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  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 20, 2012

    11/20/2012 2:46:13 AM PST · by sneakers · 12 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Oh What a Tangled Web [Benghazi]

    11/20/2012 2:31:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 20, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Supporters of President Obama have dubbed those who question administration statements about Libya as either partisans or conspiracy theorists, on the premise that the administration had no reason to dissimulate. But in fact, it had plenty of political reasons not to be candid, as the following questions make clear................................
  • Police warn of $1,000 Target gift card scam

    11/20/2012 1:52:56 AM PST · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Debbie Gross
    Everyone would jump at the opportunity to get their hands on a $1,000 gift card for free, but police warn that you should watch out for scams, according to police reports. Omaha, Nebraska Police are warning residents of a scam text message that promises a gift card of $1,000 from the Target retail store. Police said Target has nothing to do with the text message, which instructs the recipient to enter personal information on a website. The text message says that recipients can or have earned $1,000 from Target, and the recipient is registered for the contest. Omaha Police officials...
  • Antwerp protesters chant Jews to gas chambers

    11/20/2012 1:48:35 AM PST · by expat1000 · 17 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Ryan Lee Hall
    (Scroll down for video) Pro-Palestinian protesters around the world have voiced extreme anti-Jewish chants, according to news media reports. Some protesters at a demonstration against Israel in Belgium have called for Jews to be gassed in gas chambers. About 150 activists of the extreme right and extreme left factions gathered Sunday afternoon outside a concert hall in Antwerp to protest the performance of the Israel Defense Forces Orchestra, according to the local Jewish newspaper. Several protesters were heard chanting "Hamas, Hamas, all Jews to the gas," on recordings of the rally, which which was uploaded to the internet. Police have...
  • DENIED: The NAACP's request to set aside the 2011 election results of Ms has been denied.

    11/20/2012 1:23:20 AM PST · by WKB · 5 replies
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | 11\19\12 | Jackson Jambalaya
    A federal three-judge panel denied the NAACP's request to set aside the 2011 legislative election results and order new elections in 2013. The order is posted below. Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman issued the following statement: “It has always been my position the Mississippi Legislature should be able to redistrict itself and not the Federal Courts. Today, the Federal Court upheld our position and our Constitution. There will be no costly special election and the elected Legislative Representatives will serve their full four year terms. Following the law is always a victory for every citizen.” while Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves...
  • Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    11/20/2012 1:07:17 AM PST · by islamisasataniclie · 11 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 19, 2012 | Anugrah Kumar
    Churches are going to federal court to reclaim their freedom of speech after the city of Santa Monica, Calif., decided to end a nearly 60-year tradition of having Christian displays of the nativity in a public park due to an uproar caused by atheists' anti-God signs. Behind the trouble in Santa Monica is a member of the American Atheists, Damon Vix, who applied for and was granted a booth in Palisades Park alongside the nativity display three years ago. He erected a sign quoting Thomas Jefferson: "Religions are all alike -- founded on fables and mythologies." Another sign read, "Happy...
  • Inland: 4 Accused of Plotting Attacks on U.S. Bases

    11/20/2012 1:05:26 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies
    PE.com - THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE ^ | November 19, 2012, 10:16 pm | by John Asbury
    SNIPPET: "They are: Soheil Omar Kabir, 34, a Pomona man who is an American citizen from Afghanistan; Ralph Deleon, 23, an Ontario man who was born in the Philippines; Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, an Upland man who was born in Mexico and whose was U.S. citizenship was pending; and Arifeen David Gojali, 21, of Riverside." SNIPPET: "The three men followed the essays of the now-deceased al-Qaida leader Anwar Al-Awlaqi, who led terrorist operations in the Arabian Peninsula." SNIPPET: "Santana and Deleon told the plot to a confidential informant working for the FBI, according to the complaint." SNIPPET: "In order...
  • Socialism

    11/20/2012 1:01:34 AM PST · by grimalkin · 8 replies
    Ludwig Von Mises Institute ^ | Mises Daily: Monday, November 19, 2012 | Ludwig Von Mises: Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow (1979), Lecture 2 (1958)]
    In dealing with this system of economic organization — the market economy — we employ the term "economic freedom." Very often, people misunderstand what it means, believing that economic freedom is something quite apart from other freedoms, and that these other freedoms — which they hold to be more important — can be preserved even in the absence of economic freedom. The meaning of economic freedom is this: that the individual is in a position to choose the way in which he wants to integrate himself into the totality of society. The individual is able to choose his career; he...
  • Why is Identity Politics Evil? Maureen Dowd: "Mitt Romney is the president of white male America."

    11/20/2012 12:46:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | November 18, 2012 | Robert Wargas
    It is understandable that those of us who voted against Barack Obama, the Community Disorganizer, should be upset over his triumph. Like Joe Biden reading an Umberto Eco novel, we cannot help but feel rather listless and disoriented these days. Feelings of vulnerability can very easily transmogrify into anger, so one must never lose one’s sense of humor; apropos, I draw your attention to the New York Times of November 10, in which Maureen Dowd reflects on Mitt Romney’s loss: “Team Romney has every reason to be shellshocked. Its candidate, after all, resoundingly won the election of the country he...
  • Iran Is Out of Its Mind, Says Peres

    11/20/2012 12:43:40 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Israel's President Shimon Peres accused Iran of encouraging the Palestinians to continue rocket attacks on Israel rather than negotiating a ceasefire, saying "they are out of their mind." At the same time, Peres praised Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi for the constructive role he has played in the intensifying crisis. "The unpleasant one is the Iranians. They are trying again to encourage the Hamas to continue the shooting, the bombing, they trying to send them arms," Peres said in interview on CNN. "They are out of their mind," he said. The President said Israel had no choice but to wage its...
  • Gloria Allred: Women in Petraeus Scandal Are Victims of 'Very Unfair' Media 'Double Standard'

    11/20/2012 12:16:47 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 20 replies
    News Busters ^ | 11/20/12
    Here's something you don't see every day: a prominent liberal accusing the mainstream media of having a "double standard" and treating people in a "very unfair" manner. But that's exactly what happened on Wednesday, when feminist lawyer Gloria Allred told Caroline May -- a political reporter with the Daily Caller website -- that the women in the sex scandal surrounding the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus "are being depicted in a negative and stereotypical manner." Known for representing women in high-profile legal cases, Allred stated in an email that Paula Broadwell, Petraeus' former mistress, and "whistle-blower" Jill Kelley,...
  • Anti-Israel Protestants: more Bible study needed

    11/19/2012 11:57:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles ^ | November 19, 2012 | Mark Paredes
    “The state of Israel is an illegal, genocidal place… to equate Judaism with the state of Israel is to equate Christianity with Flavor Flav.” – UCC Pastor Emeritus Jeremiah Wright, in a speech to thousands of people in Baltimore in 2011 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. – Acts 17:11 ----- Much has been made in the Jewish community – too much, in my humble opinion – of the recent letter signed by 15 Protestant church leaders...
  • Hamas: Whoever attacks Palestine will be buried

    11/19/2012 11:10:00 PM PST · by Cronos · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 20.Nov.2012 | Haaretz
    Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshal holds a press conference in Cairo after meeting with Egyptian intelligence officials. "Whoever started the war must end it," Khaled Meshal tells a news conference in Cairo. Meshal says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had requested a ceasefire, Israel denies the statement. "This is a difficult, but magnificent moment in the history of the Palestinian problem, in our brave journey of resistance and combat, nobility, so deeply rooted in the Palestinian land," Meshal said. "Whoever attacks Palestine will be buried by it. Anyone who invades our Arab nations will be defeated for generations." "Netanyahu wanted to...
  • Drinking Green Tea With Starchy Food May Help Lower Blood Sugar Spikes

    11/19/2012 11:04:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Penn State Live ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012
    An ingredient in green tea that helps reduce blood sugar spikes in mice may lead to new diet strategies for people, according to Penn State food scientists. Mice fed an antioxidant found in green tea -- epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG -- and corn starch had a significant reduction in increase in their blood sugar -- blood glucose -- levels compared to mice that were not fed the compound, according to Joshua Lambert, assistant professor of food science in agricultural sciences. "The spike in blood glucose level is about 50 percent lower than the increase in the blood glucose level of mice...
  • 4 Southern California Men Held In Plot To Join Al Qaeda, Taliban

    11/19/2012 11:01:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 19, 2012
    4 Southern California Men Held In Plot To Join Al Qaeda, Taliban Four men with ties to Southern California have been charged with plotting to join Al Qaeda and the Taliban to commit "violent jihad" and target Americans, the FBI said Monday night. One of the men, Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, allegedly traveled in July to Afghanistan, where he arranged for terrorist training to be conducted with Al Qaeda and Taliban operatives, according to a complaint unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Riverside. Kabir, who lived in Pomona, is a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, federal authorities said....
  • Palm Beach Lakes High substitute teacher, student fight captured on cell phone camera

    11/19/2012 10:55:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    WPTV ^ | 11/18/2012 | Jeff Skrzypek
    An alleged fight between a student and a substitute teacher at Palm Beach Lakes High School is under investigation after a student captured 17 seconds of the scuffle on a cell phone. The video of the alleged brawl was posted on Facebook where many students shared and commented the clip titled, "Bol only at Palm Beach Lakes smh…" The clip begins with what appears as a substitute teacher and student standing nose-to-nose in the middle of a classroom. The alleged student is then shown shoving the alleged substitute teacher where then the instructor and teen are seen throwing punches. The...
  • ‘Ice Lady’ confesses to dismembering her two lovers with a chain saw and freezing their bodies

    11/19/2012 10:41:17 PM PST · by Cronos · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20.Nov.2012 | Reuters
    A former ice cream parlour owner confessed in court on Monday to shooting, sawing up and freezing both her ex-husband and her lover, and burying them under the cellar of her store in Vienna. Estibaliz Carranza, a 34-year-old Mexican-Spanish woman dubbed the “Ice Lady” by Austrian media, told a court that both men had “demeaned” her; her ex-husband by yelling at her and making fun of her poor German, her lover by being unfaithful. In both cases, she said she had shot her victim with a .22 calibre Beretta pistol, chopped up the body with a chain saw, put...
  • Copé declared new leader of France's opposition UMP

    11/19/2012 10:39:32 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/19/2012
    Jean-François Copé has been declared the new leader of the opposition Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party after a contested weekend vote that was plagued by allegations of fraud on both sides. Jean-François Copé has been declared the new leader of the opposition Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) by the party’s internal electoral body after a contested weekend vote that was plagued by allegations of fraud on both sides. Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre-right opposition UMP voted for its next leader in a Sunday poll that pitted former prime minister François Fillon against the UMP’s Secretary General...
  • Gov. Rick Scott, Other Florida Officials Re-Thinking Opposition to 'Obamacare'

    11/19/2012 10:38:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    WPTV ^ | 11/19/2012 | Kathleen Haughney
    What a difference an election can make. Just a week after the re-election of Barack Obama ended all Republican hopes of overturning the new health care law known as " Obamacare," Gov. Rick Scott and other Florida leaders who have steadfastly rejected the idea are now willing to at least talk about implementing it for the state's 3.8 million uninsured. " Mitt Romney did not win the election," Scott told reporters Friday in Washington D.C., hours before he released a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking for a meeting to discuss implementing the law. "So it's...
  • Women bishops: Church of England synod to vote

    11/19/2012 10:31:46 PM PST · by Cronos · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 20.Nov.2012 | BBC
    A plan paving the way for consecrations from 2014 is expected to be backed by bishops and clergy, but the vote among lay members could be much closer. ..Ahead of the vote, synod members will debate the latest compromise proposal for parishes that reject the changes. The vote is being seen as the first major test for the next Archbishop of Canterbury, the Right Reverend Justin Welby. The current bishop of Durham is expected to speak during the debate and urge the synod to support the introduction of women bishops. Approval is also supported by the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury,...
  • Petition To Congress To impeach President Obama.

    According to the Constitution of the United States of America, Article 2, Section 1, "No Person except a "Natural Born Citizen", or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the signing of this Constitution, shall be eligible to hold the Office of President." Whereas, The Second Session of the First Continental Congress, back in March of 1790, defined "Natural Born Citizen" to mean a child born of two parents who must both be American Citizens”;and Whereas, The wording of the definition of “Natural Born Citizen” as established by our First Continental Congress in 1790 states: "And the...
  • Greek companies face 'annihilation' amid debt crisis

    11/19/2012 10:17:57 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/19/2012
    Greece's recession-hit businesses face "annihilation", a leading chamber of commerce has warned, as a fatal combination of falling sales and job cuts meant the country was in its worst economic shape for 14 years. "Returning to 1984 purchasing power levels, 1998 employment levels and 1999 salary levels will not help Greece's economy in 2013," said Vassilis Korkidis, chairman of the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (Esee). The association, representing a sector which employs nearly 18pc of the Greek workforce, presented an annual study forecasting a further drop in sales and job cuts in an economy where the unemployment rate currently...
  • 3 week old kitten rescued from Abraham Lincoln Statue [video]

    11/19/2012 10:13:16 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    10 News (WTSP) | 11/18/12
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  • California gets face scanners to spy on everyone at once

    11/19/2012 10:12:07 PM PST · by Founding Father · 31 replies
    RT ^ | November 19, 2012
    In a single second, law enforcement agents can match a suspect against millions upon millions of profiles in vast detailed databases stored on the cloud. It’s all done using facial recognition, and in Southern California it’s already occurring. Imagine the police taking a picture: any picture of a person, anywhere, and matching it on the spot in less than a second to a personalized profile, scanning millions upon millions of entries from within vast, intricate databases stored on the cloud. It’s done with state of the art facial recognition technology, and in Southern California it’s already happening. At least one...
  • Measure N: Voters Approve $13 Wage And Benefits For Long Beach Hotel Workers

    11/19/2012 10:07:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Long Beach Business Journal ^ | November 20, 2012 | Joshua H. Silavent
    Long Beach voters took to the polls on Election Day and overwhelmingly cast their support for a living wage (or minimum wage, depending on choice of terminology) of $13 per hour for workers in the city’s largest hotels. The earliest the law would likely take effect is December 21. “In terms of what message voters sent . . . it affirms that the City of Long Beach was ready to really look at how quality of life issues matter, regardless of what level of employment or which sector you work in,” Councilmember Suja Lowenthal told the Business Journal. As of...
  • Blackburn school will close if Islamic primary takes all pupils ( UK )

    11/19/2012 10:02:28 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    Lancashire Telegraph ^ | 16th November 2012 | Bill Jacobs,
    PARENTS and governors are gearing up to fight to save a Blackburn school facing closure to make way for East Lancashire’s first state-funded Islamic primary. Sacred Heart RC Primary School is likely to close because the opening nearby of the Olive Islamic School for more than 600 pupils will leave it with too many empty desks. ... The new Olive Islamic school will welcome pupils of all faiths and backgrounds in the area, including those from Sacred Heart where 98 per cent of its 210 pupils are Asian Muslims.
  • Please pray for Sarah. She is in grave condition.

    11/19/2012 10:00:16 PM PST · by floralamiss · 237 replies
    November 19, 2012 | floralamiss
    I have just received this sad communication from my sister-in-law about her sister, Sarah, who is suffering from breast cancer. She had been admitted to an acute care center in El Paso where she was to continue radiation and chemo, but has been returned to the hospital. (More in comments section.)
  • Americans Ask For The Rich To Pay A Greater Fair Share

    11/19/2012 9:59:19 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 19 replies
    YouTube | 11-19-2012 | White House
    But let’s call it a middle-class tax cut… Tiffany’s husband is out of work, so she needs help to pay for her child’s summer camp, better tasting dinners and ice cream truck treats. YouTube LinkRon feels that privileged Americans need to contribute back a greater fair share then the rest of us because we have given them so much. YouTube LinkDalia feels we should not fight about those things we disagree on. But we all agree on extending tax cuts only for the middle class. YouTube Link
  • Trenton officers shoot, kill pit bull that was thrown at them

    11/19/2012 9:52:54 PM PST · by Arthurio · 8 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11-16
    TRENTON — Police are looking for a man who threw a pit bull at officers, who then shot and killed the animal, police said tonight. Tony Butler of Trenton fled amid the shooting, police said. “And we’re going to charge him with aggravated assault for using a dog as a weapon,” said Sgt. Tony Manzo, head of Tactical Anti-Crime Unit 2. Detectives were on the 300 block of West Hanover Street when they saw Butler standing on a porch. The officers wanted to question Butler and warned him not to go inside, but instead he threw the dog and ran.
  • Blair Says 'Cultural Dialogue' Can Build Bridges With The Middle East [DWTS In Saudi Arabia?]

    11/19/2012 9:49:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | November 19, 2012 | Lara Prendergast
    Blair Says 'Cultural Dialogue' Can Build Bridges With The Middle East Former British prime minister Tony Blair says politics 'can only take you so far' in forging better relationships between nations at the launch of a new initiative to promote cultural exchange between the Middle East and the West. By Lara Prendergast 19 Nov 2012 Tony Blair has called for “cultural dialogue” to help build peaceful relationships between nations. Speaking at London’s Dorchester hotel on Friday during the launch of a new initiative to encourage cultural exchange between the Middle East and the West, the former British prime minister, 59,...
  • Michelle Obama: 'If It’s Good Enough for Our Kids, It’s Good Enough for All of Our Kids'

    11/19/2012 9:22:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 19, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Michelle Obama: 'If It’s Good Enough for Our Kids, It’s Good Enough for All of Our Kids' "We have hosted youth workshops on everything from modern dance to classical music to spoken word poetry." NOV 19, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER At an event at the White House for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program awards program, First Lady Michelle Obama praised arts in children's education by saying, "if it’s good enough for our kids, it’s good enough for all of our kids." "[It is so critical that we preserve arts education in our schools," said the first lady....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-20-12

    11/19/2012 9:20:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-20-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 20, 2012 Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Rv 3:1-6, 14-22 I, John, heard the Lord saying to me:"To the angel of the Church in Sardis, write this: "'The one who has the seven spirits of Godand the seven stars says this: "I know your works,that you have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.Be watchful and strengthen what is left, which is going to die,for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.Remember then how you accepted and heard; keep it, and repent.If you are not...
  • WORST Christmas Songs Ever - Vanity

    11/19/2012 9:17:52 PM PST · by VRWCmember · 97 replies
    11/19/2012 | VRWCmember
    As some radio stations have already begun playing Christmas Songs, it is time once again to compile our annual list of the absolute worst musical offerings of the season. The first three songs on my list are pretty much indisputibly the worst songs ever written as musical celebrations of the season. The fourth I've only heard recently but immediately recognized that it certainly belongs in any top ten list of worst Christmas songs. The rest of the list should be wide open, so please post your contributions. Here is my top four songs on the list, with the top three...
  • Just In Case You Forgot, If You Want To Take Back America & Love The 10th Amendment, You’re Racist

    11/19/2012 9:05:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 19, 2012 | Duane Patterson
    Empowered by an election result that will enable Chris Matthews to hear racist dog whistles anytime, anywhere, the fevered MSNBC Hardball host began a segment today to showcase just how racist the Republican Party is, especially white Southerners. He had all the stats of who voted by race, where. Missing from that, of course, was the stats of blacks voting almost 100% for Obama in key precincts in Pennsylvania. But I digress. Matthews finishing his racial thesis, then begins this line of inquiry to his two guests – Republican strategist John Feehery and Democrat strategist, Joy Reid: Matthews: Let me...
  • Judge: Hobby Lobby must offer morning-after pill

    11/19/2012 9:00:22 PM PST · by haffast · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/19/2012 | TIM TALLEY
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge Monday rejected Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s request to block part of the federal health care overhaul that requires the arts and craft supply company to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after and week-after birth control pills. In a 28-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton denied a request by Hobby Lobby to prevent the government from enforcing portions of the health care law mandating insurance coverage for contraceptives the company's Christian owners consider objectionable. The Oklahoma City-based company and a sister company, Mardel Inc., sued the government in September, claiming the mandate violates...
  • Obama in Burma: 'I Wish I Could... Impose My Will on Congress'

    11/19/2012 8:49:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | November 19, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, President Obama spoke in Burma – or as he termed it, Myanmar, despite official US practice to call the country Burma – and repeatedly botched the name of the country’s famed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, instead calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi. Then he called President Thein Sein “President Sein,” which was a diplomatic snafu, since the president of Burma is to be called by his full name. His speech was just as bad. After getting through the basics – acting as though his doctrine, not President Bush’s multiple actions on behalf of democracy in Burma, had...
  • IAF Airstrikes Hit Bank, Senior Hamas Terrorist

    11/19/2012 8:47:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 11/20/12 | Elad Benari
    IAF aircraft struck the branch of the National Islamic Bank in Gaza on Monday night, the Al Jazeera network reported. According to the report, four people were wounded in the airstrike, part of the IDF’s Operation Pillar of Defense. Hamas reportedly uses the bank, which opened in the area in 2009, to pay its terrorists' salaries. Palestinian Authority-based sources also said that the IAF also struck the Rafiah home of Hamas terrorist Raed Al-Attar overnight Monday. Al-Attar’s name was mentioned in recent days as the successor to Hamas arch-terrorist Ahmed Jaabari, whose targeted killing began the operation last Wednesday. It...
  • How To Survive ObamaCare

    11/19/2012 8:44:32 PM PST · by virgil283 · 6 replies
    It’s been a horrible year for individual liberty. First, John Roberts re-writes the Obamacare legislation ........To assure continued access to a personal physician, concerned Americans should immediately seek out and contract with a direct-pay or concierge doctor.....
  • Did Congress kill the Twinkie? The tariff tale behind the Hostess demise.(+video)

    11/19/2012 8:12:59 PM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 16, 2012 | Patrik Jonsson
    <p>And that, economists say, may come down to one sweet little word: sugar.</p> <p>Since 1934, Congress has supported tariffs that benefit primarily a few handful of powerful Florida families while forcing US confectioners to pay nearly twice the global market price for sugar.</p>
  • The Sad End of the Priestly Ministry of Mr. Roy Bourgeois

    11/19/2012 8:10:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/20/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Disobedience and preaching against the teaching of the Catholic Church about women's ordination led to his excommunication, dismissal and laicization. Then Fr. Bourgeois engaged in an obstinate crusade which involved public and direct defiance of the Holy See and a repudiation of the unbroken teaching of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church concerning sacred ordination. MARYKNOLL, N.Y. (Catholic Online) - The short Press Release from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers confirmed some sad news on Monday, November 19, 2012. The priestly ministry of Roy Bourgeois has come to an end: ***** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Congregation For The Doctrine Of The...
  • Vladivostok Mission Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

    11/19/2012 8:02:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 11/19/12 | Jim Graves
    The Catholic mission in Vladivostok, Russia brings the light of Christ to a poverty-stricken and highly secularized region.With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Catholic faith was officially allowed to return to Russia after more than seven decades of life under what Pope Pius XI called “atheistic communism.” Since that time, Catholics have established missions in Russia, serving Catholics living within the country’s borders and performing charitable works. Out of deference to the Russian Orthodox Church, the Vatican does not consider Russia “mission territory,” and so these communities do not receive funding from the Congregation for the...
  • Judge Rejects Nativity Displays in Santa Monica

    11/19/2012 8:01:59 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11.19.2012 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    <p>U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins rejected a motion from the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee to allow the religious display this season while their lawsuit plays out against the city.</p>
  • Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Workers

    11/19/2012 7:59:02 PM PST · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | November 18, 2012 | Ben Lefebvre
    The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for two workers who have been missing since Friday's explosion on their oil and gas production platform off Louisiana's coast, the government said Saturday. Four other workers were in critical but stable condition after suffering large second- and third-degree burns.. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Saturday it has established a seven-member team to investigate the explosion and fire. "Witnesses will be interviewed, and documents containing the work procedures for the construction project will be reviewed,"
  • The Best SciFi Movies?

    11/19/2012 7:55:53 PM PST · by MNDude · 244 replies
    What are your three favorite science fiction movies?
  • Smart Power: Obama Repeatedly Botches Dignitaries' Names on Foreign Trip

    11/19/2012 7:53:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Guy Benson
    President "Smart Power" at work.  Oops:   As Obama stood next to the world's most recognized democracy icon, he mispronounced her name repeatedly. Ever gracious, Suu Kyi did not correct her American guest for calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi multiple times during his statement to reporters after their meeting. Proper pronunciation for the Nobel laureate's name is Ahng Sahn Soo Chee. The meeting came after Obama met with Myanmar's reformist new President Thein Sein - a name he also botched. As the two addressed the media, Obama called his counterpart "President Sein," an awkward, slightly affectionate reference that would...
  • When Law and Order Break Down: “People Are Afraid Right Now. You Can See It In Their Faces.”

    11/19/2012 7:51:07 PM PST · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11/19/12 | Mac Salvo
    Cities from coast-to-coast are facing unprecedented budget deficits that have left government officials with no choice but to strip police forces to a bare minimum. We now regularly hear about new ‘records’ being broken in the resulting crime waves that follow. Law enforcement officials in Chicago, for example, have said that their city has deteriorated into a domestic war zone with gang violence leaving scores of people dead on a regular basis. Murder, rape, robbery and assault have skyrocketed in bankrupt Stockton, California, suggesting that local governments are quickly losing control. In New Jersey, the city of Camden may soon...
  • Two Way Radio Reviews and Buying Guide:

    11/19/2012 7:44:28 PM PST · by Kartographer · 130 replies
    You might remember growing up with walkie talkies, well today they are called two-way radios. I remember going to Radio Shack to look at their selection of walkie talkies as a kid and always dreaming of having a high powered military set that had ranges of over a mile. Today almost all two-way radios have ranges from 1 to 2 miles and they are much smaller than the ones we had a decade or so ago. Two-way radios are very useful - they are great for long road trips when taking separate cars, on the ski slopes, at amusement parks,...
  • In some cases, Romney paid four times as much for TV ads as Obama

    11/19/2012 7:42:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    Mitt Romney didn't just pay too much in taxes. As Politico reported last month, he paid too much for his TV ads, too.(The following graphic represents early September media buys in Columbus, Ohio. It was provided to TheDC by a national media buyer with extensive background buying in America's most competitive state, and is representative of other examples we have seen):The cost differential is attributable to the fact that Team Obama bought "preemptable" or or "lowest unit rate" ads --- while Team Romney paid for "fixed," non-preemptable rates."Obama could deliver 1,000 points for a fourth as much as Romney," said...
  • 12TH-CENTURY RABBI PREDICTED ISRAEL'S FUTURE

    11/19/2012 7:21:15 PM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 41 replies
    WND Faith ^ | nov 14, 2012 | WND EXCLUSIVE
    JERUSALEM – Judah Ben Samuel was a legendary and prolific German rabbi of the 12th century who made some astonishing and specific predictions about the future of Jerusalem and Israel that came true. Judah Ben Samuel, also known as Judah he-Hasid (Judah the Pious), lived and worked from the end of the 12th century until the beginning of the 13th century in Regensburg, authoring a number of books in the German language. snip Judah Ben Samuel also prophesied that during the 10th Jubilee Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic “end times” would begin. If...
  • WW II vehicles battle for bids at auction (Biggest sale of tracked vehicles ever.)

    11/19/2012 7:11:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11-16-12 | Fox News
    On December 8th, Auctions America by RM is holding one of the largest ever sales of WW II-era vehicles at the National Military History Center in Auburn, Indiana. Over 80 vehicles, including this White M3A1 Armored Scout Car will be crossing the block.