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  • Obamacare implementation could spell trouble for Democrats in 2014

    11/15/2012 6:54:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/15/2012 | Philip Klein
    The good news for Democrats is that Obamacare will now be implemented. But the bad news for Democrats is also that Obamacare will now be implemented. President Obama's re-election ensures that his signature health care law will not be repealed before its major provisions go into effect. But that also means, to borrow a phrase from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Americans will begin to find out what's in the law. Starting Jan. 1, several key provisions of the health care law will kick in. Americans will only be allowed to contribute $2,500 to flexible spending accounts, which allow participants...
  • Franklin Graham to Newsmax: 'We Have Turned Our Backs on God' [Video at link]

    11/15/2012 6:50:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 15 2012 | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    The Rev. Franklin Graham charged in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview that America is in a deep economic quagmire because “we have turned our backs on God.” “The more we turn our backs on God, the bigger our problem becomes,” Graham, the son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, tells Newsmax in a wide-ranging interview. “I didn’t hear any of the candidates say that we needed to call our nation to prayer. I didn’t hear any of the candidates say that we needed to ask God for help.
  • Freep this poll: If we fall off the fiscal cliff, which party will be to blame?

    11/15/2012 6:46:05 PM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 29 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 11/15/2012
    If we fall off the fiscal cliff, which party will be to blame?
  • Ex-Carmel teacher claims discrimination over breast feeding in lawsuit

    11/15/2012 6:38:25 PM PST · by Ron C. · 13 replies
    http://www.montereyherald.com ^ | 11/13/2012 | CLAUDIA MELÉNDEZ SALINAS
    A former teacher at the Carmelo School has filed a lawsuit against the school and the Carmel Unified School District for discrimination and wrongful termination for the school's failure to accommodate her needs as a new mother. In the lawsuit filed Oct. 30, Sarah Ann Lewis Boyle of Pacific Grove said her troubles with the Child Development Center began in September 2011. Boyle was due to come back to work on Oct. 3, 2011, and she told manager Laura Dunn she would need about 15 minutes between 9 and 11 a.m. every day to pump her breasts. Dunn reportedly told...
  • ASKING 'PERMISSION' OF OBAMA TO SECEDE? (Look at Constitution in light of popular petition drive)

    11/15/2012 6:34:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 11/15/2012 | Alan Keyes
    The beginning is more than half the whole, the ancient philosopher famously said. The ongoing failure of America’s free institutions is especially due to the failure, in this generation, to understand and perpetuate the faith of the founding. The success American liberty has achieved from that time to this owes much to the fact that the outstanding leaders of the founding generation were willing to articulate the reasonable faith that characterized what they called the “genius” of the American people. So in our time it is the apostasy of America’s elites, and their willful disrespect for, and rejection of, the...
  • Iran ready to ramp up nuke program

    11/15/2012 6:28:00 PM PST · by knak · 7 replies
    associated press ^ | 11/15/12 | GEORGE JAHN
    VIENNA (AP) - Iran is on the threshold of being able to create weapons-grade uranium at a plant it has heavily fortified against Israeli attack, diplomats told The Associated Press on Thursday, calling into question an Israeli claim that Iran had slowed its nuclear time table. One of three diplomats who discussed the issue said Iran was now technically ready within days to ramp up its production of 20 percent enriched uranium at its Fordo facility by nearly 700 centrifuges. That would double present output, and cut in half the time it would take to acquire enough of the substance...
  • ACLU sues to force elementary libraries to display lesbian advocacy book

    11/15/2012 6:24:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    lsn ^ | 11.15.2012 | Kirsten Andersen
    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. It is presently kept behind the counter. This minor obstacle...
  • What Changed?

    11/15/2012 6:18:32 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 12 replies
    11/15/2012 | MosesKnows
    What Changed? On November 5, 2012, Barack Obama was President; Democrats held the majority in the Senate and the Republicans held the majority in the House of Representatives. On November 7, 2012, Barack Obama was President; Democrats held the majority in the Senate and the Republicans held the majority in the House of Representatives. Nothing had changed! However, there are many who hold great expectations of change. The predicted direction of the change depends entirely on the individual. Some are predicting that unemployment will increase whilst others are predicting that unemployment will decrease. Certainly, a decreasing unemployment rate would be...
  • Poll: Do you think the Obama administration will pursue gun control?

    11/15/2012 6:10:53 PM PST · by South40 · 54 replies
    This one needs help. Poll Here halfway down page on right. No 56%202 votes Yes 43%158 votes Total 360 votes
  • Harry Reid: Regulations have nothing to do with killing jobs

    11/15/2012 6:09:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2012 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Sen. Harry Reid, in a floor speech Tuesday: Republicans "have yet to produce a single shred of evidence that the regulations they hate so much do the broad economic harms they claim. That's because there is none," said Reid, the Senate majority leader from Nevada.In a Senate speech, Reid said the Bureau of Labor Statistics has concluded "only a tiny fraction of layoffs have anything at all to do with tighter regulation.""Last year, only three-tenths of 1 percent of people who lost their jobs were let go principally because of government regulation or intervention," Reid said. "On the other hand,...
  • Wounded Warrior ‘gun snub’ flap draws in knife rights advocate

    11/15/2012 6:07:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 November, 2012 | dave workman
    What is being defined as a “snub” of Gun Talk – the popular syndicated national Sunday radio program – by the popular Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has ignited a fury in the firearms community, and late Wednesday afternoon, this column learned that the Knife Rights organization has also entered the fray. Doug Ritter, chairman and executive director of the activist knife group, confirmed to Examiner via e-mail that he had sent a letter to WWP Public Affairs Director Leslie A. Coleman, questioning what he called the “irrational basis” of what appears to be “discrimination towards firearms and, by association, the...
  • Pillar of Defense War on Gaza Terror.

    11/15/2012 5:57:13 PM PST · by Bobalu · 14 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Multiple Authors
    This is a web page created by Israel National News as a place to link stories related to the current military activities. If things heat up much more then a thread like this should perhaps be placed in breaking news as a live thread.
  • Al Qaeda is winning. Someone ran an operation to take out Patreaus, Allen, Et. Al.

    11/15/2012 5:57:06 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 54 replies
    4yourcountry ^ | 11/15/12 | 4 Your Country
    As part of its long term plan for a regional theocracy (Caliphate), it seems reasonable for Al Qaeda and its supporters to further weaken US military leadership. Its perfectly reasonable to think Al Qaeda and other nation states are running intelligence operations against US officials. Any intelligence officer knows that somewhere between 30%-60% of people cheat on their spouse. They also know everyone uses Gmail, and US officials using Gmail have been hacked. American media loves a scandal, so its easy to take out someone in leadership with a story about sex. So, if a foreign intelligence officer monitored the...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-15-12

    11/15/2012 5:52:42 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-15-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Is The SEC's Ponzi Crusade Enabling Companies To Cook The Books, Enron-Style?

    11/15/2012 5:52:37 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12 October 2012 | Francine McKenna
    Enron. Qwest. Adelphia. Sunbeam. WorldCom. HealthSouth. A decade ago investors knew what those companies had in common: top executives who cooked the books. After their phony accounting was exposed, most went to jail–and hundreds of billions of dollars of shareholder wealth evaporated. The Securities & Exchange Commission remains quite busy. In fiscal 2011 the agency brought a record 735 enforcement actions. But those looking to see the next Jeff Skilling or Richard Scrushy frog-marched in front of television cameras will be sorely disappointed. Only 89 of those actions targeted fraudulent or misleading accounting and disclosures by public companies, the fewest,...
  • A Short History of Long Range Shooting in the United States

    11/15/2012 5:52:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    riflemansjournal.blogspot.com ^ | September, 2009 | Hap Rocketto
    Long range is, by definition, a relative term. When the earliest European settlers arrived on the east coast of what would become the United States of America they were armed with a collection of match, wheel lock, and snaphaunce actuated firearms that were, occasionally, more dangerous to the user than the intended victim. Among the immigrants were gentlemen adventurers on the prowl for quick riches, families looking to build a new life, and others who sought religious freedom; all who drilled with these firearms under the under the leadership of the likes of Captain John Smith, in the Virginias, and...
  • Zero Votes for Romney, 'Dozens of Black' Voters Prompt Cries of Voter Fraud

    11/15/2012 5:52:09 PM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | SARAH PARNASS
    More than 500 Pennsylvania voters registered complaints about election procedure to the state this election, according to Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele. "All of these complaints have been forwarded to the appropriate county board of election for review, and if county officials feel it is warranted, [there will be an] investigation," Aichele said in a statement.
  • Why Did Cantor Protect Obama?

    11/15/2012 5:48:29 PM PST · by arthurus · 31 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 14 November,2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    The central figures in the David Petraeus sex scandal are not talking. That includes Virginia Congressman and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Yet, the decision by this top Republican to turn to the FBI rather than his colleagues in the House with inside information about the scandal has proven to be monumental, a development that enabled Barack Obama to win the presidency without getting tainted by the allegations of immorality and corruption that are now the subject of daily news reports. Eric_Cantor_official_portrait_112th_CongressThe record shows that Cantor had knowledge of the affair from an FBI whistleblower before the election but decided...
  • Florida restaurant owner to add an ObamaCare “surcharge”

    11/15/2012 5:47:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Just telling it like it is — I like his style. Per Politico: John Metz, a restaurant franchisor who operates 48 locations of Hurricane Grill & Wings, several dozen Denny’s locations and a few Dairy Queens, told The Huffington Post Thursday that he’d join the growing list of restaurateurs piling purported Obamacare costs onto their customers and staff. In his case, though, he’s going to label it so all of his customers know about it. “If I leave the prices the same, but say on the menu that there is a 5 percent surcharge for Obamacare, customers have two choices....
  • Bill Whittle: Where we go from here (WOW...a little sunshine to brighten your day!)

    11/15/2012 5:46:47 PM PST · by Kolath · 35 replies
    RightScoop ^ | 11/14/2012 | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle speaks at the first post-election meeting of the Hancock Park Patriots, November 12, 2012. Bill discusses the election, the culture and the post-political world of the Information Age.
  • Temporary toilets cost taxpayers $360K (food stamp line)

    11/15/2012 5:39:18 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    Hundreds of temporary toilets set up for one week at food stamp distribution sites for East Baton Rouge Parish recipients will cost taxpayers $360,214, according to records examined by the 9News I-Team. The state only had a few days to set up six locations for people in East Baton Rouge Parish to sign up for emergency food stamps after Hurricane Isaac. The program is known as DSNAP. In setting up the program, Louisiana's
  • An Entire History Of Israel in 3 Minutes!!

    11/15/2012 5:33:11 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 23 replies
    youtube.com/stevencrowder ^ | 11/15/2012 | Steven Crowder
    The newest video "ISRAEL VS THE WORLD!!" gives viewers an entire history of modern Israel in 3 minutes! Share it with your liberal, idiot friends incapable of understanding the conflict...
  • Toronto woman denied haircut files human rights complaint

    11/15/2012 5:32:47 PM PST · by RansomOttawa · 38 replies
    CBC News ^ | Nov 15, 2012
    A Toronto barbershop has found itself at the centre of a human rights complaint after its barbers refused to cut a woman's hair. Faith McGregor, 35, went to the Terminal Barber Shop on Bay Street, back in June looking for a haircut. But she was turned away. The barbers, who are all Muslim, told her their religion didn't allow them to cut the hair of a woman who is not a member of their family. McGregor filed a human rights complaint.
  • 'Real-time' video shows Benghazi drama, but questions remain

    11/15/2012 5:29:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11/15/12 | CNN Wire Staff
    Legislators saw a "real-time film (showing) exactly what happened" on September 11 in Benghazi, starting before the attack began up "through the incident and the exodus," said Feinstein. A source familiar with the House committee hearing said the video included shots of Stevens being dragged out of the building. Sen. Dan Coats, an Indiana Republican, described the footage as "a combination of video from a surveillance camera and a drone."
  • Is this just crazy or just the lack of fear....Jeb Corliss ”Grinding The Crack”

    What to you get when you go out looking for one of the daring (craziest) people on earth, give him a flying bat suit (a flying wing suit), a bunch of GoPro cameras and tell him to jump off a cliff? This video. Meet Jeb Corliss. Asked about the risk defying adventures, “I go out there expecting death”. That pretty much explains Jeb. For as long as he can remember, Jeb Corliss has dreamed of flying. One of his earliest memories came when he was 6 and sitting in the back of his aunt’s car watching birds jump from telephone...
  • F-22 crashes at Tyndall, pilot safe

    11/15/2012 5:18:05 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 16 replies
    Flight International ^ | 11/15/12 | Stephen Trimble
    The US Air Force confirms that a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor crashed at 15:30 today as it was returning to Tyndall AFB, Florida. The pilot ejected "safely" from the F-22 and is being evaluated for injuires by base medical staff, the USAF says. Tyndall is an F-22 training base, but the pilot was not a student, the USAF confirms. The crash occurred about 0.4km (0.22nm) east of the drone runway at Tyndall and near Highway 98, which was closed briefly while hazardous materials units responded. It is the first F-22 crash since a fatal incident in November 2010 killed Captain...
  • All racism happens because of whiteness It really, really does

    11/15/2012 5:12:47 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 65 replies
    McGill Daily ^ | 11/8/2012
    Once again, an article about racism wasn’t well received by the McGill community. What a surprise… Particularly, I’m talking about some of the comments made in regard to the piece, “You are racist” (Guillermo Martínez de Velasco, October 18, Commentary, page 7), in reference to the author’s definition of racism: “…assuming anything about anyone based on a perceived deviation from a racial norm known as white.” Some of the comments took issue with situating racism within whiteness. Replies questioned examples of intra-racism: racist acts amongst and within racially, ethnically, or nationally homogenous or similar spaces, and historical racism against fellow...
  • House GOP leaders pledge to oppose climate change ‘tax’

    11/15/2012 5:11:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/12 | Ben Geman
    House GOP leaders pledge to oppose climate change ‘tax’By Ben Geman - 11/15/12 03:16 PM ET The entire House GOP leadership team has registered its opposition to climate legislation that raises revenue, underscoring the long odds that taxing carbon emissions has in negotiations on the fiscal cliff. The Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity greeted Wednesday’s election of the House GOP leadership team by pointing out that the lawmakers are among the signers of the group’s “no climate tax” pledge. Signers agree to “oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.” They include...
  • Lawmakers get first look at Benghazi attack video

    11/15/2012 5:08:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2012 | by David Martin
    WASHINGTON -- A congressional investigation viewed video Thursday that was recorded by security cameras the night of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The first video of the attack was captured by cell phones. But it took about 10 more days for the FBI to get its hands on video taken by security cameras at the consulate. That classified video, shown to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, answers some of the many questions surrounding the attack. There has been a lot of controversy about whether the Sept. 11 attack -- which killed four Americans, including the...
  • (Vanity) Twenty-Five Things I'd Most Like To Say To A Student In A Liberal University

    11/15/2012 5:02:54 PM PST · by danielmryan · 15 replies
    My ruminating | November 15, 2012 | D.M. Ryan
    "When you hear a group of people described as 'bigoted,' 'prejudiced', 'haters' or something similar, you would be wise to ask a test question. Raise your hand and ask, 'Bigotry has been generally frowned upon for decades. Clearly, bigotry is not in anyone's self-interest. So why would these people be bigoted if it's clearly against their interest?' Consider the response you get. Is it a plain or cleverly-constructed dismissal out of hand? Even if laced with pity? But what you should watch out for is verbal hostility. If you hear hostile words, even if expressed engagingly, avoid that person....
  • Experts Warning of Coming Crisis: a Shortage of Drivers.

    11/15/2012 5:00:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Truckers America ^ | November 14, 2012
    Experts are warning of a coming crisis: a shortage of truck drivers. The Associated Press reports demand is so high that more than 100,000 trucking jobs are expected to go unfilled each year through 2016. Mohammed Khan, the Director of the Great American Truck Driving School in Detroit told WWJ’s Sandra McNeil he’s seen a 50-percent jump in enrollment at his school since 2010. “People do want to become truck drivers. The fact is that the demand just ups the supply right now,” said Khan. ”There are a lot of truck driving jobs that are wanting because they just can’t...
  • Obama (Again) Compared To Lincoln

    11/15/2012 4:59:20 PM PST · by WXRGina · 32 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | November 15, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
    In an interview on NBC's Nightly News, "Lincoln" director Steven Spielberg drew comparisons between the iconic 16th president, and Barack Obama. "Lincoln advocated things that we hold dear today, like class warfare, gay marriage, and giving everybody a free cell phone," said Spielberg. "He advocated that government can be a positive force for the good of all people, especially if you're lazy and not white." Interviewer Kevin Tibbles went on to equate the turbulent times of Lincoln's presidency (Civil War, slavery, etc.) with the "partisan bickering" of Obama's. Tibbles' comment reportedly earned him a starting spot in next year's Major...
  • Favorite"Heart"Songs, Heart in title or Lyrics.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 11~16~12

    11/15/2012 4:50:08 PM PST · by fatima · 407 replies
    ~Favorite Heart Song's ~ Joe Cocker - Unchain My Heart Oh, Songwriters: OTIS/SANFORD Unchain my heart baby let me be Cause you don't care please set me free Unchain my heart Baby let me go Unchain my heart Cause you don't love me no more Every time I call you on the phone Some fella tells me your not at home Unchain my heart set me free Unchain my heart Baby let me be Unchain my heart Cause you don't care about me You got me sewed up like a pillow case But you let my love go to...
  • Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare

    11/15/2012 4:48:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/15/12 | reason tv
    Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with...
  • CIA chief Petraeus sex scandal amuses Taliban

    11/15/2012 4:45:30 PM PST · by Arthurio · 21 replies
    The sex scandal that has brought down CIA chief David Petraeus may be causing heartache in the Washington security establishment but the affair has prompted laughter among the Taliban. Petraeus resigned last week to pre-empt revelations of an affair with his married biographer Paula Broadwell, bringing to an end a glittering military career that included a spell commanding NATO forces fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. A stony-faced Taliban official burst into laughter at the mention of the Petraeus affair during an interview with AFP in northwest Pakistan this week. -snip- The Taliban official said he was not surprised. "It's quite...
  • Hostess says liquidation decision expected Friday (Going Galt)

    11/15/2012 4:35:49 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 127 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 15, 2012 | AP
    Hostess Brands Inc. said it likely won't make an announcement until Friday morning on whether it will move to liquidate its business, after the company had set a Thursday deadline for striking employees to return to work. The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread had warned employees that would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell off assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by 5 p.m. EST Thursday. That would result in the loss of about 18,000 jobs.Snip The Teamsters meanwhile are urging the smaller union to hold a...
  • Eternal progression after death is fun speculation for Mormons

    11/15/2012 4:33:43 PM PST · by Colofornian · 153 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | Oct. 15, 2012 | Doug Gibson
    (To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here) A key difference between Latter-day Saints and many other Christian churches is that Mormons believe that there are various post-judgment kingdoms in the outskirts of heaven. There’s the Telestial Kingdom, for anyone from Hitler to that lawyer who’s cheating on his wife. There’s the Terrestrial Kingdom, for those decent folks who said “not now” when the missionaries came by the door. And then there’s the Celestial Kingdom, the jackpot prize. But even the Celestial Kingdom comes in degrees. According to Joseph Smith, there are three degrees of glory...
  • U.S. backs Israel on Gaza—including use of ground forces

    11/15/2012 4:31:00 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 15, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    The White House on Thursday threw its full support behind Israel's military response to a barrage of rockets fired by the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip. Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes said it would be "up to the Israeli government" whether to follow up punishing airstrikes with a ground assault.
  • Four Islamists on Gov. Christie’s Muslim Outreach Committee

    11/15/2012 4:30:26 PM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    radicalislam.org ^ | 15NOV12 | Ryan Mauro
    A RadicalIslam.org investigation has discovered that at least four Islamists sit on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Muslim outreach committee, which was formed after Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa concluded in May that NYPD intelligence-gathering operations in New Jersey did not break any laws. All of the information about the Islamist backgrounds of these four committee members is publicly available, yet the Christie Administration picked them to serve as liaisons to the Muslim community of the state. As a result, they are having private meetings with N.J.’s top security officials. This is just the latest example of Christie’s embrace of Islamists...
  • Calling All Christians: The LORD desires prayer for Obama/Government if He is to give him wisdom.

    11/15/2012 4:30:09 PM PST · by ROTB · 110 replies
    God TV ^ | 11/12/2012 | Wendy Alec
    I sensed the lord saying: it is time to stop. It is time for a complete turnaround of my people. It is time to pray. And as my people, as my church, rises up across the nation and the nations of this world to pray pray fervently for president Obama; pray fervently for the government; pray fervently for the white house that we will see in the land of the living that we will see a change in the direction of the white house that we will see a change a transformation even of policies and it will be my...
  • CNN: PETRAEUS TO TESTIFY HE KNEW LIBYA WAS TERRORISM 'ALMOST IMMEDIATELY'

    11/15/2012 4:29:22 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 474 replies
    Just a few minutes ago on CNN, Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reported that a high-placed source informed her that former CIA Chief David Petraeus will use his upcoming testimony to amend his previous testimony. According to this source, Petraeus will tell the closed door congressional hearing that he knew "almost immediately" that the September 11 anniversary attack on our Libyan consulate was a terrorist attack committed by the al-Qaeda-linked militia Ansar Al Sharia.
  • GOP Boss in Maine Claims Mystery Voters Tilted Polls as Nobody in Town Knows Anyone Who’s Black

    11/15/2012 4:27:59 PM PST · by Westbrook · 39 replies
    IRN USA News ^ | November 15th, 2012 | Sean Scott Ferguson
    Excerpt: Maine GOP boss Webster said that there were dozens of black people who came into these towns, but said nobody knows anyone in these towns that is black. Webster wants to know how this happened and said that they are going to find out.
  • Former RNC Chair: ‘We Need Messengers Who Look Like Me’

    11/15/2012 4:23:38 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 31 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 11/14/2012
    Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Sunday on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” that the GOP needs more diverse messengers. “We need messengers who look like me. We need messengers who are Hispanic, Asian Americans, women, a cross section of folks who represent communities across the country,” said Steele, who served as RNC chair from 2009 to 2011 and is also former Maryland lieutenant governor. “I think from the Democrats’ perspective, they got an affirmation of the policies and the direction that the president articulated. Now as a Republican, I would argue there wasn’t much articulation there, but be that as...
  • 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