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  • 'I am bitterly, bitterly disappointed': retired naval officer's email to children in full

    11/18/2012 6:52:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | Nov 18, 2012
    'I am bitterly, bitterly disappointed': retired naval officer's email to children in full This is the full email that retired Royal Navy officer Nick Crews sent to his son and two daughters in February expressing his and his wife's disappointment in them. 2:31PM GMT 18 Nov 2012 Dear All Three With last evening's crop of whinges and tidings of more rotten news for which you seem to treat your mother like a cess-pit, I feel it is time to come off my perch. It is obvious that none of you has the faintest notion of the bitter disappointment each of...
  • The Heathen Have Dug a Pit...Psalm 9 pt 5

    The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. (Psalm 9:14-15)The ninth Psalm is an eschatological revelation. The Psalmist ,by the Holy Spirit celebrates the coming of the LORD . At his Arrival, the united international enemies of Israel fall, they are turned back and routed! They had besieged her in their fury, but God rebukes them,”putting out their name” forever! The LORD comes...
  • New Jobless Claims: Outliers, Volatility, Incompetence and Incentives

    11/18/2012 6:50:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Political Calculations
    The United States would appear to have entered a new trend for new jobless claims, one characterized by outliers and volatility. Our chart below showing the residual distribution of the number of new jobless claims filed each week shows just how far off from normal things have become since 22 September 2012, which we're marking as the end of the previous trend. In fact, the data is so volatile right now that we're not able to accurately determine what the real trend in new jobless claims might be. For that, we'll need anywhere from six to ten non-outlier data points,...
  • The Amnesty Fantasy (illegal immigration)

    11/18/2012 6:40:10 AM PST · by dennisw · 22 replies
    nationalreview. ^ | nov 16th | Rich Lowry
    The networks had barely called the election for President Barack Obama before GOP elites rushed to embrace an amnesty for illegal immigrants. Getting killed almost three-to-one among Latino voters understandably concentrates the mind, but it’s no reason to lose it. The post-election Republican reaction has been built on equal parts panic, wishful thinking, and ethnic pandering. It’s one thing to argue that amnesty is the right policy on the merits. It’s another to depict it as the magic key to unlocking the Latino vote. John McCain nearly immolated himself within the Republican party with his support for amnesty and did...
  • Disobey The Mandate

    11/18/2012 6:31:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Kevin McCullough
    If someone had told me in 2009 that President Obama would get close to ten million fewer votes in 2012, I'd have both laughed out loud and simultaneously thought to myself, "we'll take that." Of course now, I can't explain why I would've been so happy. Nonetheless the President's underwhelming yet historic win, by a quite slim margin of victory, has caused the word "mandate" to cross the lips of left-leaning opinion makers once again showing the true delusion of those who back team Obama. One of the specific areas that such a "mandate" is demanding adherence to across the...
  • Israel Releases Another Gaza Pinpoint Strike Video, Anonymous Retaliates By Taking Down IDF Blog

    11/18/2012 6:27:41 AM PST · by Renfield · 28 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 11-17-2012 | Tyler Durden
    In what is becoming an increasingly more confusing conflict - is it truly an ideological war, or merely an extended attempt to generate empathy via social networking, together with a full-blown conflict on twitter - Israel continued its pinpoint strikes in Gaza overnight, taking out the house of a high-ranking Hamas operative, together with the release of commemorative video showing the explosion moments after the event. The clip is below. What is more curious is that the global hacker group Anonymous has already picked its side, and yesterday launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael, which has so far hacked 700...
  • VANITY: It seems Petraeus may be a criminal who is turning on his country

    11/18/2012 6:23:08 AM PST · by AAABEST · 75 replies
    Providence | November 18, 2012 | *
    They had some lofty goal of not wanting to "tip off" the terrorists - but nobody can say whose idea it was or who changed the language? Also, why is the discussion being framed around who "omitted" the terrorist language? Omitting language is not what's at issue. A blatant lie about some "video" was created out of whole cloth and promulgated repeatedly over an extended period of time by the highest levels of the executive branch. We know that he's already perjured himself at least once on the matter. Nevermind the adultery - it now appears he's morphed into a...
  • Thanksgiving, Colonists & Early American Law

    11/18/2012 6:22:54 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 18, 2012 | Kelly OConnell
    Can Americans Learn Anything From Our Founders for Today? Who were the original Founders of America? Two groups can be described from the group of original hardy settlers—the Pilgrims and the Puritans. The seeds of the Pilgrim stock came from the illegal English Separatist Church. All Englishmen were expected to attend Anglican Church, weekly. It provoked much controversy in Christian circles that power swung between English Protestants and Catholics. The Separatists wanted no state meddling in private beliefs, and so left England in search of religious freedom, first to Leiden, Netherlands, and later to North America. This explains the US...
  • The United Kingdom Throws Down the Gauntlet with a Strong Entry in the Government Stupidity Contest

    11/18/2012 6:22:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I periodically compare moronic decisions and policies by governments in the United States and United Kingdom. You can peruse some jaw-dropping examples by clicking this link. To show that politicians and bureaucrats don’t have a monopoly on stupidity, I’ve also shared a pair of examples that expose foolishness in the private sector.“Won’t anyone take free money?” I think the contest has been pretty even to date, but now we have an entry from the United Kingdom that may be hard to beat. The government created a new boondoggle program, but managed to make it so convoluted that no households have...
  • Cortland County district attorney admits acting in porn movies in 1970s

    11/18/2012 6:19:02 AM PST · by billorites · 29 replies
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | November 18, 2012 | John O'Brien
    Mark Suben, the Cortland County district attorney, said today he acted in pornographic movies in the 1970s. In a 3 p.m. news conference today, he admitted that he lied about his history to The Post-Standard and other news operations in the days before the Nov. 6 election. He was re-elected to a second term. He said he would continue as district attorney. After he was done, he walked out without responding to reporters' questions. Suben is a Democrat. He defeated Republican defense attorney Keith Dayton 9,815-7,507, according to unofficial results. Speaking from a conference room in his private-practice law office,...
  • Creationism or Evolution?

    11/18/2012 6:18:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 121 replies
    Stay Catholic .Com ^ | 2001 | Sebastian R. Fama
    Creationism or Evolution?by Sebastian R. Fama Is it possible to know that God exists even though we cannot see or touch Him? Well, we believe that radio waves exist and we can’t see or touch them. And we believe it because the evidence allows for no other conclusion. We turn on a television and we see and hear someone who is many miles away. Adjusting the antenna changes the quality of the picture. Disconnect the antenna, and there is no picture. Obviously the television is receiving the pictures and sound from the air. Thus we can know that radio...
  • UN report: Religious objections to contraception and abortifacients violate human rights

    11/18/2012 6:17:05 AM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 16, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    NEW YORK, November 16, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - A newly released United Nations Population Fund report calls on governments to counteract “religious” objections to “emergency contraception,” which the report says stand in the way of fundamental human freedoms. The UNFPA’s 2012 annual report, which declared birth control a “human right,” was released this week. It states that UN general comments are “the authoritative interpretation of the standards” that “help translate the right to family planning at the abstract…level into policies and programs.” The committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights in its General Comment Number 14 ruled that one of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- NGC 6357's Cathedral to Massive Stars

    11/18/2012 6:13:47 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    NASA ^ | November 18, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: How massive can a normal star be? Estimates made from distance, brightness and standard solar models had given one star in the open cluster Pismis 24 over 200 times the mass of our Sun, nearly making it the record holder. This star is the brightest object located just above the gas front in the above image. Close inspection of images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, however, have shown that Pismis 24-1 derives its brilliant luminosity not from a single star but from three at least. Component stars would still remain near 100 solar masses, making them among the...
  • What the Argentines Protest

    11/18/2012 6:11:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Paul Jacob
    I arrived in Buenos Aires a few days ago, and didn’t stay long. It wasn’t an official event, not even a Fact Finding Expedition. My main business was in Montevideo, Uruguay, where I attended the 2012 Global Forum on Direct Democracy. Citizens in Charge, an organization I spearhead, had sponsored the previous Global Forum, held in San Francisco, and my interest in citizen participation in government has not decreased over time. And yet, this little “vacation” was more than relevant. For interesting things are happening in Argentina. Things pertaining to citizen-powered government. It’s neither a major referendum nor a citizen-initiated...
  • Netanyahu: Israel prepared for 'significant expansion' of Gaza operation

    11/18/2012 6:05:18 AM PST · by John W · 6 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | NBC News staff and wire reports
    Updated at 8:32 a.m. ET: TEL AVIV, Israel - Israel was prepared to substantially broaden its operation in the Gaza strip, the country's prime minister said on Sunday. "The Israel Defense Forces have attacked more than 1,000 terror targets in the Gaza Strip," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a cabinet meeting. "We are exacting a heavy price from Hamas and the terrorist organizations and the Israel Defence Forces are prepared for a significant expansion of the operation." He gave no specifics and made no mention of the possibility of a ground offensive. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama said he fully...
  • Beginning of the End Starts Third Week of January

    11/18/2012 6:01:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | John Ransom
    Georgia Boy wrote: Actually, President Obama has not raised taxes on anybody, but I think he will raise taxes on the wealthiest (back to historic levels) when he gets his second term. That said, Ransom is just another Rat-wing speculation, pretty much full of bovine manure. -France’s “No Limit” Tax Perfect for ZeroDear Comrade Boy Georgia,You’re right about Obama wanting to bring taxes to historic levels, although like most liberals you don’t understand what you are saying. Still, rest assured, if you did understand what you said about taxes at historic levels, you’d be for that too.And that’s really the...
  • Video: Republican commissioner now in charge of West-Murphy vote tabulation

    11/18/2012 5:55:13 AM PST · by SmileRight · 28 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/18/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Commissioner Tod Mowery is a Republican who was charged with overseeing Saturday’s vote tabulation in the District 18 race. Mowery is the vice-chair of the board of county commissioners in St Lucie County. After a full 12 hour day of counting, the poll workers finalized the bulk of the work, and plan to be back at 8 a.m. to finish up and announce the results. Mowery talked about the process in an interview with BizPac Review. He expressed a desire to restore public trust in his county’s voting system. Despite the 304 ballots found at the end of the night...
  • Fallacies Such As MMT Are "Leading The Sheep To Slaughter"

    11/18/2012 5:53:17 AM PST · by Renfield · 10 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 11-17-2012 | Kyle Bass
    Below are some of the key highlights from Kyle Bass' latest, and as usual, must read letter:On central banks and the final round of global monetary debasement: Central bankers are feverishly attempting to create their own new world: a utopia in which debts are never restructured, and there are no consequences for fiscal profligacy, i.e. no atonement for prior sins. They have created Potemkin villages on a Jurassic scale. The sum total of the volatility they are attempting to suppress will be less than the eventual volatility encountered when their schemes stop working. Most refer to comments like this...
  • Nigel Farage: Who Can Be The Most Stupid?

    11/18/2012 5:50:29 AM PST · by expat1000 · 2 replies
    UKIP ^ | Oct 11,2012 | Expat
    video only
  • Palestinian officials: Arafat grave being dug up

    11/18/2012 5:45:29 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/18/2012 | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, AP
    <p>RAMALLAH, West Bank — Two Palestinian officials say workers with jackhammers are opening the concrete-encased grave of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in his former compound in the West Bank.</p>