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  • Georgia cedes control of health insurance exchange to feds

    11/16/2012 4:17:54 PM PST · by Dacula · 23 replies
    AJC ^ | 6:09 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 | Misty Williams
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday the state will not build its own online health insurance exchange where hundreds of thousands of consumers will shop for affordable coverage – ceding control to the federal government instead. -----
  • Two More Stimulus-Backed Solar Companies Announce Layoffs

    11/16/2012 4:13:56 PM PST · by knak · 7 replies
    heritage ^ | 11/16/12 | markay
    A pair of foreign-owned solar companies that benefited from a combined $84 million in Energy Department tax credits have announced they will lay off employees. One of the companies, German-owned SolarWorld, was integral in the fight for tariffs against the importation of Chinese photovoltaic solar panels. The other, Chinese company SunTech, blamed those tariffs for its own layoffs. Both companies benefited from the Energy Department’s stimulus-funded Advanced Energy Manufacturing (48C) Tax Credit. The 48C credit is worth up to 30% of the cost of manufacturing qualifying green energy projects. SolarWorld received a credit worth $82 million, while SunTech’s was worth...
  • Petition wants Obama to save Twinkies

    11/16/2012 4:09:33 PM PST · by Belteshazzar · 36 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/16/2012 | Byron Tau
    A new White House petition wants President Obama to nationalize the "Twinkie industry," saving the popular junk food from possible extinction. "We the undersigned, hereby request Barack Obama to immediately Nationalize the Twinkie industry and prevent our nation from losing her sweet creamy center," a petition on the White House "We the People" website requests ...
  • Wesson warns of up to 1,400 city layoffs if tax hike fails

    11/16/2012 4:09:23 PM PST · by null and void · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 16, 2012
      Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson warned Friday that a failure to win passage of a half-cent sales tax hike would result in the layoffs of up to 1,400 city employees next year. including 500 in the Police Department, if the March 5 ballot measure is not successful.  Villaraigosa has called on the council to reaffirm its support for staffing at the Police Department, which has had 9,963 rank-and-file officers in recent years. But Wesson warned that the council’s commitment would probably evaporate without the tax hike, which is expected to generate $215 million Wesson sent his letter...
  • Bible Publisher Wins Stay of Obama Contraceptive Mandate

    11/16/2012 4:09:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | November 16, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Bible Publisher Wins Stay of Obama Contraceptive Mandate By Stephen Dinan - November 16, 2012 A federal court on Friday said a Bible publisher doesn't have to offer health insurance coverage for contraceptives if it has moral objections, blocking the Obama administration from imposing its contraceptive care mandate on the business for now. Judge Reggie B. Walton said the Obama administration's contraceptive coverage mandate puts companies that companies such as Illinois-based Tyndale House Publishers in an "untenable position" — either violate their beliefs, or face major penalties for failing to comply. Tyndale House Publishers Inc., a Christian publishing company, said...
  • Man demoted for Facebook comments wins case (Christian had posted opposing view on gay marriage)

    11/16/2012 4:07:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/16/12 | AP
    LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court ruled Friday that a Christian was unfairly demoted for posting his opposition to gay marriage on Facebook. Adrian Smith was stripped of his management position with the Trafford Housing Trust in northwest England and had his salary cut by 40 percent after posting that gay weddings in churches were "an equality too far." The trust said Smith broke its code of conduct by expressing religious or political views that might upset co-workers. But High Court judge Michael Briggs ruled Friday that Smith had been "taken to task for doing nothing wrong" and found his...
  • Vanity: I have a Photoshop request

    11/16/2012 4:01:37 PM PST · by Kolath · 10 replies
    Kolath | 11/16/2012 | Kolath
    Hey Photoshop fans, I have a request from my mom who doesn't know a thing about computers. Looking for a picture of Atlas Shrugged holding not a globe but an Obama "O" logo.
  • WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE ORDERS?

    11/16/2012 3:55:59 PM PST · by MrChips · 34 replies
    vanity | 11/16/2012 | MrChips
    OK, so I briefly bought into the Internet hype that Obama had signed 927 executive orders. Not true. Just 139. But, I still view him as the "executive order" president who arrogantly treats Congress as irrelevant and does whatever he wants. Just today, the Wall Street Journal ran a piece on Harry Reid's subterfuge in scotching a bipartisan cyber-security bill so that Obama could just write his own version via executive order, a version more friendly to centralized federal government control. And I know that he used executive orders cynically leading up to the election, like the one stopping the...
  • The Unforgivable Republican Racism Against Ambasador Susan Rice

    11/16/2012 3:53:10 PM PST · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Republicans twice proved that they were a racist party when they ran, not once, but twice, against Obama, hoping to deny an entire generation of black children a chance to grow up with a real role model who can teach them responsibility and good spending habits. And let’s face it, the Republican attacks on UN Ambassador Susan Rice are another reminder that the Republican Party is a bunch of crazy racists who rush to blame a black woman when she spends days lying about an attack on a US consulate. If a white man had lied about the murder...
  • Woman Catches Belly Button Ring In Pool Drain

    11/16/2012 3:48:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    CBS4 ^ | November 15, 2012
    A Weld County mother got her belly button ring caught in a pool drain on Wednesday. It happened at about 12:48 p.m. the Greeley Family Funplex in the Zero Depth Pool. Fire crews had to drain the entire pool to free the 31-year-old woman. Crews first attempted to turn the ring in order to free the swimmer but were unsuccessful. After several attempts the ring was manipulated so it could be released and free the swimmer. She was not injured.
  • Audience member vomits over balcony at Paul Rudd play

    11/16/2012 3:43:52 PM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2012 | Page Six
    There was real-life drama at Paul Rudd’s Broadway play “Grace” when an audience member who appeared drunk threw up over a mezzanine railing onto theatergoers below.
  • Twinkies May Be Gone, But We'll Still Have Ding Dongs

    11/16/2012 3:43:49 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-16-12 | The Looking Spoon
    So idiot union workers at Hostess had a choice between an 8% cut in pay OR NO JOB AT ALL!Guess what they picked? That leaves us with...
  • Song - "Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem"

    11/16/2012 3:37:34 PM PST · by wesagain · 3 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | brotherWes
    A song I wrote thinking of the terror going on in Israel."Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper who love thee." Psalm 122:6Click on the link above.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNxD-MnUvdc
  • Obama Consults With MSNBC Host Al Sharpton, and Other 'Civil Rights Leaders,' on Fiscal Talk

    11/16/2012 3:35:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 16, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Obama Consults With MSNBC Host Al Sharpton, and Other 'Civil Rights Leaders,' on Fiscal Talks (NAACP, LA RAZA, HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN etc) NOV 16, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER This afternoon, President Barack Obama consulted with MSNBC host Al Sharpton, who's also assicated with the National Action Network (NAN), about the fiscal talks between the White House and Congress. At the same meeting, Obama also consulted with other "leaders of civil rights and civic organizations." Via the pool report: President Obama and Vice President Biden met with leaders of civil rights and civic organizations to discuss negotiations over how to...
  • It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #21 November 16, 2012

    11/16/2012 3:33:37 PM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 27 replies
    Free Republic | 11/16/2012 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew  BEER Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. I did not get to start my 5 gallons of Hard Apple Cider until Tuesday of this week. I used 5.5 Gallons of Musselman’s cider and added 2 lbs of corn sugar along with two cups of raisins that were boiled in 2 cups of water, to soften. The raisins along with the water were then processed in a blender until it was a very fine mush. This mush was added to the 5 gal....
  • Quitman 10 saga takes another twist as DA Joe Mulholland quietly punts case

    11/16/2012 3:33:17 PM PST · by Vob · 1 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | November 6, 2012 | :Patrick Davis
    During the spring of 2011, the Justice Department was reviewing the Brooks County case and hadn't forwarded a response in regard to whether the federal government wanted to go forward. If President Obama is re-elected and Eric Holder remains as the Attorney General, there is a stronger likelihood that a sturdier response along with more questions will be forwarded to J. David Miller, Jo Ann Collins (the former elections supervisor/Probatre judge) assistant DA Brad Shealy about their own involvement.
  • Ecuador Officials Reject Donkey as Candidate

    11/16/2012 3:28:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The demand of dozens of citizens has been denied in the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil: There will be no jackass running for the legislature. At least 40 people paraded their candidate through the city's streets to the electoral council offices. Mr. Burro even wore a tie. But officials refused to even let them in the door on Thursday, even though backers had dummied up a mock voter registration card showing the candidate's photo superimposed on a man wearing a business suit. Donkey backer Daniel Molina told local television stations the goal was to call voters' attention to the seriousness of...
  • What Are They Teaching In Our Schools? Anything??

    11/16/2012 3:20:15 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 45 replies
    RantRave.com ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A parent in Norfolk, Va., complained that a special ed teacher injected Islamic indoctrination into the classroom. The story broke in the local paper only because the fifth-grade student was slightly injured, and the mother reported it. This teacher spent two days trying to make her students learn a Muslim “hand sign,” according to the criminal complaint. A spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations said that he had never heard of any hand signs in his faith. This odd dispute prompted many questions. Local citizens wanted to know why this teacher was trying to make her students learn Islamic...
  • The NO Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 16, 2012

    11/16/2012 3:18:35 PM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 16,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome 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
  • Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

    11/16/2012 3:17:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | KATIE MOISSE
    Young men who use marijuana have a higher risk of testicular cancer, a new study found. The study of 455 Californian men found those who had smoked pot were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with testicular germ cell tumors, the most common form of testicular cancer in men younger than 35. "Testicular cancer is on the rise," said study author Victoria Cortessis, assistant professor of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. "So we asked, 'What is it that young men are doing more frequently that could account for the...