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  • 'Occupy' Doctor Had Bomb-Making Chemicals In Ridgewood Basement, Authorities Charge

    11/18/2012 9:54:12 AM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    A New York doctor who was active in the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011 was charged Saturday with possessing a large quantity of chemicals used in bomb-making, hours after authorities conducted a raid on the Ridgewood house in which he lived, officials said. Roberto Rivera, 60, a medical doctor, was charged with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage after FBI agents and members of the Bergen County bomb squad found precursor chemicals used in the making of explosives,
  • Crocodile Attack: 'Human Remains' Found

    11/18/2012 9:36:54 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    sky ^ | 17 November 2012
    Australian authorities searching for a seven-year-old girl have found what appears to be human remains inside a 3m crocodile. An extensive search began at first light for the girl who was last seen swimming at the natural pool at an outstation about 210 miles (340km) east of the city of Darwin on Friday afternoon. The girl was swimming with other children and an adult at the time. "Witnesses have told police that a crocodile attacked the male adult before pulling the girl under water," ... Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to 7m (23ft) long and weigh more than a...
  • A report from the ground: Gertrude Walker is stealing Allen West’s seat in Congress

    11/18/2012 9:27:34 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 67 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    Tracing the walking history of this mystery box of write in ballots Florida Election Board auditors found somewhere in or around Gertrude Walker's St. Lucie County headquarters is proving to be quite daunting. And the Allen West-Patrick Murphy recount continued early this morning after being suspended late last night. These write in ballots of 306 early votes somehow missed being counted because machines "kicked them out." With Election Supervisor Walker now hospitalized, we may never know what happened. Her administrative assistant Annie H. Clark told me, "They didn't find no ballots," but canvassing board member Todd Mowry said the auditors'...
  • Rifle Review: The Mossberg MVP

    11/18/2012 9:23:51 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    Outdoor Life ^ | 03.2012 | John B. Snow
    Mossberg’s new MVP rifle is an easy gun to like. It’s a bolt-action chambered in 5.56 NATO/.223 Rem. that has the makings of a good all-around varminter. There’s nothing particularly fancy in its construction, but the designers at Mossberg didn’t overlook any critical features either. The result is a very workable firearm that does what it should without any fanfare or pretention. It is like a Lab rescued from a shelter who clearly has a bit of something else in his bloodline—but he hunts hard, is a great companion, and came at a great price. ** Magazine Versatility ** The...
  • Murphy camp declares victory due to missed deadline

    11/18/2012 9:21:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11/18/12 | Christine Stapleton
    Fort Pierce — Update: Campaign officials for Patrick Murphy, Democrat candidate for the congressional district 18 race, are calling their candidate the winner because the St. Lucie Canvassing Board has missed the noon deadline to certify results to the state Division of Elections. Under Florida law, if the deadline passes with final certified results, the unofficial certified results filed last Sunday stand. Those results show Murphy ahead by .58 percent – above the .5 percent spread which would trigger an automatic recount. West officials were not immediately available for comment. ------------------ The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board resumed ballot counting...
  • Why won’t Jesuits defend Catholic doctrine?

    11/18/2012 9:12:47 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 28 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov 18, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Within a few days Father Joseph McShane S.J. the president of New York’s Fordham University called Ann Coulter “too hateful and needlessly provocative” as he ordered that she be disinvited to speak at Fordham. Then he had no trouble approving “ethicist” Peter Singer as a speaker. Singer is a man who promotes the murder of children he would consider “defective” within the first two years of their lives. According an article in “First Things” magazine, “Singer has spent a lifetime justifying the unjustifiable. He is the founding father of the animal liberation movement and advocates ending “the present speciesist bias...
  • Romney's 'gifts' gaffe (ELECTION OVER - LIBERAL SWINE ATTACKS CONTINUE)

    11/18/2012 9:10:45 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 18, 2012 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page cpage@tribune.com
    Mitt Romney finally has it figured out. He knows why he lost. Guess what? It was all President Barack Obama's fault. Of course, that's not exactly the way Romney puts it. He puts it in a way that sounds even more silly than that. Or perhaps, depending on your worldview, more tragic. In a 20-minute afternoon conference call with his major donors and fundraisers eight days after Election Day, Romney blamed his loss on Obama's showering groups with what Romney called "gifts" to various groups of voters, "especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people." Zounds! As we...
  • Finally - A Funny Doonesbury About Life - and No Leftist Politics

    11/18/2012 9:09:04 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/18/12 | Trudeau
  • Wife is out for afternoon. Should I go see "Lincoln?"

    11/18/2012 9:04:29 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 90 replies
    I hate to give Steven Spielberg any money, and I hate the fact that Spielberg spouts the lie that the Republican party of Lincoln's day is now the Democrat party. I am sure that it is another Lefty propaganda piece. But it looks like a well-made movie. Should I stay or should I go?
  • Court Halts Contraceptive Mandate for Christian Publisher Tyndale

    11/18/2012 9:00:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Sunday, Nov 17, 2012 | Lillian Kwon
    Court Halts Contraceptive Mandate for Christian Publisher Tyndale Sat, Nov. 17, 2012 Posted: 04:34 PM EDT A federal court ruled on Friday in favor of Tyndale House Publishers in a lawsuit against the Obama administration's contraceptive coverage mandate.U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton granted a preliminary injunction to stop enforcement of the mandate – which requires employers to cover contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs in their employees' health insurance plans – against the Christian publishing company."Although there is arguably a public interest in the uniform application of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) and the contraceptive coverage mandate there is...
  • Arianna Huffington Uses the Onion to Support Anti-Petraus, Anti-'the Generals' Argument

    11/18/2012 8:51:55 AM PST · by walford · 10 replies
    News Busters ^ | 11/18/2012 | Tom Blumer
    In her "Sunday Roundup" post at the site which bears her last name, Arianna Huffington supported that notion that "This week, America finally began questioning the judgment of its generals," but lamented that the scrutiny is over "sexual conduct rather than military conduct." Fine, that's her opinion. But what's really odd is that she apparently thought that referencing a headline found at the Onion would be seen by readers as meaningful support for her argument (HT to a NewsBusters tipster): If our failed military strategy in Afghanistan had gotten half the airtime of Petraeus' failed marital strategy in Tampa, there...
  • Construction of an Amazing Underground Hotel in Songjiang Begins

    11/18/2012 8:36:39 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 39 replies
    Amazing Planet ^ | 10/31/12 | James Holloway via Amazing Planet
    Some years ago, a British engineering firm Atkins proposed an extravagant design for a five-star hotel located deep within a 100-meter, abandoned and half flooded pit near the base of Tianmashan Mountain in the Songjiang District of Shanghai. Construction on the 19-story, 380-room Shimao Intercontinental Hotel finally is already underway. Initially the hotel was expected to be completed by May, 2009, but construction commenced only in March early this year. The innovative design of the luxury resort hotel stands two levels higher than the rock face of the 100 meter deep quarry and includes underwater public areas and guestrooms. Instead...
  • If the GOPe Were Smart They Would Beg Gov. Palin to Come Back Into the Room

    11/18/2012 8:35:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | November 17, 2012 | Stacy Drake
    But this is the “stupid party” we’re talking about, so I won’t hold my breath. In the wake of the disastrous 2012 election results, there has been a lot of discussion on the right regarding the GOP’s apparent “message” problem. Much of the conversations has focused on immigration issues as a way to bring in new voters. Recently, Charles Krauthammer wrote: ’ve always been of the “enforcement first” school, with the subsequent promise of legalization. I still think it’s the better policy. But many Hispanics fear that there will be nothing beyond enforcement. So, promise amnesty right up front. Secure...
  • Remembering Thanksgiving, Family, FRiends, and FReedom..

    11/18/2012 8:28:40 AM PST · by carlo3b · 109 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 11/18/12 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author
    Remembering Thanksgiving Day The Mayflower 1620- 2002 The voyage of the Mayflower in 1620 from Plymouth England, to Plymouth Rock started as a journey to find peace and justice in a new world. It began as a fervent prayer to give freedom a chance, and remains today as the promise each year for a new beginning. Thanksgiving Day is a celebration of hope, and remembrance. Today, we bring our families and friends together to share our tables and our hearts, and give thanks for all that we have to be grateful for in our new and glorious country. From this...
  • Guest blog: Vietnam vet reflects on Memorial Day

    11/18/2012 8:23:39 AM PST · by trussell · 2 replies
    Pastor Bob Rogers Blog ^ | May 27 | Bob Rogers
    Guest blog: Vietnam vet reflects on Memorial Day May 27 Posted by Bob Rogers . (This guest blog is by my father, retired Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Robert H. Rogers, pictured here with my mother. Here my Dad reflects upon Memorial Day through the harsh experiences of his first days as a chaplain in the Vietnam War. I appreciate my father’s service to our country. It was a great sacrifice for him and our family, as we spent a year apart from him while he was at war, and my mom had to take care of me, in the sixth grade,...
  • Lesbian Playmate now loves men, cops

    11/18/2012 8:23:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 18, 2012 | BRAD HAMILTON
    Stephanie Adams, the stunning lesbian Playboy Playmate who won a million-dollar police-brutality suit this year, has done an about-face. She’s now married (to a man) and loves the NYPD. Adams, 42, credits local cops with saving her from a deranged stalker who surfaced after she won a $1.2 million jury award in February in her case against the Police Department.
  • Technical Glitch Knocks Out EBT Cards In Georgia And Nine Other States

    11/18/2012 8:23:08 AM PST · by Gorilla44 · 49 replies
    AP/CBSAtlanta ^ | November 16, 2012
    <p>MIAMI (AP)— Millions of food stamp recipients in 10 states were unable to use their debit cards for about six hours Friday after an outage at JPMorgan Chase.</p> <p>Bank spokesman Mike Fusco apologized for the inconvenience and said the technical glitch was resolved around 1 p.m. Friday, but he declined to discuss details of what exactly went wrong.</p>
  • Government By Deceit = Government By Cynicism

    11/18/2012 8:16:58 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | November 18, 2012 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    Benghazi And Petraeus: Too Many Obvious Questions And Too Many Non-Answers, as Col Snodgrass lists them. The Obama administration is obfuscating the truth about the Benghazi and Petraeus issues. There are too many obvious questions and too many non-answers. There are at least 22 key questions that need to be answered. 1. Why was security for the U.S. mission in Benghazi so totally inadequate after the U.S. ambassador repeatedly requested that it be increased and improved following recurrent jihadist attacks against Western diplomatic and Red Cross activities in the area and because of the well-known and growing presence of al...
  • Real Estate Sales Collapse in Paris

    11/18/2012 8:15:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Mainstream media offers little on the stunning collapse of real estate sales in France, notably Paris and Ile-de-France. Via Google translate, please consider Real Estate November 2012: figures for the month. Here are a few translate-unedited snips. 2012 will remain a very bad year for real estate professionals. In this comprehensive figures on the property market in November 2012, discover the sharp decline in real estate sales in Paris and Ile-de-France. Even in Paris, it becomes difficult to sell a property Notaries in Paris / Ile-de-France note that even in their region very attractive it becomes difficult to sell a...
  • French girl found tied up - but alive - in trunk after routine traffic stop

    11/18/2012 8:12:15 AM PST · by rawhide · 30 replies
    worldnews.nbcnews,com ^ | 11-18-12 | Isolde Raftery
    During the seven days that 15-year-old Chloe Rodriguez, of southern France, was held captive, she memorized details – her kidnapper, his car, its license plate -- but she did not try to defy the man's orders for fear of being killed, metrofrance.com reported. Chloe was found in Germany, tied up in the trunk of a car Friday afternoon after police stopped her kidnapper during a routine traffic stop, RTL.fr reported. She had disappeared the week before, on Nov. 9, after leaving her home by scooter to go to a friend’s house. Chloe was hospitalized Friday after being found. Her parents...