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  • Marine awarded Bronze Star Medal for actions during special operations missions

    11/17/2012 6:27:55 AM PST · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    MARFORRES ^ | 16 Nov 12 | SGT Ray Lewis
    The enemy had the hostages. Taliban forces had overtaken observation post Bari Ali and captured coalition troops. Then-Army Staff Sgt. Cody J. Carroll was part of an elite group of special operations forces called in to execute the rescue. Carroll was a sniper by trade, so when he and his observer were dropped in, they immediately went to work. Within an hour of establishing a position, Carroll located the insurgent leader responsible for the attack on Bari Ali. He peered through his scope at the figure more than 750 yards away, and pulled the trigger. The bullet travelled the length...
  • Gun Store Owner to Obama Voters: You Are Not Welcome

    11/17/2012 6:12:25 AM PST · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-17-2012 | Jim Hoft
    An Arizona gun store owner said he will not sell weapons to customers who voted for Obama. They’re too stupid.Not WelcomeTodd Starnes reported, via FOX Nation: The owner of an Arizona gun store said he will not sell weapons to customers who voted for President Obama because “you have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.”Cope Reynolds, owner of the Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Ariz., posted the new store policy in a newspaper advertisement — as well as on a sign posted on the front door.“If you voted for Barack Obama your business is not...
  • Medical giant Stryker cuts 1,170 jobs, citing ObamaCare

    11/17/2012 6:09:16 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Medical supply giant Stryker is the latest company to announce job cuts in anticipation of coming costs associated with ObamaCare, even though the man who inherited a fortune from the company's founder is a fan. The company will cut 1,170 jobs, or five percent of its worldwide workforce, despite the fact that the founder's grandson was one of the largest contributors to President Obamas re-election campaign. Medical tech scion Jon Stryker, whose net worth is currently estimated at $1.2 billion, contributed $2 million to the Priorities USA Action super PAC and has given $66,000 in contributions to Obama and the...
  • Michigan Affirmative-Action Ruling A Short-Lived Fight Against The Tide [Good News]

    11/17/2012 6:08:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 16, 2012 | Daniel Fisher
    The federal appeals court decision striking down a statewide referendum banning affirmative action in Michigan universities likely represents the last gasp of a dying legal theory: That minority groups are entitled not just to equal protection under the laws, but special measures designed to correct past discrimination. ... the majority on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati resorted to an extreme interpretation of two U.S. Supreme Court cases that themselves are showing signs of wear. The decision by the full 15-member panel drew strong dissents from judges... The majoritys holding may soon become moot, anyway. The U.S. Supreme...
  • Van Nuys man walking his dog shoots at would-be robbers, say police(CA)

    11/17/2012 6:04:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | NA
    VAN NUYS - A man confronted by two would-be masked robbers while he walked his dog in Van NuysThursday night fired shots at the suspects, who ran off, police said. | POLICE NEWS The victim said he was walking his dog near his home in the 6700 block of Noble Avenue, near Vanowen Street, around 9:15 p.m. when he was confronted outside his house by two men wearing ski masks, said Lt. Abel Parga of the Van Nuys Station. It was unclear if the man was already armed at the time or somehow armed himself after being confronted, but...
  • Why Apple Can't Deny Google Maps On iPhone

    11/17/2012 5:58:20 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 49 replies
    Google has nearly completed work on a new version of Google Maps for the iPhone. Citing sources familiar with Google's plans, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is now field testing the app outside of Google. It should soon be ready for Google to submit to Apple for approval. Apple booted Google Maps from the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch earlier this year with the introduction of iOS 6. Google Maps was a part of iOS from the very first iPhone through September of this year -- a partnership that lasted more than five years. But Apple has been...
  • Chester's General [who accompanied Lincoln to Gettysburg as a young USMC officer]

    11/17/2012 5:56:39 AM PST · by foreverfree · 5 replies
    Delaware County (PA) Daily Times ^ | 11/11/2012 | Jeff Wolfe
    Henry Clay Cochrane traveled thousands of miles around the world as a Marine in the mid- to late 1800s. But it was probably one of his shortest military journeys early in his career that made him famous. The Chester native earned the title of brigadier general after his Marine career ended. But his big moment in history came just as that career was starting. Cochrane was just 21 when he was one of 13 men selected to ride on a train from Washington, D.C., to Gettysburg with President Abraham Lincoln in November 1863. Cochrane was on hand when Lincoln delivered...
  • Homeowner protects himself during attempted robbery (KY)

    11/17/2012 5:44:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    wkyt.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | Jordan Vilines
    One Magoffin County man could face burglary charges after police say he stole from someone's home and then allegedly fired a gun at the homeowner. The Magoffin County Sheriff says Douglas Caldwell broke into Harlan Rowe's home in Salyersville on Thursday night and tried to steal several different things. Shelia Balesdrieri, who also lives in Rowes home, says things turned violent when the suspect started running away. Balesdrieri says the suspect got halfway down the gravel travel when he started firing a gun in their direction. But Harlan Rowe was also armed. Harlan ran in the house and got his...
  • Droughts steady since 1950s

    11/17/2012 5:39:34 AM PST · by Renfield · 24 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-14-2012 | Nic, Collins
    According to a commonly used model of drought patterns, researchers had previously assumed that higher global temperatures were causing greater evaporation of water, and therefore more droughts. But a more detailed analysis of weather data, including wind speed, humidity and radiation levels, found that in fact there has been "little change" in drought over the past 60 years. Researchers from Princeton University and the Australian National University said drought was "expected to increase in frequency and severity" in the future, but added that currently used prediction methods are inaccurate.....
  • Catholic nun stands trial over 63 counts of physical and sexual abuse of children Catholic nun stand

    11/17/2012 5:36:23 AM PST · by Renfield · 41 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 11-15-2012 | Cathy Hayes
    A Catholic nun has been charged with the systematic abuse of seven schoolgirls in the 1970s. Sister Mary Teresa Grogan has denied the 63 counts of indecent assault put to her. It is alleged that these crimes took place while she was teaching in a primary school (middle school) in the midlands of Ireland from 1973 to 1977. All of her victims were the same age, in third class, approximately nine-years-old. One complainant told the court that the nun would call her to her desk and put her hand inside her underwear. The lawyer for the prosecution, Aileen Donnelly SC,...
  • What should a woman do when a man exposes himself?(WA)

    11/17/2012 5:33:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 60 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 | Dave Workman
    Youre a mom on an evening walk with your 6-year-old son and you are suddenly approached aggressively by a man who exposes himself and then suggests that you stand there and watch whats next, so what do you do? In Longview, a Clark County community near Vancouver along the I-5 corridor, you reach into your pocket, pull out your Ruger .380 ACP semiautomatic, and tell the fellow rather bluntly, You need to leave or Ill shoot you. Im going to blow your brains out. The fellow left, with the womans Norwegian Behund Hound hot on his heels. According to the...
  • U.S. SMASHES JAPANESE FLEET IN SOLOMONS; SINKS 23 SHIPS, DAMAGES 7 IN 3-DAY BATTLE (11/17/42)

    11/17/2012 5:31:53 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 18 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/17/42 | Charles Hurd, Robert Trumbull, Drew Middleton, Ralph Parker, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • (U2 vocalist) Bono thanks Vatican for helping with debt forgiveness

    11/17/2012 5:29:34 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | November 16, 2012
    <p>Vatican City, Nov 16, 2012 / 06:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The famous U2 vocalist Bono traveled to the Vatican Nov. 16 to thank the Church for its work to free the world's least developed countries from their foreign debt, enabling them to invest in education.</p>
  • St. Paul woman, 3 others charged in Social Security fraud (SSA employee)

    11/17/2012 5:24:24 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    PIONEER PRESS ^ | 11-17-12 | John Welbes
    Four Twin Cities residents -- including a Social Security Administration employee in St. Paul -- have been indicted in a scheme that generated real Social Security cards with fake identities. The conspiracy's start date was unknown, but it went back to at least May 2001 and ended in 2010, the indictment claimed. Dianne Josephine Chess, 49, of St. Paul, was a service representative for the SSA whose responsibilities included inputting data provided by applicants seeking a number and a card.
  • Open season on Catholicism

    11/17/2012 5:21:32 AM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | November 16, 2012 | Phil Lawler
    It’s open season on Catholicism. In Ireland and in Australia, public opinion is being whipped into frenzy in crusades against Church teachings. In both cases the arguments are thoroughly irrational. In Ireland, Savita Halappanavar died a horrible, painful, needless death. But rather than mourning her death, and demanding a full accounting of where the doctors went wrong, pundits are blaming the tragedy on teachings of the Catholic Church. We really don’t know, at this point, what caused her death. But one thing is quite clear already: it was not due to Catholic teaching, nor to Catholic influence on Ireland's laws.In...
  • Reflections on Current Hamas/Israel Hostilities

    11/17/2012 5:14:34 AM PST · by Amerisraelhere · 4 replies
    Daniel Pipes ^ | Daniel Pipes
    Two observations about the hostilities that began on Nov. 10: An Israeli soldier works on the IDF's Facebook page. (1) The old Arab-Israeli wars were military clashes, the recent ones are political clashes. The wars of 1948-49, 1967, and 1973 were life-and-death struggles for the Jewish state. But the wars of 2006, 2008-09, and now 2012 are media events in which Israeli victory on the military battlefield is foreordained and the struggle is to win public opinion. Opeds have replaced bullets, social media have replaced tanks. Will Israel prevail in arguing that its enemy initiated offensive action? Or will those...
  • Understand This: They're not "Militants" but Terrorists Got It?!

    11/17/2012 5:14:12 AM PST · by Amerisraelhere · 13 replies
    Unfortunately the folks at Fox News and other MS media are unwilling and too cowardly to speak the truth. Referring to the genocidal Hamas Islamic terrorists as "militants" instead of as what they really are: Savage jihad "terrorists"!An intro to an article on Fox reads "Gaza militants", not terrorists as it should.The word "militants" conveys a level of legitimacy that Hamas and the other Islamic terrorists are not deserving of.
  • County board grants Rep. Allen Wests recount request

    11/17/2012 5:12:04 AM PST · by mgist · 40 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 11/16/12 | Alan Blake
    County board grants Rep. Allen Wests recount request The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board has ordered a recount of all early votes in that county, beginning Saturday morning. The ruling is a victory for West, but overcoming his current 1,900-vote deficit will still be difficult. A Florida judge on Friday denied Rep. Allen Wests (R-Fla.) request to recount early votes in St. Lucie County, dealing another setback to the congressmans effort to overcome an apparent defeat in last Tuesdays election. West had requested the recounting of 37,000 ballots from early voting, suggesting that they may have been miscounted. The judge...
  • Total Recall (Hollyweird movie capture)

    11/17/2012 5:07:16 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 20 replies
    Bikkuri | Bikkuri
    Not really worthy of making a thread for... but I captured something 'interesting' on a newer movie released from Hollywood..
  • 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...