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  • Israel Is The Aggressor?

    11/18/2012 5:35:00 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 8 replies
    Political Realities | 11/18/12 | LD Jackson
    Because I focus so much of this blog's attention on what is going on in America, I seldom write about the affairs of other countries. We have enough of our own affairs to write about, much less following what is happening around the world. That said, the conflict in the Middle East does seem to be escalating and as is usually the case, Israel is getting the blame for being the aggressor. The hypocrisy that lies in that region never ceases to amaze me. Here's the situation and the issue at hand. After several days of heavy rocket fire from...
  • A Moment of Truth in Israel

    11/18/2012 5:30:16 AM PST · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Nov 17, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Seven years ago the Israeli government decided to forcibly evict the Jewish residents of Gaza and withdraw all bases and forces from the area. The experts, some with the government and some with the media, assured everyone that it would be for the best and that withdrawal would actually improve the security situation in the country. It was put about that resources and lives were being wasted protecting Israelis living in Gaza, while those Israelis insisted that their presence in Gaza was protecting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The experts laughed at them. Now the experts are keeping an ear open...
  • Maybe We Really Can’t All Just Get Along

    11/18/2012 5:16:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    During the Los Angeles riots of 1992, Rodney King famously asked, “Can’t we all just get along?” The answer should be an easy and unequivocal “yes,” but it seems less and less likely these days. King was speaking in term of race, but the same could be said of political ideology. Liberals, conservatives and every other point on the political spectrum used to co-exist fairly easily (with the exception of left-wing anarchists who don’t get along with anyone). But these days détente has given way to anger and open hostility. Some, not all, people have become less civil to those...
  • ALLIED CHUTISTS IN TUNISIA PAVING WAY AS GROUND COLUMNS ADVANCE ON BASES (11/18/42)

    11/18/2012 5:13:57 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 13 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/18/42 | Raymond Daniell, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Charles Hurd, Arthur Krock, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Frustrated by recent losses, Senate Republicans plan bigger role in primaries

    11/18/2012 5:13:08 AM PST · by vmivol00 · 53 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 11-17-12
    Senate Republican leaders, frustrated by losing winnable seats, are preparing to play a more assertive role in primary races, in consultation with the Tea Party and other conservative activists. The strategy reflects a change from the 2012 election in which they took a relatively hands-off approach to party primaries, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 18, 2012]

    11/18/2012 5:10:44 AM PST · by Vision · 5 replies
    Winning into Freedom "If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed" —John 8:36 If there is even a trace of individual self-satisfaction left in us, it always says, “I can’t surrender,” or “I can’t be free.” But the spiritual part of our being never says “I can’t”; it simply soaks up everything around it. Our spirit hungers for more and more. It is the way we are built. We are designed with a great capacity for God, but sin, our own individuality, and wrong thinking keep us from getting to Him. God delivers us from sin—...
  • In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

    11/18/2012 5:01:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Byron York
    In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. White voters are a smaller and smaller part of the electorate, they point out, while Latinos and other minorities are growing as a percentage of the voting public. Unless the Republican Party reinvents itself to appeal to those voters, the argument goes, the GOP can get used to being out of power. There's something to that. The electorate is changing, and the Republican Party needs to keep up with the times. But the more fundamental answer to the...
  • Feds ‘going down every rat hole’ in Jesse Jackson Jr. probe: source (JJJ out with 'other women')

    11/18/2012 4:50:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 11/15/12 | NATASHA KORECKI
    Feds ‘going down every rat hole’ in Jesse Jackson Jr. probe: sourceBY NATASHA KORECKI Political Reporter November 15, 2012 8:24PM **SNIP** Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed reported last week that Jackson is in the midst of plea discussions. “No one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing,” a source told Sneed. Meanwhile, investigators are also examining what role the congressman’s wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th), played in the finances, but the source described the inquiry into her so far as a “normal” part of investigating a main target. **SNIP** Jackson was temporarily back in Washington last month when he was...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 November 2012

    11/18/2012 4:46:46 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 180 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 November 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows November 18th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Scott Walker, R-Wis.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Lindsey Graham R-S.C.; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Raul Labrador.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Peter King, R-N.Y.; Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich..STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Durbin; Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Reps. Tom Price, R-Ga., and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger,...
  • Republican House Leader Eric Cantor covered up for Obama Regime

    11/18/2012 4:42:58 AM PST · by IbJensen · 51 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...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/18/12)[Prayer]

    11/18/2012 4:29:13 AM PST · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/18/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Yashar...The Upright One Isaiah 26:7 The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.
  • White House denies allegations of scrubbing terror threat from CIA Libya account

    11/18/2012 4:24:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/12
    White House denies allegations of scrubbing terror threat from CIA Libya accountPublished November 17, 2012 FoxNews.com The White House denied allegations Saturday that it scrubbed terrorist involvement from original CIA talking points on the fatal Libya attacks – part of a weekend back and forth in which both parties continued to defend their positions. White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said only one minor change was made by the Oval Office. "The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word 'consulate' to the word 'diplomatic facility,'...
  • NFL games should all be home games

    11/18/2012 4:19:52 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 85 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/17/12 | Rick Reilly
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said recently that the reason NFL ticket sales are down over the past five years is HD television. Oh, Rog, Rog, Rog. There are so many reasons that NFL games, like teenage boys, are better at home. I've mentioned a few before, but how about 20 more? 1) At home, you don't have to stand in line to pee. 2) At home, you don't have to stand in line to pee while watching a drunk pee in a sink. 3) The average cost of a beer at an NFL game is $7.13. In your fridge, it's...
  • AFGE to Congress: Oppose Any Cuts to Federal Employee Compensation (tired of sacrifices)

    11/18/2012 4:08:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/15/12
    AFGE to Congress: Oppose Any Cuts to Federal Employee CompensationNov. 15, 2012, 11:54 a.m. EST WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The largest federal employee union--the American Federation of Government Employees--is urging Congress to oppose any additional cuts to federal employee compensation during deliberations to address deficit reduction. **SNIP** "Federal employees have given up $60 billion (over 10 years) in the unprecedented two-year pay freeze, and the 0.5 percent raise delayed to April 2012 saves an additional $28 billion. That's a total of $88 billion," Moten added. "Adding the $15 billion in savings from the UI bill's 2.3...
  • The 49ers (How ObamaCare will keep unemployment high)

    11/18/2012 3:53:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/18/12 | MICHAEL TANNER
    How ObamaCare will keep unemployment high — by forcing small companies to cut their workforce to fewer than 50 peopleBy MICHAEL TANNER Last Updated: 4:32 AM, November 18, 2012 **SNIP** Under ObamaCare, employers with 50 or more full-time workers must provide health insurance for all their workers, paying at least 65% of the cost of a family policy or 85% of the cost of an individual plan. Moreover, the insurance must meet the federal government’s requirements in terms of what benefits are included, meaning that many businesses that offer insurance to their workers today will have to change to new,...
  • The Gingerbread Man

    11/18/2012 3:29:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Do you remember the tale of "The Gingerbread Man"? It's a children's story in which a gingerbread man runs away from the baker, lots of people try to catch him as he crows, "Run, run as fast as you can/ You can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man." In the version I remember a fox finally does catch the braggart and eats him piece by piece.This week, in defending the public statements of his UN Ambassador Susan Rice, Obama said we should come after him, not her. Pugnacious remark--just like the gingerbread man's. Last time I recall a politician making...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    11/18/2012 2:26:17 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Best political humor/graphics from around the USA this week... More at Reaganite Republican _______________________________________________________________   Looking Spoon 
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Nestorianism

    11/18/2012 1:22:29 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Nestorianism 1248. Will you explain the teachings of Nestorius? As opposed to the Arians who would not admit that Christ was God, Nestorius insisted that we must adore Christ as God. But in explaining how Christ is God, he fell into error; and as he had become Patriarch of Constantinople in 428 A.D., his very influence demanded immediate decision by the Church. Nestorius said that we must adore Christ as God because God dwelt in Christ. However we could not identify Christ with God, and apart from the indwelling of God within Him, Christ was a merely human Person. There...
  • Howie Carr thread week of November 18, 2012

    11/18/2012 1:22:22 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 11/18/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr Show thread starting off with his Sunday Boston Herald column
  • France: Thousands march against same-sex marriage bill

    11/18/2012 1:09:35 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/17/2012 | Charlotte BOITIAUX / Joseph BAMAT
    Thousands of people rallied in Paris and across France on Saturday to protest a government bill that would extend marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples. March organisers said marriage required "one dad and one mom for every child." Opponents of a bill that would open up civil marriages and adoption to same-sex couples in France marched in the country’s main cities on Saturday to protest what they call a “major and dangerous upheaval”. Protesters took to the streets of Rennes, Nantes, Dijon, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse to participate in the so-called “Demonstration for All” rally organized by conservative...
  • Veterans Day Parade Plays “Taps” in Front of Planned Parenthood

    11/18/2012 12:32:07 AM PST · by kathsua · 10 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 11/12/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A Veterans Day parade this weekend featured a high school marching band that played the song most known for marking the death of soldiers. Ironically, one pro-life advocate caught the band playing the song as it happened to stop front in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic located on the parade route. “Went out to Planned Parenthood to pray,” pro-life advocate Jennie Stone said. “There was a huge Veterans Day parade going on. Hearing “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “My Country Tis of Thee,” and “America the Beautiful” over and over while standing in front of it actually put...
  • Interview with Smokey Robinson (my thoughts re "Spectacle" episode with Elvis Costello)

    11/18/2012 12:21:48 AM PST · by txnuke · 16 replies
    11-17-12 | self (vanity)
    Spectacle is a TV show you can find on cable or Netflix. It is an Elton John production featuring Elvis Costello as the interviewer. Elvis Costello introduced Smokey Robinson with a musical number. Then he said something that I thought was a great and succinct summation about meeting Smokey Robinson: "If Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Groucho Marx came out and sat down, I could not [be more pleased and impressed.]" If found it fascinating that Smokey showed up with a necklace and a Christian cross displayed prominently. I don't know anything about Smokey's faith or practice, but this little...
  • Video: Sophisticated Hamas Underground Missile Launchers

    11/17/2012 11:07:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    INN ^ | 11/18/12 | http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/162190#.UKiHZ2c51pk
    The sophisticated underground rocket launcher system in Gaza has been exposed by the terrorist organization in a video it released Saturday. The video indicates the amount of effort and money that Hamas invested in its anti-Israel military infrastructure that is partly financed by foreign aid and transfers by Israel of taxes collected on behalf of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, which funnels part of the funds to Hamas. The Israeli Air Force has knocked out a number of the underground sites, but it is not known how many remain. Hamas has copied the Hizbullah tactic used in the 2006 Second Lebanon...
  • How Many Justin Biebers Could You Take In A Fight? [quiz]

    11/17/2012 11:01:23 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 66 replies
    The Oatmeal ^ | Matt Inman
    Quiz at source link - no registration required.
  • The Liberal Gloat

    11/17/2012 10:55:00 PM PST · by oneprolifewoman · 32 replies
    Back in 2011, the Obama White House earned some mild mockery for its “win the future” slogan. But now that the president has been re-elected, the liberal conventional wisdom is that the Democrats have done just that — that Republicans are now Radio Shack to their Apple store, “The Waltons” to their “Modern Family,” a mediocre Norman Rockwell to their digital-age mosaic. Maybe it’s too soon to pierce this cloud of postelection smugness. But in the spirit of friendly correction let me point out some slightly more unpleasant truths about the future that liberalism seems to be winning. Liberals look...
  • China's new Princess - the daughter of Communist president Xi Jinping studying quietly at Harvard

    11/17/2012 10:26:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/2012 | Sharon Churcher
    China's new Princess - the daughter of Communist president Xi Jinping studying quietly at Harvard Xi Mingze, 20, has been studying at the leading US university under a pseudonym since 2010 'She is a bookworm, very quiet and studious' Xi is said to have 24 hour protection from bodyguards By Sharon Churcher Demurely dressed in a high-necked jumper on a chilly autumn day, the pretty 20-year-old brunette could be any university student. But this photograph posted on Facebook shows Xi Mingze, the new 'princess' of China. As the cherished only daughter of China's new president Xi Jinping, Ms Xi, nicknamed...
  • "Overview: Founders vs. Progressives"

    11/17/2012 10:21:48 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 10 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | September 24, 2012 | Professor Thomas West
    An academic lecture by Professsor Thomas West from Hillsdale College. An excellent lecture from their Consitution 201 series plus links to other Hillsdale College lectures. An educational series that I wish would be viewed in our private high schools. Excellent material for home schoolers. Pass it on.
  • Lull in Gaza rocket fire, Israel keeps up strikes

    11/17/2012 10:21:10 PM PST · by lyby · 12 replies
    CBSNews ^ | November 18, 2012 | CBS/AP
    Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak has authorized the emergency call-up of up to 75,000 reserve troops ahead of a possible ground offensive. Israel has massed thousands of troops and dozens of tanks and armored vehicles along the border in recent days.
  • Congress demands EPA’s secret email accounts

    11/17/2012 10:15:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, November 17, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    A House committee has launched an investigation into whether EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used an email alias to try to hide correspondence from open-government requests and her agency’s own internal watchdog — something that Republican lawmakers said could run afoul of the law.The science committee has asked Ms. Jackson to turn over all information related to an email account under the name of “Richard Windsor,” which is one of the aliases identified by a researcher looking into the EPA.The committee has also asked the White House’s lawyer and EPA’s inspector general to look into the matter and report back by...
  • Vanity: Latest Israel News In Prophecy?

    11/17/2012 10:15:23 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 95 replies
    In Freepers mind, where do the most recent events in Israel fall in prophecy? A war has started and Middle Eastern leaders are now attempting to craft some sort of cease fire. This is the first time in a long time that America will be a non-factor. I think that's huge. Obama will not only stand back and let Israel be destroyed.. but he has CREATED the situation where Egypt, Libya.. and now Syria are ran by Muslim extremists.. He ARMED them using our tax money!
  • 'It Was Me or the Bear': Swedish Hunter

    11/17/2012 10:15:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Local ^ | 8 Nov 12 | Oliver Gee
    An elk hunter in central Sweden got the shock of his life on Sunday when a wild bear sprung out of the ground just metres away, prompting the Swede to instinctively shoot it dead.Leif Backlars, a 45-year-old hunter from Enviken, central Sweden, was in for a surprise when hunting for elk in Dalarna on the weekend. “The dog started barking and I thought he’d seen an elk,” Backlars told The Local. However, there were no elks in sight. Rather, the hunter's dog was reacting to movement in what appeared to be two small holes just a few metres from Backlars....
  • Petraeus Says U.S. Tried to Avoid Tipping Off Terrorists After Libya Attack

    11/17/2012 10:14:50 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 88 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov 16 2012 | Eric Schmitt
    WASHINGTON — David H. Petraeus, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told lawmakers on Friday that classified intelligence reports revealed that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic mission in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration refrained from saying it suspected that the perpetrators of the attack were Al Qaeda affiliates and sympathizers to avoid tipping off the groups. Mr. Petraeus, who resigned last week after admitting to an extramarital affair, said the names of groups suspected in the attack — including Al Qaeda’s franchise in North Africa and a local Libyan group, Ansar al-Shariah...
  • Post-Election Musings

    11/17/2012 10:13:15 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 4 replies
    11/17/2012 | me
    A couple of things I just realized: 1) The two most ominous dates in recent US History are the same, flipped upside down: 11/69/11 2) It's always such a bittersweet story, when someone finds an ancient bag of US Mail that was misplaced 70 years ago, and they track down the intended recipients' kids or grandkids, and deliver it, and it's full of love letters exchanged between sweethearts, him in uniform in Europe or the Pacific, and her keeping the home fires burning and staying loyal to him, and their descendants read the letters together with laughter and tears. And...
  • Russian babushka slays wolf with axe, bare hands (do not cross a babushka)

    11/17/2012 10:09:29 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    io9 ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    Russian babushka slays wolf with axe, bare hands Robert T. Gonzalez Do not cross Aishat Maksudova. The Russian grandmother was tending to her livestock when a wolf attacked her village of Novo Biryuzyak, Dagestan. So she cooly axed it in the head. Metro UK has the full story, including an excellent video of Maksudova describing and pantomiming her valiant struggle with the wolf, but her descriptions of the encounter paint a pretty good picture of the scene, and how unfazed she was by the whole thing: [I was] not even frightened. With an open mouth, the wolf suddenly jumped on...
  • Anna, 105, Offered Spot in Swedish Preschool

    11/17/2012 10:08:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    A 105-year-old Swedish woman was surprised recently when she received a letter explaining she had been offered a spot at a local preschool class.Anna Eriksson, 105, lives in a nursing home near Tierp in eastern Sweden, about 130 kilometres north of Stockholm. But the Swedes's three-digit age didn't stand in the way of her receiving a letter recently from the Central School in Tierp, letting her know the school had a spot for her in a class of children due to turn six next year. The school's principal, Marinna Eriksson (no relation) confirmed for the local Upsala Nya Tidning (UNT)...
  • Obama Stabbing Israel in the Back Behind the Scenes

    11/17/2012 9:53:12 PM PST · by Qbert · 32 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The trajectory of conflicts like these are fairly clear. Israel bombs some terrorist targets and then launches a ground incursion into Gaza to suppress terrorist activities. But the Obama Administration is already working against a ground offensive behind the scenes, as a New York Times report mentions. Obama supposedly called Netanyahu to discuss options for “de-escalating” the situation, but all those options are going to involve signing on to another meaningless cease fire while Hamas continues carrying out attacks, on and off. Netanyahu has made calling off a ground operation contingent on an end to rocket attacks. Which Obama isn’t...
  • WORLD LEADERS BEGIN TO CRAFT CEASE-FIRE AS ROCKETS CONTINUE TO FLY OVER ISRAEL, GAZA

    11/17/2012 9:38:34 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 49 replies
    The Jerusalem Post is reporting that world leaders are beginning to fly into the Middle East in an effort to halt the violence that exploded last week between Gaza and Israel, and those that can’t fly in are weighing in remotely. Egypt, Turkey, and Qatar are already working on an agreement, according to reports, and now UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon and various European leaders are beginning to lend their voices to the endeavor, as well.
  • PA State Universities Face First-Ever Faculty Strike

    11/17/2012 9:33:30 PM PST · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    Faculty at fourteen Pennsylvania state universities voted Friday to authorize a strike if contract negotiations fail to reach an agreement in coming weeks. No one is on strike yet, but professors and coaches voted overwhelmingly that the union should be allowed to call one if progress is not made. Of the 6,000 ballots cast, 95 percent voted to authorize a walkout.
  • Chris Christie on SNL Now

    11/17/2012 9:28:44 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    Joling with weekend news guy. Guess they like him now that he helped Obama.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-18-12, Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    11/17/2012 9:27:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-18-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 18, 2012   Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Dn 12:1-3 In those days, I Daniel,heard this word of the Lord:"At that time there shall ariseMichael, the great prince,guardian of your people;it shall be a time unsurpassed in distresssince nations began until that time.At that time your people shall escape,everyone who is found written in the book. "Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake;some shall live forever,others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace. "But the wise shall shine brightlylike the splendor of the firmament,and those who lead the many to...
  • Police stationed along Texas border fight endless battle against drug trafficking

    11/17/2012 9:23:50 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    NBC33 TV ^ | November 17, 2012 | Robert Arnold
    Police stationed along Texas border fight endless battle against drug trafficking and human smuggling: NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Brooks County, Texas is a less than five-hour drive from Houston, but the rural community of just over 7,200 people is facing an overwhelming amount of crime. High-speed chases, smugglers and a rising body count has become a fact of life in a county made up largely of ranchers and farmers. "We have a lot to contend with," said Brooks County Chief Deputy Urbino Martinez. "It takes a toll." Houston's connection to this rise in crime can be clearly seen in the...
  • Claim: EPA Head Used Secret Email to Hide Documents

    11/17/2012 9:18:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 29 replies
    The House Science Committee is investigating whether Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson used the secret email alias "Richard Windsor" to hide internal communications from government watchdogs—an action that may violate open-records laws.
  • The Next Oil Revolution

    11/17/2012 9:08:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies
    Energy Tribune ^ | November 17, 2012 | Peter C Glover
    By Peter C GloverFar from running out of oil, new studies confirm the world is headed for the next oil revolution with growing US production playing an nascent role. And, as with the unconventional shale gas revolution, nearly all new unconventional oil development is taking place despite pre-election White House energy polices through development on private, rather than on federal, lands. A new IHS CERA group study America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil and Gas Revolution and the US Economy, spells out how unconventional oil and gas production in the US is changing the US energy landscape and contributing...
  • 14-year-old steals her mother's husband

    11/17/2012 9:02:19 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 29 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Nov. 14, 2012
    A 14-year-old girl, stole her mother’s husband, married him and had a baby together, according to court proceedings. The Chinese teenager apparently had a lovechild with her stepfather. She is threatening to cut off ties with her mother unless she divorces him. The girl, named Fangting, began an affair with Liu Guochang, her 34-year-old stepfather when she was just 14-years-old, a local newspaper reported. Fangting, now 16, gave birth to a daughter last year and demands that her mother Huang Changhong divorce Liu so they could be together. To make matters worse, Huang and Liu also have a young son...
  • Sheehan announces bid for Albany Mayor

    11/17/2012 8:50:38 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    Timesunion ^ | November 17, 2012 | Kristen V. Brown
    ALBANY — City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan has officially announced her candidacy in next year's mayoral race. Sheehan, 48, who was elected treasurer in 2009, had long dropped hints about a planned mayoral run. On Saturday afternoon, in front of Washington Park's Moses Statue, the Democrat made it official. "Let's face it: There is only one office in Albany that can deliver the changes many of us want," Sheehan said. "I am here to announce that I am running for mayor." Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Sheehan-to-make-a-run-for-mayor-4046442.php#ixzz2CXwLxZ3I
  • Nasrallah: Israeli Ground Assault on Gaza is 'Stupid'

    11/17/2012 8:37:41 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/18/2012 | Elad Benari
    Hizbullah’s leader said on Saturday that any attempt by Israeli forces to launch a ground assault against Hamas in Gaza would be a miscalculated step. “The Israelis will commit a stupid mistake if they decide to launch a ground operation against Gaza,” Hassan Nasrallah said during a live speech on Saturday, according to a report in NOW Lebanon. “The resistance in Gaza has acquired power, determination, and planning capabilities and has filled [strategic] gaps,” he claimed. Nasrallah also said that firepower possessed by Hamas terrorists was putting Israelis increasingly on edge.
  • Sign outside of business causing a boom in customers

    11/17/2012 8:23:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 109 replies
    msnbc ^ | 11.17.2012 | wboy
    Riley Gunnoe says business is booming at his tool store in St. Albans. He says it's because of a sign outside. Gunnoe told me he didn't know what was going to happen when he put this phrase on it, "If you are for Obama's policies, please keep your dumba$$ out of this store." Gunnoe says he didn't know what was going to happen when he put the sign up. "I didn't care. But it really has doubled my business since I put it up so I'm glad I did now!" Some people in the community say it makes them question...
  • "Jesus Is Our Great High Priest--Now What?" (Sermon on Hebrews 10:11-25)

    11/17/2012 8:13:37 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 8 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 18, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Jesus Is Our Great High Priest--Now What?” (Hebrews 10:11-25)Today is the seventh straight Sunday when the assigned Epistle for the day comes from the Letter of Hebrews. We lost a couple of those readings due to observing Reformation and All Saints, but even so, we’ve been hearing a lot of Hebrews. I used Hebrews as a sermon text a couple of times back in October, once on the verse, “Today, if you hear his voice,” and the once on Jesus as our Sabbath rest. But there is a major aspect of this epistle I haven’t touched on yet, and that...
  • Like ABC, The Snobs at NPR Laugh At Shutdown of Hostess

    11/17/2012 8:08:59 PM PST · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    On Friday, Scott Whitlock reported ABC's Good Morning America reported the morning show milked the 18,000 jobs lost in the shutdown of Hostess for laughs. The same laughing at pink slips occurred Saturday on National Public Radio's game show Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Players were given a question after NPR newscaster Karl Kasell asked in a low growl "Where are you, you spongy yellow delicious bastards?" Host Peter Sagal explained Kasell was delivering a Woody Harrelson line about Twinkies from the movie Zombieland. After a contestant answered that it was Hostess that shut down this week, Sagal started the...
  • St. Lucie elections officials suspend recount; tally to continue at 8 a.m. Sunday

    11/17/2012 8:05:36 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 82 replies
    TCPALM ^ | 11-17-2012 | By James Kirley, Eric Pfahler
    St. Lucie elections officials suspend recount; tally to continue at 8 a.m. Sunday By James Kirley, Eric Pfahler FORT PIERCE — The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board suspended its recount of all early voting ballots late Saturday night, saying members would return at 8 a.m. Sunday to complete the job. The board made the announcement at 10 p.m. that it will continue tabulating write-in and provisional ballots Sunday after counting votes late into Saturday night as supporters for District 18 congressional candidates Patrick Murphy and Allen West watched the process. Poll workers finished entering in early ballots for all precincts...