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  • Petraeus mistress and her partner arm in arm on night out for first time since scandal broke

    11/18/2012 11:05:16 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 18 November 2012 | James Nye
    Paula Broadwell arrives back at her brother's Washington D.C. home with husband Scott Linked arm-in-arm, Paula Broadwell and her husband Scott were seen together yesterday evening for the first time since the news broke of her affair with shamed former CIA Director David Petraeus. Arriving at her brother's home in the Mount Pleasant suburb of Washington D.C. in a black SUV, the two put on what was a clear show of solidarity as they marched from the garage to the back door of the $2.3 million property. Since the scandalous revelations surrounding his wife first surfaced just over a week...
  • What did the president know and when did he know it?

    11/18/2012 11:03:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 54 replies
    Youtube series on Watergate
    The cover up is worse than the original crime. When the president conspires with others in government to lie to the American people and claim "national security" as a defense, the congress has a duty and precedent to get to the truth. Lying to the America people and ordering subordinates to lie in a cover up attempt is historically recognized as high crimes and treason and IS definitely an impeachable offense. When the president of the United States commits high crimes and treason and then lies to the American people and conspires to hide it from congressional investigators and claims...
  • Obama seeks to head off Israeli ground invasion in Gaza

    11/18/2012 11:03:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    politico44 ^ | 11/18/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN and JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    "Israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired onto its territory. If that can be accomplished without the ramping up of military activity in Gaza that's preferable," Obama said. "That's not just preferable for the people of Gaza. It's also preferable for Israelis, because if Israeli troops are in Gaza, they're much more at risk of fatalities or being wounded."
  • Stress Best (How Surprises Make You Stronger)

    11/18/2012 11:02:49 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    The Economist ^ | 12-17-2012
    Stress Best (How Surprises Make You Stronger)Randomness, Probability And Uncertainty Nov 17th 2012The Economist Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder. By Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Random House; 519 pages; $30. Allen Lane; £25. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk WHAT is the opposite of fragility? Though not quite right, “resilience” and “robustness” are two words that come to mind. If fragility means something that breaks under stress, its exact opposite should mean something that grows stronger under pressure. There is no word that quite captures this, says Nassim Nicholas Taleb, an American essayist and scholar, so he has invented one: “antifragile”. The neologism...
  • Flames engulf 34-story luxury high-rise in Dubai

    11/18/2012 11:01:36 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 18 November 2012
    Rescue crews in Dubai have evacuated a 34-story residential tower after a fire gutted portions of the building. The blaze on Sunday charred the outside of the structure and send gray smoke drifting over a major development known as Jumeirah Lakes Towers, a cluster of high-rise apartment buildings and shops on the southern edge of Dubai. Civil defense officials did not give immediate details on the possible cause of the predawn fire.
  • Here's What Futurist Ray Kurzweil Thinks Life Will Be Like In The Next 20 Years (LOL)

    11/18/2012 11:01:35 AM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 18, 2012 | Megan Rose Dickey
    With companies like Google creating self-driving cars and augmented-reality glasses, futurist Ray Kurzweil's predictions are starting to sound much more realistic. Kurzweil, cofounder of Singularity University, became famous for creating the first text-to-speech software. Forbes called him "the ultimate thinking machine." With technology advancing at increasingly rapid rate, and researchers making serious headway into discovering the mysteries of the brain, it seems as if we'll all be reconstituted as a computer someday.
  • Republicans say Rice must testify on Benghazi statements

    11/18/2012 11:00:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/18/12
    Republicans say Rice must testify on Benghazi statementsWASHINGTON | Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:40pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. lawmakers turned up the heat on Sunday on Susan Rice, saying the U.N. ambassador - seen as a possible nominee to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state - must testify before Congress on her remarks after the September attack that killed the American envoy to Libya. **SNIP** "She's going to have to come in and testify at some point, whether it's in a closed hearing or an open hearing," Republican Saxby Chambliss, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee,...
  • Primary School Teachers 'Could Face Sack' For Refusing To Promote Gay Marriage [Faith Schools Too!]

    11/18/2012 10:27:16 AM PST · by Steelfish · 111 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | November 18, 2012 | John Bingham
    Primary School Teachers 'Could Face Sack' For Refusing To Promote Gay Marriage By John Bingham 18 Nov 2012 Liz Truss, an education minister, refused to rule out the possibility that teachers, even in faith schools, could face disciplinary action for objecting on grounds of conscience. Miss Truss said simply that it was impossible to know what the impact of the legislation would be at this stage. Her admission came in a letter to a fellow Conservative MP, David Burrowes, last month. Mr Burrowes, a practising Christian, originally wrote to Maria Miller, the equalities minister, raising concerns about the impact on...
  • In the Name of National Security, Media Declares Libya a Non-Scandal

    11/18/2012 10:25:31 AM PST · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | November 17 2012 | John Nolte
    After yesterday's closed-door testimony of David Petraeus on the Hill, we now know for a fact that for two weeks the Obama Administration repeatedly and relentlessly lied to the American people about what they knew was the truth behind the September 11 anniversary attack on our consulate in Libya. Unfortunately, we also now know that they're going to get away with it. Within 24 hours of a coordinated assault that left four Americans dead, then-CIA Director David Petraeus was convinced the intelligence proved a local Libyan militia affiliated with al-Qaeda was responsible, and said so in his report. Then the...
  • West seeks hearing after Murphy camp declares victory when St. Lucie board misses noon deadline

    11/18/2012 10:15:26 AM PST · by deport · 94 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | 11-18-2012 | Christine Stapleton
    The St. Lucie County canvassing board has missed a noon deadline to file election results to the Division of Elections, prompting campaign officials for Patrick Murphy to declare the political newcomer the winner in the race for congressional District 18 race. Under Florida law, the final certified results were due from all of the state’s 67 supervisors of elections today. If the results do not arrive on time, the certified unofficial results submitted last Sunday stand. Those results have Murphy winning by 0.58 percent. A spread of less than 0.5 percent would have triggered an automatic recount. “Today at noon,...
  • IAEA Report on Iranian's Nuclear Program

    11/18/2012 10:12:18 AM PST · by gandalftb · 3 replies
    http://isis-online.org ^ | 16 November 2012 | IAEA Director General
    As previously reported, in resolution GOV/2011/69, the Board stressed that it was essential for Iran and the Agency to intensify their dialogue aimed at the urgent resolution of all outstanding substantive issues for the purpose of providing clarifications regarding those issues, including access to all relevant information, documentation, sites, material and personnel in Iran. In that resolution, the Board also called on Iran to engage seriously and without preconditions in talks aimed at restoring international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme. In light of this, from January 2012 onwards, Agency and Iranian officials held several rounds...
  • Hamas threatens to fire rockets at Israeli civilians: "We may get you in your sleep"

    11/18/2012 10:10:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/18/12 | palwatch
    "From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionists: Don't go to sleep because we may get you in your sleep." [Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 18, 2012]
  • Bam hides terror truth

    11/18/2012 10:07:26 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 11/18/2012 | Michael Goodwin
    Until Friday, there were two possible explanations for why the White House failed to immediately call the Benghazi attack an act of terrorism. One was incompetence, the other was worse. Now there is only one, and it is the worse one. Based on the persuasive testimony of ex-CIA boss David Petraeus, it is clear the Obama administration made a deliberate decision to mislead Congress and the American people. The repeated claim that the attack was spontaneous and grew out of a demonstration against an anti-Islam video — a claim made by the president and secretary of State as they stood...
  • How to properly prepare a turkey

    11/18/2012 10:07:22 AM PST · by killer_rat · 26 replies
    1. Buy a turkey 2. Have a glass of wine 3. Stuff turkey 4. Have a glass of wine 5. Put turkey in oven 6. Relax, have another few glasses of wine 7. Turk the bastey 8. Wine of glass another get 9. Ponder the meat thermometer 10. Glass yourself another pour of wine 11. Bake the wine for 4 hours 12. Take the oven out of the turkey 13. Floor the turkey up off the pick 14. Turk the carvey 15. Get yourself another wottle of bine 16. Tet the sable, and pour yourself another glass of turkey 17....
  • Woo hoo!! Working on the last $9k!! [FReepathon thread XLI]

    11/18/2012 10:06:55 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 404 replies
    Woo hoo!! Now closing in on NINETY percent!! We're less than ten or so donations shy of the YELLOW!! Then it'll be the sprint to the GREEN!! We can do this, baby!! And I_be_tc's "300 FReepers with $100 for FR Challenge" is still going strong!! We now have 140 FReepers who have met that challenge!! Way to go, "300/100 Challenge" FReepers!! Almost half way there!! Thank you all very much!! Great job, everyone!! Let's keep it moving. If you enjoy reading and participating on FR, if you think it's a worthwhile endeavor and would like to help us keep it...
  • FHA helps rebound buyers get back in homes

    11/18/2012 10:05:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | November 18, 2012 | Alejandro Lazo and Walter Hamilton
    After two foreclosures and two bankruptcies, Hermes Maldonado is as surprised as anyone that he's getting a third shot at homeownership. The 61-year-old machine operator at a plastics factory bought a $170,000 house in Moreno Valley, Calif., this summer that boasts laminate-wood floors and squeaky clean appliances. He got the four-bedroom, two-story house despite a pockmarked credit history. The last time he owned a home, Maldonado refinanced four times and took on a second mortgage. He put a Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz C300W in the driveway and racked up about $45,000 in credit card bills and other debts. His debt-fueled lifestyle...
  • Pitchfork Petitions - Why Funcational Secession Is Possible

    11/18/2012 10:04:41 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 40 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 11/18/2012 | Guy Smith
    When a million people knock on your door, you should pay attention. Since FDR’s dark days, the divide between Americans who keep faith with the Constitution and those who use it for personal hygiene has grown deeper. Many like to blame Barack Obama for our perpetual political antagonism. Yet he is merely the latest manifestation of that eroding evil known as concentrated power. The backlash Barack suffers from those who seek enforcement of America’s express written will started its current fevered pitch via bank bailouts under Bush the Lesser. His errors were preceded by Clinton not serving time for perjury,...
  • How to Survive Thanksgiving at Your Liberal Relatives

    11/18/2012 10:01:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Big Government ^ | November 18, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    As a public service to our readers, and as a gesture towards civility in our national discourse, we offer the following how-to-guide for surviving Thanksgiving dinner at the home of your triumphant liberal relatives:Arrival. “Your home looks lovely. Almost like it’s worth what you paid for it. Obama didn’t help with that yet, did he? Oh, well, maybe next term. May I use your bathroom?” In the unlikely event that your host’s home has appreciated in value, use this introduction instead: “Love what you’ve done with it. Better dump it before the new year, though, or you might face that...
  • Hostess Brands to Be Liquidated

    11/18/2012 9:58:44 AM PST · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    The financially troubled manufacturer of dessert cakes announced it will be forced to liquidate its assets. The move was in response to a strike by 5,000 employees represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union and will result in the layoff of 18,000 employees. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka denounced the company, calling its decision “a direct contradiction and insult to American voters. Just a week ago voters reelected President Obama. Rather than accept this vindication of the President’s policies, the management of Hostess is putting profit ahead of social justice.” Hostess has been in precarious financial shape...
  • '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...
  • Recount resumes as noon deadline looms (Allen West)

    11/18/2012 8:10:52 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11-18-2012 | Christine Stapleton
    November 18, 2012 Recount resumes as noon deadline looms By Christine Stapleton Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Fort Pierce — The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board resumed ballot counting this morning in the tight congressional race between Republican Rep. Allen West and Democrat Patrick Murphy under the watchful eyes of dozens of attorneys and supporter of both candidates. Canvassing board member Tod Lowery, who regularly updates the audience on the process, explained that the board still had write-in ballots and other questionable ballots from 8 days of early voting to review before the noon deadline for the state’s 67 supervisors...
  • Bayonne says [$5.6M]windmill that powers sewage pumping station is coming back online

    11/18/2012 8:09:17 AM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Bayonne’s windmill should be spinning by the end of the week, a city official said yesterday. One of the transformers at the East Fifth Street pumping station sustained water damage after Hurricane Sandy struck on Oct. 29, and the station’s wind turbine has been down for the count ever since. The transformer should be replaced today and will be powered up before the end of the week, Municipal Utilities Authority Executive Director Stephen Gallo said yesterday. The $5.6 million windmill, paid for in large part by grants, helps power the station that pumps city sewage through Jersey City and on...
  • Hostess Creme Filling Recipe (Don't Panic!)

    11/18/2012 8:08:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Top Secret Recipes ^ | 11/18/12 | http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/Hostess-Twinkie-Creme-Filling-Recipe.html
    The Recipe is at the site. Also a link for the Twinkie cake recipe. If you got to have your Twinkie fix, this link is dedicated to you. Don't Panic! 2 Teaspoons very hot water Rounded 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups marshmallow cream (1 7-oz jar) 1/2 cup shortening 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Temple RB Montel Harris sets school record with 351 yards and 7 touchdowns

    11/18/2012 8:00:21 AM PST · by curth · 17 replies
    CBSSports ^ | 11/18/2012 | By Chip Patterson | Blogger
    Temple running back Montel Harris left Boston College as one of the ACC career leaders in rushing, without a chance to chase the top spot in his final year of eligibility. But Harris has etched his name in Temple history forever, rushing for a school-record 351 yards and seven touchdowns in the Owls' 63-32 win at Army on Saturday. Harris has broken the 100-yard mark four times this season, with his previous high being a 30-carry, 142-yard performance against Connecticut in an overtime win. On Saturday, Steve Addazio and the coaching staff let Harris loose for a career day that...
  • I Went To Buy Some Ho Ho's, But They Were Gone.

    11/18/2012 7:51:43 AM PST · by jdsteel · 58 replies
    Free Republic Original Content (Vanity) | 11/18/12 | jdsteel
    I went to buy some Ho Ho’s but they were gone, and so was a part of America. When I heard that Hostess was declaring bankruptcy it made me sad. Probably not as sad at the 18,000 people that used to work for them but it did affect me. Oh, I knew that I was partly to blame. When I was a child I would gobble down Ho Ho’s and chocolate cupcakes with abandon. I could burn through a half of a box of Ho Ho’s and a half gallon of Vitamin D milk in about 15 minutes. My elementary...
  • 5 ridiculous Star Wars sequel rumours from the 80s

    11/18/2012 7:40:15 AM PST · by the scotsman · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 18th November 2012 | Ben Skipper
    'When 'Star Wars' came out in 1977, folks went nuts speculating about the sequel. The rumour mill threw up all kinds of crazy story ideas for 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi' - from time travel to vampire aliens. Without the internet, it fell to legendary sci-fi rag 'Starlog' to collate the fevered imaginings of bearded super-fans. Here's a few of our favourites. We hope the rumours for 'Episode VII' are just as outlandish.'
  • NET CALL: THE WAY AHEAD v4.

    11/18/2012 7:35:58 AM PST · by military cop · 49 replies
    Blood, Sweat, Tears | 11/18/2012 | Military Cop
    This post was written in anger and frustration. Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party’s elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left. Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. You're living in a dream world if you think that is the way to recover this country. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to eradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party...
  • Notre Dame and Alabama rise after a night of BCS chaos

    11/18/2012 7:35:21 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 121 replies
    AP ^ | Sunday, November 18, 2012
    Coming into Saturday, Oregon and Kansas State had the inside track to college football’s national championship and the Southeastern Conference’s run of six straight BCS titles was in jeopardy. Then No. 2 K-State got thumped 52-24 by unranked Baylor and top-ranked Oregon fell in overtime to No. 14 Stanford, 17-14. Now the SEC is alive and well. And how’s this for a possible national title game: Alabama vs. Notre Dame.
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Coupon Your Way to a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/18/2012 7:29:12 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | November 18, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    This is the third Thanksgiving in a row in which I "bought" my dinner components for FREE. Here is what I was able to get via coupons: 21 lb turkey 5 boxes stuffing 5 jars gravy 5 cans cranberry sauce 1 gallon egg nog
  • Pepsi now selling ‘fat-blocking soda’

    11/18/2012 7:27:35 AM PST · by Renfield · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 11-14-2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Pepsi Japan launched a new line of soda on Tuesday that it claims blocks the body's absorption of fat. Pepsi Special is infused with indigestible dextrin, a synthetic dietary fiber. Even though dextrin has not been proven to have dietary benefits for humans, it has been successfully tested on rats. Which, apparently, is good enough for Pepsi and the Japanese government, which has formally backed the soda manufacturer's claims. The Japanese Ministry of Health says products carrying its FOSHU label are "intended to be consumed for the maintenance/promotion of health or special health uses by people who wish to control...
  • Reagan: Beware Erosion of American Spirit

    11/18/2012 7:15:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Mark Baisley
    We pause as a nation to give thanks this week.  Thanksgiving Day is readily my favorite of patriotic holidays.  As a requisite to taking in this article, I encourage you to read my Townhall article from one year ago on the history of the American Thanksgiving; You can find that article by clicking HERE. The American Thanksgiving celebration keeps alive one of our nation’s most intriguing and meaningful chapters.  Ronald Reagan made a similar attempt of preserving wisdom at a milestone moment of his presidency.  In his farewell address at the end of his term on January 11, 1989, President Reagan told the nation,...