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  • WSJ: Petraeus pushed out after defending CIA over Benghazi?

    11/15/2012 11:41:33 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 74 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    (via Instapundit): In David Petraeus’s final days at the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency, his relations with chiefs of other U.S. agencies, including his boss, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, took a contentious turn. At issue was whether the CIA should break its silence about its role in Benghazi, Libya, to counter criticism that increasingly was being leveled at the agency and Mr. Petraeus, said senior officials involved in the discussions. Mr. Petraeus wanted his aides to push back hard and release their own timeline of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a...
  • Presidential Proclamation -- America Recycles Day, 2012

    11/15/2012 11:30:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 11/15/12 | THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    A PROCLAMATION For 15 years, our country has celebrated America Recycles Day as a time to focus on conserving valuable materials, keeping our communities clean, and protecting our environment. Today, we reflect on the progress we have made toward fulfilling those important goals and rededicate ourselves to building a more sustainable future. Each year, recycling puts millions of pounds of valuable materials back into use. By diverting old products from the landfill to the factory floor, we take meaningful steps toward a greener economy and help power an entire industry centered on recycling, reuse, and refurbishing. We also reduce or...
  • Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    11/15/2012 11:27:26 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    CBS DC ^ | November 15, 2012
    Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive. New figures released by the Census Bureau this week found a spike in poverty numbers last year, going from 49 million in 2010 to 49.7 million last year. The numbers may come as a surprise to Congress, which estimated in September that the poverty rate would drop to 46.2 million.
  • Hillary Clinton to Testify Before Congress About Libya in December

    11/15/2012 11:26:03 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    The Blaze/Fox News ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before Congress in December about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Thursday. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) announced during her committee’s hearing on Benghazi that Clinton would testify in early- to mid-December about the State Department’s own Libya review findings. Clinton will speak before the House and Senate foreign affairs committees, Ros-Lehtinen said. The hearings will be open, Fox News reported.
  • AURORA MASSACRE SHOOTER Tries to Kill Himself in Jail Cell

    11/15/2012 11:24:42 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 42 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/15/12 | TMZ Staff
    James Holmes -- the shooter in the Aurora movie theater massacre -- was hospitalized after several "half-hearted" suicide attempts ... this according to law enforcement. According to cops, Holmes ran headfirst into a jail cell wall on Tuesday ... and while he sustained injuries ... they were not life-threatening. Holmes also reportedly stood on the bed in his cell and fell backwards ... in an apparent attempt to crack his skull open. He failed. Holmes -- who killed 12 people and injured 58 more during his July 20 shooting rampage -- has since been released from the hospital.
  • "Anonymous" Hackers Target Israel After Gaza Airstrike

    11/15/2012 11:23:43 AM PST · by zeestephen · 16 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 15 November 2012 | Matt Egan
    Cyber hackers at "Anonymous" launched a cyber onslaught on Thursday aimed at the Israeli government and corporate websites in retaliation for Israel’s airstrikes in the Gaza Strip this week.
  • Report: Petraeus Clashed With Agency Heads in Final Days

    11/15/2012 11:22:04 AM PST · by mojito · 61 replies
    Commentary/WSJ ^ | 11/15/2012 | Alana Goodman
    ....In David Petraeus’s final days at the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency, his relations with chiefs of other U.S. agencies, including his boss, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, took a contentious turn. Mr. Petraeus wanted his aides to push back hard and release their own timeline of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a nearby CIA safe house, seeking to set the record straight and paint the CIA’s role in a more favorable light. Mr. Clapper and agencies including the Pentagon objected, but Mr. Petraeus told his aides to proceed, said the senior...
  • Generals and Geographic Bachelors

    11/15/2012 11:18:36 AM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 17 replies
    american thinker ^ | November 15, 2012 | G. Murphy Donovan
    General David Petraeus illuminates two grand military issues at just the right moment: officer corps character and flag officer performance. Petraeus could be the poster child for a clueless Gilbert and Sullivan character too -- "The very model of a modern major-general." Major-general was the highest rank to which an officer might aspire to in the last century. Grade inflation has created the contemporary glut of four stars, including Petraeus. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/generals_and_geographic_bachelors.html#ixzz2CJv3fjUF
  • The FHA is Blowing Up: Bad News for the Housing Market

    11/15/2012 11:18:09 AM PST · by RobertClark · 18 replies
    libertyblitzkrieg.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Michael Krieger
    A very important article came out from the Wall Street Journal yesterday titled “FHA Nears Need for Taxpayer Funds,” and it outlines the serious financial problems facing the Federal Housing Administration. For those that are unaware or need a refresher, the FHA has been the key element to the phony “housing recovery” the government has been trying to create. In the wake of the collapse of 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac blew up and what was left to pick up the pieces was the FHA. No private player would issue loans with down payments of 3%, but this was...
  • New Book Highlights Dangers of Government Employee Unions (Good article on unions)

    11/15/2012 11:17:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 15, 2012 | Carl Horowitz
    "The unbridled growth of crony unionism and government corruption will destroy the United States as we know it." This statement may strike many as sheer hyperbole. But its author, Mallory Factor, a political scientist at The Citadel, knows whereof he writes. His new book, "Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind" (New York: Center Street), makes a credible case, and a well-sourced one, that our country may be in the early stages of a ruinous dystopia, courtesy of public-sector unions. In pursuing their interests, argues the author, these labor organizations hold taxpaying citizens hostage to unsustainable wage/salary, pension,...
  • Madison group sues IRS over political activity by churches

    11/15/2012 11:10:35 AM PST · by Ellendra · 36 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | 11-15-2012
    MADISON, Wis. - The Madison-based Freedom from Religion Foundation argues in a federal lawsuit that the Internal Revenue Service is violating the U.S. Constitution by allowing tax-exempt churches and religious organizations to get involved in political campaigns. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Madison cites full-page ads run this fall in the New York Times and other newspapers by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and a letter that Illinois Bishop Daniel Jenky required to be read in churches the weekend before the presidential election. The lawsuit argues that not enforcing the law prohibiting tax-exempt religious organizations from...
  • President Obama Is Why Investors Aren’t Buying Stocks: Schoenberger

    11/15/2012 11:07:59 AM PST · by John W · 19 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 15, 2012 | Jeff Macke
    "President Obama; that's why people aren't buying stocks," says Todd Schoenberger, managing principal at The BlackBay Group. 1. Companies aren't going to hire with the increased expenses associated with Obamacare 2. People aren't going to have money for discretionary spending when taxes going up for the 1% 3. Small business owners won't expand 4. Higher tax rates for individuals making over $250,000 a year will result in a general lack of ambition.
  • Paula Broadwell fell short of aims at Harvard

    11/15/2012 11:07:29 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 46 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 15 November 2012 | Callum Borchers, Tracy Jan and Bryan Bender
    Paula Broadwell, the biographer with whom former CIA ­director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair, abandoned her bid for a doctorate from Harvard in 2007, failing to advance to PhD candidacy after four semesters at the Kennedy School of Government, and now faces the prospect of an ethical review at King’s College London, where she has resumed pursuit of a doctorate. The revelations about her mixed academic record add to the portrait of a principal figure in the Petraeus scandal who has refused to respond to multiple Globe requests for comment and hasn’t spoken publicly since disclosure of her relationship...
  • Obama views Sandy recovery in aerial tour of NYC

    11/15/2012 11:07:07 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | MATTHEW DALY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama got his first look Thursday at the devastation that Superstorm Sandy waged on New York City, with a helicopter tour above flood-ravaged and burned-out sections of Queens and Staten Island. Two and a half weeks after the massive East Coast storm displaced New Yorkers, thousands of whom remain without power, Obama took an aerial tour that included Breezy Point, a waterfront community in Queens where roughly 100 homes were burned in a massive fire.
  • Donald Trump Should Offer Reward for Election Fraud Proof (vanity)

    11/15/2012 11:03:35 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    VANiTY POST. Trump enjoys headlines and offered $5 million for Obama to put up information about his past. How about a national "crime stopper" style hotline? $500-$1000 for proof of election fraud. A $1 million bonus payment if it alters the outcome of a state. $5 million if it alters the outcome of the entire presidential election. The local crime tip lines get family members stepping up to rat out criminals. This is a huge crime. Republicans are unwilling to tackle it (except Col. West) for fear of being called bad losers or (worse)'racist. Yet same day registration, buses of...
  • Killed on Mumbai Anniversary

    11/15/2012 11:03:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    collive.com ^ | 11/15/12
    Three Lubavitchers have been killed in a grad rocket attack on a Chabad neighborhood of Kiryat Malachi, Israel Thursday morning. The victims were identified as Ahron Smadga, 50, Yitzchak Amsalam, 27, and Mira Scharf (nee Cohen), 25, who was 7 months pregnant. Scharf's husband Shmuel was critically injured, as were their 3 children. The Scharfs were active in the Jewish community in New Delhi, India. Her funeral will take place Thursday at 8 pm from Shamgar Funeral Home in Jerusalem. Today, Rosh Chodesh Kislev is the yahrtzeit of Mumbai Shluchim Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg obm, murdered in a terrorist...
  • How about defacto secession? (Texas, for example)

    11/15/2012 11:01:23 AM PST · by far sider · 23 replies
    Vanity | self
    Total vanity thread. I kind of like the whole idea of Texas seceding. It is the most obvious state to do so. There may be enough Texans to make it a serious proposition, but I have my doubts. But aren't there other options short of secession that any state could resort to, if they are serious? The federal government can only exercise such overreaching control over the states because we allow it. Individual states could put their feet down. For example, here in Ohio, we deduct the state income tax that we pay from our federal taxes. Texas could create...
  • Fight continuing in N.C. lieutenant governor race

    11/15/2012 10:58:41 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 20 replies
    THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT ^ | November 14, 2012 | Gary D. Robertson
    RALEIGH, N.C. Trailing lieutenant-governor candidate Linda Coleman said Wednesday potentially thousands of legally registered voters in North Carolina are poised to not have their ballots counted. Her opponent says she’s making the accusation just because she’s behind. More...
  • Fordham struggles to defend condemning Ann Coulter...

    11/15/2012 10:58:25 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | 15 Nov 2012 | Robert Shibley
    Fordham University is in a bit of a bind. After loudly proclaiming his “disgust” with the “hate speech” of conservative pundit Ann Coulter in an email to all students, in the process slamming the Fordham College Republicans—his own students—as immature bigots who lack character, Fordham President Joseph McShane, S.J., is now faced with defending his administration’s invitation to philosopher and infanticide advocate Peter Singer to participate in a panel on “animal ethics.” This puts Fordham in a tough spot. Father McShane could have allowed the marketplace of ideas to function on its campus without engaging in an electronic temper tantrum....
  • Vanity About Vanity: Electronic Exhibitionism?

    11/15/2012 10:50:37 AM PST · by dagogo redux · 51 replies
    11/15/12 | dagogo redux
    I'm curious, among our crowd here, if anyone out there ever engaged in the sort of exhibitionistic shenanigans we keep reading about in the endless stream of scandals in recent years. The appeal of doing so eludes me, and I'd like to understand this growing phenomenon better. Have you ever posted or sent naked or bare-chested photos of yourself to a member of the opposite sex to impress them? Did you think it would impress them? Did it? If unsolicited, did you assume these postings or emails would be well received? Were they? Variations on this theme are also welcome.