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  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 17, 2012]

    11/17/2012 5:05:59 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Eternal Goal "By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing . . . I will bless you . . ." —Genesis 22:16-17 Abraham, at this point, has reached where he is in touch with the very nature of God. He now understands the reality of God.My goal is God Himself . . . At any cost, dear Lord, by any road.“At any cost . . . by any road” means submitting to God’s way of bringing us to the goal.There is no possibility of questioning God when He speaks, if He speaks...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/17/12)[Prayer]

    11/17/2012 4:57:37 AM PST · by left that other site · 29 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/17/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyThe Names of God in The Scriptures Deuteronomy 4:23-24 For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
  • Cashier Allegedly Scammed Lottery Winner Out Of $5 Million Ticket, Waited 6 Years To Cash It In

    11/17/2012 4:55:49 AM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    A maintenance worker in Syracuse, N.Y. claims that he won $5 million on an instant lottery ticket. He took it back to the store where he had purchased it, and the store owners son told him that he had only won $5,000. The man offered him for $4,000 in cash for the ticket. The store owners two sons sat on the ticket for six years, then turned it in to the state lottery. The lottery sensed that something was not right here. To smoke out the shenanigans, the state lottery planted a story in the media. They didnt lie, exactly,...
  • Van Rompuy: financial tax to form part of EU budget

    11/17/2012 4:54:38 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11-16 | BENJAMIN FOX
    BRUSSELS - The much vaunted EU financial transaction tax (FTT) is set to be hard-wired into the EU budget, with most of its revenue going directly to the EU. A paper prepared by EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy and sent to European capitals ahead of next week's EU budget summit, where leaders aim to agree a mandate on the budget framework for 2014-2020, would deduct FTT revenues from national contributions to the annual EU pot. Van Rompuy put forward his ideas after private talks with EU countries' budget sherpas over the past 10 days. (Snip) Under Van Rompuy's plan,...
  • Homeland Security graduates first Corps of Obamas Brown Shirts Homeland Youth

    11/17/2012 4:51:38 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 45 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | October 18, 2012 | fromthetrenchesworldreport.com
    It Makes Sense Blog October 7, 2012. Vicksburg. The federal government calls them FEMA Corps. But they conjure up memories of the Hitler Youth of 1930s Germany. Regardless of their name, the Dept of Homeland Security has just graduated its first class of 231 Homeland Youth. Kids, aged 18-24 and recruited from the Presidents AmeriCorp volunteers, they represent the first wave of DHSs youth corps, designed specifically to create a full time, paid, standing army of FEMA Youth across the country. On September 13, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps first-responders. While the...
  • For your consideration

    Why the GOP wont challenge vote fraud Posted on November 15, 2012 by Dr. Eowyn | 78 Comments Friends and Patriots, Its major duct tape time cause youll need it to keep your head from exploding. Are you ready for this?
  • Hold on to the rope

    11/17/2012 4:31:28 AM PST · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Let them eat cake: Giant cakes are on the menu at the Gaza Grand Palace Hotel, the choice of New York Times correspondents ABOUT THIS WAR THING... A few things to remember about what is going on in Israel. And this may sound cynical, but unfortunately recent history bears me out. 1. This is not a war. This is what happens when you cede territory to a terrorist group with plenty of eager Muslim regimes supplying it with weapons. This is what happens when that terrorist group is supported by Egypt and Qatar. 2. Israel ethnically cleansed its Jewish...
  • BLAZING BROOKS: MEL SAYS 'SADDLES' COULDN'T BE MADE IN 2012

    11/17/2012 4:17:46 AM PST · by SMGFan · 138 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 16 Nov 2012 | by Christian Toto
    <p>It's a good thing Mel Brooks' inspiration for "Blazing Saddles" struck in the early 1970s and not 2012. Had Brooks come up with the western genre spoof today, it wouldn't pass muster at any major studio.</p> <p>Brooks himself shared that sad truth during a visit to "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night. "Blazing Saddles" starred Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn in a zany send up of classic western films. And while "Superbad," "Bridesmaids" and "Project X" push the boundaries of modern cinema, they couldn't compare to the outrageous gags Brooks sprinkled throughout his 1974 comedy classic. "It couldn't be made today," Brooks tells Kimmel flatly before launching into a classic story about an early preview of the film, and how a man high up at Warner Bros. told him to make some major cuts ... or else. "We had this preview, people went crazy. They laughed, they enjoyed it. Afterwards, he grabs me by the collar and shoves me into an office ... and he says, Okay, heres a legal pad, heres a pencil, take these notes... N-word, OUT! We dont say it. No punching a horse. Noooo punching a horse. Around the campfire, cut out the farting out! It's out! You cant punch an old lady. Lily von Schtupp and the black sheriff you cant OUT, OUT.</p>
  • Obama's Economy: What We've Learned Since Re-election

    11/17/2012 4:06:27 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/16/2012 | IBD Staff
    Obama II: In the "now they tell us" file, add a vast array of reports that have come out since the election showing just how weak the economy really is. Looks like the president will need a new scapegoat soon. Here's just a sampling of what we've learned since voters decided to give Obama four more years to "experiment" with the economy.
  • Troops not safe from sequestration

    11/17/2012 4:04:43 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 14 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 16 Nov 12 | Sara Sorcher and Meghan McCarthy
    If Washingtons defense community has achieved one thing over the past year, its spreading the message of how the fiscal cliff could desecrate the military. Sequestration cuts of $55 billion would jeopardize weapons contracts, furlough civilian staff, and imperil national security, defense hawks say. One glaring casualty has gotten far less notice: the militarys $37 billion health account. In designing the trigger mechanism, members of Congress were careful to make sure that the men and women in uniform wouldnt suffer because of the cutsbut not careful enough. Now, without a compromise on Capitol Hill during the lame-duck session, the deal...
  • Va. lawmaker proposes higher gas tax to pay for road construction

    11/17/2012 3:49:02 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | WTOP.com
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has called for tolls to pay for the state's much-needed road construction, but another option is now on the table. State Sen. John Watkins (R-Powhatan) proposed a plan that would increase Virginia's gas tax from 17.5 cents a gallon to 31.5 cents a gallon. The 14-cent increase would eliminate the need to add more toll roads. In the proposed legislation, taxpayers in the three lowest state brackets would get a break on their income tax. Electric and hybrid vehicles would also have to undergo an annual assessment of $102 a year.
  • The Campaign Of Rhetoric To Raise Taxes

    11/17/2012 2:50:08 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 5 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/17/12 | LD Jackson
    I like to think of myself as an observer. I like to watch people and I also like to watch how certain situations unfold in front of me. I find it fascinating to see how some things turn out, but I also get frustrated when I realize things are not working out how I believe they should. Such is the case in the ongoing and upcoming fight over raising our taxes. Make no mistake about this, President Obama wants to repeal the tax cuts now in place and by doing so, he will be raising taxes. He made it very...
  • FABIAN FREEWAY - High Road to Socialism in the U.S.A.

    11/17/2012 1:32:33 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 22 replies
    womensgroup.org ^ | 1966 | Rose Martin
    The American people have been and are complacently unfamiliar with Communism's helpmate, Fabian Socialism. For over fifty years but especially since the middle nineteen-thirties there have been insinuated into high places in our government at Washington men whose collaboration in this socialistic movement has been greatly responsible for breaking down our constitutional form of government and substituting therefor the Socialist idea of centralized government. Every loyal American should read this book. It is well documented, and proves beyond doubt that those who have wielded such vast influence upon successive Presidents, especially since Franklin Roosevelt, do not have a desire to...
  • Its time to do the right thing

    11/17/2012 1:06:46 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 14 replies
    Sentry Journal ^ | 11/17/12 | John Carey
    For the last couple of days I’ve been observing the Benghazi hearings and the negotiations going on with Boehner and Democratic leaders to prevent us from going off a fiscal cliff. It appears the left cares more about politicizing events to advance the agenda of their political party than doing what’s right and good for America and I’m personally tired of it. Benghazi is a no-brainer.After seven hours of fighting and numerous requests for help, we failed to answer the call and left our citizens to die in the streets of Benghazi. This alone is absolutely unacceptable, but what...
  • West request for recount denied or court doesn't have authority?

    11/17/2012 12:45:53 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 17 replies
    11/17/2012 | Me
    Earlier today while reading an article from a Drudge link that state West's request for recount was denied by a judge I actually read the reason the judge didn't order the recount was because his court didn't have the authority to do so (jurisdiction?). Is this actually considered a denial or is it being framed by certain media interests as a denial? Anybody have an actual URL of the court transcripts?
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Arianism

    11/17/2012 12:45:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Arianism 1247. What was the heresy of Arius? Arius was born in Lybia in 256 A.D., and was ordained a Catholic priest in 313 A.D. In the year 318, at the Synod of Alexandria, the Patriarch of that city gave a discourse on the doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity. Arius declared that the Patriarch had fallen into error, and proceeded to set out his own ideas of Christian doctrine. He denied that Christ was really the Eternal Son of God, equally sharing in the Divine Nature with the Father. According to him, the Person of Christ existed before all...
  • Earth tremor Barry Texas

    11/16/2012 11:50:37 PM PST · by john12123 · 19 replies
    Was in bed lying down fully awake when the bed shook violently. I got up and went towards the doorway when it stopped. Looked at the clock which read 01.08am. Anyone else felt this ?
  • Congresswomen Rally to Defense of Susan Rice

    11/16/2012 11:48:20 PM PST · by John Semmens · 40 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    U.N. ambassador Susan Rice has come under criticism from Senators John McCain (R-Az) and Linsey Graham (R-SC) for lying about the September 11th attack on the Behghazi Consulate. A dozen female members of the House of Representatives have rallied to her defense. Ambassador Rice was just following orders, Representative Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) declared. Laying the blame on her is racist and sexist. Fudge compared the Senators' attack on Rice to blaming a prostitute for sticking up for her pimp. What's she supposed to do when her boss gives the marching orders? You know he's got her in a vise. You...
  • RSC Policy Brief: Three Myths about Copyright Law and Where to Start to Fix It

    11/16/2012 11:46:08 PM PST · by Utmost Certainty · 28 replies
    Republican Study Committee ^ | November 16, 2012 | Republican Study Committee
    Outline/Summary: This paper will analyze current US Copyright Law by examining three myths on copyright law and possible reforms to copyright law that will lead to more economic development for the private sector and to a copyright law that is more firmly based upon constitutional principles. 1. The purpose of copyright is to compensate the creator of the content:It’s a common misperception that the Constitution enables our current legal regime of copyright protection – in fact, it does not. The Constitution’s clause on Copyright and patents states:“To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times...
  • Obama Begins Push to Confiscate IRAs & 401ks

    11/16/2012 11:45:13 PM PST · by rocksandbroncs · 116 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | November 16, 2012 | The Doc
    It may be time to take the tax hit and withdraw funds from private retirement accounts before they are forced into long term T-bonds. The Obama administration is reportedly quickly moving on plans to nationalize private 401k and IRA retirement accounts, and replace them with government sponsored annuities(aka Treasury bonds that the Treasury currently cant sell to anyone but the Fed). National Seniors Council Director Robert Crone warns: This whole issue is moving forward very quickly. Already there is a bill requiring all businesses to automatically enroll their employees in IRA plans in which part of every employees paycheck would...