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  • Intel officials struggle to explain early denials of militant groups involved in Benghazi attack

    11/15/2012 8:05:30 PM PST · by forty_years · 24 replies ^ | 11/15/2012 | netWMD Staff
    Today, speaking of the the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, we heard some strong and common sense words: ... "This administration has lied to the American people about this tragedy," Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., said. "The arrogance and dishonesty in all of this is breathtaking. Let's not stonewall this issue and cover up mistakes, which seems to be what is going on today." ... Why was the Obama administration, speaking through its U.N. mouthpiece Susan Rice, so adamant that, "a spontaneous protest over an anti-Muslim video had evolved into an attack on the American consulate?" In...
  • U.S. Navy Plans to Deep Six Its Dolphins and Sea Lions Program in Favor of Robots

    11/15/2012 7:53:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    DVICE ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Kevin Hall
    U.S. Navy to ditch its dolphin and sea lions in favor of robots The U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Program started back in the '60s, and the dolphins and sea lions in it help defend harbors, retrieve sunken equipment and, most dangerously, identify mines for deactivation. By 2017, the Navy wants robots to do all that, instead. The dolphins and sea lions the Navy uses really pull their weight: they're highly trained, and a team of veterinarians and handlers keep the animals primed and ready to be deployed anywhere in the world. The flip-side to that is that they're also expensive...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 12

    11/15/2012 7:45:39 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 6 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 15, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 12 Week eleven in review: Alabama was bounced from the #1 position in the BCS, though not out of the national championship picture, in a 29-24 loss to Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide spotted the Conjunction Boys a 20-0 lead, before pulling within a field goal in the third quarter. A&M, defying well-founded expectations, opted not to choke this time. Although the SEC now dominates the BCS ratings, that league would not currently have a representative in the national championship game. This week’s ratings place Kansas State #1, followed by the only other eligible unbeatens,...
  • PA, OH Job Losses Don't Hurt Rich People

    11/15/2012 7:26:45 PM PST · by SquarePants · 19 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Ombud
    Pennsylvania and Ohio were two states the GOP thought they could win last week. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan crisscrossed both states over and over until it seemed endless. They drew some pretty big crowds, too. No matter, both states were confirmed Obama territory within hours of the polls closing, and many economically disadvantaged districts voted near-unanimously for a second Obama term. I guess you could call today's jobless numbers poetic justice for all the voters who feel like they can vote a standard of living for themselves that they're unwilling to earn. Well, there's 14,000 newly jobless this week...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Solar Eclipse over Queensland

    11/15/2012 7:19:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | November 15, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: This month's New Moon brought a total solar eclipse to parts of planet Earth on November 13 (UT). Most of the total eclipse track fell across the southern Pacific, but the Moon's dark umbral shadow began its journey in northern Australia on Wednesday morning, local time. From along the track, this telescopic snapshot captures the Moon's silhouette in skies over Queensland along the Mulligan highway west of Port Douglas. Almost completely covered, the Sun's disk is seen still surrounded by a hint of the faint solar corona. Planet-sized prominences stretch above the active Sun's edge. Sunlight streaming through gaps...
  • Federal illegal immigration strategy shifting

    11/15/2012 7:07:25 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies ^ | November 15, 2012 | Thomasi McDonald
    RALEIGH -- Federal officials are scaling back a program that enlists the aid of local police and sheriff’s offices to identify people who are in the country illegally, in favor of a national program that uses fingerprints collected by the FBI.U.S. Immigrations Customs and Enforcement officials say the so-called 287(g) program that includes Wake County will continue at least until the end of the year. But ICE says the program is under review, and that it will no longer train local police under the program or give them the authority to question, investigate and arrest people they suspect are in...
  • We could have had it All if we allowed God to go Before Us

    11/15/2012 7:05:18 PM PST · by publius321 · 8 replies
    And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. II Chronicles 14:11 Sadly, we could have had both prosperity -and- a great awakening if we had sought first the kingdom of God as our founding fathers did. Following is my opinion of the Republican Party’s problem from back in...
  • Nice Palestinians at @AlqassamBrigades are tweeting in support of a "New Holocaust"

    11/15/2012 7:02:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Titter ^ | 11/15/12 | From Todd Kincannon
    One Nation For New Holocaust, God willing. check this video
  • Keeping Promises

    11/15/2012 7:00:18 PM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Michael Yon ^ | 15 November 2012 | Barbara Lawrence
    Keeping Promises Written by Barbara Lawrence 15 November 2012 [Admin note from Michael Yon: I knew David from the surge in Iraq in 2007. David is the man who interpreted from Arabic to English the horrific accounts of children being baked by al Qaeda: I can confirm from being there with him that David saw much combat in Iraq.] A Guest post by Barbara Lawrence David Abdulkhalik kept his promises to the US Army and to his men. Now he wants to keep his promises to his family to take care of them, and to unite them under one roof....
  • 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 ^ | 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, ( – 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...