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  • Businessman: Jill Kelley Asked For $80M, Bragged of Petraeus Connection [The Korean Deal]

    11/16/2012 9:34:20 AM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 16, 2012 | BRIAN ROSS
    Businessman: Jill Kelley Asked For $80M, Bragged of Petraeus Connection By BRIAN ROSS | ABC News A New York businessman who discussed a multi-billion-dollar Korean business deal with Jill Kelley said the Tampa woman at the center of the Petraeus scandal told him Gen. Petraeus had arranged for her to become an honorary consul for South Korea and promote free trade, and then asked him for $80 million to complete the deal. "Ms. Kelley made it clear to me that General Petraeus put her in this position, and that's why she was able to have access to such senior levels...
  • Religious conservatives’ uphill battle (Obama won the total Catholic vote by a small margin)

    11/16/2012 9:34:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/16/2012 | Michael Gerson
    The Catholic Church — a politically and ethnically sprawling institution — has no natural home on the American ideological spectrum. Neither major party combines moral conservatism with a passion for social justice. So Catholic leaders have often challenged Democrats to be more pro-life and Republicans to be more concerned about immigrants and the poor. But President Obama’s first term was a period of unexpected aggression against the rights of religious institutions. His Justice Department, in the Hosanna-Tabor case, argued against the existence of any “ministerial exception” to employment rules. Obama tried to mandate that Catholic schools, hospitals and charities offer...
  • Hostess bankruptcy: Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands to go into liquidation, files for bankruptcy

    11/16/2012 9:33:44 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 32 replies
    wptv.com ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | James O'Toole
    UPDATE: Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands says it has asked court to allow it to close its business and sell its iconic brands. PREVIOUS STORY: NEW YORK -- Is this the end for Twinkies? Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday. "We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement. The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The...
  • Escalation: Hamas aims rockets at Jerusalem

    11/16/2012 9:30:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/16/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Every few years, Hamas' rocket fire into southern Israel intensifies to the point where Israel has little choice but to respond, and every few years a shooting war erupts that usually ends with Israeli troops in Gaza and the world demanding a cease-fire from both sides. Those calls actually produced a cease-fire that lasted about three hours before Hamas sent more rockets out of Gaza again, unleashing longer-range rockets that took aim at Israel's commercial center of Tel Aviv.Today, however, Hamas ratcheted up the stakes by aiming for the first time at Jerusalem, the holy city for Jews, Christians, and...
  • Golden State turns to lead, now leads poverty rankings

    11/16/2012 9:30:14 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    daily caller ^ | 11-15-12 | neil munro
    The Golden State has reached a poverty rate that is now twice as bad as West Virginia’s and substantially worse than the rates of poverty in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas, according to a new measure of poverty developed by the federal Census Bureau. Democrat-run California earned its last-place rank under the federal government’s new measure of poverty, which incorporates more detailed analyses of welfare payments and the local costs of food, gasoline and housing California snatched the last-place prize from Mississippi, which had the highest poverty rate under the older and simpler measure, which gauged people’s ability to buy...
  • North: Sexting with the Stars

    11/16/2012 9:27:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 16, 2012 | Oliver North
    Washington, DC - For two months, the so-called mainstream media all but ignored the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in four dead Americans. What actions the Obama administration took before, during and after the bloody assaults on the U.S. consulate and a CIA outpost should have been a legitimate election issue. But the Romney campaign only raised the disaster once — and then avoided it like an outbreak of the Ebola virus. Now that the election is decided, the Fourth Estate is on the story. Though the president never mentioned the Benghazi debacle in his prepared...
  • Warning: The World's Third-Largest Economy Could Crash Soon

    11/16/2012 9:26:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | David Sterman
    In the summer of 2010, a little-noted milestone took place. China passed Japan to become the world's second-largest economy. Now, Japan needs to keep an eye on the rear-view mirror. Germany and Brazil are gaining ground and may overtake the Asian country in coming decades as well. Japan's steady decline  -- relative to other economies -- can be attributed to a pair of factors: A rapidly-aging population and a too-strong currency. These two factors are crimping demand for goods and services at home, as well as foreign demand for exports.This isn't a new story. The Japanese economy has barely budged...
  • Why Financial Repression Will Fail

    11/16/2012 9:25:50 AM PST · by arthurus
    Seeking Alpha ^ | November 15, 201 | Ron Hera
    Measures that began as emergency interventions became routine, suggesting a new economic paradigm. In the new paradigm, big banks, politicians and academics would decide what market outcomes, e.g., bankruptcies, interest rates or bond yields, would be permitted, as well as when to apply accounting rules, regulations and laws. Despite increased centralization of decision making and greatly expanded powers, however, policymakers were unable to repair the financial system. Instead, mounting government debt led to de facto financial repression. Financial repression occurs when governments channel funds into their own sovereign bonds ...
  • Once Again, Let's Not Increase the Debt Ceiling

    11/16/2012 9:24:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/16/2012 | Jeffrey L. Scribner
    Are our politicians all gutless wonders? Almost two years ago, I suggested that the Congress not increase the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling was increased. No budgets were adopted. Spending continued. As of November 9, 2012 (this writing), the debt now stands at $16,245,318,820,569.34. Worse yet, the debt and the prospect of more of it is weighing down the economy. GDP growth remains very low, and consequently, federal government revenues are also lagging. The recent presidential election suggests that we will see more of the same. The Speaker of the House has proposed an extension of the current tax rates...
  • Concealed gun charge against ODU student dismissed(VA)

    11/16/2012 9:22:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | Patrick Wilson
    Misdemeanor charges of possessing a concealed handgun and an open container of alcohol in a vehicle against an Old Dominion University student were dropped in court. The charges against Te Edwards, 22, were dismissed Nov. 2, court records show. The charges stemmed from an investigation Aug. 4 near the 7-Eleven at 4720 Hampton Blvd. when police stopped the occupants of a vehicle and questioned them. Edwards said he had a loaded handgun in the glovebox. A change in Virginia law approved by the General Assembly in 2010 allows guns to be secured in a vehicle's glove box or in a...
  • 'Real-time' video shows Benghazi drama, but questions remain

    11/16/2012 9:21:50 AM PST · by mojito · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/16/2012 | Staff
    Thanks to testimony and "real-time" video, lawmakers said they got their clearest picture yet Thursday of the deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya, though questions and tensions remain as to how President Barack Obama's administration handled the matter. Republicans and Democrats who attended closed-door sessions of the House and Senate intelligence committees described what they heard and saw as informative, albeit not necessarily conclusive. [....] 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...
  • New Study Reveals First Polynesians Arrived in Tonga around 826 BC

    11/16/2012 9:18:49 AM PST · by Theoria · 5 replies
    Sci-News ^ | 09 Nov 2012 | Sergio Prostak
    Archaeologists, using new high-precision techniques, have come to the conclusion that first settlers arrived in Polynesia almost 2,900 years ago.This is a view on an island in Tonga (thekingdomoftonga.com) Polynesia was one of the last places on our planet to be settled by humans. In 2008, Prof David Burley of Simon Fraser University in Canada and his team claimed that Tonga was the first group of islands in the region to be settled by migrants – the Lapita people – some 3,000 years ago, and that Nukuleka, a small village on the coast of the Tonga’s Tongatapu Island, was their...
  • Coast Guard: 4 injured, 2 missing in oil rig fire in Gulf

    11/16/2012 9:17:39 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    VENICE (AP) — Coast Guard officials said an oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, sending four people to hospitals Friday. Two were believed to be missing. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally, a spokesman for the Coast Guard, did not immediately have information on the conditions of those taken to hospitals.
  • Good News: EU Budget Talks Collapse

    11/16/2012 9:17:18 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    I have a bit of good news today. The efforts of European Council president Herman Van Rompuy to mollify the UK and other budget hawks have created such a stir that France rejects EU budget compromise. Jean-Marc Ayrault, the French prime minister, objected to deep cuts to agriculture spending included in the proposal, but also expressed displeasure with reductions in the development money, known as cohesion funds, that benefit poorer regions. The biggest object of displeasure appeared to be Mr Van Rompuy’s move to trim €25bn from the common agricultural policy – traditionally France’s biggest priority – compared with a...
  • Republican House Leader covered up for Obama and Regime

    11/16/2012 9:13:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/16/2012 | Doug Book
    In late October, an FBI agent and whistleblower brought a story of possible Bureau corruption to Republican House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor. It was a story of Obama Regime operatives deliberately sacrificing the national security interests of the United States for the president’s political gain. And what did the Republican house leader do with that information which—10 days before the election–could have shown that Barack Obama placed his own political advantage above the security of the nation? Why naturally he took the story to just one person–Obama appointee, FBI Director Robert Mueller, the very man who would have been responsible...
  • People's Republik of California Now #1 in Poverty

    11/16/2012 9:10:09 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 12 replies
    The Pirate's Cove ^ | November 16, 2012 | William Teach
    The brokeyest broke state in the nation (which means it is also one of the brokeyest broke entities in the world, as it has the world’s 8th largest economy) has long served as the place where the far left has conducted field experiments for their policies. How’s that working out? Neil Munro tells us (Daily Caller) The Golden State has fallen on hard times, with a poverty rate that is now twice as bad as West Virginia’s and substantially worse than the rates of poverty in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas. Democrat-run California earned its last-place rank under the federal...
  • Leaders call fiscal-cliff talks 'constructive'

    11/16/2012 9:10:03 AM PST · by illiac · 16 replies
    MarketWtach ^ | 11/16/12 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Congressional leaders emerging from a White House meeting to avert the fiscal cliff labeled the discussions "constructive." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said they should have a goal to avert the cliff by Christmas, while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner both said Republicans were willing to put revenue on the table to reach a deal.
  • Compassionate Conservatism Redux (Bush 43 got the votes to prove it. Was he on to something?)

    11/16/2012 9:09:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/16/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    I think I owe an apology to George W. Bush. William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the Right was largely a “leave me alone coalition”: religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign-policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned...
  • Dozen House women defend Rice over Libya comments

    11/16/2012 9:08:47 AM PST · by NCjim · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2012
    A dozen female members of the House staunchly defended U.N. ambassador Susan Rice against Republican criticism over her remarks on the deadly Sept. 11 Libya attack, suggesting the GOP lawmakers' comments were racist and sexist. "It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities," Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters Friday at a Capitol Hill news conference. Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham earlier this week called Rice untrustworthy and unqualified to be the nation's top diplomat if President Barack Obama chooses her to succeed...
  • Connecticut’s Fiscal Mess. Democrats hid details of the ugly fiscal picture until after election.

    11/16/2012 9:06:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/16/2012 | Jillian Kay Melchor
    As Congress considers massive tax hikes to fix the U.S. deficit, the state of Connecticut is worth a look. There, a similar strategy is failing epically. Governor Dannel Malloy’s budget chief told the state legislature on Wednesday that Connecticut was facing a $365 million deficit for this fiscal year. That’s nearly twice as big as the $205 million estimate released last week by the Office of Fiscal Analysis and the Office of Policy and Management. And it’s more than six times what Governor Malloy, a Democrat, had estimated before the election. If you think that discrepancy is suspicious, you’re not...
  • IDF Photo from the Field

    11/16/2012 9:02:48 AM PST · by kingattax · 5 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11-16-12
    IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz & senior commanders discuss Operation PillarOfDefense in southern Israel.
  • Now For some Good News: Cracker Jacks to Come with Caffeine Added !!

    11/16/2012 9:02:29 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 6 replies
    foxnewsx ^ | nov 16, 2012 | foxnews
    at last, a ray of hope. Frito-Lay, the manufacturer of Cracker Jacks, will soon introduce a new version of its snack called Cracker Jack’d – which will have added caffeine. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/11/16/cracker-jackd-new-version-cracker-jacks-to-contain-caffeine/?test=latestnews#ixzz2CPDVZMks
  • Petraeus Testifies That He Knew Benghazi Was Terrorism Immediately … But CIA Info Was Changed?

    11/16/2012 9:01:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Jan Morgan ^ | 11.16.2012 | Jan Morgan
    For two hours, David Patraeus testified before lawmakers today. The most pertinent information from that testimony was this: the information and talking points intelligence turned over to the White House regarding the Libya attack, were CHANGED after they were handed over to the White House. The one question that has not been answered is WHO MADE THESE CHANGES BEFORE THEY WERE HANDED TO RICE for release? Whoever made this change is responsible for the dispersal of UNTRUTH to the American people and the world regarding the motives behind the attack. Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his...
  • Our National Malinvestment In President Obama Will Bring Painful Consequences

    11/16/2012 8:59:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/16/2012 | Mark Spitznagel
    The choice for the status quo made in last week’s presidential election was an uninformed one—at no fault of the voters—made in the fog of monetary distortion and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s continuous campaign of disinformation. President Barack Obama managed to overtake Republican challenger Mitt Romney on the exit poll question “Who is better for the economy?” and a strong majority of Obama voters felt that the economy is better off than four years ago. Indeed, anyone (particularly Bernanke) would concede that without the Fed’s zero interest rate policy we would be experiencing a far worse economy—the true Obama-Keynesian...
  • Muharram teaches brotherhood,love,tolerance: PM

    11/16/2012 8:58:50 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that the month of Muharram ul Harram teaches the Muslims the lesson of brotherhood, love and tolerance and advised them to work for welfare of the humanity and mutual tolerance in line with the teachings of Islam. Congratulating the nation and overseas Pakistanis on the advent of new Hijri year 1434 and the first month of the Islamic calendar Muharramul Harram, Prime Minister Ashraf thanked Allah Almighty to give the opportunity of having this month. In his message on the occasion of first of Muharramul Harram, he said that Muharram has always remained...
  • If You Eat Something, Say Something: DHS Sounds The Alarm

    11/16/2012 8:55:22 AM PST · by Theoria · 10 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 12 Nov 2012 | Tim Cushing
    It's interesting (or maybe just kind of sad) that various government agencies see possible terrorists everywhere but rarely, if ever, catch one. Despite the large number of personnel being thrown at the problem (along with lots of money), actual terrorists seem to be in limited supply. But these agencies haven't let their lack of success temper their vision of a nation under constant imminent attack. Public Intelligence recently posted a Powerpoint presentation from the NYC fire department (FDNY) discussing the unique safety issues mobile food trucks present. Along with some actual concerns (many food trucks use propane and/or gasoline-powered generators...
  • Another Leftist Admits the Real Goal Is Taxing the Middle Class (The Truth is coming out)

    11/16/2012 8:54:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Obama has staked out a very dogmatic and inflexible position on class-warfare tax hikes and he obviously wants all of us to think only the “rich” will be impacted. I think it’s foolish to penalize investors, entrepreneurs, small business owners and other upper-income taxpayers. What nation, after all, has ever prospered by placing obstacles in front of those who create jobs? France? Don’t make me laugh.But I’m also amazed that anyone believes Obama isn’t going to screw the middle class as well. The simple reality is that there aren’t enough rich people to finance big government.There are some honest folks...
  • Some Follow-Up Questions For The Bundesbank, And Its Gold

    11/16/2012 8:51:38 AM PST · by Renfield · 7 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 10-28-2012 | Tyler Durden
    Yesterday we posted the official statement of Bundesbank executive board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele, which in turn was a response to a recent surge in concerns about the safety and sanctity of German sovereign gold, held mostly abroad (if a major part of it held in London had been secretly repatriated), and demands by the general public - i.e., those who actually own the gold - for either an audit, or full repatriation, or both. There are, however, some problems with the official Bundesbank statement: the statistics cited in it, as well as the various explanations, are wrong, incorrect or...
  • Dear Florida Gov. Scott…

    11/16/2012 8:48:59 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 8 replies
    In the words of John Adams “I am more sick and more ashamed of my countrymen than ever I was before.” You have shook our hands in faith, promising to fight the insidiuous Healthcare Act to the very end, yet you cannot keep your word. Has something changed in this Act to make it more Constitutional? Have we reached “the end” and I just missed it? Where is your integrity, sir? We are commanded to make our yays yay and our nays nay. Perhaps you no longer see the benefit in submitsubmitting to the Word of God.
  • Stocks Fall Amid 'Cliff' Talks; Apple Near $500

    11/16/2012 8:47:43 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 16,2012 | JeeYeon Park
    Stocks traded in the red Friday as investors were skeptical that the meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders would lead to significant progress on the looming "fiscal cliff." “This fiscal cliff situation is very dire and probably will go down to the last minute like what happened with the debt ceiling talks,” said John Fox, co-manager of the FAM Value Fund. Traders were initially encouraged ahead of the market open after White House officials were said to be in discussions to replace the so-called sequester—a slew of spending cuts that along with tax increases will take place automatically...
  • Hague war court acquits Croat Generals Gotovina and Markac

    11/16/2012 8:47:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    bbc ^ | 16 November 2012 Last updated at 10:37 ET
    A war crimes court in The Hague has overturned the convictions of two Croatian generals charged with atrocities against Serbs in the 1990s. Appeals judges ordered the release of Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac. In 2011 they were sentenced to 24 years and 18 years respectively over the killing of ethnic Serbs in an offensive to retake Croatia's Krajina region. The men arrived in Zagreb later on Friday to a hero's welcome. But their release was condemned in Serbia. Last year the two men were convicted of murder, persecution and plunder. Judges at the time ruled that they were part...
  • The Tax Tango

    11/16/2012 8:47:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | November 15, 2012
    John Boehner isn’t selling out conservatives on taxes. All he has done is reiterate that Republicans are open to a tax-reform deal that generates extra revenues, so long as the entitlements that are driving our long-term debt explosion are also addressed. He has also said that this reform should not raise marginal tax rates, and should indeed lower them. A deal along those lines might be worth supporting, depending on the details. The White House is, however, insisting that the top tax rates have to go up as scheduled under the law — and that even more taxes should be...
  • Chamique Holdsclaw in custody

    11/16/2012 8:46:24 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    AP ^ | November 16, 2012
    ATLANTA -- Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw is in custody after being accused of shooting into a woman's car after using a bat to break its windows. Atlanta police said Thursday the incident happened Tuesday after the Olympic gold medalist followed 29-year-old Jennifer Lacy to her car. Lacy plays for the Tulsa Shock.
  • Obama RX: Bleeding an Anemic Economy with Tax Increases

    11/16/2012 8:33:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If you thought the presidential election would lead to an early break in the fiscal gridlock that now divides our government, think again. President Obama's post-election press conference on Wednesday signaled he is digging in for a lengthy political battle to raise tax rates amid new evidence the economy is still very weak and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future if not throughout his second term. If anything, he's taking a tougher tone with Republicans in Congress as he prepares for negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders on Friday. Despite...
  • D.C. principal accused in parking lot beat-down

    11/16/2012 8:29:25 AM PST · by twister881 · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 15, 2012 | Scott McCabe
    The principal of a District high school and two staff members have been accused of beating up a former co-worker after a homecoming football game. Thelma Jarrett, principal of Calvin Coolidge High School in Northwest Washington, surrendered to D.C. police Thursday morning on a warrant charge of simple assault. Jarrett and two other women, Donna Pixley, 52, and Bridgette V. Stevens, 42, are accused of hitting and kicking a former employee in a parking lot outside the high school football stadium in Northwest on Nov. 2. The victim, Rashida King-Hicks, told D.C. police she heard Jarrett say, "Get her, bitch!"...
  • It’s ‘National Papa John’s Appreciation Day’

    11/16/2012 8:29:19 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 32 replies
    BEARINGDRIFT ^ | 11/16/12 | Lynn R. Mitchell
    Pizza. It’s what’s for lunch (or dinner) today, at least for many Americans who will support Papa John’s pizza chain to counter liberal calls to boycott the business. “National Papa John’s Appreciation Day” has been declared with a Facebook page as word has spread after liberals took offense to founder and owner John Schnatter’s remarks concerning Obamacare and its affect on his business. From Fox News: Daniel Wetter is just 16 years old, but his plan to support pizza chain Papa John’s amid a backlash of liberal criticism is no pie-in-the-sky idea. Wetter is part of an upstart group called...
  • Scientists debate a license to smoke cigarettes

    11/16/2012 8:26:21 AM PST · by Renfield · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11-13-2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    They do it for coal-burning power plants. So how about something for what many consider to be a walking smokestack -- the cigarette smoker? Yes, a license to smoke. Simon Chapman, a professor of public health at the University of Sydney in Australia, offers this radical proposal to help reduce the damaging health effects of tobacco, both for the user and the recipient of second-hand smoke. You may think this is brilliant -- or crazy -- or both. Chapman's proposal appeared Tuesday in the online journal PLoS Medicine, accompanied by an opposing view put forth by Jeff Collin, a professor...
  • Gaza conflict: Militant rocket targets Jerusalem

    11/16/2012 8:25:54 AM PST · by upchuck · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012
    Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip have launched a rocket on Jerusalem - the first time the holy city has been targeted from Gaza. Israel Army radio said the missile landed just outside the city - and there are no reported casualties. An earlier missile targeted Tel Aviv. It comes amid mounting violence, following Israel's killing of Hamas's military chief on Wednesday. Egypt's leader has vowed to back Gaza in the face of "blatant aggression". Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich told the BBC's Ben Brown, in Ashkelon: "We are here to defend our country" Twenty Palestinians and three Israelis have been...
  • Dead Sea Scrolls and Masada Scrolls Written by Same Scribe

    11/16/2012 8:22:25 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Israeli paleographer Ada Yardeni has recently identified 50 Dead Sea scrolls found near Qumran in Israel as having been penned by the same scribe, a scribe who also penned scrolls that have been found at the Herodian mountain-top fortress of Masada, where Jewish rebel zealots made their last suicidal stand against the Romans in 73 A.D.The subject scrolls were previously discovered in six different caves in the area of the Qumran site. In an article authored by Sidnie White Crawford and published in the November/December 2012 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Crawford writes that documents penned by the same scribe and found...
  • Obama Or America--Clarity On Irreconcilable Differences

    11/16/2012 8:18:49 AM PST · by Ohioan · 16 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | November 15, 2012 | William Flax
    From a Conservative perspective, the election, November 6th, was a disaster. This American, as literally tens of millions of others, spent several days in near despondency, not only over the result, but over a successful methodology employed to distract, undermine, smear & intimidate, to provide victory to a man whose whole adult life has been an exercise in disrespect for our principles, customs, heritage & peoples. Yet the fog cleared, and with it any doubt about the road ahead.
  • Freep Poll for AG Ken Cuccinelli for VA Governor

    11/16/2012 8:18:19 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 8 replies
    http://bearingdrift.com/ ^ | 11/16/2012 | Bearing Drift Poll
    Bearing Drift: Virginia's Conservative Voice
  • Woman pulls gun on man who exposed himself at lake [armed citizen]

    11/16/2012 8:17:10 AM PST · by grundle · 75 replies
    tdn.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Tony Lystra
    A Longview woman who was walking at Lake Sacajawea with her 6-year-old son pulled a gun on a man who exposed his genitals to her Wednesday evening, according to police. The 35-year-old woman was near Martin Dock around 8:10 p.m. when the man approached her “aggressively,” sat down and began performing a sex act, then suggested she should watch him, according to the woman and accounts from police. “I put the magazine in my gun. I cocked it,” the woman said in an interview Thursday night. “I said, ‘You need to leave or Ill shoot you. I’m going to blow...
  • Twinkie Maker Hostess to Close

    11/16/2012 8:17:04 AM PST · by radar101 · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 16, 2012, | RACHEL FEINTZEIG
    Hostess Brands is seeking to liquidate. Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of iconic treats such as Twinkies and traditional pantry staple Wonder Bread, said Friday it is shuttering its plants and firing about 18,000 workers as it seeks to liquidate the 82-year-old business. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 in January, said it has requested bankruptcy-court authorization to close the business and sell its assets. A victim of changing consumer tastes, high commodity costs and, most importantly, strained labor relations, Hostess ultimately was brought to its knees by a national strike orchestrated by its second-largest union. The work stoppage,...
  • Anthropologist suggests Mediterranean islands inhabited much earlier than thought

    11/16/2012 8:16:41 AM PST · by Renfield · 3 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 11-16-2012 | Bob Yirka
    Modern science has held that islands such as Cypress and Crete were first inhabited by seafaring humans approximately 9,000 years ago by agriculturists from the late Neolithic period. Simmons writes that research over the past 20 years has cast doubt on that assumption however and suggests that it might be time to rewrite the history books. He cites evidence such as pieces of obsidian found in a cave in mainland Greece that were found to have come from Melos, an island in the Aegean Sea and were dated at 11,000 years ago as well as artifacts from recent digs on...
  • "The List", Obama's One Hundred and Ninety-Ninth Week in Office

    11/16/2012 8:13:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 11/16/12 | Nachum
     President Obama's One Hundred and Ninety-Ninth Week in Office11/15/2012It's 3am and nobody's therePresident Obama takes a helicopter tour of New York to view Sandy´s devastation on the Big Apple for the first timeSandy victim to Obama: Where have you been?Obama, in Front of Church Devastated by Sandy: 'I'm Here' to Fix it As sex scandals surface, Panetta developing ethics training for generals?ObamanomicsBanks told by Fed to test for 12% unemploymentWeekly jobless claims rise to 439KFHA Nears Need for Taxpayer FundsN.J. lost nearly 12,000 jobs in OctoberSmithfield Plant to Layoff Workers in 2013 (520 jobs in Virginia)... Inflation Nudges UpJobless Claims...
  • WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

    11/16/2012 8:12:19 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    WHITE HOUSE ^ | November 16, 2012 | na
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Require Barack Obama To Allow The Public Examination Of His Birth Certificate Records & His College & University Records We The People request the Obama Administration to require Barack H. Obama to authorize the public examination of his birth certificate records together his college and university records. We have all seen the document produced by The White House which has been declared suspect by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but The People request that Barack Obama authorize the State of Hawaii to release all related information concerning his birth in the State. We also request that...
  • 30,000-year-old DNA preserved in poo a window into the past

    11/16/2012 8:08:30 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Murdoch University DNA scientists have used 30,000-year-old faecal matter known as middens to ascertain which plants and animals existed at that time in the hot, arid Pilbara region of North Western Australia.To date, this is the oldest environmental sample from which DNA has been obtained in Australia. It had previously been considered unrealistic to extract DNA from hot, arid zone samples due to the extreme heat.PhD candidate Dáithí Murray from Murdoch’s Ancient DNA Lab said that comparing the genetic signatures obtained from old material such as middens to present day plant and animal surveys would allow for an exploration...
  • Judge plans field trip in Rowlett’s dispute with Garland gun range(TX)

    11/16/2012 8:08:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 15 November, 2012 | RAY LESZCYNSKI
    After a day of testimony from witnesses for the city of Rowlett, Judge Ken Molberg will see for himself whether safety improvements at the Garland Public Shooting Range are enough to protect a neighborhood more than a mile downrange. The city and residents who have had a problem with rifle bullets on their property and the owners of the gun range returned to Dallas’ 95th District Court on Thursday to settle a request for a temporary injunction to shut the rifle portion of the range down. Early in the proceedings, Rowlett City Attorney David Berman challenged Molberg to visit the...
  • Leno: 'The Economy Is So Bad MSNBC Had To Lay Off 300 Obama Spokesmen'

    11/16/2012 8:07:30 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Leno: 'The Economy Is So Bad MSNBC Had To Lay Off 300 Obama Spokesmen' By Noel Sheppard Created 11/16/2012 - 9:40am NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno took a swipe at his own sister network and the President Thursday. During his opening monologue, Leno said, "The economy is so bad MSNBC had to lay off 300 Obama spokesmen" (video follows with transcript and commentary): JAY LENO: I tell you, Rickey, the economy is not good. It's not good at all. RICKEY MINOR: How bad is it, Jay? LENO: The stock market is going down faster than a general's biographer. It...
  • Registry worker accused of promising illegals licenses for cash

    11/16/2012 8:03:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 16, 2012 | Matt Stout
    A Registry of Motor Vehicles employee who police say promised illegal immigrants driver’s licenses at $2,000 a pop and claimed she could their delay deportation proceedings through an inside source at Immigration and Customs Enforcement now faces a 27-count indictment after her arrest today at the registry’s Watertown branch, authorities said.