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  • The Hiring Hypocrisy of The New York Times

    11/14/2012 4:36:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Mark Thompson, a former director-general of the British Broadcasting Corporation, began his new job Monday as president and CEO of The New York Times. The lack of embarrassment was remarkable. Thompson claimed he was the worst kind of ignorant buffoon, knowing nothing about the massive sex-abuse scandal -- and then its censorship -- that's rocking the BBC. Scotland Yard has been conducting a criminal investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by the late disc jockey and TV personality Jimmy Savile over six decades, describing him as a "predatory sex offender." In mid-October, the metropolitan police stated they were pursuing...
  • 2014 and Beyond: Containment and Rollback

    11/14/2012 4:24:32 AM PST · by tiger-one · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/12 | Ed Lasky
    There were silver linings on Election Day that should not be dismissed. It's time to disband the circular firing squad and focus on the superb opportunities conservatives face in the 2014 midterms and the 2016 general election. More
  • ALG Urges Governor Snyder Not To Implement Obamacare Exchange (Michigan)

    11/14/2012 4:22:38 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 17 replies
    BroadcastEverywhere,com ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | Press Release
    Nov. 13, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today urged Governor Rick Snyder not to implement a state-run health insurance exchange under Obamacare. In his letter, Wilson wrote that the governor “hold[s] the fate of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in your hands,” noting that if the exchange is not implemented by Snyder, employers in the state will be protected from the law’s employer mandate. “Without the cost burdens imposed by the state exchange, your employers will enjoy a significant competitive advantage over their competitors in states which have exchanges,” Wilson wrote. The...
  • FRENCH TROOPS FIGHT GERMANS IN TUNISIA; ALLIES CROSS BORDER; BRITISH PASS TOBRUK (11/14/42)

    11/14/2012 4:22:17 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/14/42 | Drew Middleton, A.C. Sedgwick, Charles Hurd
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  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 14, 2012-- alexithymia

    11/14/2012 4:16:27 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 58 replies
    Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 14, 2012-- alexithymia ; 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". alexithymia {ey-lek-suh-thahy-mee-uh} hear it pronounced noun: 1. Inability to describe emotions in a verbal manner. 2. (Psychiatry.) Difficulty in experiencing, expressing, and describing emotional responses. Etymology: Origin: The term alexithymia was coined by psychotherapist Peter Sifneos in 1973. The word comes from the Ancient Greek words λέξις (lexis, "diction", "word") and θυμός (thumos, "soul, as the seat of emotion, feeling, and thought") modified by...
  • Disaster Ignorance

    11/14/2012 4:16:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    Here's a which-is-better question for you. Suppose a New Jersey motel room rented for $125 a night prior to Hurricane Sandy's devastation. When the hurricane hits, a husband, wife and their two youngsters might seek the comfort of renting two adjoining rooms. However, when they arrive at the motel, they find that rooms now rent for $250. At that price, they might decide to make do with one room. In my book, that would be wonderful. That decision would make a room available for another family who had to evacuate Sandy's wrath. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and others...
  • Look Who's Refusing To Compromise To Avoid The Fiscal Cliff

    11/14/2012 4:13:59 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/13/2012 | IBD Staff
    Budget Talks: If President Obama wants to get a deficit deal done to avoid the fiscal cliff, his biggest challenge won't be Republicans, but his own hard-core left-wing supporters. Two days after the election, Obama's favorite economist, Paul Krugman, set the tone for the intransigent left in a column titled: "Let's not make a deal." Boiled down, his advice to Obama was this: Don't give in to any Republican demands, even if doing so would "inflict damage on a still-shaky economy." After all, Obama would be better positioned to "weather any blowback from economic troubles." Krugman's advice may be disturbingly...
  • Slander me Elmo? Man accusing voice of Elmo...has recanted

    11/14/2012 4:08:33 AM PST · by gridlock · 55 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/13/12 | Twitchy
    Via Twitchy Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) The man who accused Kevin Clash (Elmo) of underage sexual conduct has RECANTED. His lawyer now says it was "adult consensual relationship." Kevin Clash statement: "I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further." Now: will every media outlet that wrote long stories about Elmo yesterday write equally long stories today?
  • Is Obamacare too much work for the Obama administration?

    11/14/2012 4:06:32 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Sarah Kliff
    By the end of this week, states must decide whether they will build a health-insurance exchange or leave the task to the federal government. The question is, with as many as 17 states expected to leave it to the feds, can the Obama administration handle the workload. “These are systems that typically take two or three years to build,” says Kevin Walsh, managing director of insurance exchange services at Xerox. “The last time I looked at the calendar, that’s not what we’re working with.”When Walsh meets with state officials deciding whether to build a health exchange, he brings a chart. It outlines how...
  • Papa John's faces $250 million spam lawsuit [LOL! Supposedly NOT related to Obamacare]

    11/14/2012 4:03:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | November 13, 2012 | Olivia Smith
    - Popular U.S. pizza chain Papa John's faces a $250 million class-action lawsuit for blasting customers with illegal text messages. The plaintiffs allege that Papa John's ( ) franchises sent customers a total of 500,000 unwanted messages in early 2010. The spam texts offered deals for pizza, and some customers complained they were getting 15 or 16 texts in a row, even during the middle of the night, according Donald Heyrich, an attorney representing the class. "After I ordered from Papa John's, my telephone started beeping with text messages advertising pizza specials," Erin Chutich, one of the plaintiffs, said in...
  • Did Freedom Win?

    11/14/2012 4:00:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | John Stossel
    Democrats won big last week. So government will continue to grow. Individual freedom will yield. At least some people with records of supporting liberty were elected: Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona and U.S. Reps. Justin Amash and Kerry Bentivolio in Michigan and Thomas Massie in Kentucky. Also, Washington and Colorado voted to allow any adult to use marijuana. (But users beware. Your newfound freedom may be short-lived thanks to that extraordinary human being in the White House -- you know, the one who smoked pot when he was in school. Despite promising that he wouldn't, he has cracked down on...
  • Today's Toons 11/14/12

    11/14/2012 3:48:23 AM PST · by pookie18 · 16 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 11/14/12 | pookie18
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  • Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan

    11/14/2012 3:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion. Muckrakers and distraction engineers are having a front-page field day with the so-called "sex scandal." But for surviving relatives and colleagues of heroic Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, it's the national security scandal at Afghanistan's Camp Bastion that deserves headline coverage. There's been a virtual blackout of the alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously...
  • Jill Kelley is an 'honorary consul' of South Korea

    11/14/2012 3:47:50 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | November 13, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite connected to ISAF Commander John Allen and former CIA Director David Petraeus, is an "honorary consul" of South Korea, a diplomatic official with direct knowledge of the arrangement told The Cable. "She is an ‘honorary consul' of the Republic of Korea," the official said. "She assumed this position last August thanks to her good connections and network." The position of honorary consul is symbolic and has no official responsibilities, the official said. "She does not work as a real consul. They play a role to improve the relationship between the ROK and the U.S.," the...
  • US tops Google's list for government snooping

    11/14/2012 3:40:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    TG DAILY ^ | November 14, 2012 | Emma Woollacott
    Google handed over more user data to the US government in the first six months of this year than to all other countries combined. The US made 7,969 requests for user data, of which Google complied with 90 percent. Next most inquisitive was India, with 2,319 requests, Brazil with 1,566, France with 1,546, Germany with 1,533 and the UK with 1,425. The US figure presumably includes the FBI request that uncovered the contents of emails between CIA director David Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
  • Analysis: Why the GOP Should Deal With Immigration (They still wouldn't vote GOP)

    11/14/2012 3:33:46 AM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/14/2012 | By JORDAN FABIAN
    The debate within the Republican Party over whether to make a deal regarding immigration has quickly reached full steam. In the wake of a crushing defeat in the presidential election, partly fueled by Latino voters, Republican leaders in Congress have indicated they are ready to return to the negotiating table on a comprehensive immigration reform bill, a proposal that's been dead for five years. But some conservative commentators and lawmakers have held up their hands as if to say, not so fast. Hardline figures such as Iowa Rep. Steve King have outright rejected the idea of an immigration compromise. Other...
  • Airlines Give Up on World's Longest Flights {Singapore-NY, SGP-LA}

    11/14/2012 3:32:36 AM PST · by Cronos · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 25 Oct 2012 | Jeffrey Ng
    <p>The all-business-class flights began in 2004 and will halt by the end of next year. The Newark-Singapore flight covered 9,506 miles and lasted about 18.5 hours, while the Los Angeles-Singapore flight covered 8,746 miles and lasted about 16 hours. A round-trip flight on the Newark route was expected to cost about 12,570 Singapore dollars (US$10,260) in mid-November; while a similar trip to Los Angeles was expected to cost about S$9,000 (US$7,300).</p>
  • Why Asian Airlines Reign Supreme {Over American}

    11/14/2012 3:27:03 AM PST · by Cronos · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 26 Sep 2012 | Jennifer Chen
    ..On a recent trip to New York to see family and friends, I was at first pleased to discover that a U.S. carrier had a direct flight from Beijing to Newark International Airport. The fare was reasonable and the schedule suited me perfectly. Thirteen hours on a plane? Perfect time to catch up on Ben Stiller’s oeuvre. Less than an hour into the flight, I was regretting my choice. Flying coach, I expected uncomfortable seats, lackluster food and surly service, but what I hadn’t counted on was being turned away from the toilet. As I reached out to open the...
  • Broward Finds Nearly 1,000 Ballots Days After Election

    11/14/2012 2:56:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | November 13, 2012
    Florida’s fiasco on Election Day is getting worse. Broward elections workers Monday said they found 963 unaccounted-for ballots a week after the election was over. Members of the Broward County Canvassing Board were told the ballots were put in the wrong place. Election department workers spent the day counting them and adding their results to the final totals.
  • Return of third class:plans to reintroduce another tier of service

    11/14/2012 2:55:38 AM PST · by Cronos · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 Nov 2012 | Ray Massey
    Rail companies are drawing up controversial plans for officially sanctioned 'third class' travel, a senior Government figure has admitted. Earl Attlee admitted the Department of Transport was considering the proposal, which was ditched in Britain by the former nationalised British Rail in June 1956. ..A Tory peer, the Earl is the grandson of Labour post-war Prime Minister Clement Attlee, elected in 1945, whose government nationalised the railways. The question and answer are recorded in Hansard, the official record of the Houses of Parliament under the heading: 'Railways: Third Class Travel'. Former Labour Minister Lord Myners asked the Government 'whether invitations...