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  • Global warming talk heats up, revisits carbon tax

    11/13/2012 4:35:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 13, 2012 | By SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change is suddenly a hot topic again. The issue is resurfacing in talks about a once radical idea: a possible carbon tax. The idea was considered so radical that in 2009, when President Barack Obama tried to pass a bill on global warming, that he instead opted for the more moderate approach of capping power plant emissions and trading credits that allowed utilities to pollute more. That idea, after passing the House, stalled in the Senate in 2010 and has been considered dead since.
  • Software pioneer McAfee says framed for murder in Belize (In Hiding)

    11/13/2012 4:31:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/13/2012
    Computer security industry pioneer John McAfee says he has gone into hiding in Belize because he believes authorities there are trying to frame him for the murder of a neighbor, a crime he says he did not commit, according to Wired magazine. Belize police are searching for McAfee as "a person of interest" in a murder investigation. "You can say I'm paranoid about it, but they will kill me, there is no question. They've been trying to get me for months. They want to silence me," Wired quoted McAfee as saying on its website. "I am not well liked by...
  • Susan Rice Secretary Of State, John Kerry At Defense?

    11/13/2012 4:28:20 PM PST · by raptor22 · 51 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 13, 2012
    Leadership: Two of the most important national security positions may be soon held by a diplomat who helped perpetrate a Benghazi-gate lie and a senator who has voted against every major defense system in the last 25 years. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Australia on Tuesday before a summit about deepening defense links between Australia and the U.S. as our dwindling forces pivot to the Pacific Rim. Of course, Wednesday hearings on Benghazi have nothing to do with her getting as far from Washington, D.C., as possible. She'll be conveniently unavailable to testify on the terrorist attack...
  • Secede from the United States?

    11/13/2012 4:23:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    WTVA-TV ^ | November 13, 2012 | Robert Byers
    FULTON, Miss. - The talk these days on many social media web sites like Facebook is a petition to secede from the United States and for states to peacefully create their own government. We found many people who had signed the Mississippi petition like Brandy T from Saltillo, Irv C from Philadelphia and Michael A from Southaven. Itawamba Community College Chairman of the Social Science Division Dean Burchfield said, "I think it's a movement of people who want to say they're not happy with the government." The instructor of history doesn't put much stock in the online effort. Burchfield said,...
  • Boehner Letter to GOP House (THE VALUE OF A MAJORITY)

    11/13/2012 4:20:50 PM PST · by mike_9958 · 71 replies
    Boehner Blog ^ | 11/13/2012 | John Boehner
    .... THE PROBLEM Warning signs are flashing on the dashboard for our party. Some of the problems are tactical in nature; others are strategic. We can’t ignore them and expect to assemble a winning electoral coalition in the future. We need a state-of-the-art political infrastructure fueled by rock-solid data that can be relied upon to turn out voters when we need them in the places they’re needed most. We need accurate survey data, and technology in place that will ensure such data is put to use. And as I noted earlier, our strategy at all levels must be aimed at...
  • US, France Throw Support to Syrian Rebel Coalition

    11/13/2012 4:17:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/12 | David Lev
    The United States on Tuesday recognized the newly formed coalition of Syrian rebel groups as the “legitimate representative” of the Syrian people. Speaking to reporters, State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner told reporters that as far as the U.S. was concerned, the rebel coalition group “does reflect the Syrian people... that diverse group of Syrian people. We now have a structure in place that can prepare for a political transition, but... we're looking for it to still establish the types of technical committees that will allow us to make sure our assistance gets to the right places.” With that, Toner...
  • An Acceptible GOP Compromise On Tax Hikes

    11/13/2012 4:12:10 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-13-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Fellow right-facing warrior Kevin Eder came up with this line, I found it on my Facebook feed, and it was too good to not make something of it.Follow him on Twitter. It's definitely worth it!
  • Obama's TV Network Lays Off 450

    11/13/2012 4:07:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "NBCUniversal is laying off about 450 people, or roughly 1.5 percent of its workforce of about 30,000, in a round of belt-tightening that began in September," and this is Obama's network. I mean, this network has been overrun by leftists. It has. Not just MSNBC. I mean, the whole shootin' match has been taken over by the leftists. And I want to see now. You know, when John Schnatter of Papa John's says, "I gotta lay off some people or convert 'em to part time," and when the Applebee's guy does the same thing, they are hit...
  • The Petraeus Scandal and Benghazi

    11/13/2012 3:55:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm gonna go back to Petraeus. Have you heard, by the way, that Petraeus went to Libya after Benghazi, did his own investigation? He did. He interviewed people himself. You gotta remember this, too. Petraeus also testified, or I think he testified. I think it was testimony. If he didn't testify, he said publicly that it was spontaneous combustion that led to what happened in Benghazi. He lent credence to the fact that it was the video, as the CIA director. Then he goes there, and he went to Benghazi, he conducted his own interviews. It's after...
  • Montana Legislator wants to be paid in silver and gold

    11/13/2012 3:53:15 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 44 replies
    The Daily Inter Lake ^ | 8:08 am, Tue Nov 13, 2012. | By JIM MANN
    State Rep. Jerry O’Neil, R-Columbia Falls, is spooked enough about the country’s fiscal picture to request that his legislative pay come in the form of gold and silver coins. In a letter sent to Montana Legislative Services this week, O’Neil cites Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution, which states in part that no state shall “make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.” He said that in his 10 years as a legislator, he considered it a “trivial matter” and he “did not want to be branded as a fanatic over an issue...
  • Panetta talks sequestration with reporters at news conference (Hints At Entitlement Reform)

    11/13/2012 3:53:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    Examiner ^ | 13 Nov 12 | Robert Tilford
    During a press conference following a wreath laying ceremony at Punchbowl National Cemetery in Hawaii, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta responded to a reporter’s question regarding the whole issue of sequestration. "Sequestration" is a fiscal policy procedure adopted by Congress to deal with the federal budget deficit. It first appeared in the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Act of 1985. Simply put, sequestration is the cancellation of budgetary resources - an "automatic" form of spending cutback. ---------- And, you know, as you know from my own history dealing with budget deficits, in order to do it on a fair and effective...
  • Canadian pharmacy help

    11/13/2012 3:50:25 PM PST · by Sherman Logan · 29 replies
    self | 11/13/12 | vanity
    I have a female relative in pretty severe financial straits. She has been able to find only part-time work and so has no health insurance. She has psoriasis, but with medication can keep it under control. Her meds were till recently available as generics at Walmart and elsewhere for $4/month. They just went off the list and now cost upwards of $100, which puts a major dint in her budget. I have been trying to help her by researching Canadian pharmacies, but it is pretty obvious that many of them are scam or semi-scam sites. She is concerned, rightly imo,...
  • House members call for Benghazi answers, Petraeus testimony

    11/13/2012 3:50:12 PM PST · by petitfour · 26 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/13/2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Members of the House on Tuesday reiterated their call for the Obama administration to answer their questions about the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, and pressed for former CIA Director David Petraeus to testify on the matter. "Congress still doesn't know why our people in Libya were left vulnerable," Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said on the House floor. "We still don't know why the U.S. military was not sent to their defense. "It is of the highest importance that General Petraeus, who led the CIA at the time, be brought before...
  • Canada will burn praise Allah’: Vandals deface Toronto war memorial on Remembrance Day

    11/13/2012 3:46:47 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | 11/13/2012 | Canadian Press
    TORONTO — Police are investigating after a war memorial was vandalized on Remembrance Day in Toronto. The Victory Peace memorial in Coronation Park was defaced with the words “Canada will burn praise Allah” written in what appeared to be black marker. City workers were called in to clean the bronze memorial, built in the 1990s. Someone walking through the park on Sunday noticed the vandalism and reported it to authorities. Police say they don’t have any suspects at the moment.
  • Obama Set to Crush American Business with Diabolical ‘Juggernaut’ Of Racial Discrimination Lawsuits

    11/13/2012 3:46:26 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 18 replies
    Patdollard.com ^ | Pat Dollard
    If your organization has a policy or practice that doesn’t benefit minorities equally, watch out: The Obama administration could sue you for racial discrimination under a dubious legal theory that many argue is unconstitutional. President Obama intends to close “persistent gaps” between whites and minorities in everything from credit scores and homeownership to test scores and graduation rates.
  • Gilbert PD: Daniel Solomon run over by wife, Holly Solomon, for not voting

    11/13/2012 3:44:13 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 17 replies
    ABC15News ^ | 11/12/12 | Deborah Stocks
    GILBERT, AZ - A Mesa woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly chased her husband around a Gilbert parking lot in an SUV during an argument over the presidential election. The woman finally ran over her husband, leaving him with critical injuries. According to a Gilbert police report, the argument started over her husband's lack of voter participation in the recent election. Holly Solomon, 28, apparently believed her family was going to face hardship as a result of President Barack Obama's re-election. Solomon's husband, Daniel Solomon, told police his wife "just hated Obama" and was very angry he was re-elected...
  • Ohio Families Face Food Stamp Cuts, Republicans to be Blamed

    11/13/2012 3:42:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is out of Ohio. And, of course, there was no way this news was going to hit before the election. Ohio families receiving food stamps -- and there's a ton of them, because we learned yesterday that the food stamp rolls grew at a record pace from July to August. We've already got 47 million Americans on food stamps and growing. We have the regime advertising in Mexico on Mexican radio soap operas for food stamps in America, how to access them, how to get them. We have the Republican Party joining with the Democrats on...
  • Rubio calls on Clinton, Petraeus to testify on Benghazi

    11/13/2012 3:42:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    While members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee were tight-lipped about a classified briefing on the deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, many made it clear they still had unanswered questions about what happened. Committee member Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told reporters following the mid-afternoon briefing that he was pushing to hear from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has so far been absent from the hill following the Sept. 11 attacks. “I think ultimately we need to hear from Secretary Clinton,” Rubio said. “I think she’s willing to come in and talk about it, I know she’s traveling, but hopefully...
  • Will Obama’s Catholics Realize What They Have Done?

    11/13/2012 3:40:27 PM PST · by NYer · 63 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | November 12, 2012 | Fr. John Hollowell:
    First click here to watch a classic scene from the movie Brave Heart.By Fr. John Hollowell: Brave Heart is obviously a classic. In the film, Robert the Bruce, the dashing young man from the video above, betrays William Wallace for money, lands, and titles. He regrets it after looking into Wallace’s eyes and seeing the wreckage that his decision has on his country.I firmly believe that when Catholic hospitals are closing, when priests are being arrested for not marrying Adam and Steve, when our country starts aborting children with tax money, when the Catholic Church is completely turned on and...
  • Welcome to the Rand Paul evolution

    11/13/2012 3:30:47 PM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/12 | MANU RAJU
    In an interview with POLITICO, Paul said he’ll return to Congress this week pushing measures long avoided by his party. He wants to work with liberal Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy and Republicans to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for pot possession. He wants to carve a compromise immigration plan with an “eventual path” to citizenship for illegal immigrants, a proposal he believes could be palatable to conservatives. And he believes his ideas — along with pushing for less U.S. military intervention in conflicts overseas — could help the GOP broaden its tent and appeal to crucial voting blocs that handed Democrats...