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  • Hey Anti-Israel Liberals, THIS is How They Treat Gay People in Iran...

    11/19/2012 8:24:53 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    4000+ gaysexecutedby current regime... Yeah, this is the fate that awaits any found 'guilty' of being homosexual in Iran: you know libs, the same Iran that's funneling all those weapons and missiles into Gaza to support equally barbaric proxy Hamas... More at Reaganite Republican(warning- gruesome/graphic) On the other hand, all are allowed to live in peace (unless hit by a Iranian-Palestinian missile) and democracy in Israel- yet which nation does the left hate the more than any other in the world...? (don't answer libs, it's rhetorical). Hey guys- looks like you missed one BBC FoxNews VermontSecession Sarbaz.org ...
  • How Italian nuns are changing a small town in Romania

    11/19/2012 8:24:30 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | November 17, 2012
    November 17, 2012. (Romereports.com) In Romania, four out of every ten people live below the poverty line. After the fall of communism back in the 1990's, the country faced another set of economic challenges. Those who suffer the most are the elderly and children, who are often left to fend for themselves, as their family members migrate in search for a better life.   Precisely to help out, in 1999, the missionary sisters of La Passione di Gesú traveled to the remote town of Butea in Southern Romania. Their goal is to help out the towns 5,000 residents, who without that...
  • The Twinkie Manifesto

    11/19/2012 8:23:34 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 18, 2012 | PAUL KRUGMAN
    The Twinkie, it turns out, was introduced way back in 1930. In our memories, however, the iconic snack will forever be identified with the 1950s, when Hostess popularized the brand by sponsoring The Howdy Doody Show. And the demise of Hostess has unleashed a wave of baby boomer nostalgia for a seemingly more innocent time. Needless to say, it wasnt really innocent. But the 50s the Twinkie Era do offer lessons that remain relevant in the 21st century. Above all, the success of the postwar American economy demonstrates that, contrary to todays conservative orthodoxy, you can have prosperity...
  • URGENT CALL TO ACTION: The House Of Representatives Can Choose Our Next President

    11/19/2012 8:22:56 AM PST · by patriot08 · 5 replies
    The Truth About Candor ^ | 11/17/12 | Darin Scott
    (excerpt) Friday, November 16, 2012URGENT CALL TO ACTION: The House Of Representatives Can Choose Our Next President!! 2012 Presidential Results *UPDATE* 11-17-12: The original intent of this post was to present a plan, from a fellow patriot, that seemed to be bullet proof. After consulting legal professionals and others, I have am not certain this plan will work. One of the contentions is that the 2/3rds "quorum" requirement does not apply to the Electoral College; after much deliberation, I believe this is the case, and therefore the strategy as posted below is not as bullet proof as suspected. The good...
  • Patrick to allow illegal immigrants in-state tuition

    11/19/2012 8:12:09 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Maria Sacchetti
    Governor Deval Patrick will direct state colleges and universities Monday to allow young illegal immigrants to pay the lower resident rate for tuition and fees as soon as they obtain work permits through a new federal program, a senior administration official said Sunday Patricks declaration ends five months of anxiety for immigrants who cheered President Obamas decision in June to temporarily halt the deportations of immigrants age 30 and under, only to plunge them into limbo in Massachusetts as officials said they were reviewing whether the immigrants were eligible for the lower rates. But the governors announcement also raised criticism...
  • Police: Man exposes himself at park, victim pulls a gun

    11/19/2012 8:08:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    fox12 ^ | 11.19.2012 | Jamie Wilson
    <p>Longview police are looking for the man who flashed a local mother and her son and started masturbating right in front of them.</p> <p>But he got the shock of a lifetime when the woman pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot him.</p>
  • SICK Dead Child Used for Terrorist Propaganda Was Killed By Hamas Not Israel

    11/19/2012 8:08:02 AM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 18, 2012 | Andrea Ryan
    Egypt Prime Minister Hisham Kandil traveled to Gaza this week. While in Gaza Kandil was shown the body of a dead child at the Gaza hospital. He paused for a few photos. (Reuters) [Snip] But it was all a lie. Hamas not only uses their children as human shields (firing rockets from kindergartens), but is, also, using their childrens dead bodies as propagandaand lying. They claimed that the child in this picture, being held by Egyptian PM Kandil, was killed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza. Thats a lie. He was killed by a Hamas rocket. Elder of Ziyon reported,...
  • Mustang Ranch brothel owner rides to victory in Nevada county commission race

    11/19/2012 8:02:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 19, 2012
    RENO, Nev. The owner of a Nevada brothel who was recently elected as a county commissioner says he faced few objections during his campaign. Lance Gilman tells The Associated Press that to many voters in Storey County his Mustang Ranch is just a business and a prosperous one at that. The 68-year-old Gilman describes himself as a dye-in-the-wool Republican who loves American values.
  • Public Nudity Ban Considered in SF (News from another world)

    11/19/2012 7:59:39 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/18/12 | Alyssa Newcomb
    San Franciscans may be forced to wear clothes outside of their homes and some nude activists aren't pleased. City lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that, if passed, would make it illegal for anyone over the age of 5 to expose their genitals in public. Exemptions will be made for parades and festivals held under a city permit, according to the ordinance. A group of activists filed a federal lawsuit against the city on Wednesday, asking that a judge issue a temporary restraining order to stop the vote on Tuesday and provide the court enough time to...
  • "Do not associate with those given to change..." Proverbs 24:21

    11/19/2012 7:59:27 AM PST · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Blue Letter Bible website ^ | 1000 B.C. | The Holy Spirit, through King Solomon, in the Bible
    Pro 24:21 "My son, fear the LORD and the king; Do not associate with those given to change;" Pro 24:22 "For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin those two can bring?"
  • Is a state required to expand Medicaid if it sets up an exchange?

    11/19/2012 7:57:42 AM PST · by prplhze2000 · 9 replies
    Serious question. I'm having a discussion with someone about this. Does the law require the state to expand Medicaid if it operates an exchange? Where does it state that in the ACA?
  • Twitter suspends American Orthodox Jew for tweeting anti-Obama cartoon about Israel

    11/19/2012 7:51:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/12 | David Martosko
    Without warning, Twitter suspended a series of three accounts owned by an Orthodox Jew from New York City Wednesday and Thursday, after one of them tweeted a cartoon depicting the Obama administration stabbing Israel in the back. The social media company refused to tell The Daily Caller if the cartoon was the reason it shut the accounts down. Twitter also wouldnt say why it hasnt taken similar action against the terror group Hamas and its supporters for tweeting Death to the Jews and other threats of violence. The suspended accounts, named @RealGazaPeace, @RealGazaPeace1 and @GazaRealStory, were all operated by 25-year-old...
  • Hostess Bankruptcy: What Role Did Policy Play?

    The demise of Hostess andTwinkiesis not a national emergency, but it is certainly sad when a major businessgoes under and thousands of peoplelose their jobs. Iffederal and state policymakers want to play a useful role here, they shouldstudy why Hostess couldnt make a go of it. Were theretaxor regulatory factors thatstood in the way of the company earning a decent rate of return?Unions werean important factor that pushed up the firms costs and reduced its operational efficiency. The policy reform here is obvious for people who appreciate market economics: repeal Americas coercive union laws. Ifpolicymakers dont kill so-called collective bargaining,...
  • Republican Forest claims win in lt. gov. race, Coleman not conceding

    11/19/2012 7:49:52 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 17 replies
    NBC 17 ^ | November 17, 2012 | CHARLIE NORTON
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Republican Dan Forest Saturday claimed victory over Linda Coleman in the race for lieutenant governor after county boards of elections finished canvassing votes. more
  • The Economy in 2015 Might Shock You

    11/19/2012 7:44:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | David Sterman
    In the summer of 2015, either one or both political parties will begin the search for their next presidential. By that time, the whole tenor of political positions will have sharply changed. At least, we can only hope so. That's because our economy is unlikely to handle three more years of gridlock, which keeps us stuck in a phase of higher government spending and shrinking revenue. Any day now, the ever-rising mountain of debt will need to be addressed. In the face of inaction, the bond market will have spoken by 2015 anyway, as "bond vigilantes" force the government to...
  • JUST 333,000 VOTES IN 4 SWING STATES WOULD HAVE GIVEN ROMNEY THE PRESIDENCY

    11/19/2012 7:42:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/2012 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    On November 6, 2012, 3.2 million fewer Americans voted for Mitt Romney than President Obama. 61.8 million Americans voted for Obama, while only 58.6 million voted for Romney. Despite losing the popular vote 51% to 48%--not a landslide for Obama by any means, but on the other hand not the neck and neck outcome many predicted--Mitt Romney would be President today if he had secured 333,908 more votes in four key swing states. The final electoral college count gave President Obama a wide 332 to 206 margin over Romney. 270 electoral college votes are needed to win the Presidency. Romney...
  • Top Economic Advisers Forecast World War

    11/19/2012 7:40:24 AM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Kyle Bass writes: Trillions of dollars of debts will be restructured and millions of financially prudent savers will lose large percentages of their real purchasing power at exactly the wrong time in their lives. Again, the world will not end, but the social fabric of the profligate nations will be stretched and in some cases torn. Sadly, looking back through economic history, all too often war is the manifestation of simple economic entropy played to its logical conclusion. We believe that war is an inevitable consequence of the current global economic situation.
  • Nightmare Scenarios for Obama's 2nd Term

    11/19/2012 7:38:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Last week I was interviewed by Constantine von Hoffman for a CBS news article on regarding economic nightmares for Obama's 2nd term. Calculated Risk was interviewed as well. His nightmare scenario is war, specifically noting the rise of Golden Dawn. Eight people were interviewed for the CBS article but the organization was maddening. Specifically, there is no way to see all 8 viewpoints of people interviewed at once. You have to click through pages one at a time. I was curious enough to do it, Calculated Risk gave up after the second click. In a clear effort to generate clicks,...
  • Fabrication Trick Offers Fivefold Leap in Hard-Disk Capacity

    11/19/2012 7:38:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | November 16, 2012 | By Tom Simonite
    Current hard-drive designs are reaching their limit in data storage, but a new manufacturing technique could allow drive capacities to keep expanding. A technique that enables the nanopatterned layers that store data in hard disk drives to assemble themselves has been improved to better suit mass production, and could enable disks that store five times as much data as the largest available today. Using self-assembly instead of machines that print or etch out features has long been considered a potential solution to a looming barrier to expanding the capacity of hard-disk designs. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin...
  • Source: Mass. offers tuition break for immigrants

    11/19/2012 7:34:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 19, 2012 | BOB SALSBERG
    BOSTON (AP) Gov. Deval Patrick wants to allow some illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates to attend Massachusetts state colleges and universities. A senior administration official tells The Associated Press that Patrick will send a letter to the state Board of Higher Education on Monday instructing schools to grant the resident tuition rate to illegal immigrants who obtain a work permit through a new federal program instituted by President Barack Obama.
  • Wounded Warrior massive FAIL on Gun Talk Radio

    11/19/2012 7:26:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    Guns Save A Life.com ^ | Nov 18, 2012
    Wounded Warrior massive FAIL on Gun Talk Radio November 18, 2012 Steven Nardizzi, the $319k/year Executive Director of Wounded Warrior Project, fumbled badly out of the gate in his efforts to diffuse the brouhaha over his groups refusal to participate on Gun Talk Radio last weekend on Veterans Day. The whole disaster was spurred when their communications director declined the invitation to promote WWP on Gun Talk Radio because of the gun-related content of the nationally syndicated radio show. Late last week, WWP announced their executive director would appear on Greshams show to clarify the WWP position, in addition to...
  • New York Jets: The Tim Tebow Experiment Is Officially Dead (His role in the team is shrinking)

    11/19/2012 7:24:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider Sports ^ | 11/18/2012 | Tony Manfred
    Tim Tebow only played three snaps on offense against the Rams yesterday. Coincidentally or not, the Jets won 27-13 and Mark Sanchez had his best game since Week 1. At this point it's crystal clear that the Tebow takeover that everyone assumed would happen when the Jets traded for him just isn't going to happen. If there was ever a time to turn to Tebow, it was this week. The Jets were desperate 3-6 after two-straight 20-point losses. And Mark Sanchez was in a certifiable tailspin, sitting in the bottom five in the league in passer rating and completion...
  • In Obama's Second Term, What Will Happen to the Housing Market?

    11/19/2012 7:24:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Mark Calabria
    The most glaring absence during the hard-fought campaign between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was any offer of substance regarding the housing market. It was, after all, a housing bubble-driven financial crisis that helped propel Obama to victory in 2008 and recent improvements in the housing market that perhaps helped secure his re-election Tuesday night. So housing policy was always there, even if only in the background. What does the next four years likely hold for the housing market? Well, Obama's victory means that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will keep his job, at least until the end of...
  • Where Alger Is Innocent

    11/19/2012 7:24:06 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 14, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    From New York Universitys website. Here is their take on the most famous spy/operative case of the 1940s: He [Hiss] continued to assert his innocence, and over the years evidence surfaced to back his claim, including some 40,000 pages of FBI documents released to him in the 1970s. An influential State Department official during World War II, Hiss was convicted of perjury and served a sentence for the crime in the 1950s. The web site goes on to claim: Alger Hiss was frequently accused of secretly having secretly forged a pro-Soviet policy [sic] at Yalta. In fact, Hiss argued for...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: COBRE, 11-19-12

    11/19/2012 7:22:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-19-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):COBRE A Cuban shrine of Our Lady of Charity. According to legend, a small statue of Mary and her Child was brought from Spain by an officer who accompanied Columbus on his second American voyage and who gave it to a native pagan cheiftain. but when the crew came to claim it, both the chief and the statue had disappeared into a nearby swamp. the statue was later recovered, mysteriously floating on a wooden plank. At a later date the statue of the Madonna was on its way to Santiago de Cuba but accidentally arrived at...
  • Why ObamaCare Is Still No Sure Thing (Republican Governors have the power to disarm it)

    11/19/2012 7:21:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/18/2012 | JAMES C. CAPRETTA AND YUVAL LEVIN
    Champions of ObamaCare want Americans to believe that the president's re-election ended the battle over the law. It did no such thing. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act won't be fully repealed while Barack Obama is in office, but the administration is heavily dependent on the states for its implementation. Republicans will hold 30 governorships starting in January, and at last week's meeting of the Republican Governors Association they made it clear that they remain highly critical of the health law. Some Republican governorsincluding incoming RGA Chairman Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Ohio's John Kasich, Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Maine's...
  • Eating meat 'will make you lie, steal and commit sex crimes': Vegetarian advice for 11-year-olds

    11/19/2012 7:18:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/2012 | Paul Milligan
    The pros and cons of a diet including meat may be the subject of debate for nutritionists, but one Indian school textbook has made its position very clear eating meat will make you lie, steal and commit sex crimes. The unusual moral guidance appeared in a school book for 11-year-olds, supposedly offering education on issues from health and hygiene to sex education and exercise, Indian news channel NDTV reported. On a page about non-vegetarians, the book said that they easily cheat, tell lies, they forget promises, they are dishonest and tell bad words, steal, fight and turn to violence...
  • Hostess employees hope buyers will put them back to work (Yeah right!)

    11/19/2012 7:17:46 AM PST · by tobyhill · 74 replies
    Jacksonville Business Journal ^ | 11/19/2012 | Michael Clinton
    Former employees of Hostess Brands Inc. are now hoping that a buyer will save pieces of the liquidating company and put them back to work. Hostess set a 5 p.m. Nov. 15 deadline for workers involved in a union-organized strike to return to work. The company warned that if the ongoing labor strike continued it would force the company into liquidation, and it wasnt bluffing having announced plans to liquidate and lay off 18,000 employees. But now those that are out of work, including nearly 200 in Jacksonville, are hoping that someone will buy the popular Hostess products and...
  • Men only Muslim barbershop in Canada faces discrimination lawsuit

    11/19/2012 7:17:36 AM PST · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | November 18, 2012 | Ryan Lee Hall
    A woman is suing a mens only barbershop after they refused to cut her hair. Faith McGregor went into the Terminal Barber Shop asking for a haircut but the men refused to cut her hair because they are Muslims and their religion does not allow it. In June, McGregor, 35, asked a Muslim man at the salon for a mens style haircut, but Co-owner Omar Mahrouk explained that his Muslim faith forbids him to touch a woman who is not a member of his family, therefore he or any of his employees cannot give McGregor a haircut.
  • Gallup Blew Its Presidential Polls, but Why?

    11/19/2012 7:15:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/18/2012 | Steven Shepard
    Last week's presidential election has widely been seen as a victory for pollsters who, on balance, saw President Obama as the favorite before Election Day. But that wasn't the case for the esteemed Gallup Organization. Its polling showed Republican Mitt Romney with a significant lead among likely voters 10 days before Nov. 6 and marginally ahead of Obama on the eve of an election that Obama won by about 3 percentage points. At an event on Thursday at Gallup's downtown Washington offices, Gallup Editor in Chief Frank Newport told a gathering of fellow pollsters that the organization was reviewing its...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Leader of the Free World

    11/19/2012 7:14:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Matt Barber
    There has been much talk of late about Americas fiscal cliff. As troubling as our impending (Obama-spurred) economic collapse may be and it is more troubling than even our most pessimistic economists are willing to admit Im even more concerned about fast-mounting tensions worldwide. As the world government ship of fools drifts unmanned amid a sea of unparalleled global volatility, we, her passengers, behold brewing on the horizon an economic and foreign relations perfect storm. As so often is the case, the hurricane swirls around the Middle East. Historically, the president of the United States has...
  • Homeland Security promotes welfare to new immigrants in government welcome materials

    11/19/2012 7:13:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/2012
    Homeland Security promotes welfare to new immigrants in government welcome materials Posted By Caroline May On 11:53 PM 11/18/2012 @ 11:53 PM Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your new country can do for you. Welcome to USA.gov, a website maintained by the Department of Homeland Securitys U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), bills itself as the primary gateway for new immigrants to find basic information on how to settle in the United States featuring a prominent section for new immigrants about how to access government benefits. Depending on your immigration status, length of...
  • Where the jobs are

    11/19/2012 7:12:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Higher Ed Jobs ^ | November 2, 2012
    The number of jobs in higher education grew 2.3 percent during the third quarter of 2012, continuing to outpace growth of all U.S. jobs, which were up 1.4 percent. The "market share" of higher education jobs compared to all U.S. jobs continued to increase as well but only incrementally in the third quarter, a trend that has persisted for several years. Similarly, the number of advertisements for job openings in higher education continued to grow, but at a moderating pace in the third quarter of 2012, according to data from HigherEdJobs. Current patterns and trends occurring in different categories of...
  • Allen West and the Big Fix

    11/19/2012 7:12:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    The legitimacy the electoral process in St. Lucie County, Florida is now in question, as Rep. Allen West seeks judicial intervention to prevent certification of as vote count that is indisputably incompetent, and very possibly corrupt. John Fund, the go-to expert on electoral fraud, writes in National Review Online: ******** Democrat Patrick Murphy, who leads West by some 2,000 votes, is trying to stop a full recount of controversial early ballots cast in St. Lucie County. His current victory margin is just large enough to avoid triggering an automatic recall of all precincts and all votes. ...Gertrude Walker, the 32-year-veteran...
  • Anti-Tax Carrot Rebellion

    11/19/2012 7:07:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    If there was a prize for fighting back against tax authorities, the Italians would probably deserve first place. Im not aware of any other country where tax offices get firebombed. The Italians also believe in passive forms of resistance, with tens of thousands of boat owners sailing away to protect themselves from the government.But the Spanish are beginning to get into the swing of things, perhaps because they are increasingly upset by the plethora of tax hikes imposed by the supposedly right-of-center government in Madrid.Heres part of a report from NPR about a new tax revolt on the Iberian Peninsula.When...
  • Obama's touchy-feely Asia Tour (Eow!! Get a room!)

    11/19/2012 7:06:03 AM PST · by Carl Vehse · 21 replies
    DrudgeReport ^ | November 19, 2012 | Drudge
    Drudge also links to a London Daily Mail article, "The charmer-in-chief: Obama gets flirty as he schmoozes with Thai prime minister on first stop of historic Asia visit."
  • The real GOP Vision: Its not a choice between Youre on your own and The Life of Julia

    11/19/2012 7:05:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    Ill bet you $10,000 that this term doesnt get a round of applause from focus groups of voters struggling in these hard economic times: self-reliance. Throughout this campaign, Barack Obama cleverly set himself up as the alternative to a straw man who thought everyone in America could make it on his own, with no help from anyone. Were told by our opponents that since government cant do everything, it should do almost nothing, Obama said at a Miami campaign event in October. Its sort of a Youre on your own philosophy. If you dont have health insurance, hope you dont...
  • The EPA vs. State Economies. It's Regulations Drive Up the Price of Corn

    11/19/2012 7:04:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2012 | Marlo Lewis
    On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency rejected petitions from the governors of Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, and North Carolina to suspend the biofuel-blending requirements established by the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS) program. This program requires refiners to blend increasing quantities of biofuel mostly corn ethanol into the nations motor-fuel supply. The 2012 target is to blend 13.2 billion gallons of biofuel into our gasoline, a quantity that ratchets up to 13.8 billion gallons in 2013. This year, about 4.7 billion bushels, or 40 percent of the nations corn crop, will be consumed by ethanol...
  • Just Who Are the Fools

    11/19/2012 7:01:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Terry Paulson
    A regular reader e-mailed me the morning after Obama's election victory, "You should probably leave the country. best for all concerned. slam the door on yer way out." I replied, "Saving the future of America has never been a sprint.... It's a marathon. It's not a movie; it's a soap opera. It's not bad enough yet for people to wake up to reality. You're stuck with me, like I am stuck with you. America now will get what it voted for. I pray that my assessment of our short-term future as a result of this election does not come to...
  • Investment Falls Off a Cliff

    11/19/2012 6:59:29 AM PST · by The Sons of Liberty · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 11/19/2012 | SUDEEP REDDY and SCOTT THURM
    U.S. companies are scaling back investment plans at the fastest pace since the recession, signaling more trouble for the economic recovery. Half of the nation's 40 biggest publicly traded corporate spenders have announced plans to curtail capital expenditures this year or next, according to a review by The Wall Street Journal of securities filings and conference calls. Nationwide, business investment in equipment and softwarea measure of economic vitality in the corporate sectorstalled in the third quarter for the first time since early 2009. Corporate investment in new buildings has declined. At the same time, exports are slowing or falling to...
  • On the Coming of the Son of Man

    11/19/2012 6:56:49 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    "He is the Central Event That, in the Midst of the Troubles of the World, Remains the Firm and Stable Point"VATICAN CITY, Nov. 18, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave Sunday before and after praying the midday Angelus in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters! On this last Sunday of the liturgical year, Jesus’ discourse about the end times (in technical terms, his “eschatological” discourse) is proclaimed at Mass (cf. Mark 13:24-32). This discourse is also found, with some variations, in Matthew and Luke, and it is probably the most...
  • Return of Cold War

    11/19/2012 6:55:55 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 8, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who treat the Cold War as a relic of the past ignore a salient fact: Communist regimes still exist, sometimes with nukes but always with human rights violations. To get an idea of why they linger, it is helpful to see how they came into being. They were mostly established by the mother of all communist dictatorships, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). In World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt sought to placate wartime ally Josef Stalin, dictator of the USSR in every manner possible, particularly at the wartime conferences attended by the Allied leaders in Teheran and...
  • Senate to Vote on NSSF-Backed Sportsmen Act After Thanksgiving (VIDEO) (Protects ranges and ammo)

    11/19/2012 6:54:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    guns.com ^ | S.H. Blannelberry
    After several preliminary votes on the Sportsmens Act (S.3525), the U.S. Senate has decided it will take a final vote on the measure after Thanksgiving break. Thus far, the bipartisan bill, which contains all sorts of goodies for gun owners, hunters, shooters and sportsmen (see priority provisions below), has garnered a ton of support from lawmakers. On Thursday, the Senate advanced the Sportsmens Act by an 84-12 preliminary vote, a sign of the bills overwhelming popularity. "Sportsmen and -women across Montana and the nation are calling for responsible decisions that strengthen our outdoor economy and secure our outdoor heritage for...
  • The Parasite That Kills Its Hostess

    11/19/2012 6:52:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/18/2012 | Robert Tracinski
    The news about the bankruptcy of Hostess, maker of the Twinkie and other legendary junk foods, touched off some memories of growing up in a mid-sized Midwestern town in the 1970s and '80s. No, not that kind of memory, though come to think of it, the 1980s was the last time I actually ate a Hostess snack. What I'm recalling has a lot less nostalgic charm: the whole phenomenon of a kamikaze labor union that keeps demanding more for workers--who end up getting nothing when their employer goes belly-up. That's pretty much what the unions did, or tried to do,...
  • Future of Religious Groups in Syria Should be Determined Before Discussing Assad's Fate - Putin

    11/19/2012 6:51:09 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/19/12
    Moscow, November 19, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that, before discussing the fate of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, it is necessary to clarify the political future of various ethnic and religious groups in the country. "We believe that it is necessary first to reach an agreement on the future and understand how legitimate rights and interests of various ethnic and religious groups will be ensured and only then switch to changes rather than vice versa - to dismiss Assad and then think what to do with this," Putin said at a press conference following Russian-German intergovernmental consultations. Otherwise,...
  • Pizza Hut Going to 29 Hour Weeks As Well (vanity)

    11/19/2012 6:49:33 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    More boycott lib targets. 29 hour shifts for Pizza Hut workers were I live. Not sure if national policy. Was the goal here to get as many people as possible 100% reliant on government healthcare? These workers will now need 2 jobs where they had one.
  • The truth about federal salary numbers (Are they paid much less than those on the private sector?)

    11/19/2012 6:49:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/18/2012 | Andrew G. Biggs and Jason Richwine
    Should federal workers get a raise? With salaries and benefits paid to the governments civilian workers totaling $271 billion in 2011, deciding whether to extend the freeze enacted last year on cost-of-living increases has important budgetary consequences. Unfortunately, the governments methodology for comparing pay is too flawed to offer real guidance. The Federal Salary Council, an advisory body of academics and leaders of public employee unions, suggested last month that federal workers are underpaid by an average of 35 percent relative to nonfederal employees. The councils data come from the Presidents Pay Agent, the bureaucratic entity that conducts the federal...
  • Concealed Carrier Walks into Robbery Trap, Shoots His Way Out (OK)

    11/19/2012 6:46:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    guns.com ^ | dabneybailey
    The Tulsa Police Department got a call from Oklahoma State University Medical Center last Friday night, warning them that two men had shown up with bullet wounds. This was kind of a backwards crime. Usually, police start with a crime and have to figure out where the criminals are. This time, they started with two wounded criminals and had to figure out what crime had been committed. Police investigated and puzzled out the source of this mysterious double shooting. According to their report, it all started when a woman invited a man back to her room at the Economy Inn,...
  • Freep a poll.

    11/19/2012 6:43:10 AM PST · by beejaa · 3 replies
    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s598 ^ | Nov. 10, 2011 | Diane Feinstein
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  • There Will be a Deal: We'll Never Reach the Fiscal Cliff, And It Wouldn't Matter If We Did

    11/19/2012 6:42:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/18/2012 | John Tamny
    Supply-siders and Keynesians dont agree on much these days, but when it comes to the alleged fiscal cliff, both sides are in agreement that jumping off this ledge would bring tragic economic consequences. Though a strong believer in supply-side principles, I believe even more strongly that conventional wisdom is nearly always wrong. Its wrong here. Before getting into why the grand assumptions surrounding the fiscal cliff are ridiculous, its best to explain why well never reach this ranch-style house plunge onto soft ground. We wont because the incentives that drive politicians ensure a deal. Thats the case because with the...