborating testimony at trial." And in court documents filed by Kelley's sister Natalie Khawam, she name-drops both Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island -- who both have ties to a Providence, RI, lawyer/lobbyist who loaned a whopping $300,000 to Khawam. Khawam claimed in a July 12 letter to her estranged husband that she took their son "on vacation last year to Martha Vineyard," where...
  • Just so we’re clear, we all understand these tax hikes would accomplish zilch, right?

    11/13/2012 12:22:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    And I quote: But as IÂ’ve said before, we canÂ’t just cut our way to prosperity. If weÂ’re serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. And that means asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more in taxes. ... ThatÂ’s how we can reduce the deficit while still making the investments we need to build a strong middle class and a strong economy. ...Now, already, IÂ’ve put forward a detailed plan that allows us to make these investments while reducing our deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade. I want to be...
  • Time for Marriage Equality in Illinois

    11/13/2012 12:19:43 PM PST · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rahm Emanuel
    Last week’s election continued America’s great history of expanding opportunity and equality. Today, we must take the next step on that journey by affording the opportunity to marry to all Americans — and we can continue that march by quickly enacting marriage equality here in Illinois. Throughout my career in public service, I have seen our city and society make progressive strides towards providing greater respect and rights to the GLBT community. As mayor, I lobbied for civil unions in Illinois. In Congress and within the Obama administration I pushed for the end to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and helped...
  • AMF Bowling files for bankruptcy

    11/13/2012 12:19:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc., the world's largest bowling operator, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure its mounting debt. The Hanover County-based company said this morning that it filed a pre-arranged petition with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond. AMF said it expects completing the restructuring process and exiting Chapter 11 within five months. AMF operates a location in Lynchburg near the intersection of U.S. 29 and Candlers Mountain Road, near James T. Davis Paint Center. The company said it will continue its normal business operations during the Chapter 11 process, and its bowling centers will maintain normal operating...
  • Russia helping on Arafat exhumation: Abbas

    11/13/2012 12:17:21 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    AFP ^ | November 13, 2012
    Palestinians are coordinating with Russia, as well as Swiss and French experts, on the exhumation of late president Yasser Arafat, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Sunday. Arafat died in a French military hospital near Paris on November 11, 2004 and French experts were unable to say what had killed him, with many Palestinians convinced he was poisoned by Israel. "We are currently in coordination with the French investigators, the Swiss experts, and also the Russian government to open the tomb," Abbas said in a speech marking the eighth anniversary of Arafat's death. His comments were the first time Palestinian officials...
  • (Florida) State Republicans may be more open to Obamacare

    11/13/2012 12:17:00 PM PST · by rarestia · 19 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Troy Kinsey
    It appears Florida will adopt part of the Affordable Healthcare Act, better known as "Obamacare," after all. Gov. Rick Scott had opposed implementing the plan but now, it looks like he is ready to accept at least part of it. For months now, Scott and some fellow Republicans in the legislature have been pledging to defeat Obamacare. At the same time, those lawmakers haven't started any processes to implement health care reform in Florida. Scott now says, "It's not enough to say no to Obamacare." On Tuesday, incoming House Speaker Rep. Will Weatherford (R) will hold a news conference about...
  • Reid Announces Presidential Inauguration Ticket Drawing For Nevadans

    11/13/2012 12:16:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 3 replies
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | November 9, 2012 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced that his office will hold a drawing on December 10, 2012 to select Nevadans who submit requests for tickets to the 57th quadrennial Presidential Inauguration. A limited number of tickets to the Inaugural swearing-in ceremony will be distributed to each United States Senate office. Nevadans who enter into this drawing sponsored by Senator Reid’s office will have a chance to attend the Inauguration free-of-charge. “Every four years from the steps of the Capitol, the beginning of an administration brings new opportunities for our country to join together to become stronger,” said Reid. “It...
  • Eric Holder to Stay as Attorney General

    11/13/2012 12:12:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorney General Eric Holder apparently has enough " gas left in the tank ." He's staying in his position as the head of the Department of Justice for Obama's second term. President Obama is holding on to Eric Holder as the nation’s top law-enforcement official, The Post has learned. The newly re-elected president asked his controversial attorney general to stay for the second term, and Holder has agreed despite enduring a firestorm of criticism from Republican lawmakers. “I don’t know if everyone in the White House wants him [Holder] to stay, but the important guy does, and that’s all that...
  • Flashback: Libyan rebels find Qaddafi's yellowcake uranium

    11/13/2012 12:12:03 PM PST · by Pete · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 26, 2011 | CBS News
    A U.N. official said Libya's new rulers had found uranium yellowcake, partly refined uranium ore, that was left over from the former regime's nuclear program, in a southern area. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release the information, said Thursday the material was "slightly radioactive" but posed no immediate danger. He didn't know how much had been found. British newspaper The Telegraph reported that at least 10,000 drums were found at the stockpile but they haven't been examined. The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that yellowcake is stored in drums at a...
  • ABC: Petraeus conducted own investigation in Benghazi after attack

    11/13/2012 12:11:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Dianne Feinstein threatened to subpoena the CIA over a trip report from David Petraeus that he allegedly wrote after a personal trip to Benghazi after the terrorist attack that killed four Americans. Today, ABC News reports that Petraeus' visit to Libya was no mere observational tour. The then-Director of Central Intelligence conducted his own interviews with personnel on the ground in Libya in preparation for testimony that has now been cancelled: In late October, Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.While in Tripoli, he...
  • Cornel West: Obama A ‘Republican In Blackface,’ Black MSNBC Hosts Are ‘Selling Their Souls’

    11/13/2012 12:02:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Mediate ^ | November 12, 2012 | Andrew Kirell
    (I apologize if this has already been posted. I can't get the search function to work.) During an interview last week with Democracy Now, author and activist Cornel West offered harsh criticism of President Barack Obama, calling him a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface” and not someone who is actually looking out for the best interests of the impoverished. The prominent social critic also lashed out at black MSNBC personalities, accusing them of “selling their souls” in support of a president who has been anything but progressive. “I think that it’s morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on...
  • A U.S. Official's Anonymously Offered Defense of General Allen ('he's innocent')

    11/13/2012 12:02:02 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 11/13/2012 | Conor Friedersdorf
    I've spoken to a U.S. official familiar with the investigation who wasn't willing to be described with any more specificity than that. The short version of the official's comments: General Allen did nothing wrong. As best I can tell, the official is honestly conveying what he or she believes to be true, but I have no idea if he or she is correct. I pass along the comments despite my general aversion to anonymous sourcing because, if nothing else, they provide some potentially significant leads for others reporters to follow as this story advances. According to this official: Although General...
  • IBD/TIPP Poll: U.S. Consumer Confidence Nosedives

    11/13/2012 11:55:56 AM PST · by Arthurio · 18 replies
    TIPP Online ^ | 11-13-12
    The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index declined by 5.4 points, or 10%, in November, posting 48.6 vs. 54 in October. The index is 0.4 points above its 12-month average of 48.2, 4.2 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered into the recession, and 1.3 points below its all-time average of 49.9. Note: Index readings above 50 indicate optimism; below 50 indicate pessimism. The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index has a good track record of foreshadowing the confidence indicators put out later each month by the University of Michigan and The Conference Board. IBD/TIPP conducted the national...
  • The GOP Can’t Afford to Ignore Cities Anymore

    11/13/2012 11:55:33 AM PST · by pabianice · 49 replies
    TNR ^ | 11/13/12 | DePillis
    After a week of election postmortems, one thing is clear: Mitt Romney’s failure to understand America’s changing demographics led to his undoing. But there was another killer: Geography. Deep blue cities and their inner suburbs came out for Barack Obama, pulling the president through in battleground states like Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida. And they put him so far ahead in places like Wisconsin, Nevada, and Pennsylvania that Romney never really had a chance (not to mention his home base of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, which went 78 percent for the president). Of course, this isn't a new phenomenon. In 2008,...
  • Ominous futures this morning. Are companies 'Going Galt'?

    11/13/2012 11:45:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | Terry Ponick
    The futures don’t look so hot this morning before the opening bell. As of 8:50 a.m. EST, Dow futures are down nearly 70 points. S&P and NASDAQ futures look pretty much as bad, down nearly 9 and 20 points respectively. While yesterday’s action seemed relatively benign, it wasn’t, as lots of sectors were getting hammered but, due to low semi-holiday volume, this wasn’t readily apparent. Our utilities got hit so hard we had to exit via percentage stops, and we’ll probably need to pare back what energy and banking issues we still have today. The “fiscal cliff” again is the...
  • Gabriel Over the White House

    11/13/2012 11:45:18 AM PST · by Piggies-fly · 3 replies
    The Defining Moment FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope | 2006 | Jonathan Alter
    Comments about TCM movie "Gabriel Over the White House" missed the real core issue: totalitarian dictatorship. William Randolph] Hearst believed that the country needed a dictator, but he wasn't sure FDR knew how to fill the role.
  • Supercomputer Ranking Offers Clues About Chips, China

    11/13/2012 11:43:38 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 12, 2012, 9:00 AM | Don Clark
    If doubts lingered about a major shift in supercomputer technology, the latest ranking Monday of the 500 largest scientific systems should dispel them–as well as any fears that China might claim a lead in the field anytime soon.The latest Top500 list–compiled twice a year based on results of standard speed tests–anoints a machine called Titan at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as the speediest on the planet. This wasn’t too much of a surprise based on the lab’s recent comments about the system.But the Titan’s ascendance nevertheless is a milestone for efforts to popularize system designs that use two varieties of...
  • US Budget Deficit Soars In October As Government Spends Over $300 Billion In One Month

    11/13/2012 11:43:12 AM PST · by mojito · 13 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 11/13/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Moments ago the MTS [Monthly Treasury Statement] released the final October budget report. It was not pretty, although those who read our report on how much debt was added - $195 billion to be precise - in the first month of the 2013 Fiscal Year will know where this is going. The US budget deficit was expected to soar after the September surplus of $75 billion, driven entirely by calendar shifts and pre-election propaganda, to -$113 billion. That was optimistic: the total amount of overspending in October was $120 billion. What is distressing is that this was well above the...
  • Will White House be forced to respond to Texas secession petition?

    11/13/2012 11:37:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 178 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Rick Moran
    The more than 25,000 Sunshine Patriots who signed the petition to have Texas secede from the United States might get a response from the White House. Yahoo News: ***** Looks like the Obama administration may have to respond to a petition seeking the green light for Texas to secede from the United States-one of 20 such requests filed on the official White House website since Election Day. At the time of the writing of this post, the Texas secession petition had garnered 25,318 signatures-above the White House's self-imposed rules for requiring a reply. (A "Recount the election!" petition filed Nov....
  • Budget deficit rises to $120 billion in October

    11/13/2012 11:35:32 AM PST · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | Reuters
    The budget deficit rose in October, the first month of fiscal year 2013, as looming negotiations over expiring tax cuts and imminent spending reductions dominated the post-election political landscape. The Treasury said on Tuesday the October deficit was $120 billion, larger than economist forecasts for a $114 billion gap and up from $98 billion in October of 2011.Growth in expenditures outpaced rising receipts, deepening the deficit. Outlays grew to $304 billion from around $262 billion in the same month last year while receipts rose to $184 billion from $163 billion.Following President Barack Obama's election to a second term last week,...
  • The Google Purge Pt. 3 - Gen. Kip Ward

    11/13/2012 11:29:55 AM PST · by frithguild · 5 replies
    Radio Free NJ ^ | 11/13/2012 | frithguild
    The inspector general’s report found that [Gen. William ‘‘Kip’’] Ward used military vehicles to shuttle his wife on shopping trips and to a spa and billed the government for a refueling stop overnight in Bermuda, where the couple stayed in a $750 suite. The report detailed lengthy stays at lavish hotels for Ward, his wife and his staff members, and the use of five-vehicle motorcades when he traveled to Washington. It also said Ward and his wife, Joyce, accepted dinner and Broadway show tickets from a government contractor during a trip during which he went backstage to meet actor Denzel...
  • The Recent Unpleasantness

    11/13/2012 11:27:30 AM PST · by ELS · 17 replies
    Truth and Charity Forum ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Fr. John McCloskey
    On November 6, the citizens of the United States re-elected perhaps the most anti-Catholic president in its history to a second term.Even sadder, according to exit polls a majority of Catholics voted in his favor, even after they theoretically had imbibed the bishops’ message, conveyed from the pulpit and in various other media, that no Catholic should vote for a candidate who favors abortion rights and single sex marriage and does not support religious liberty.What is going on here? Clearly, to borrow a line from the film “Cool Hand Luke,” “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”Simply put,...
  • FR fights on for God, Life, Family, Country, Borders, Guns, Liberty!! FReepathon XXXVIII

    11/13/2012 11:25:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 303 replies
    After Romney's unfortunate, but all too predictable loss, we see the weaker sisters of the GOP now pushing for "moderation." To cut back on the so-called "social issues." They want us to "moderate" our positions on God, Life, Family, Country, Borders, Guns, Constitution and Liberty. They feel we must pander to the godless liberals to get votes. Got news for them. Not only, no, but hell NO! That's exactly the wrong formula. We cannot and do not want to try to out pander the socialist democrats. That's a losing proposition from the git go. That's exactly why they lost with...
  • Glens Falls Hospital announces layoff

    11/13/2012 11:24:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Glens Falls Post-Star ^ | November 13, 2012
    Glens Falls Hospital announced Tuesday morning it is eliminating 29 jobs and reducing five other employees to part-time status, as part of a cost-reduction program being blamed on “declining reimbursement levels and other economic challenges.” “We deeply regret the pain and anguish this difficult decision will cause for so many of our co-workers, but sustaining the fiscal health of Glens Falls Hospital so it can and will continue to ensure quality health care for the southeastern Adirondack region is our paramount responsibility,” said Glens Falls Hospital President and CEO David Kruczlnicki, in a prepared statement. Tuesday’s announcement comes less than...
  • Bilderberg Group: Is Petraeus a diversion away from Bengazi-gate/Fiscal Cliff/Election Fraud

    11/13/2012 11:24:03 AM PST · by topher · 28 replies
    November 13, 2012 | vanity
    I remember how JFK was assassinated. Then I remember how the US went off the Silver System in 1964 with LBJ. I had a friend who was a Freemason who claimed that at times that the "powers that be" want to be about mischief, they create a diversion. Is this diversion meant to get people not to focus on: election fraud, Bengazi-gate, and the looming fiscal cliff. It is clear that the important Central Banks of Europe are controlled by a few families. And the United States has a central bank thanks to the monster of Jekyll Island, Georgia. Conservatives...
  • Elmo, Petraeus, Sex, and What Is Our Damn Business

    11/13/2012 11:20:32 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 17 replies
    Time ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | James Poniewozik
    The case of Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash is, as sex scandals sometimes are, poised on the cusp of legally actionable and none of our damn business. (See also Petraeus, David, et al.) Clash, 52, acknowledges having had a relationship with a young man, now 24, while he was over the age of consent. His accuser says it began when he was 16. Clash has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street while responding to the allegation. If his lover was under the age of consent, that’s a matter for the law. If he was over—whatever you personally think of...
  • Collins: Petraeus must testify

    11/13/2012 11:20:19 AM PST · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    By MANU RAJU 11/13/12 11:23 AM EST It is "absolutely imperative" that Gen. David Petraeus testify about what went wrong in Libya, even as he reels from his sex scandal roiling the intelligence community, the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Tuesday. "I will say that I think it's absolutely imperative that Gen. Petraeus come and testify," Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the committee's ranking member, told reporters. "He was CIA director at the time of attack. He visited Libya at the time of attack. He has a great deal of information that we need...
  • Using Layers to Build Your Preparedness Supply

    11/13/2012 11:17:38 AM PST · by Kartographer · 133 replies
    Ready Nutrition ^ | 11/12 | Tess Pennington
    I have found that when starting your preparedness measures, it is best to start at the beginning in order to ensure you have everything you need to build up your foundation. Start your preparations with a 72-hour kit and then create a vehicle 72-hour kit. Once that is complete, you can begin ensuring your basic needs are met for longer periods or begin targeting other layers of preparedness. The 52-Weeks to Preparedness series offers a complete list of getting your home and family ready for unexpected disasters. Having multiple emergency plans is another example of layering up. Not only do...
  • Night of the Long Knives

    11/13/2012 11:17:17 AM PST · by pwatson · 29 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | 11/13/12 | Barnhardt
    Barnhardt.biz - Commodity Brokerage Night of the Long Knives Part 1 Posted by Ann Barnhardt - November 13, AD 2012 9:59 AM MST First, a history lesson: Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933. Hitler then moved quickly to marginalize and then dispense entirely with the German Legislature, the Reichstag, and to effectively eliminate all political parties other than the National Socialist (Nazi) Party. The last step in Hitler's quest for total, dictatorial power was the purging of the German military of any factions that were in any way autonomous and not 100% loyal to him, specifically...
  • Senators propose comprehensive immigration changes

    11/13/2012 11:15:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/13/2012 | Michael Salcedo
    Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are proposing comprehensive changes to the immigration laws that would include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now in the United States. Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who promoted similar proposals on separate Sunday news shows said that no path to citizenship would be available until the country's borders were secure. Only then could those in the U.S. without authorization "come out of the shadows, get biometrically identified, start paying taxes, pay a fine for the law they broke,"...
  • Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them (barf)

    11/13/2012 11:07:21 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 102 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | Nov. 12, 2012
    Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported.
  • The increasingly strange case of David Petraeus

    11/13/2012 11:04:47 AM PST · by Starman417 · 25 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-13-12 | DrJohn
    What we think we know thus far Paula Broadwell met Gen. David Petraeus in 2006 and wrote a dissertation about Petraeus' leadership style and subsequently decided to write a book about it in 2008. Broadwell was granted impressive access to Petraeus and his workings. The two apparently engaged in an extramarital affair. Their relationship, which allegedly began in 2011, is said to have ended four months ago. The affair came to light subsequent to an FBI investigation which included sifting through emails. Broadwell is said to have had classified intel on her computer both she and Petraeus both deny it...
  • Getting Started With Basic Food Preps

    11/13/2012 11:03:44 AM PST · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    Daily Survival ^ | 11/13/12 | Ken
    A basic essential to survivalism is having enough food to eat and water to drink. In today’s modern world, we take it for granted that there will always be food on grocery store shelves, and there are many built-in assumptions with that thought process. Here are a few examples of what could disrupt the supply chain of having food readily available at grocery stores (most grocery stores have less than a 1-week supply on hand… even those with more than that will run out quickly during a panic ).
  • US-backed Syrian “rebels” in disarray at Qatar conference

    11/13/2012 10:54:14 AM PST · by Pete · 8 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | November 6, 2012 | Bill Van Auken
    Four days of meetings in Doha, the capital of Qatar, of Western-backed elements backing the overthrow of the Syrian government began in disarray Sunday, following last week’s demand by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a shakeup within the so-called rebel leadership. Clinton gave the Syrian oppositionists their marching orders last Wednesday, declaring that the Syrian National Council (SNC), formed barely a year ago and recognized by Washington as the “legitimate representative” of the Syrian people, had lost US backing. She dismissed the leadership that the US had previously supported as a gang of irrelevant exiles who had not...
  • UPS Ends Grants to Boy Scouts Over Discrimination

    11/13/2012 10:53:41 AM PST · by massmike · 36 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | 11/13/2012 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press
    The philanthropic arm of shipping giant UPS said it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group discriminates against gays, the second major corporation to recently strip funding from the scouts. The UPS Foundation made the change Thursday after an online petition protesting its annual grants to the Boy Scouts attracted more than 80,000 signatures. UPS, based in Atlanta, follows computer chip maker Intel in withdrawing corporate support for the Boy Scouts. The UPS Foundation gave more than $85,000 to the Boy Scouts in 2011, according to its federal tax return. Federal...
  • Post-Romney, RINO GOP must move Tea Party right, not wrong left

    11/13/2012 10:51:43 AM PST · by Marketfly1 · 21 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    In their post-election analysis, many of these same “experts” are giving poisonous advice to a party in serious trouble. They are recommending the party move in the direction of Democrats on issues such as illegal immigration, gay marriage, drug use, taxes, abortion to name a few. Following such advice would be the death knell of the Republican Party.
  • Humans may be gradually losing intelligence, according to a new study.

    11/13/2012 10:43:26 AM PST · by haffast · 69 replies
    LiveScience Staff Writer | LiveScience.com ^ | Mon, Nov 12, 2012 | Tia Ghose
    Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent? By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer | LiveScience.com – Mon, Nov 12, 2012 Humans may be gradually losing intelligence, according to a new study. The study, published today (Nov. 12) in the journal Trends in Genetics, argues that humans lost the evolutionary pressure to be smart once we started living in dense agricultural settlements several thousand years ago. "The development of our intellectual abilities and the optimization of thousands of intelligence genes probably occurred in relatively non-verbal, dispersed groups of peoples [living] before our ancestors emerged from Africa," said study author Gerald Crabtree, a researcher...
  • Petraeus whistle blower and her surgeon husband are 'broke, owe millions and ...

    11/13/2012 10:42:48 AM PST · by Arthurio · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11-13-12
    Petraeus whistle blower and her surgeon husband are 'broke, owe millions and are the target of foreclosures' The housewife and whistle blower at the center of the David Petraeus sex scandal and another involving General John Allen may have been hoping for some financial gain by lifting the lid on the affair, after it emerged today she and her husband are broke. Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, 37, and her cancer surgeon husband Scott owe millions to banks after the collapse of their real estate holdings in 2010. The Kelleys are currently the targets of at least four indebtedness lawsuits and...
  • General demoted for lavish travel, spending

    11/13/2012 10:40:27 AM PST · by billorites · 73 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday. Panetta stripped Gen. William ‘‘Kip’’ Ward of a star, which means that he will now retire as a three-star lieutenant general despite arguments from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff against the demotion. Ward also has been ordered also repay the government $82,000. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to discuss a personnel matter. The...
  • Using email for business affairs or illicit affairs: A lesson from David Petraeus

    11/13/2012 10:33:50 AM PST · by CriticalThinking · 17 replies
    Security Beacon ^ | 11/13/12 | Security Beacon
    Petraeus could probably have used better technology. Its however safe to assume if you write something in a digital realm, the Federal Government can find it if they want to find it. If you need to be discreet, feel you deserve your privacy, or otherwise want the Government and others to stay away there are some good practices to follow...
  • Beware: ObamaCare’s now reality

    11/13/2012 10:32:33 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 13, 2012 | BETSY McCAUGHEY
    President Obama’s re-election and Democratic gains in the US Senate end any possibility of repealing the Obama health law. It will roll out as written, imposing major changes soon on you and your family. If you are uninsured because you can’t afford it, help may be on the way. But if you are one of the 250 million Americans with coverage, there are big problems ahead.If you get your health insurance through a job, you might lose it as of Jan. 1, 2014. That’s when the new “employer mandate” kicks in, requiring employers with 50 or more full-time workers to...
  • The Majority of Cardinal Dolan's Seminarians Are Pro-Abortion

    11/13/2012 10:30:37 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 119 replies
    Eyewitness | 121113 | Arthur McGowan
    On November 4, 2012, a debate was held at St. Joseph's Seminary in Dunwoodie, N.Y. At the end of the debate, out of 52 seminarians, 19 voted for Romney. Cardinal Dolan lectures his fellow bishops on the need for "conversion," while he is running a seminary in which a majority of the seminarians are pro-abortion.