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  • Leonid Meteor Shower: When to Watch

    11/16/2012 6:32:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The Leonid Meteor Shower 2012 is set to peak on Saturday, Nov. 17. Skies are looking like they'll cooperate as the Leonid meteor shower gets under way. Space.com has a number of tips for watching the Leonids. The site also has some spectacular Leonids photos. And here's a Youtube video of the Leonid meteor shower. The show follows some nice shows by the Taurids Meteor Shower earlier this month, and the spectacular Perseids Meteor Shower, which wowed gazers in August. Monrovia resident and JPL astronomer Jane Houston Jones doesn't expect the shower to be visible in the Los Angeles area...
  • Washington weighs moving climate politics beyond UNFCCC

    11/16/2012 6:27:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 16 November 2012 | Arthur Neslen
    EXCLUSIVE / The US is considering a funnel of substantive elements of the Doha Climate Summit away from the UN framework and into the Major Economies Forum (MEF), a platform of the world’s largest CO2 emitters, EurActiv has learned. Since 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has provided an umbrella for talks to curb global greenhouse gas emissions, and on 26 November, will host the COP18 Climate Summit in Qatar. But it has been confirmed to EurActiv that Washington is increasingly looking to shift policy action to the MEF, whose members account for some 85% of...
  • BBC apologizes to chief rabbi over on-air Gaza question

    11/16/2012 6:20:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Friday 16 November 2012 10.31 EST | Ben Dowell
    The BBC has apologized to the chief rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, after Radio 4’s Today presenter Evan Davis asked him a question about the violence in Gaza without telling him he was live on air. When Sacks finished his Thought for the Day on Friday morning, Davis asked him to comment on the Gaza situation before he left the studio. Sacks, seemingly unaware that he was live, said “I think it’s got to do with Iran, actually”, before Davis’ co-presenter Sarah Montague whispered: “We, we’re live.” …
  • A Picture Worth $13 Billion?

    11/16/2012 6:18:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 16, 2012 | Sam Rolley
    How do you know when government is broken and rife with incompetence? A good indicator could be when Federally managed workers with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are lining up for food handed out by an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy Sandy. Last week, FEMA shut down its New York centers set up to respond the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy because of… bad weather. This left a disaster aid void that was filled by independent volunteer groups, including Occupy Sandy. Many residents in the region reported feeling abandoned by the Federal helpers sent to aid them....
  • Victor Davis Hanson: A Country Unhinged

    11/16/2012 6:15:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Private Papers ^ | November 15, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In the last week, it is almost as if the entire American moral landscape has been turned upside down in eerie fashion — in matters that vastly transcend fornication and adultery. The Petraeus-gate matter is the stuff of tabloids now; but soon the real issues relating to when and what Eric Holder knew, and by extension the president, and how exactly Benghazi (the crime of indifference to the besieged, the cover-up of the truth, the actual mission of our consulate and annex) fits into this labyrinth of deceit, both petty and fundamental, may overshadow the present sensationalism. Nothing seems real...
  • Reince Priebus to run again for RNC Chairman

    11/16/2012 6:09:31 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 94 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/2012 | Alex Pappas
    In the letter, Priebus says more than 130 members have committed to voting for his re-election, which suggests he has the chairmanship locked up for another term. Under party rules, 85 votes are needed to claim victory. “I am humbled by the over 130 RNC Members who I have talked to who have pledged their support and public endorsement for me to continue on as Chairman so we can finish the job that we started and continue to grow our Party,” Priebus writes Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/16/reince-priebus-to-run-again-for-rnc-chairman/#ixzz2CRRBKCUU
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 17 Nov 2012

    11/16/2012 6:06:07 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 299 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!! | The Canteen DJ's
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  • Twinkie ad on Ebay attacking Monetary Policy & Obamacare

    It seems as though the Twinkie may be a new type of currency as you can break them down into smaller denominations, they are finite and collectible. I went on Ebay to see about buying some. I saw some of the bids were up to the $20.00 level. This is from an ACTUAL LISTING: "My son and I cornered the market on these Twinkies at our local grocery store and purchased all of the remaining Twinkies off the shelves this Friday (November 16th 2012). This is a full, unopened box of Twinkies. Many will buy the last remaining Twinkies to...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-16-12

    11/16/2012 5:53:06 PM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-16-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Police Chief Uses Unique Method To Control Homeless Population

    11/16/2012 5:52:32 PM PST · by null and void · 39 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | November 16, 2012 12:07 AM | Maria Medina
    NEVADA CITY (CBS13) – A police chief says he’s found a one-of-a-kind way to manage a growing problem in his city, and it’s putting the homeless on the hot seat. A new law would give Nevada City the power to hand out permits to a small group of homeless, which would give them permission to sleep in public. While the new ordinance would give some homeless a place to stay, it would tell others, mostly the troublemakers and the criminals, to stay away. “I come down here every fall,” said Bob Barton, who chooses to be homeless in Nevada City....
  • Israel says it knocked out Hamas drone program (Iranian run, video of strike)

    11/16/2012 5:47:32 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 12 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | November 16, 2012 | Unattributed
    An Israeli Defense Force spokesman said Friday that a Hamas militant program to build and launch drone aircraft has been destroyed. Speaking on Israeli television, an IDF spokesman said that for the past few months Israel has been monitoring Hamas' attempt to build a drone fleet. Black-and-white video released by the IDF shows a strike on a Hamas drone being tested at Khan Yunis in Gaza. In a Twitter message the IDF said the video shows "what that program once looked like."
  • A 2nd Roberts Rescue Needed for ObamaCare? Yes, it’s possible.

    11/16/2012 5:36:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    MinuteMen News ^ | November 16, 2012
    <p>With the election over and Obama reelected, repealing the law is not going to happen over the next four years. So 30 Republican governors will have to make a decision about whether they want to help the federal government implement Obamacare, or keep the onus on the Obama administration.</p>
  • Polygamist leader's end-of-world prophecy has citizens worried

    11/16/2012 5:32:17 PM PST · by Sleeping Freeper · 76 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 11/16/12 | John Hollenhorst
    COLORADO CITY — There are new indications of turmoil after an end-of-the-world prophecy from polygamist leader Warren Jeffs. Some say people are scared in the Utah-Arizona border town of Hildale/Colorado City. Reportedly, Jeffs is predicting the end-of-the-world sometime before New Year's Day. He's made similar predictions before. But, this time it's in a worrisome climate as his followers have been repeatedly warned and threatened to prove their righteousness. Many residents of Hildale & Colorado City were shocked to find three of the most prominent businesses suddenly closed- the only grocery store, the hardware store, and even a Radio Shack. Imprisoned...
  • Human Waste Continues to Pour into NY Harbor After Sandy...

    11/16/2012 5:30:05 PM PST · by JT Hatter · 16 replies
    http://www.nbcnewyork.com ^ | Nov. 16, 2012 | Brian Thompson
    Human Waste Continues to Pour into NY Harbor After Sandy...
  • Alleging Republican 'blind eye' on defense spending, GOP senator proposes cuts

    11/16/2012 5:25:29 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | Nov 16 2012 | Tom Curry
    A Senate Republican fiscal hawk offered a 74-page menu of Defense Department spending cuts Thursday that could save taxpayers nearly $68 billion over 10 years. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said he and his staff had identified several categories of “non-defense spending at the Pentagon,” outlays which he said had “little to do with national security.” At a Capitol Hill press conference, Coburn accused his fellow Senate Republicans of “having a blind eye on spending.” He summed up their approach as “It’s OK to cut spending anywhere except the Defense Department.” But, he said “to be legitimate and have any integrity...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    11/16/2012 5:22:04 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 10 replies
    11-16-12 | Kitty Mittens
    2 Samuel 22:2-4 Jehovah is my Rock, my Fortress and my Savior. I will Hide in God, Who is my Rock and my Refuge. He is my Shield and my Salvation, My Refuge and High Tower. Thank You, O my Savior, For Saving me from my Enemies. I will Call Upon the Lord, Who is Worthy to be Praised; He will Save me from All my Enemies.
  • Obama effort to strip constitutional gun rights may start American Civil War

    11/16/2012 5:18:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 16, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    Are you ready to wake up in an America where your family is defenseless against enemies foreign or domestic? This reality is right around the corner. A day after his reelection, Barack Obama signaled the United Nations that he is ready to sign an Arms Treaty to strip you of your U.S. Second Amendment Constitutional right to bear arms. This is not new. The United Nations made earlier attempts during the administration of former President George W. Bush. But, President Bush soundly rejected the measure. Now, President Obama, fresh off of this presidential win, feels emboldened to go forward with...
  • St. Lucie County had 304 uncounted votes, official says

    11/16/2012 5:16:28 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    TCPALM ^ | 11-16-2012 | Jonathan Mattise
    November 16, 2012 St. Lucie County had 304 uncounted votes, official says Johnathan Mattise At least 304 early votes in St. Lucie County were not counted, according to a Florida elections official during early voting at a canvassing board meeting Friday night. David Drury, head of the Division of Elections Bureau of Voting Systems Certifications also made a recommendation that the board re-run every early vote. The board will discuss that after running the 304 votes. It took about four hours to run the military and overseas ballots, which needed to be transferred by hand. The board is preparing to...
  • Ebola may go airborne

    11/16/2012 5:15:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Science News ^ | November 15, 2012 | Tina Hesman Saey
    The Ebola virus can spread through the air from pigs to macaques, a new study suggests. Transmission of the virus — which causes an often fatal hemorrhagic fever in people and primates — was thought to require direct contact with body fluids from an infected animal or person. But in the new study, published online November 15 in Scientific Reports, piglets infected with Ebola passed the virus to macaques housed in the same room even though the animals never touched. “The evidence that the virus got from a pig to a monkey through a respiratory route is good,” says Glenn...
  • Networks Blame Congress, Not Obama, for Fiscal Cliff

    11/16/2012 5:14:37 PM PST · by chessplayer · 17 replies
    BMI Assistant Editor Julia Seymour appeared on "Your World" with Neil Cavuto to discuss the media's coverage of the Fiscal Cliff on November 15. Seymour cited a BMI study which found that the three major networks blamed Congress 16 more times than they blamed President Obama for the approaching Fiscal Cliff. Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mike-ciandella/2012/11/16/bmis-julia-seymour-fnc-networks-blame-congress-not-obama-fiscal-clif#ixzz2CRCrTZ29 BMI Assistant Editor Julia Seymour appeared on "Your World" with Neil Cavuto to discuss the media's coverage of the Fiscal Cliff on November 15. Seymour cited a BMI study which found that the three major networks blamed Congress 16 more times than they blamed President Obama...
  • Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue Cancelled by ABC

    11/16/2012 5:11:43 PM PST · by Tyrannis · 35 replies
    IGN ^ | November 16 2012 | Eric Goldman
    ABC has cancelled Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue. Both shows will not be receiving orders for additional episodes beyond their first thirteen. Despite a lot of critical support for Last Resort, it struggled on Thursday nights on ABC. 666 Park Avenue meanwhile was the clear ratings weak link on ABC’s Sunday night lineup. Variety reports that both shows will at least air all thirteen episodes.
  • Obama commends Egyptian efforts on Israel-Gaza: White House

    11/16/2012 5:11:43 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 16, 2012
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Friday to commend the country's efforts to help calm the situation in Israel and Gaza and underscored his hope of restoring stability there, the White House said.
  • Blaze Magazine Exclusive: Wondering What Agenda 21 Is? (Report on the International Land Grab)

    11/16/2012 5:09:44 PM PST · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 16, 2012 | Chris Field
    International Land Grab Imagine waking up in a country where a high-ranking government official stands in front of citizens and rails against personal property rights: “The American system of justice must be changed to conform to that of the rest of the world, and there must be a shift in attitudes. Individual wants, needs and desires are to be conformed to the views and dictates of government planners. In the process of implementing Sustainable Development, individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.” The shocking line that individual rights should be relegated to the rear has...
  • CBS Commentator Wants Abortions to Lower White Voter Population

    11/16/2012 5:06:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | November 13, 2012 | Gary DeMar
    On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show Saturday, CBS’s Nancy Giles said the reason white people are “trying to eliminate all these abortions” is “to build up the [white] race.” This is the epitome of racism. Can you imagine what the response would have been if a white person had said that the reason blacks are winning elections is that they are having so many babies out of wedlock, which they are? She’s implying that lowering restrictions on abortion will help liberals. Sick. Could it possibly be that the reason conservatives, white and black alike, oppose abortion is because it results in...
  • Vanity: Greg Gutfeld hosting O'Reilly! LOL

    11/16/2012 5:06:03 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 46 replies
    This could get entertaining!!!!!!!
  • 300+ Uncounted Ballots in Allen West Race Found in Office of St. Lucie Election Supervisor

    11/16/2012 5:04:03 PM PST · by kristinn · 169 replies
    The Palm Beach Post via Twitter ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | George Bennett
    At least 304 uncounted ballots appear in St. Lucie County. From PBP article before the ballots were found:At least 304 ballots from the early vote totals may be missing, a state elections official said. A lawyer for St. Lucie Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker said the missing ballots are believed to be in a box in her office, but she has been out of the office all day. She has been undergoing tests at the hospital, her lawyer said.
  • CNN's Ashleigh Banfield: Jerusalem 'Is Not The Capital' of Israel (Talk about Ignorance)

    11/16/2012 5:03:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 16, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Why don't America's media members want to acknowledge Jerusalem as being the capital of Israel? On CNN Newsroom Friday, Ashleigh Banfield actually said, "Rockets fired at Jerusalem. It is not the capital at this point, but it is the disputed center of the universe so to speak when it comes to Israel" (video follows with transcript and commentary): CNN's Ashleigh Banfield: Jerusalem 'Is Not The Capital' of Israel ASHLEIGH BANFIELD: Soon on this program we're going to be able to have a conversation with the Mayor of Jerusalem. We are working that interview up for you live. Again, the extraordinary...
  • Taliban Reveal Identities of Their Mailing List Members

    11/16/2012 4:58:34 PM PST · by IndispensableDestiny · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 16, 2012 | MUHAMMAD LILA
    In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference.He publicly CC'd the names of everyone on his mailing list. The names were disclosed in an email by Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official Taliban spokesperson, on Saturday. The email was a press release he received from the account of Zabihullah Mujahid, another Taliban spokesperson. Ahmedi then forwarded Mujahid's email to the full Taliban mailing list, but rather than using the BCC function, or blind carbon copy which keeps email addresses private, Ahmedi made the addresses public.
  • The Importance of a College Degree

    11/16/2012 4:53:26 PM PST · by a5478 · 38 replies
    Schiff Radio-Youtube.com ^ | 11/18/2012 | Schiff Report
    President Obama promotes the myth that everyone must go to college. That if you don't go, your life will be ruined -- that you will end up waiting tables, or trapped in some other mundane occupation. The truth is, even with a college degree, you may still end up waiting tables, you'll just begin your "career" four or five years later, tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Here is an example of some of the plumb jobs college grads were able to land during the Obama administration. Not just liberal arts majors mind you, but graduates with degrees in...
  • BMI's Julia Seymour on FNC: Networks Blame Congress, Not Obama, for Fiscal Cliff

    11/16/2012 4:49:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 16, 2012 | Mike Ciandella
    BMI Assistant Editor Julia Seymour appeared on "Your World" with Neil Cavuto to discuss the media's coverage of the Fiscal Cliff on November 15.  Seymour cited a BMI study which found that the three major networks blamed Congress 16 more times than they blamed President Obama for the approaching Fiscal Cliff. (Video below)BMI's Julia Seymour on "Your World" with Neil CavutoSeymour pointed out the double standard the media have when it comes to the Fiscal Cliff. She noted that the networks "badger republicans who don’t think that that’s good for the economy and they don’t consider it a valid principle...
  • Ted Cruz: Mitt Romney ‘French-kissed’ Barack Obama

    11/16/2012 4:44:24 PM PST · by Arthurio · 68 replies
    By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 11/16/12 4:38 PM EST Sen.-elect Ted Cruz believes Mitt Romney got a little too close to Barack Obama in the third presidential debate. “I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama,” Cruz said in a speech at the Federalist Society’s annual conference Friday. Cruz said that conservatives failed to make their case to the American people, leaving Romney no choice but to move toward the president. “We didn’t win the argument, we didn’t even make the argument” throughout much of 2012, Cruz said. But in the first debate, he argued, that changed. “It was the...
  • Who on our side got it right?

    11/16/2012 4:43:57 PM PST · by VA Voter · 32 replies
    Who on our side nailed the polls and got it right before the election? I want to know where to send my money. The @$$holes who kept telling us that they were overpolling democrats were wrong, wrong, wrong. I love Rush but he blew it. Is there anyone we can trust?
  • Regulators R Us: Feds Crank Up Regulations — on Everything

    Get set for the Obama administration’s post-election tsunami of business-killing, job-killing, economy-killing federal regulations. It’s already begun. Take a look at www.regulations.gov, the administration’s regulatory website. The home page informs us that in the last 90 days, the administration has posted 5,934 new regulations. Yes, our federal bureaucrats have been very diligent. The above-mentioned website informs us of their daily productivity of regulations over the past 90 days: Today (121) Last 3 Days (274) Last 7 Days (371) Last 15 Days (826) Last 30 Days (1,915) Last 90 Days (5,934) How will these regulations affect you, your family, your job,...
  • House Dems Call McCain Racist, Sexist and Say He 'Battered' Susan Rice

    11/16/2012 4:37:57 PM PST · by chessplayer · 72 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Several House Democrats on Friday attacked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) as a racist, a sexist, and said that his criticism of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice amounted to mugging and battering. “There is a clear, a clear in my opinion, sexism and racism that goes with these comments that are being made by – unfortunately – Senator McCain and others,” Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Rep. Marsha Fudge (D-Ohio.) said in a press conference Friday on Capitol Hill. During the same press conference, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said that McCain and other “men” should not be...
  • Tony Blair's father Leo dies at the age of 89

    11/16/2012 4:34:52 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 16, 2012
    Leo Blair, the father of the former Labour prime minister Tony Blair, has died at the age of 89 Mr Blair was an academic whose jobs included lecturing in law at the Universities of Adelaide and Durham.
  • Iran ready to double nuclear work in bunker: IAEA

    11/16/2012 4:30:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/12 | Fredrik Dahl | Reuters
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran is set to sharply expand its uranium enrichment in an underground plant after installing all the centrifuges it was built for, a U.N. report said, a move likely to increase Western alarm about Tehran's nuclear course. It also showed that Iran's stockpile of its most sensitive nuclear material - which could relatively quickly be processed further to bomb-grade uranium - had grown and was getting closer to an amount that could be sufficient for a nuclear weapon. The latest quarterly International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran came 10 days after the re-election of U.S....
  • Fatal Yakima gang shooting draws 94-year sentence

    11/16/2012 4:28:01 PM PST · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | November 16, 2012 | Chris Bristol
    YAKIMA, Wash. — A 19-year-old gang member from Yakima was sentenced to nearly 94 years in prison today for a 2010 shooting that claimed the life of a 15-year-old gang rival.Erik R. Carrasco’s sentence of 1,126 months works out to 93 years and 10 months. Yakima County Superior Court Judge Michael McCarthy issued the sentence, which includes more than 33 years in firearms enhancements and gang aggravators.“You would have to be the oldest man in the world to ever get out, and that’s appropriate given your mind-set,” McCarthy told the defendant, who remained silent. “You are dangerous.”A jury earlier this...
  • No More Twinkies?!?

    11/16/2012 4:27:16 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-16-12 | The Looking Spoon
    In case you missed it...
  • Texas has backup plan for keeping feds at bay

    11/16/2012 4:22:18 PM PST · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    WND ^ | November 15, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    <p>Presumably, a proposal being developed in Texas right now won’t be necessary should its petition on the White House website to secede from the union be successful.</p> <p>But if not, the Lone Star state apparently wants to be prepared to challenge whatever it views as a federal encroachment on the rights of the state, or its citizens.</p>
  • 12 charged with voter fraud in Georgia election

    11/16/2012 4:19:31 PM PST · by Vob · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/2011 | Neil Munro
    Law enforcement officials have charged 12 people with using absentee ballots to skew an election in Georgia. “As a result of their grand jury findings, 12 individuals were indicted in that particular matter and we will be trying that case in a court of judicial law instead of a court of public opinion,” District Attorney Joe Mulholland told the local TV station, WALB. The charges followed a bitter November 2010 school board election in Brooks County in which the final tally was changed by an unusually large wave of absentee ballots. During the election, 1,060 absentee votes were cast out...
  • 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.