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  • Cartoon From 1948 "Make Mine Freedom"

    How quickly people will give up their freedoms today for the illusion of security, and the false hope of prosperity through government control. The point that this cartoon seems to be making, is beware of any individual, organization, or administration that attempts to escalate class, or race warfare to divide the country and make socialism appear to be the only solution.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 15, 2012 [Devotional]

    11/15/2012 4:42:05 AM PST · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | 11/15/12 | Joel Osteen
    Enter His Rest Today's Scripture “For we who have believed do enter that rest...” (Hebrews 4:3, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God promises that there are set times in our future, but He doesn’t tell us when they will be. Your set time may be tomorrow morning at 9:47. You’ll get the phone call you’ve been waiting for. Your set time may be two years from now. You’ll get a good break and that will thrust you to a new level. My question is, “Do you trust God enough to believe that your set times are coming?”...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, November 15, 2012 - enjoin

    11/15/2012 4:41:40 AM PST · by secret garden · 54 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | The Ides of November | Thursday's sub
    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".enjoin [en-join] verb1. to prescribe (a course of action) with authority or emphasis: The doctor enjoined a strict diet. 2. to direct or order to do something: He was enjoined to live more frugally. 3. Law: to prohibit or restrain by an injunction. Example sentences:The plaintiffs did not ask for a restraining order or an injunction to enjoin the trustee's sale. Upon a showing by a preponderance of the evidence, the court may enjoin...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 15 2012]

    11/15/2012 4:40:43 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    “What Is That to You?” "Peter . . . said to Jesus, ’But Lord, what about this man?’ Jesus said to him, ’. . . what is that to you? You follow Me’ " —John 21:21-22 One of the hardest lessons to learn comes from our stubborn refusal to refrain from interfering in other people’s lives. It takes a long time to realize the danger of being an amateur providence, that is, interfering with God’s plan for others. You see someone suffering and say, “He will not suffer, and I will make sure that he doesn’t.” You put your...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/14/12) [Prayer]

    11/15/2012 4:39:59 AM PST · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/14/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Yahveh Makkeh (The LORD Who Smites)...Ezekiel 7:9Ezekiel 7:9 "I will turn my eyes away and show no pity. I will repay you for all your detestable sins. Then you will know that it is I, the Lord, who is striking the blow (The Lord Who Smites)." Ezekiel 7:9
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (11/15/12)[Prayer]

    11/15/2012 4:34:32 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/15/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Isaiah 40 28. Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31. but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow...
  • Petraeus to testify behind closed doors on Benghazi Friday (7:30 AM)

    11/15/2012 4:32:33 AM PST · by NCjim · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Sara Dover
    Gen. David Petraeus will testify before a House Committee on the Libya embassy attack Friday morning, despite the ongoing FBI investigation into an extramarital affair that led to his resignation as director of the CIA. The hearing to be held by the House Intelligence Committee is closed to the public and the media. Petraeus is expected to answer questions about the CIA's knowledge and handling of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. Two of those Americans were with the CIA. It was unclear at first whether or...
  • Stock futures rise ahead of data, Wal-Mart, Target

    11/15/2012 4:27:02 AM PST · by John W · 15 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures edged higher on Thursday ahead of data such as weekly jobless claims and consumer prices, along with high-profile earnings from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. among others. However, investors also remained cautious amid fiscal-cliff worries, which weighed on overseas markets. A heavy lineup of economic data will provide an immediate focus for investors, with weekly jobless claims and consumer prices due up first at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch are forecasting the number of first-time claims for last week at 380,000, while consumer prices are expected to have edged up...
  • What Were All of You Thinking?

    11/15/2012 4:23:11 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 103 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/12 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    ***SNIP*** [L]et's be honest. We had little reason to believe that Romney was truly dedicated to improving our social and cultural conditions -- indeed, that all-important thing called the human condition -- because he talked endlessly about his business experience. Most Americans don't like their bosses and have trouble with landlords and creditors. Talking about one's business experience is not usually a good way to win them over. On election day, it became clear to me that the Republican Party had been led into Purgatory by the Laodicean wing. In case you aren't familiar with Revelation 3:14-17, here is what...
  • 2 New York Israeli Muslims who claimed $5 million lottery ticket after 5 years arrested

    11/15/2012 4:14:38 AM PST · by expat1000 · 21 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Sarah Weiss
    2 Israeli Muslims from Jerusalem, now living in New York, claimed they won a $5 million lottery payout, with a ticket they bought in their father’s store. They waited until shortly before the winning ticket of $5 million in a scratch-off lottery game would have been declared void. Then, when two brothers from the Syracuse, New York, area came to claim the prize, they made an unusual request: They told state lottery officials that they would be happy to take home less than the full amount if they could avoid a press conference. Officials immediately became suspicious, saying a security...
  • Election 2012: Who Came From Love? (video)

    11/15/2012 4:10:29 AM PST · by DaveMSmith · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | Thu Nov 14, 2012 | offTheLeftEye
    What's the difference between attacking from a zeal for the public good, and just being nasty? The primary concept behind this video was borrowed from Emanuel Swedenborg.
  • Demography Is Destiny

    11/15/2012 4:05:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Liberals brag about having won the hearts and minds of America, as if, through logic and argument, they've persuaded people to accept their bankrupt European socialist ideas. Democrats haven't changed anyone's mind. They changed the people. More white people voted for Mitt Romney this year than voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Barack Obama lost white voters by 20 points -- the widest margin since 1984. But in 1980, whites were 88 percent of the electorate. In 2012, they were 72 percent of the electorate. Not only that, but the non-white electorate is far more Democratic than it was in...
  • Miami media attacks Romney for noting Obama gave stuff away

    11/15/2012 3:46:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    WSVN-TV | November 15, 2012
    No link, just put this in chat....but SAW this on Thursday morning on the Miami tv. First, the liberal media in Miami is saying Obama has a "plan" to avoid taxes on the middle class...wanting "compromise". Next, they attack Romney for saying Obama's welfare state growth is what contributed to the results on Election day. Got Obamugabe Kool-aid? Miami media does.
  • GOP Convention

    11/15/2012 3:44:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Any change requires pain. Whatever we are doing now is easy (we think) compared to change, whatever it may be. Changing is hard. It requires us to think anew, to change our habits, our processes, our language. It's venturing out into the unknown. Without a compelling reason, people will stay the same and not change. People begin to change only when the pain of what they are doing becomes more painful than the pain of change. Republicans -- it is time for change. The election last week was painful -- at least for me, a lifetime conservative. It was an...
  • Today's Toons 11/15/12

    11/15/2012 3:34:03 AM PST · by pookie18 · 16 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 11/15/12 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Reid: Senator Brown is “One of the Most Partisan People” Ever to Serve

    11/15/2012 3:27:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Believe me: This isn’t the first time our vaunted Senate Majority Leader has made baseless accusations with little or no evidence (via The Daily Caller): Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday he was “very comfortable” with the prospect of defending an open seat in his chamber should Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry be tapped for a Cabinet position, and slammed outgoing Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who would likely run to replace Kerry. “I saw during the campaign his plea for bipartisanship,” Reid said of Brown, who ran as a moderate and independent Republican willing to work across the aisle...
  • Petraeus Agrees to Testify Before Senate (Behind closed-doors and probably not under oath)

    11/15/2012 3:22:06 AM PST · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/14/2012 | SARAH PARNASS
    In light of calls from several senators and congressional representatives, Gen. David Petraeus has agreed to testify before the Senate Thursday, despite an FBI investigation that led to former Afghanistan general's resignation from his post as CIA-director. The strange scandal that implicated top U.S. general and a Florida socialite and put a hold on the Senate confirmation of Gen. John Allen was thought to have robbed intelligence committees of Petraeus' testimony about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. That attack claimed the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. Petraeus had personally flown to...
  • DEATH ROCKS IRELAND ABORTION LAWS [Pro-infanticide crowd goes nuclear]

    11/15/2012 3:21:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Discovery News ^ | November 15, 2012 | Christina Reed
    Savita Halappanavar (31), was on her first pregnancy and "on top of the world," according to her husband, Praveen Halappanavar. Then on Saturday Oct. 20, 17 weeks into the pregnancy, she started to develop back pains and began miscarrying. She went to the hospital and by Wednesday night was moved to the Intense Care Unit. But when she asked her doctors to terminate the pregnancy they refused. The doctors could still hear a fetal heartbeat and abortions are illegal in the country, if the fetus is still alive, even when it puts the mother's health at risk. But technically the...
  • Egypt's Brotherhood calls to cut ties with Israel

    11/15/2012 3:12:53 AM PST · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    YNET ^ | 11/15/2012 | Roi Kais
    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood condemned the assassination of Hamas military chief Ahmed Al-Jabari, and called on the authorities in Cairo to sever diplomatic and commercial ties with Israel. The powerful group said in a statement that "the Egyptian government must be the first to (cut ties), and serve as an example to Arabs and Muslims who maintain relations with this entity." The statement further called on the Palestinian Authority to immediately halt its defense cooperation with the IDF. The Brotherhood urged Egyptians to take to the streets and protest in front of major mosques in Cairo and other cities after Friday...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 15, 2012

    11/15/2012 3:12:03 AM PST · by sneakers · 13 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
  • Rendezvous with Destiny

    11/15/2012 3:07:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 15, 2012 | Greg Richards
    .....Who would have thought that it would fall to us, some of us in our so-called declining years (unless 60 is the new 40) to rescue the Republic? In our lifetimes, we have had the war in Vietnam, and the Reagan revival, and now we find the left has been tunneling under us all along. Last Tuesday, the platform we thought was solid collapsed as if its underpinnings had been eaten by termites, which they had. ...it is very surprising that Romney would garner fewer votes than McCain. Virtually all Republicans and conservatives regarded this election as the most important...
  • Is the Fed Losing the Fight Against Deflation?

    11/15/2012 3:06:11 AM PST · by gotribe · 30 replies
    Barron's ^ | 11/13/2012 | Randall W, Forsythe
    Prior to the financial markets' obsession over the looming fiscal cliff, their single-minded focus was on monetary policy. Now, two months after the Federal Reserve announced its so-called QE3, its third round of quantitative easing, it appears the fuss was much ado about very little. Ben Bernanke seems to be losing his battle with deflation, observes Walter J. Zimmerman, chief technical analyst for United-ICAP. So far, the Fed's scheme announced in September to buy $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities for however long it takes to lower unemployment has little to show for it. Quite to the contrary, market prices show...
  • Israel: Three civilians killed by rockets fired from Gaza as violence escalates

    11/15/2012 2:37:18 AM PST · by John W · 9 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Lawahez Jabari
    Updated 5:15 a.m. ET: Rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel killed three people and injured six on Thursday, Israeli officials said, as Israel launched numerous airstrikes across the Gaza Strip and the military showdown lurched closer to all-out war.
  • All Germans rounded up to vote (Hitler's Get Out The Vote Drive Much Like Obama's)

    11/15/2012 2:03:42 AM PST · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | November 13, 1933
    The Guardian, Monday 13 November 1933 08.01 EST The results of the German referendum and elections to the Reichstag yesterday show, as was expected, an overwhelming majority for Herr Hitler. A less expected result of the elections is the number of Germans who have dared to vote against Herr Hitler's policy. The electors were asked to say in the referendum whether they approved of Herr Hitler's decision that Germany should leave the League of Nations and the Disarmament Conference. In the elections to the Reichstag they were simply asked to vote for the Nazi list. There were no candidates to...
  • Rejecting “Crystal Pepsi” Conservatism and Embracing People and Principle Centered Conservatism

    11/15/2012 1:36:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | November 14, 2012 | Whitney Pitcher
    “It was a tremendous learning experience. I still think it’s the best idea I ever had, and the worst executed. A lot of times as a leader you think, “They don’t get it; they don’t see my vision.” People were saying we should stop and address some issues along the way, and they were right. It would have been nice if I’d made sure the product tasted good. Once you have a great idea and you blow it, you don’t get a chance to resurrect it.” Those were the words of Yum Brands CEO, David Novak, . His “great idea”...
  • Jill Kelley turned to friend — and Tampa FBI agent — for help [shirtless photo a gag]

    11/15/2012 1:35:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 15, 2012 | Times staff and wires
    TAMPA — Frederick W. Humphries II helped make the FBI's cases against a would-be bomber on the West Coast and a university student in Tampa. But the investigation he is most certainly going to be remembered for is one that led to the downfall of CIA director and retired Gen. David Petraeus. Humphries was revealed Wednesday night as the Tampa FBI agent who took the complaints from socialite Jill Kelley that started a cyberstalking investigation and uncovered Petraeus' affair with biographer Paula Broadwell. [SNIP] "He and his wife have been social friends of Mr. and Mrs. Kelley for years," the...
  • Romney's top Hispanic surrogate: GOP must embrace immigration reform

    11/15/2012 1:18:08 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Mitt Romney's top Hispanic surrogate, is calling for the Republican Party to "modernize" and embrace comprehensive immigration reform in order to survive as a national party. "We need to modernize. Modernization includes diversity. Obviously, immigration reform is part of that process of diversity," he told The Hill on Tuesday. "We are the party of growth, of business, of entrepreneurship, of innovation. We cannot continue to be that without an effective immigration policy." Gutierrez, who chaired Romney's Hispanic Steering Committee during the GOP nominee's presidential campaign, blames Romney's rightward primary shift on immigration for his loss....
  • Stryker Corp. layoff plans strike chords of political and economic concern

    11/15/2012 1:11:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    MLive.com ^ | Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 10:33 AM | Al Jones
    Stryker Corp.’s plans to lay off about 5 percent of its worldwide staff to cut costs—a move announced by the medical products company last Thursday—have some worried about the spin-off effect it may have in the community. It seems to be an even bigger concern, however, to some from the political standpoint. They are squarely blaming the new Medical Device Excise Tax and the Obama administration for the Kalamazoo-based company's decision. …
  • Doctor Shortage Could Cause Health Care Crash

    11/15/2012 12:55:40 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Nisha Nathan
    The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found. The predictions also reflect the passage of the Affordable Care Act — a change that will expand health insurance coverage to an additional 38 million Americans. "The health care consumer that values the relationship with a personal physician, particularly in areas already struggling with access to primary care physicians should be aware of potential access challenges that they may face in the future if the production of primary care physicians...
  • Sir Ian McKellen: there will be no more British acting greats

    11/15/2012 12:17:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:00AM GMT 15 Nov 2012 | Anita Singh
    Britain will produce no more actors of the caliber of Dame Judi Dench or Sir Derek Jacobi because repertory theatre has died out, according to Sir Ian McKellen. Sir Ian said he would not have the career he has today without a grounding in regional rep. The current crop of actors, who go straight into television and film roles or appear in the occasional stage production, do not have the same experience. “The situation is desperate. There are no (resident) companies in this country—not even the National Theatre has one. There’s a desert,” he said. …
  • Myanmar to free 452 prisoners before Obama visit

    11/14/2012 11:51:06 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/15/2012
    Myanmar is set to free hundreds of prisoners on Thursday, officials said, just days ahead of a landmark visit by US President Barack Obama to a country emerging from decades of military rule. Relatives of the scores of political detainees still languishing in jails were waiting anxiously to learn whether they would be among those released. A prison department official said 452 prisoners would walk free on Thursday morning. "There are some foreigners included in the amnesty," he added, speaking on condition of anonymity, without giving details of their nationalities. The planned release was also announced in state media. Myanmar,...
  • FHA Needs Bailout; Getting A Mortgage Gets Harder

    11/14/2012 11:40:50 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/14/2012 | Halah Touryalai
    The Federal Housing Administration is so loaded with delinquent mortgages that its reserves are running low, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The Journal, whose Nick Timiraos cites people familiar with the matter, notes that 9.6% of the FHA’s $1.08 trillion mortgage guarantees are more than 90 days past due or in foreclosure. (Snip) The good news for the FHA is that it won’t have to go to great lengths to get access to bailout funds. Enter the U.S. Treasury. Because the FHA operates on a so-called ‘permanent and indefinite’ budget it won’t need to ask Congress...
  • Obama has a dictatorial mandate (vanity)

    11/14/2012 11:35:12 PM PST · by AndyTheBear · 7 replies
    AndyTheBear
    There have been some that Obama's performance in his reelection give him a strong democratic mandate. While I am not personally impressed this is the case based on his performance 2 point margin in the "popular vote" or his corresponding lead in the electoral college, I think we should all stand in awe of the mandate he has won in the inner city of Philadelphia! Winning in 59 of the Democratically administered voting districts by 100% to 0%! WOW! That is more than a Democratic mandate...with over 19 THOUSAND votes for Obama and exactly ZERO for Romney! Now that folks...
  • Guess Who?

    11/14/2012 10:44:44 PM PST · by reaganaut · 435 replies
    Mormon Reasearch Ministry ^ | Mormon Reasearch Ministry
    Members of the LDS Church are familiar with the charge that Mormonism isn't a Christian faith. They hear it often enough, but they really don't understand why people think that. "We are Christians," Mormon President Gordon B. Hinckley insisted. "We have the name of Jesus Christ right in the name of our Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We follow Christ. We worship Him. We love Him. He is the center of all we do"("Inspirational Thoughts," Liahona, June 1999, 3; 2 Nephi 25:24-29). In the summer of 2005 we asked Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois to take a...
  • Chelation-therapy heart trial draws fire

    11/14/2012 10:42:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 14 November 2012 | Ewen Callaway
    Critics not persuaded that metal-snaring treatment works. With millions of Americans regularly using complementary medicines, researchers usually applaud efforts to test and debunk folk treatments such as echinacea, a herbal supplement often deployed against the common cold. But what if a trial shows that an alternative therapy might work? That is the case for a study funded by the US National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The trial hints that a fringe therapy intended to sop up metal ions in the blood might reduce participants’ risk of...
  • ‘It’s a crisis for Québec women’ (socialized medicine fails)

    11/14/2012 10:38:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Montréal Gazette ^ | November 13, 2012 | Charlie Fidelman
    Surgery wait times for deadly ovarian, cervical and breast cancers in Québec are three times longer than government benchmarks, leading some desperate patients to shop around for an operating room. But that’s a waste of time, doctors say, since the problem is spread across Québec hospitals. And doctors are refusing to accept new patients quickly because they can’t treat them, health advocates say. … The worst cases are gynecological cancers, experts say, because usually such a cancer has already spread by the time it is detected. Instead of four weeks from diagnosis to surgery, patients are waiting as long as...
  • Obama Donor's Corporation Lays Off Employees Due to ObamaCare

    11/14/2012 10:37:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 13, 2012 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Stryker Corporation has announced that it will close its facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs next month. It will also counter the medical device tax in Obamacare by eliminating 5% of their global workforce, an estimated 1,170 positions. Jon Stryker is heir to the Stryker Corporation, one of the largest medical device and equipment manufacturers in the world. Stryker’s grandfather was the surgeon who invented the mobile hospital bed. The company now sells $8.3 billion worth of hospital beds, artificial joints, medical cameras, and medical software every year. Stryker, a member of the Forbes 400 list, was...
  • Vitamin D Gene Changes May Drive Disease

    11/14/2012 10:15:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    MedPage Today ^ | November 13, 2012 | Cole Petrochko
    Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner Action Points Certain variations in the vitamin D receptor gene may influence the clinical effects of low vitamin D levels in some chronic diseases.Note that patients in the cohort without the genetic polymorphism showed no association between low 25(OH)D levels and outcomes such as hip fracture, myocardial infarction, cancer, and death. Variations in the vitamin D receptor gene may influence the clinical effects of low vitamin D levels in some chronic diseases, researchers found.Among patients with low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin...
  • FM: Israel will act on Iran as it did in Iraq, Syria

    11/14/2012 10:05:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 14, 2012 | Staff
    Israel will handle the Iranian threat the same way it dealt with similar threats from Iraq and Syria, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Wednesday. Liberman was referencing the 1981 Israeli strike on Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor and the 2007 attack on Syria’s nuclear core at Deir al-Zor. Israel has never officially acknowledged bombing the Syrian core although it has been widely reported to have been behind the attack. Israel “knows how to act” to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb, he said. The public should leave the decision on how and when to act to decision-makers, the foreign...
  • Jill Kelley, Key Figure In David Petraeus Scandal, Led Lavish Life

    11/14/2012 10:02:41 PM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 14, 2012 | Shashank Bengali, David S. Cloud and Joseph Tanfani
    Jill Kelley, Key Figure In David Petraeus Scandal, Led Lavish Life The Tampa, Fla., socialite cultivated ties with military leaders and obtained honorary titles. She also has had financial troubles. Jill Kelley's license plate carries an emblem that reads “Honorary Consul.” Gen. David H. Petraeus helped her obtain that title from South Korea. By Shashank Bengali, David S. Cloud and Joseph Tanfani November 14, 2012 TAMPA, Fla. — When Jill Kelley believed a reporter was trespassing at her white-columned mansion in a wealthy neighborhood this week, the Tampa socialite called 911 and claimed diplomatic immunity. "I'm an honorary consul general,...
  • Obama vs. the Brass: Benghazi Cover-up, Agenda to Gut Military?

    11/14/2012 9:53:54 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 November 2012 | William F. Jasper
    Obama vs. the Brass: Benghazi Cover-up, Agenda to Gut Military? The New American 14 November 2012 Is it just a coincidence that several four-star generals and a two-star admiral get the axe or resign in disgrace within the space of less than a month? Related Articles: Petraeus Resignation Suggests Possible White House Cover-UpThe Other Petraeus Scandal: Accelerated Militarization of the CIABenghazi Backfire: Was Obama Arming Jihadists?Did Obama Watch in “Real Time” as Benghazi Attack Unfolded?The Trouble With Leon PanettaLeon Panetta and the Institute for Policy StudiesBook Review: Barack Obama and the Enemies Within
  • Brooklyn Democrat Sides With GOP in State Senate

    11/14/2012 9:51:03 PM PST · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    By Laura Nahmias Fresh off winning election to the state Senate as a Brooklyn Democrat, Simcha Felder said Tuesday he planned to caucus with Republicans in Albany, further complicating a struggle for control of the chamber. Felder’s decision to vote with the GOP conference was first reported by political blog Capital Tonight and was confirmed by his campaign spokesman. Felder, who represents an Orthodox Jewish district in southern Brooklyn, will give the Republicans 31 seats in the Senate, where a party needs 32 votes to elect a majority leader. The Senate Democrats currently hold 30 seats in the chamber and...
  • Self-Healing Plastic 'Skin' Points Way to New Prosthetics

    11/14/2012 9:33:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 11 November 2012 | Tim Wogan
    Enlarge Image Cutting edge. After it was divided with a scalpel, a new polymer was able to heal itself, restoring most of its mechanical and electrical properties in 15 seconds. Credit: Benjamin Tee and Chao Wang Human skin is a special material: It needs to be flexible, so that it doesn't crack every time a user clenches his fist. It needs to be sensitive to stimuli like touch and pressure—which are measured as electrical signals, so it needs to conduct electricity. Crucially, if it's to survive the wear and tear it's put through every day, it needs to be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-15-12, OM, St. Albert the Great, Bishop, Doctor/Church

    11/14/2012 9:30:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-15-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 15, 2012   Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Phln 7-20 Beloved:I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love,because the hearts of the holy oneshave been refreshed by you, brother.Therefore, although I have the full right in Christto order you to do what is proper,I rather urge you out of love,being as I am, Paul, an old man,and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus.I urge you on behalf of my child Onesimus,whose father I have become in my imprisonment,who was once useless to you but is now useful to both you...
  • EU: Europeans vent their anger as cuts bite

    11/14/2012 9:15:17 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/14/2012 | Bruno Waterfield
    The violent protests and strikes that flared up across the European Union on Wednesday are a sign of things to come as frustration grows over austerity measures and Europe’s recession peaks. A popular backlash is building against cuts to public services and the “internal devaluation” policies that have targeted wages and Europe’s high levels of social protection with the aim of restoring competitiveness to the EU’s highly indebted economies. This year unemployment is expected to reach record levels of more than 11pc in the eurozone and 10.5pc in the EU. Taking a step away from the statistics, it means that...
  • The lessons of 2012 may not be what Operation Demoralize says

    11/14/2012 9:00:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 14, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Operation Demoralize, the attempt to convince you that conservatism is dead, that you live in a media cocoon, that you are incapable of learning, and that your pundits lied to you, is dominating the media. But are the quick and easy answers — just say Yes to illegal immigration, higher taxes, creeping socialism — based on the reality of why the election was lost? Someone clearly outside the supposed “conservative media complex” suggests that the reasons being peddled for the loss are not accurate, or at least not the full story. Andrew Kohut, head of the Pew Research Center, writes...
  • The Sign of the Cross [Catholic and Orthodox Caucus]

    11/14/2012 8:55:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not given | Fisheaters.com
    The Sign of the Cross   "Let us not then be ashamed to confess the Crucified. Be the Cross our seal made with boldness by our fingers on our brow and in everything; over the bread we eat, and the cups we drink; in our comings in, and goings out; before our sleep, when we lie down and when we awake; when we are in the way and when we are still. Great is that preservative; it is without price, for the poor's sake; without toil, for the sick, since also its grace is from God. It is the Sign...
  • Basketball coach dresses up as school mascot as he proposes to his girlfriend

    11/14/2012 8:52:22 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Making it a marriage proposal to remember, a basketball coach decided to pop the question to his girlfriend during a halftime game, dressed as his team's mascot - a bright red panther. Craig Heatherly, 24, an assistant trainer for the Davenport University Panthers in Caledonia, Michigan, performed the stunt during his school's annual Midnight Madness event last Friday. Disguised as Pounce the cat, he appeared on the court and pretended to feign an injury, prompting his girlfriend Linaya Hass to help him, before he whipped off his headpiece and got down on one knee.
  • Glenn Beck predicted Petraeus dismissal 2 weeks ago

    11/14/2012 8:39:47 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 51 replies
    General David Petraeus resigned amid scandal last week after admitting he had cheated on his wife of 38 years with a woman 20 years his younger. Interesting timing, considering Petraeus was set to testify in the Benghazi investigation and will most likely no longer take part. Why now? And why was the man once hated by the left (‘betray-us’) there in the first place? “This all makes sense if you ‑‑ if you think like a revolutionary. Go back to where General Petraeus was when Barack Obama got into office. Do you remember? There were rumors that he was going...
  • Republicans say they will not back down (Boehner hangs tough)

    11/14/2012 8:34:52 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    the hill ^ | 11/14/2012 | By Russell Berman
    Congressional leaders took a hard line on taxes ahead of a meeting Friday at the White House, with rank-and-file Republicans expressing opposition to a “fiscal cliff” deal that would bring in more revenue to the government. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said Republicans could accept new revenues, but not tax-rate hikes, as part of a broad deficit deal, but President Obama and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said it was unlikely that eliminating loopholes and capping deductions could raise enough revenue to gain their support.