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  • Heineman says state health exchange too costly (won't be a partner-n-crime with the Feds)

    11/15/2012 2:56:56 PM PST · by Kolath · 3 replies
    KETV ^ | 11/15/2012 | KETV
    LINCOLN, Neb. — Gov. Dave Heineman announced on Thursday that he has submitted Nebraska's choice to participate in the federal health insurance exchange. Heineman said implementing a federal health care law is the most efficient and cost-effective for Nebraskans. State officials said in a release that the cost of a state exchange to Nebraska taxpayers is $470 million more than a federal exchange. All citizens will still have the option to purchase insurance policies through an exchange regardless of the state's decision, officials said. Heineman said while there were diverse and emotional opinions on this issue, his decision is based...
  • Hostess Twinkies and 18,000 jobs to go if 5 p.m. Thursday deadline not met

    11/15/2012 2:56:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 170 replies
    the examiner ^ | 11/15/2012 | BY: ROZ ZURKO
    Hostess is going to shut their doors for good if the striking workers throughout the country don’t come back to work by 5 p.m. today. The Hostess Company will start liquidation proceedings through bankruptcy as early as tomorrow, with the goal of the company completely shutting down by Nov. 20, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. If the striking workers don’t agree to come back to work by 5 p.m. this evening, then CEO Gregory Rayburn said they will proceed with the shut-down. Rayburn said: “We don’t have the financial wherewithal, nor the manpower, to...
  • Santorum Organizing; Warren Buffet Supporting Hillary in 2016

    11/15/2012 2:47:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2012 | Paul Stanley
    Inside sources close to Rick Santorum are saying the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 GOP contender is already organizing for a run in 2016. On the other side of the aisle, investor Warren Buffett is already touting his choice to succeed President Obama in the White House. A leading evangelical leader who is close to Santorum and asked not to be identified, told The Christian Post on Wednesday that Santorum is "organizing and making all the necessary preparations" for another run in the 2016 Republican primary. "Rick's getting ready organized and is not going to be behind the eight-ball when...
  • President Ed Wood

    11/15/2012 2:46:51 PM PST · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | November 15, 2012 | Rand Simberg
    Hilarious(Click Here To See Video):‘I hope and intend to be an even better president in the second term than I was in the first,’ said the president.” Just like this; Really? Worst film you ever saw? Well my next one will be better. Hello? Hello? Hope springs eternal. Here’s a bonus — the trailer. It’s all good, but the relevant words are at the end.
  • Key Points on Health Insurance Exchanges (Tell your governor to just say no!)

    11/15/2012 2:45:29 PM PST · by inkling · 10 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Christina Sandefur
    As policymakers in Arizona decide whether or not to establish health insurance exchange, they should keep several key points in mind. The exchange will be Arizona-funded, not Arizona-run. The federal government will be in complete control of the exchange—from who can participate to what plans they can offer and prices they can charge. The federal legislation clearly states, “An Exchange may not establish rules that conflict with or prevent the application of regulations promulgated by the Secretary [of Health and Human Services].” The only part Arizona will play is picking up the tab. While we don’t know exactly how much...
  • Egypt's Morsi says Israel 'aggression' in Gaza unacceptable

    11/15/2012 2:43:11 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies
    AFP ^ | November 15, 2012
    AFP - Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi rejected on Thursday what he called Israel's aggression in Gaza, saying it threatened to destabilise the region, while Cairo called on the US to stop Israel's strikes. "The Israelis must understand that we do not accept this aggression, which could lead to instability in the region," Morsi said in televised remarks, as Israeli air forces pummelled Gaza and militants fired rockets back in a deadly tit for tat. Egypt's Islamist administration, which has close ties with Gaza's ruling Hamas movement, recalled its ambassador on Wednesday in protest at the Israeli operation, which began with...
  • Reuters Opinion: When did America get so pessimistic?

    11/15/2012 2:41:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Reuters Opinion ^ | 11/15/2012 | Zachary Karabell
    Barely had the counting ceased in last week’s presidential election when the news took a somber turn. Two of the next day’s headlines read “Back to Work, Looming Fiscal Crisis Greets Obama” and my favorite, “America has Sown the Seeds of Its Own Demise.” Politicians either celebrated or decried the results, but regardless of party affiliation most warned of formidable challenges and a perilous future. How did it come to pass that even the resolution of a contested election brings almost zero relief from the relentless focus on problems and threats? How did a country that for much of its...
  • ITW Consumer warns of 73 layoffs in Riviera Beach (Florida)

    11/15/2012 2:34:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    South Florida Business Journal ^ | November 15, 2012 | Shaun Bevan
    ITW Consumer has warned the state of Florida of 73 layoffs and the closure of their Riviera Beach facility earlier this year. Illinois Tool Works, ITW's parent company, announced a change in strategies and its decision to phase out operations in Florida earlier this year, according to the Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification notice filed with the state on Wednesday. ITW's functions will be relocated to Ohio and Connecticut. The company stated that it plans to cease ITW Consumer operations by the end of February. The first run of separations were effective at the end of August and October. Additional...
  • "Shirtless FBI agent" unmasked [PHOTO]

    11/15/2012 2:33:43 PM PST · by maggief · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | November 15, 2012 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    One of the stranger aspects of the strangest scandal of the year is a little less murky with the discovery of a photo of FBI Special Agent Frederick W. Humphries, shirtless, with his arms around two shirtless dummies. Humphries reportedly sent the photo to dozens of friends and acquaintances, the Seattle Times reported, including Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, one of the women at the center of the scandal that led to the resignation of Gen. David Petraeus as director of the CIA last week. The photo, also sent to a Seattle Times reporter in 2010, was mean to be "a...
  • Why The U.S. Job Market Remains Terribly Bleak

    11/15/2012 2:33:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/15/2012 | John Goodman
    Full time work is about to get scarcer. The reason? By hiring part-time workers who put in less than 30 hours per week, employers can avoid a mandate dictated by the new health reform law: either provide expensive health insurance or pay a fine equal to $2,000 per worker. Avoiding the mandate becomes even more attractive for low-wage employees, since they can get highly subsidized insurance in the newly created health insurance exchanges. Clearly the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is a major factor holding back economic recovery. But it’s not alone. Other public policies enacted during the Obama administration’s first...
  • The Mark Levin Show, Thursday, November 15th, 2012. 6-9pm EST.

    11/15/2012 2:29:01 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 37 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Thursday, November 15th, 2012 | Mark R. Levin
    Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink. Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811 Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811 Mark explains it ALL… and boy do we NEED him! Levin Frinks List: 1. Yhello, Yhello, Yhello 2. Get off the phone you _________________ ! : 3. Wiener Nation or “BACK BENCHER” Mention 4. Mark says...
  • Kittens survive coyote attack, find new home [w/pix]

    11/15/2012 2:28:37 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 37 replies
    MNN ^ | Tue, Nov 13 2012 | Laura Moss
    Orphaned after their mother died while protecting them from a coyote, four starving kittens were rescued and nursed back to health by the CATS Cradle Shelter in Fargo, N.D. Now all four kittens have been adopted together and are learning their way around their new home.   Found beside their mother’s body in July, the kittens were just 4 weeks old and in poor condition. -snip- During their recovery, the coyote kittens found new friends in foster mom Lori Lang and her English sheepdog, Romeo, who "stepped up to surrogate parent the little orphans."   And it looks like they’ve...
  • [Vanity] Chihuahua Mix Up for Adoption

    11/15/2012 2:27:29 PM PST · by Altariel · 12 replies
    Vanity | November 15, 2012 | Altariel
    A friend of mine finds herself in the unenviable position of needing to put her dog up for adoption. The dog is a 1-2 year old chihuahua mix which requires some obedience training and is not housebroken (she has had several accidents at the owner's residence, but is starting to use the doggy door, so perhaps "housebreaking in progress" is more accurate) She is good with adults; her behavior towards children is unknown; aggressive towards other chihuahua in household but gets along well with another dog (which is not a chihuahua) in the same household. She is intact (is scheduled...
  • Islamic Jihad

    11/15/2012 2:22:20 PM PST · by combat_boots · 2 replies
    Wikipedia et al ^ | Ongoing | Various
    Egyptian Islamic Jihad From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (April 2007) The Egyptian Islamic Jihad (Arabic: الجهاد الإسلامي المصري?) (EIJ), formerly called simply Islamic Jihad (الجهاد الإسلامي and Liberation Army for Holy Sites[1]) originally referred to as "al-Jihad," and then "the Jihad Group", or "the Jihad Organization",[2] is an Egyptian Islamist group active since the late 1970s. It is under worldwide embargo by the United Nations as an affiliate of al-Qaeda.[3]...
  • Smithfield Plant to Layoff Workers in 2013 (520 jobs in Virginia)

    11/15/2012 2:16:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Wisconsin Ag Connection ^ | November 15, 2012
    USAgNet - Smithfield Packing Company Inc., a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, plans to begin its planned closure of a Portsmouth, Va. hot dog and lunch meat production facility. MeatPoultry reports that the firm announced the closure this past November. Layoffs are expected to begin at the Portsmouth plant in January, and the facility will be closed by the end of March 2013. The company says its first round of layoffs will impact about 120 workers. Another 400 employees will be affected by the plant closure....
  • Jill Kelley Has Now Shown Up In A Photo With GOP Star Marco Rubio--And People Are Furious

    11/15/2012 2:02:47 PM PST · by RummyChick · 147 replies
    Business INsider ^ | 11/15 | Bhasin & Hickey
    Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite who reported anonymous emails from CIA director David Petraeus' mistress Paula Broadwell, has made her way into some high social circles. Angelette Aviles, a member of the Hispanic Leadership Council of the Florida Republican party, tweeted out this photo of Kelley with freshman Florida Senator Marco Rubio at an undated fundraiser. The fundraiser was likely from the Senator's run in 2010, but could also be from a fundraiser since then. Aviles tweets that Kelley didn't contribute at the fundraiser, and she didn't greet people there. In fact, she wasn't even invited. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/jill-kelley-marco-rubio-2012-11#ixzz2CKaBswek
  • Governor Perry on Cavuto: No exchange

    11/15/2012 2:01:56 PM PST · by mtrott · 41 replies
    Self-vanity
    I am pumped! Governor Perry just told Cavuto that Texas will NOT be setting up a health care exchange under Obamacare. He also raised the 10th amendment as the basis for the sovereignty of Texas as a state. And he also gave a shout out for the Formula 1 race in Austin this weekend. I love this state!
  • China Looks to Emulate US Shale Success

    11/15/2012 2:00:26 PM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | November 15, 2012 | Jaime Kammerzell|
    In the last couple of years, shale exploration and production has sparked a petrochemical renaissance in the United States which has not gone unnoticed. With over 50 new petrochemical projects planned in the United States, the country is on track to become the world's top gas producer in 2014. According to the U.S. Energy Department, the United States will produce 11.4 million barrels a day of oil and liquid hydrocarbons next year, almost as much as Saudi Arabia. Countries worldwide are looking to the United States and evaluating their potential for shale exploration success. However shale drilling relies on hydraulic...
  • Paula Broadwell’s drive and resilience hit obstacles

    11/15/2012 1:58:54 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2012 | By Greg Jaffe and Anne Gearan,
    Paula Broadwell was a rising star who seemed destined for a sparkling career in foreign policy. A West Point graduate who excelled in triathlons, she was pursuing a doctorate at Harvard University and had found a mentor in Gen. David H. Petraeus, an iconic U.S. military leader.But in 2007, Broadwell was asked to leave the doctoral program at Harvard, where she had first met Petraeus a year earlier, because her course work didn’t meet its demanding standards, according to people familiar with what happened there.
  • UNC-CH trustees endorse 'gender-neutral' housing option

    11/15/2012 1:58:46 PM PST · by NCjim · 15 replies
    News & Observer ^ | November 15, 2012
    Starting next fall, students at UNC-Chapel Hill will be able to live in dorm suites and apartments with roommates of the opposite gender. The UNC-CH Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed “gender-neutral” housing after a yearlong push by students who said the move was necessary to give gay, lesbian and transgender students a place free of harassment. Chancellor Holden Thorp said the housing option would be implemented next fall. Students will be able to apply for the option of choosing roommates of either gender in campus dorm suites and apartments. The university already has coed dorms but students of the opposite...
  • QUAERITUR: Are priests required to wear clerical dress at all times?

    11/15/2012 1:58:03 PM PST · by NYer · 41 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | November 15, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From a reader: Are preist required to wear them at all times? Im sure you’ve been asked this before. I’m a new reader I cant find the answer on your blog. I’ve tried for two months. Can you answer or refer me to it? Thank you. P.S I really like your site. I have indeed written about this.No… and yes.I’ll explain.First, let it be said that there is a relationship between habitus (dress) and habitus (character, disposition). This is one reason why Holy Church does lay down some guidelines for priests without making them iron-clad dictates. They are for...
  • Most Ocean Species Remain Undiscovered

    11/15/2012 1:50:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/15/12 | Tia Ghose | LiveScience.com
    Up to a million species live in the seas, and two-thirds of those ocean-dwellers may still be undiscovered, according to a new study that also cataloged all of the known species that dwell beneath the waves. The findings, published today (Nov. 15) in the journal Current Biology, suggest that the oceans remain a vast, uncharted territory. The new registry could help guide marine conservation efforts by giving scientists a universal way to describe the underwater creatures. "If you want to understand life on Earth, then of course you need to know what life there is on Earth," said the study's...
  • Mitt Romney Says Bill Clinton Told Him Hurricane Sandy Won Obama Election

    11/15/2012 1:49:12 PM PST · by Arthurio · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-15
    –Romney says president Bill Clinton called him after the election and said he might have won if not for Hurricane Sandy. Romney: “I spoke with president Clinton the day before yesterday, he called and spent thirty minutes chatting with me. He said a week out I thought you were going to win. And he said, but the hurricane happened, and it gave the president a chance to be presidential, and to look bipartisan, and you know he got a little more momentum, and of course he also said that when he was watching Ann speak at the Republican convention, he...
  • Russia condemns 'disproportionate' strikes on Gaza

    11/15/2012 1:48:54 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies
    AAFP ^ | November 15, 2012
    MOSCOW: Russia on Thursday condemned Israel's "disproportionate" use of force in air strikes on the Gaza Strip while calling on Palestinian militants to halt firing rockets at the Jewish state. "Attacks on the south of Israel and the disproportionate strikes on Gaza -- especially when civilians are killed on both sides -- are completely unacceptable," foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told reporters. The Russian official stressed that the violence was especially dangerous because it came against the backdrop of existing regional instability linked to the conflict in Syria and last year's war in Libya. Lukashevich said Israel and the Palestinians...
  • CIA claims no detention authority in Benghazi,however,they still do

    11/15/2012 1:48:23 PM PST · by 5etester · 5 replies
    Spellchek ^ | 11/13/12 | Administrator
    The CIA spokesman is referring to Executive Order 13491 — Ensuring Lawful Interrogations. It revokes Executive Order 13440 from the Bush era. Sec. 4. Prohibition of Certain Detention Facilities, and Red Cross Access to Detained Individuals. (a) CIA Detention. The CIA shall close as expeditiously as possible any detention facilities that it currently operates and shall not operate any such detention facility in the future. The CIA claims it had no authority since the EO was issued. However, make sure you read the entire Executive Order. Under Sec. 2 Definitions. (g) The terms “detention facilities” and “detention facility” in section...
  • Shirtless FBI agent: Photo was joke emailed to friends, reporter (photo revealed)

    11/15/2012 1:42:54 PM PST · by RummyChick · 18 replies
    http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019684905_agent15m.html
  • Prescott Arizona

    11/15/2012 1:42:07 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 36 replies
    11/15/2012 | self
    I have become tired of living in the People's Republic of Kalifornia and am looking to move when I retire in three years. I visited Prescott AZ this summer and was impressed by the life style. Any opinions by people who live or have lived in the Prescott area? I am planning to check out Prescott in the winter and spring. Thanks in advance.
  • Hidden Obamacare Tax

    11/15/2012 1:40:41 PM PST · by NonLinear · 22 replies
    Internal Revenue Service ^ | June 25, 2012 | Jackie B. Manasterli
    Hidden tax resulting from Obamacare. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) pre-tax deduction is now limited to $2,500. That's not $2,500 per person, that is the total allowed pre-tax deduction. This is effectively a tax on the $2,500 that is no longer allowed for a working person with a stay-at-home spouse. Last year's limit was $5,000. However, if both people are working, then each can elect the $2,500 deduction from their checks.
  • Islamic Jihad claims rocket fire at Tel Aviv

    11/15/2012 1:32:08 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | November 15, 2012
    GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - The armed wing of the radical Islamic Jihad on Thursday said it had fired an Iranian-built rocket at the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. "The Quds Brigades hit the occupied city of Tel Rabea (Tel Aviv) with a Fajr 5 rocket causing a large explosion to shake the city," the group said in a brief statement, shortly after an AFP correspondent reported seeing a rocket land in the water south of the sprawling coastal city. "What comes next will be greater," the statement added. In a separate statement, posted on the group's website, spokesman...
  • The Reality of Economic Decline Surfaces After Obama's Reelection

    11/15/2012 1:31:29 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/15/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Initial jobless claims rose to 439,000, their highest level since May 2011. And no, it isn't due to SuperStorm Sandy. Rather, it was increases in Ohio and Pennsylvania that led the surge. Continuing jobless claims spiked as well, their highest point since March 2012. Meanwhile, the Empire State Manufacturing Survey of General Businesss Conditions improved from -6.16 in October to -5.22 in November. The Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook of General Conditions fell to -10.7 from an October reading of +5.7. Meanwhile, The Dow Jones Industrials continue their post election slide. Oogh!
  • API Calls on President to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

    11/15/2012 1:24:17 PM PST · by thackney · 16 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | November 15, 2012 | Robin Dupre
    Now that the election is over, the oil and gas industry is holding the president accountable for promises made during his campaign. American Petroleum Institute called on President Obama to move forward with the stagnant project and grant approval in a conference call with reporters Thursday. "In our exit polls last week … it showed that 73 percent of Americans support more American production of oil and natural gas," stated API's Executive Vice President Marty Durbin. "Ninety-one percent believe that that production will lead to more American jobs – and 75 percent support building the Keystone XL pipeline. We encourage...
  • New $1.6T Dem tax bill includes Al Gore's carbon tax, cap and trade

    11/15/2012 1:24:14 PM PST · by pabianice · 17 replies
    Neal Cavto Show | 11/15/12
    Every vicious, Marxist idea the Dems have had for the past 40 years are included in their tax bill demand. Cavuto surmises that maybe they really want to take us over the cliff so they can get even greater control in the aftermath. The Republican response is that 'we have to work together to solve our financial problems.'
  • What the Petraeus Investigation Tells Us About Online Surveillance

    11/15/2012 1:18:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | J.D. Tuccille
    With regards to the David Petraeus scandal, as you dig through the very human details of a powerful man's dalliance with an attractive woman, an important question should occur to anybody with more than a National Enquirer-level interest in the matter: Wait ... The FBI did all of this digging over some bed-hopping? Yes. Yes, it did. And over at The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald wants to know why more people aren't concerned. Writes Greenwald: As is now widely reported, the FBI investigation began when Jill Kelley - a Tampa socialite friendly with Petraeus (and apparently very friendly with Gen....
  • US Court Strikes Down Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

    11/15/2012 1:10:12 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 76 replies
    WLNS.com ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | AP
    AP story
  • President Obama takes a helicopter tour of New York to view Sandy´s devastation

    11/15/2012 1:05:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/12 | Meghan Keneally
    President Obama praised the resilient New York attitude and the efforts of rescue workers during his talk after touring areas of Queens and Staten Island that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.‘I´m very proud of you, New York. You guys are tough you bounce back,’ he said while visiting New Dorp Beach in Staten Island. After a brief helicopter tour of Queens- passing over particularly devastated areas like Rockaway Beach and Breezy Point- they arrived in Staten Island where they examined the damage by foot.
  • Bernanke: Minority homebuyers face discrimination

    11/15/2012 1:03:30 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 61 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 15, 2012 | Annalyn Kurtz
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The housing crisis hurt low-income communities and minorities more severely than other groups, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday. "Lower-income and minority communities are often disproportionately affected by problems in the national economy, and the effects of the housing bust have followed that unfortunate pattern," Bernanke said in prepared remarks presented at the Operation HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta. Bernanke pointed to homeownership rates for African Americans, which fell 5 percentage points over the last eight years, compared to a 2 percentage-point drop for other groups. While there has always been a gap...
  • Photo of journalist carrying dead son in Gaza spurs online grief

    11/15/2012 12:59:55 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | November 15, 2012 | By AL ARABIYA STAFF
    The death of a journalist’s 11-month-old son in Gaza on Wednesday has prompted a flood of poignant messages online -- and a media backlash -- when pictures of Jihad Misharawi, a BBC Arabic video editor, showed him carrying the body of his dead son. Mishrawi’s son, Omar, was killed after Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip fell on his Gaza home, according to the BBC. Omar is among 16 people killed in Gaza since Wednesday afternoon, including four children, according to Al Arabiya correspondents. Fighting began when Israel’s targeted killing of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jaabari on Wednesday. Since then,...
  • Now Hiring Bachelor’s?

    11/15/2012 12:58:53 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 11 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | November 15, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    As recently reported by USA Today, one third of millennials have earned four-year degrees. In my previous blog entry I discussed the financial perils facing these students, who often graduate unable to find a job in their major (unemployed or underemployed) and saddled heavily with debt. However, it looks like the job market for those with Bachelor’s degrees is creeping upward somewhat, according to a new report issued by Michigan State University (pdf). “The new college labor market inches ahead with a 3 percent gain over last year across all degrees,” it states. “Strong demand for marketing, finance, human resources,...
  • The Long Game to Recapture the Country (Liberalism vs Americanism)

    11/15/2012 12:57:09 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We got this piece in The Daily Beast: "A Scarlet Letter -- the Monica Lewinsky-ing of Paula Broadwell -- When powerful men stray, the press continues to ogle, and shame, the women they do it with, writes Allison Yarrow." And this whole story got me to thinking about how the country's changed in terms of simple things like humor. What used to be harmless, clever humor, today is heard by the people who've been educated the last 30, 35 years, today causes legitimate anger and indignation and charges of cruelty and insensitivity and bigotry or sexism or what have...
  • This medical device tax to help pay for Obamacare is just not going to end well

    11/15/2012 12:56:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Conventional wisdom: If you want less of something, put a tax on it. Obamanomics wisdom: Put a tax on... medical devices?! I.e., add another barrier to the industry whose slightest innovations can directly result in streamlined costs, improved efficiency, better health-care options, and saved lives? What the what?Embedded within the shadowy depths of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (sometimes, I like to use its official name just to re-appreciate the irony of "patient protection" and "affordable") is a 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale of taxable medical devices by the manufacturer/importer --- and it's no small thing....
  • Obama’s Nightmare

    11/15/2012 12:55:07 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | Thomas L. Friedman
    The scandal engulfing two of our top military and intelligence officers could not be coming at a worse time: the Middle East has never been more unstable and closer to multiple, interconnected explosions. Virtually every American president since Dwight Eisenhower has had a Middle Eastern country that brought him grief. For Ike, it was Lebanon’s civil war and Israel’s Sinai invasion. For Lyndon Johnson, it was the 1967 Six-Day War. For Nixon, it was the 1973 war. For Carter, it was the Iranian Revolution. For Ronald Reagan, it was Lebanon. For George H.W. Bush, it was Iraq. For Bill Clinton,...
  • Fear, mourning, celebration in Gaza City

    11/15/2012 12:54:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    Gaza City (CNN) -- A mix of explosions filled Gaza City's air late Thursday, but not all were blasts of war. A celebration erupted as a mosque loudspeaker chant proclaimed: "God is great. We have hit Tel Aviv." Rockets fired straight upward were not targeted at an enemy, but were aimed at raising spirits with claims that militant missiles launched from Gaza reached Israel's government center 45 miles (71 kilometers) away. One Gaza-launched rocket landing just south of Tel Aviv Thursday, in an open area near Rishon LeZion, the Israel Defense Forces said. Knowing that air sirens had sounded inside...
  • A Post-Election Flood of Economic Revisions (unemployment up, manufacturing down)

    11/15/2012 12:53:15 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Surprise, surprise, surprise: "Factory activity in the US mid-Atlantic region unexpectedly contracted in November." Isn't it amazing all of the revision we get, particularly in economic news, after the election? Factory activity contracts. Who coulda seen that coming? See, we were told the economy was back. In fact, the post-election analysis was that the reason why Romney's economic message really fell on deaf ears toward the end of the campaign was that the economy's back, everybody knew it. Jobs are being created, the unemployment rate was moderating, and the American people felt good about the direction the country was...
  • Apple Stock Hit By Panic Selling: 'Someone Yelled Fire'

    11/15/2012 12:51:18 PM PST · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 15 November 2012 | John Melloy
    Apple plunged to a six-month low Thursday as funds rushed to take profits on the stock before it’s too late.
  • Obama Begins Push for New National Retirement System (Occupy Your Savings)

    11/15/2012 12:47:45 PM PST · by Heartlander2 · 116 replies
    A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning.
  • Need Ideas for a Kids Fort

    11/15/2012 12:47:15 PM PST · by shatcher · 38 replies
    11/15/2012 | Self
    Last spring my husband and I put our home on the market in hopes of buying a home on a few acres with some woods for our children to play in. The local real estate market is not very good, and with Obama’s re-election, we have made the decision to ride out the coming storm in our current home…with a little modification. We are going to turn the backyard play set into an awesome fort. This fort will not be an adult’s idea of what a kids fort is…which according to the internet is a playhouse on stilts. The best...
  • Israel: Tel Aviv Targeted by Rockets

    11/15/2012 12:41:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Stratfor ^ | November 15, 2012
    Two projectiles, which Stratfor believes to be Fajr-5 rockets due to their range, landed near Tel Aviv -- one just south of the municipal line and one in the water just outside of the southern suburb of Bat Yam. No injuries have been reported. A spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces denied that a rocket had landed in Tel Aviv, although this statement conflicts with eyewitness reports and may reflect the fact that projectiles have landed in areas just south of the actual Tel Aviv municipal boundary. This strike is the furthest Hamas has ever struck into Israeli territory and...
  • Obama's Hostile and Evasive Presser

    11/15/2012 12:41:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 16, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Obama's first post-election press conference, if you could call it that, tells us a great deal about his attitude and the approach he intends to pursue in his second term, which is the same failed policy mix on steroids. Obama's re-election, of course, gives him the right to pursue these policies, but it doesn't deny elected Republicans the right or relieve them of the duty to oppose them. If Obama can glean any intelligible mandate from his victory, it is that relentless negative campaigning, demagoguery, divisive identity politics, deceit and superior political strategists targeting essential voters and voting districts work....
  • Sandy victim to Obama: Where have you been?

    11/15/2012 12:40:17 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 15, 2012
    Obama, touring parts of New York City slammed by Hurricane Sandy, was chided by a girl for ignoring the disaster. As the president waded through a supply center, a girl who was waiting for goods told a reporter, "We need help--he should of been here a long time ago,"
  • Libya timeline suggests cover-up in attack (Good Synopsis)

    11/15/2012 12:35:54 PM PST · by mojito · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/14/2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    ....On Sept. 12, Director of National IntelligenceJames R. Clapper told the White House that a spontaneous demonstration over the Internet video grew into a violent attack. Two days later, Mr. Petraeus echoed that account in closed-door comments to senators, according to news reports. At the time, Mr. Petraeus had ended an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, who was at the center of an FBI investigation over threatening emails to a women she saw as a romantic rival. Conservatives have asked whether the Petraeus scandal prompted the director to toe the administration line. Mr. Petraeus has since resigned. Senators...