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  • Taxing Social Security Taxes

    11/15/2012 4:22:30 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 12 replies
    na ^ | November 15, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    The Fiscal Responsibility Cliff- By: Larry Walker -When I went to work for the IRS back in 1988, the first few weeks were spent in tax law courses. I distinctly remember, at the time, that the base amounts used in determining the taxability of Social Security benefits were $25,000 for single taxpayers and $32,000 for married taxpayers filing a joint return. For some reason when the topic came up this year, during annual continuing education, with all the talk of looming fiscal responsibility (errantly referred to as a cliff), combined with having been read the riot act by several seniors...
  • Jersey City small business owners tell FEMA they need grants, not loans ('Where's da free loot?')

    11/15/2012 4:20:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NJ ^ | 11/15/12 | Terrence T. McDonald
    Jersey City small business owners tell FEMA they need grants, not loansBy Terrence T. McDonald / The Jersey Journal updated November 15, 2012 at 11:29 AM **SNIP** But that’s not helpful, said Wayne Lyons, 52, owner of Soul Flavors Restaurant on Grove Street. The restaurant was closed for five days because of Sandy, which caused floods that destroyed equipment in the restaurant’s basement, Lyons said. Lyons said he was hoping for grants instead of loans, saying the federal government “bailed out Wall Street,” so they should bail out small businesses. FEMA declined to comment.
  • Freep a Poll! ("Modest" tax increase on rich to avoid fiscal cliff?)

    11/15/2012 4:18:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 11-15-12 | LA Daily News
    Do you believe "a modest tax increase" on the rich is the best way to avoid a 'fiscal cliff'? Yes No
  • The Americanness of the American Revolution - Why the Founders succeeded

    11/15/2012 4:18:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MYRON MAGNET
    Why was the American Revolution, of all great revolutions, the only successful one, resulting in two centuries and more of unexampled freedom and prosperity? The French Revolution, by contrast, illuminated by AmericaÂ’s example and Enlightenment thought, began in blissful optimism but collapsed into a blood-soaked tyranny much worse than the monarchy it deposed. It spawned a military dictatorship that convulsed Europe and roiled half the globe for over a decade with wars of grandiose imperial aggression that slew at least 3 million. And the result of 25 years of turmoil? The Bourbon monarchy, minus the Enlightenment of its earlier incarnation,...
  • Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources

    11/15/2012 4:17:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Mark Hosenball and Andy Sullivan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Classified material kept by the woman who conducted an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus predates their liaison and does not come from the spy agency, sources briefed on the investigation told Reuters on Thursday. The finding appears to bolster assertions by both Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, that their affair did not put national security secrets at risk - a central question hovering over the scandal that brought down one of the United States' most respected public figures last week. The CIA said on Thursday it had opened an "exploratory" investigation into Petraeus' conduct,...
  • President Obama Plays The Susan Rice Card On Benghazi

    11/15/2012 4:13:48 PM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 15, 2012
    Leadership: Obama admits sending our U.N. ambassador, who had "nothing to do with Benghazi," to explain Benghazi on five Sunday talk shows "at the request of the White House" with talking points "provided to her." Considering this was President Obama's first press conference in eight months, his bluster that if "Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me" regarding Benghazi is a bit odd. When the questions needed to be asked and answers needed to be given, both the president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were nowhere to be found....
  • President Obama, Take Your Eyes Off The Teleprompter!

    11/15/2012 4:10:13 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-15-12 | The Looking Spoon
    The reflection doesn't need to be in reverse, the poster was written that way...so the reflection is right :-P
  • Gaza Shall Be Forsaken...(prophecy)

    11/15/2012 4:09:41 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 4 replies
    The Gaza Strip, was originally part of the inheritance the LORD allotted to the tribe of Judah. But Philistines invaded and built their five cities in the area, Gaza, Ashdod, Gath, Akron, and Askelon. Eventually King David defeated the Philistines and Judah possessed the land until the Babylonian captivity, the return and finally the Roman diaspora. Nearly 20 centuries later, once again the Gaza is occupied, this time by Arabs who call themselves Philistines (ie Palestinians), and whose dubious claim to the land God gave the tribe of Juda, is supported by the ‘world community’. As Israel resists the provocative...
  • Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday walkout

    11/15/2012 4:08:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 167 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 11/15/12 | Emily Jane Fox
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - A group of Wal-Mart workers are planning to stage a walkout next week on Black Friday, arguably the biggest holiday shopping day for the world's largest retail store. The walkout builds on an October strike that started at a Wal-Mart in Los Angeles and spread to stores in 12 other cities. More than 100 workers joined in the October actions. One of the workers who plans to join next week's walkout is William Fletcher, who works at a Wal-Mart in Duarte, Calif.
  • Illegal Status Keeps Immigrant Tenants In Poor Housing

    11/15/2012 4:08:04 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The Uptowner ^ | Nov 15th, 2012 | Sune Engel Rasmussen
    “It’s very dirty here, all the apartments have rats,” says Catalina Espinosa, 34, who opens her door on the fifth floor carrying an infant son with one arm while a daughter peeks out from behind her. Three stories below, Tino Torres, 40, has lived with rodents for all his five years in this building at 1985 Amsterdam in Washington Heights. “The rats crawl from the kitchen into my bedroom,” he says. For many uptown immigrants, coming to America hasn’t meant an upgrade in housing. “In the last five years, it’s one of the worst buildings I have seen,” Luis Manuel...
  • Congressman Allen West news-NEW VOTE COUNT DISCREPANCIES CAST FURTHER DOUBT...

    11/15/2012 4:07:44 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    GretaWire/FoxnewsInsider ^ | 11-15-2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    November 15, 2012 by Greta Van Susteren See news release from Congressman West’s campaign: NEW VOTE COUNT DISCREPANCIES CAST FURTHER DOUBT ON ACCURACY OF ELECTION RESULTS Stuart, FL – West for Congress today sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State, Ken Detzner, detailing vote count discrepancies uncovered during a review of public records released today from the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections office. Specifically, while the campaign has not yet been provided access to the poll book information for votes cast on Election Day, an examination of the early and absentee ballot information raises significant questions relating to...
  • Scott Walker will not implement state 0-care exchange!

    11/15/2012 4:06:45 PM PST · by grumpygresh · 96 replies
    Newstalk 1130, Milwaukee ^ | 11/15/12 | Mark Belling
    Good news! I just heard on Newstalk 1130 AM in Milwaukee that Scott Walker would announce on Friday that WI would not implement the state exchange. I also heard that a group of GOP governors would do likewise and make a group announcement tomorrow!
  • New broader Russian treason law alarms Putin critics

    11/15/2012 4:03:41 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Nastassia Astrasheuskaya and Steve Gutterman
    * Law extending definition of treason goes into force * Critics say it can be used to stifle dissent * FSB says law needed to deal with foreign intelligence Moscow, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Russia enacted a new treason law on Wednesday, alarming opponents of President Vladimir Putin who fear he will use it to silence critics and - in a reminder of the Soviet past - put at risk almost anyone who associates with foreigners. The law broadens the definition of treason to allow Russians representing international organisations to face the charge, as well as citizens working for foreign...
  • Kelley Twins Had Picture Taken With Rubio

    The twin sisters involved in the David Petraeus scandal crashed one of Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign fundraisers in 2010, the host of the fundraiser said. The twins, Jill Kelley and Natalie Khawam, came to the party uninvited, took their photo with Rubio and quickly left without donating money to his Senate campaign, said Angelette Aviles, of Tampa
  • 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    11/15/2012 4:02:33 PM PST · by Chode · 49 replies
    Chode ^ | 11/15/2012 | Chode
    Formula 1 Austin 2012 Race Date: 18 Nov 2012 Circuit Name: Circuit of The Americas First Grand Prix: 2012 Number of Laps: 56 Circuit Length: 5.513 km Race Distance: 308.405 km Fri Sunny 68F Sat Sunny 68F Sun Sunny 72F
  • Intel officials struggle to explain Libya talking points, pressure on Petraeus to clear the air

    11/15/2012 4:01:55 PM PST · by forty_years · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Staff
    Top intelligence officials struggled to explain to lawmakers Thursday why their initial talking points after the Libya attack minimized the role of militant groups, putting pressure on former CIA Director David Petraeus to set the record straight in another round of closed-door hearings Friday. Lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committees heard testimony Thursday in private meetings with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Acting CIA Director Mike Morell. But Fox News was told there were heated exchanges on the House side, particularly over the talking points that administration officials relied on in the days after the Sept....
  • Gold & the Dollar are Less Correlated than Everyone Thinks

    11/15/2012 4:01:51 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    PeakProsperity.com ^ | Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 10:03 AM | by Charles Hugh Smith
    Whenever I make the case for a stronger U.S. dollar (USD), the feedback can be sorted into three basic reasons why the dollar will continue declining in value: The USD may gain relative to other currencies, but since all fiat currencies are declining against gold, it doesn’t mean that the USD is actually gaining value; in fact, all paper money is losing value. When the global financial system finally crashes, won’t that include the dollar? The Federal Reserve is “printing” (creating) money, and that will continue eroding the purchasing power of the USD. Lowering interest rates to zero has dropped...
  • Train/18-wheeler flatbed truck Wreck involves Hunt For Heroes military personnel in Midland, Texas

    11/15/2012 3:55:38 PM PST · by LUV W · 60 replies
    CBS 7 has just learned that at least 20 people have been transported and Midland Memorial has gone Code 1 meaning all emergency hospital personal must report to the hospital UPDATE 5:12 ***Eyewitnesses tell CBS7 the trailer was carrying the veterans ****
  • War Babies: Time to Fight

    11/15/2012 3:55:04 PM PST · by Bravada · 2 replies
    Original | 11/15/2012 | Sunnie Bell
    Cleaning out papers, I found this that I had written and distributed without effect during the Clinton years. It was a 'back to the future' moment re-reading it today. "A group of people are bonded by a love of this country, gratitude and respect for those who have served to protect it, and concern for its future. Many of us were silent during the 1960's when revolution overtook America. We basked in freedoms bought by strangers, neighbors, and loved ones. We are the WAR BABIES. Born and raised in an atmosphere of trust that powers-that-be more or less kept everybody's...
  • PHOTO: Hamas missile launch pad next to mosque, playground. Civilian factories, gas station also

    11/15/2012 3:54:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/15/12 | Aaron Klien
    TEL AVIV – A missile launch site in the Gaza Strip was set up by Hamas just half a block from a mosque and children’s playground, according to aerial photographs provided to KleinOnline by the Israel Defense Forces today. Israel yesterday struck the site in question – a Fajr-5 missile launch pad established in the heavily populated Zeitoun district of Gaza to fire long range rockets into the Jewish state. The photograph of the launch site, posted above, shows a children’s playground and a mosque located about a half a block away as well as two civilian factories and a...
  • Banks told by Fed to test for 12% unemployment

    11/15/2012 3:47:54 PM PST · by Obadiah · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/15/2012 | Ronald D. Orol
    The Federal Reserve is asking 30 big banks to make sure their capital can withstand a deep recession in which the unemployment rate rises to 12%. The Fed, which first required big banks to conduct “stress tests” in 2009, laid out three scenarios lenders have to test against. The goal is to ensure that the firms have enough capital to continue operations during stressful economic times.
  • UPDATE: Comfirmed Fatal "Hunt for Heroes’ Parade Train Wreck

    UPDATE 5:12 ***Eyewitnesses tell CBS7 the trailer was carrying the veterans. CBS 7 has just learned that at least 20 people have been transported and Midland Memorial has gone Code 1 meaning all emergency hospital personal must report to the hospital. **** UPDATE 5:04 pm *** CBS 7 is now hearing reports that as many as 20 have been transported. We have confirmed reports that there are fatalities. Folk's we need some prayers here!
  • Citing high number of rural black voters, Maine GOP chair suspects "improprieties" at the polls

    11/15/2012 3:36:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2012 | By Lucy Madison
    Maine Republican Party chairman Charlie Webster is doubling down on his suggestion that there were "improprieties" at the Maine polls last week, insisting he received complaints from candidates in small towns across the state that "new people came to vote" and "I believe that that's questionable." Webster has been the source of some controversy after suggesting in an interview with WCSH-TV this week that "In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day." "Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in [these] towns knows anyone who's black,"...
  • Calif. Panel Rejects Quake Study

    11/15/2012 3:33:25 PM PST · by Calpublican · 11 replies
    weather.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Associated Press Uncredited
    LOS ANGELES -- Citing harm to marine life, California coastal regulators on Wednesday soundly rejected a utility's plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting loud air cannons. The unanimous vote by the California Coastal Commission came after an hours-long public hearing attended by environmentalists, fishermen and residents who were overwhelmingly opposed to the seismic testing. The proposed survey by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. involves firing sonic pulses into the ocean. Sensors on the seafloor would pick up the echoes to create 3-D maps of geologic faults that the utility said are needed to...
  • We Need To Get Back To…?

    11/15/2012 3:32:02 PM PST · by uptoolate · 2 replies
    The 3 Taboos ^ | 11/15/2012 | Ed Guzaitis
    ~excerpt~ Some say we need to push full steam ahead, that the policies in place just need more time. Some say we need to get back to Capitalism. Some say back to the Constitution. Still others say back to the basics of a Republic…those ideals that the Founders had for securing individual freedom. U.S. Congressman Ron Paul’s farewell speech pointed out some interesting observations about freedom and liberty that I hope you take a look at. Rush Limbaugh discussed this on his show today and agreed with Rep. Paul, but added that the key is that this is not a...
  • 1930s medicine pushes Europe back into double-dip recession

    11/15/2012 3:27:26 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | November 15, 2012 | By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The Dutch economy shrank by 1.1pc in the third quarter amid a deep housing slump, and even Austria has begun to succumb. Finland’s economy has shrunk by 1pc over the last year. “Recession comes as no surprise and it is going to get worse next year,” said Desmond Supple from Nomura. “Europe has imposed dusted-off policies from the 1930s and they are driving peripheral countries towards depression,” he said. “We are seeing a mix of pro-cyclical fiscal austerity, overly-tight monetary policy, and regulatory overkill under the Basel III bank rules that are forcing lenders to tighten credit. Europe is stuck...
  • Andrew Kohut: Misreading Election 2012

    11/15/2012 3:22:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 13, 2012 | Andrew Kohut
    Postelection talk of "lessons learned" is often exaggerated and misleading, and so it is in 2012. A week after President Obama won re-election, two themes are dominant. First, that Mr. Obama kept his job because key elements of his base—notably young people, African-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans—turned out for him. Second, that the growing size of these voting blocs represents a decisive challenge for the Republican Party. Both points are true, but most observers are overstating the gravity of the GOP's problem. In particular, they are paying too little attention to how weak a candidate Mitt Romney was, and how much...
  • FHA Nears Need for Taxpayer Funds (More Bailouts!)

    11/15/2012 3:22:32 PM PST · by mojito · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/15/2012 | Nick Timiraos
    The Federal Housing Administration is expected to report this week it could exhaust its reserves because of rising mortgage delinquencies, according to people familiar with the agency's finances, a development that could result in the agency needing to draw on taxpayer funding for the first time in its 78-year history. Such a report would likely set off a political fight over the government's role in housing, as it raises the prospect of billions of dollars being added to the U.S. government's effort to stabilize the hard-hit sector in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, which already includes $137 billion...
  • Five Factors Needed for a GOP Win in 2016

    11/15/2012 3:21:54 PM PST · by Kolath · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/15/2012 | John Punder
    Factor 1 for victory in 2016 – drop the doom and gloom – the Democratic vote fell off even more than I projected in the model. Factor 2 for victory in 2016 – The opportunity for the Latino Republican vote Factor 3 for victory in 2016 – the chance for a real Republican ground game in 2016 Factor 4 for victory in 2016 – Photo ID/Republicans must stand for the integrity of each person casting one vote. Factor 5 for victory in 2016 – not have another Act of Nature like Sandy the week before the election
  • IMPORTANT!!! IF YOU ARE ACTIVE DUTY AND THINKING OF SIGNING A SECESSION PETITION READ THIS THREAD

    11/15/2012 3:18:31 PM PST · by Repeat Offender · 86 replies
    FR | 15 November 2012 | Repeat Offender
    Sorry for the vanity; especially the vanity in Breaking News; however, I thought this important enough that it should receive high visibility. I have reason to believe that some Staff Judge Advocates and Special Security Officers are looking into the secession petitions at whitehouse.gov From what I have heard if you are on Active Duty and sign a secession petition, you will be pursued as being in violation of your contract. SSOs are screening the lists too; you can potentially say goodbye to your security clearance. Don't do this to be a smart ass, funny, or cute. Understand the gravity...
  • Just a few of the layoffs in the past 48 hours

    11/15/2012 3:15:14 PM PST · by yorkie · 31 replies
    Multiple sources | 11/15/12 | Vanity
    SMITHFIELD FOODS - 120(+400)- http://www.washingtonpost.com/../..c_story.html CUMMINS - 1,500 - http://indianapublicmedia.org/../..rkers-40137/ HARTMARX - 567 - http://www.chicagotribune.com/../..104523.story ENERGIZER - 1,500 - http://www.fool.com/investing/../..-jumped.aspx XEROX - 2,500 - http://www.ksdk.com/news/artic../..0-employees- PIERCE MANUFACTURING - 325 - http://www.bizjournals.com/tam../..-pierce.html PANASONIC - 10,000 - http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001../..n-to-health/ TEXAS INSTRUMENTS - 1,700 - http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/1../..nts-layoffs/ NBC UNIVERSAL - 500 - http://www.hollywoodreporter.c../..ersal-389572 BECHTEL POWER PLANT - 277 - http://www.bizjournals.com/sou../..-of-277.html STRYKER CORP. - 1,170 - http://www.examiner.com/articl../..-200-workers APPLEBEES -massive layoffs - http://www.examiner.com/articl../..nd-obamacare
  • ACLU sues to force elementary (school) libraries to display lesbian advocacy book

    11/15/2012 3:14:38 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 15, 2012 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    The ACLU believes kindergarten-age children deserve access to this book. FARMINGTON, UT, November 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to force a Utah school district to keep a lesbian advocacy book on elementary school library shelves. In the Davis School District in Utah, children as young as kindergarten age can check out a homosexual propaganda book called In My Mothers’ House, about three adopted kids and their lesbian “mothers,” if their parents sign a permission slip. The book was removed from shelves after another Windridge mother complained to school officials when her kindergartner brought it home....
  • Romney and McCain slam Obama

    11/15/2012 3:11:11 PM PST · by Arthurio · 16 replies
    November 15, 2012 Romney and McCain slam Obama As President Obama spent his first post-election press conference saying that he wanted to reach across the aisle to work with Republicans, he found himself debating two former GOP presidential contenders: Mitt Romney, who blamed his defeat in part on Obama’s “gifts” to supporters, and Sen. John McCain, who pledged to block a possible nomination of Susan Rice as secretary of state. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.
  • Denmark: How one local decision created a national ‘War on Christmas’

    11/15/2012 3:09:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Copenhagen Post ^ | 11/15/2012 | Justin Cremer
    The Kokkedal housing association decided to forego a Christmas tree, leading to charges of racism and fears of a Muslim takeover. Christmas is typically such a festive time, but for one housing association in the Zealand town of Kokkedal, it has, thus far, been anything but. It all started when the association’s nine-person board, five of whom are Muslim, voted against having a Christmas tree this year. They apparently balked at the estimated 7,000 kroner of the tree, but had earlier had no qualms about spending some 60,000 kroner on a party celebrating the Muslim holiday of Eid. Nearly immediately...
  • Russia to Get Kalashnikov Arms Corp

    11/15/2012 3:09:00 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 8 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | November 11, 2012
    Mikhail KalashnikovThe creator of the Kalashnikov assault rifle agreed to let his name be used as a brand for a new arms corporation, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Sunday. The new group of companies will unite Izhmekh and Izhmash, two prominent state-owned enterprises in the republic of Udmurtia in Volga federal district. Mikhail Kalashnikov, who turned 93 on Saturday, personally authorized the use of his name for the new group, Rogozin, who oversees military equipment matters at the government, said on his Twitter. The Izhmash was manufacturing Kalashnikovs since the rifle first went into mass production...
  • Obama nominates black homosexual judge to ‘ensure that the judiciary resembles the nation’

    11/15/2012 3:08:54 PM PST · by NYer · 42 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 15, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Wednesday, President Obama nominated seven judges, including a black homosexual, to the federal judiciary, saying their appointments “ensure that the judiciary resembles the nation it serves.” Obama appointed Judge William Thomas to the Southern District of Florida. Thomas has served on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit since 2005.  “Today’s announcement…reflects the president’s historic commitment to advancing a diverse judiciary that looks like America,” said Nancy Zirkin of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. “If confirmed, these nominees would bring more women, minorities, and openly gay judges to courts to better...
  • Fisker's Big Fundraiser is Going Out of Business

    11/15/2012 3:07:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 15, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    The venture finance operation that raised money for crony capitalist investorsKleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, and their green tech firms like electric car companyFisker Automotive ($193 million paid in stimulus loan guarantees) and fuel cell manufacturerBloom Energy, is shutting down, according to a Fortune report. Advanced Equities, Inc. had recently been reprimanded by the Securities and Exchange Commission and by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for misleading investors and for breach of contract with its brokers. Fortune cited sources that said AEI brokers were told last week that Monday would be their last day. Crain’s Chicago Business confirmed that...
  • Those were the days.

    11/15/2012 3:06:20 PM PST · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 15, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Will anything of them remain? That's up to us.On November 8th, the day after the election returns were known, The Mad Jewess posted this 1968 YouTube video. She wrote, "It is the song of the once great America, a nation that is now gone with the wind." I felt much the same way and at times still feel that such is our future; but it will not necessarily happen that way unless we allow it to.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB64vAgIvig?feature=player_detailpage] Video link. Please watch it. Those were indeed "the days" and try as I might I haven't been able to get the song...
  • 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...