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  • Twelve rockets hit Israel after truce: police

    11/21/2012 7:29:24 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 25 replies
    France 24 International News ^ | 11/21/12 | Unknown
    AFP - Twelve rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israel on Wednesday in the first hours that followed a ceasefire agreement ending hostilities in the week-long Gaza conflict, a police spokesman told AFP. The Israeli spokesman added that the attacks caused no injuries or damage, with the rockets mostly landing in open fields in the south of the Jewish state. A ceasefire agreement announced in Cairo on Wednesday went into effect at 1900 GMT, requiring both sides to halt fire immediately and for Israel to start opening Gaza's crossings if the truce holds for 24 hours. The Israeli defence...
  • Detroit to go bankrupt in less than a month

    11/21/2012 7:20:31 PM PST · by Founding Father · 75 replies
    RT ^ | 22 November, 2012
    The city of Detroit, facing a serious cash crisis, is set to go bankrupt by the end of this year and would put city workers on furlough unless it strikes a deal with the city council that would bring in $30 million before Dec. 14. Detroit has been in financial turmoil for years, losing a quarter of its population in the past decade and facing a shrinking auto industry that has reduced tax revenues. The Detroit City Council gave the mayor the option to hire a financial advisor and in return receive $30 million by the end of the year....
  • Hurricane Sandy: Staten Island Survivors

    11/21/2012 7:15:33 PM PST · by Kartographer · 79 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/21/12
    As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, thousands of families in the northeast face a difficult holiday season. For those still reeling from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, emotions are still raw and futures are uncertain. Reuters photographer Mike Segar visited Staten Island last week, spending time with residents hard-hit by Sandy. He collected not just their portraits but their stories, as they stood amid the wreckage of what had been their homes, businesses, and places of worship. While there was anger and sadness on display, there was also a sense of gratitude for the outpouring of help from afar,...
  • Man dies of gunshot wound 20 years later

    11/21/2012 7:08:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    On September 25, 2012, Lennard Lewis died at his home of a seizure disorder. On the surface it appeared to be of natural causes. That is until East Baton Rouge Coroner William Clark, M.D. began looking around for the reason Lewis had the seizure disorder. The Coroner traced down Lewis's medical records and discovered that he had been shot in the head 20 years ago.
  • The Best Action Movies?

    11/21/2012 7:02:53 PM PST · by MNDude · 164 replies
    What are your three favorite action movies?
  • Commentary: President Obama 'allegedly' born in U.S., so the story says

    11/21/2012 6:58:46 PM PST · by thecodont · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | November 21, 2012, 6:25 a.m. | By James Rainey
    News that a small Montana newspaper inserted the word “allegedly” in the midst of an AP news story -- so that it read “Obama was allegedly born in Hawaii” -- caused a small furor Tuesday. But how should we read this latest commentary on the president’s birthright? A) Proof that racism runs rampant in American society. B) Evidence that "birthers" have infiltrated the ranks of the mainstream media. C) An instance of precision from journalists, most of whom have been too willing to accept flimsy proof of President Obama’s birthplace. D) As a window into how bored journalists amuse themselves...
  • Here is a way to explain “Quantitative Easing” to liberals

    11/21/2012 6:57:27 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 16 replies
    Today | Me
    Here is a way to explain “Quantitative Easing” to liberals. You and I sit down to a friendly game of poker. I bring out the chips in different colors and we both “buy in” by trading real dollars for the chips. As the game progresses you win most of the chips. I reach into the chip box and place a large stack on my side and continue playing. I did not pay for the chips, I just “created” them out of the blue. You continue to win and you have a large stack of colored chips in front of you....
  • Guest Post: Neighboring Matters: Preparing For Unknown Unknowns

    11/21/2012 6:51:02 PM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    Prepared Christian ^ | CHRIS RAY | 11/21/12
    Friends that you can trust, and can trust you, is more valuable than all the stuff we’re told to pack in our bug out bags, pantries, and gun vaults. Trusted friends are anchors of preparedness. Neighbors can be our wildcard.
  • Call Me Maybe - Troops vs. Cheerleaders

    11/21/2012 6:30:16 PM PST · by Altariel · 30 replies
    Military.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Member 26835147
    You really got to give these guys credit, watch how the troops match the cheerleaders move for move!
  • How the New York Times Covers Evil

    11/21/2012 6:27:08 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Bernardgoldberg.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    The way in which the New York Times reports good vs. evil is one of the most important stories of our time. Take the war between Israel and Hamas that is taking place right now. This war is as morally clear as wars get. Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to annihilating the Jewish state. It runs a theocratic totalitarian state in Gaza, with no individual liberty and no freedom of speech or press. In a nutshell, Hamas is a violent, fascist organization. Israel, meanwhile, is one the world’s most humane states, not to mention a democracy that is so...
  • Our Mesmerizer-in-Chief

    11/21/2012 6:24:57 PM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Bernardgoldberg.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Bernard Goldberg
    A while back, when the president and Republicans couldn’t agree on whether it was day or night or what day it was, I came up with this brilliant idea: Republicans should give Barack Obama everything he wants. And by everything, I meant … everything. You want higher taxes on the wealthy, Mr. President even though that might lead us into another recession? You got it. You want to pass healthcare reform that will raise about 20 new taxes and keep the economy in the doldrums? We won’t waste your time, and ours, fighting over it. Whatever else you want, Mr....
  • Canada's pipelines are at capacity: Enbridge

    11/21/2012 6:20:07 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | November 21, 2012 | Shawn Logan
    CALGARY - With a glut of Canadian crude being produced, the nation's network of pipelines have reached their capacity, says a spokesman for Canada's top oil mover. While analysts had expected to squeeze a few more years out of existing pipeline infrastructure, Enbridge spokesman Todd Nogier said those lines are now full, prompting the need to build more. "I think it really underlines the importance of building pipeline infrastructure," Nogier said. "The supply is rising exponentially, not just in the oilsands, but in the U.S. as well." The revelation comes while two significant projects — Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline and...
  • NY Man Charged in Schenectady Cold Case Murder

    11/21/2012 6:14:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    A man serving state prison time for attempted assault now faces charges in a Schenectady cold case killing. Forty-six-year-old John Wakefield was arraigned Tuesday in the death of 41-year-old Brent Wentworth, who was killed in his Schenectady apartment in April 2010. Wakefield was charged with first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Wentworth was strangled with a ligature.
  • Long past time to repeal the 17th Amendment

    11/21/2012 6:14:03 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 69 replies
    "What's wrong with the people choosing their own Senators? For starters, this amendment strips power from the states, which ultimately strengthens the federal government. This Amendment removes an important check and balance between the federal government and the states."
  • Surprise: PA College Slashes Instructors' Hours to Avoid Obamacare

    11/21/2012 6:13:08 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | Wynton Hall
    Pennsylvania's Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare. "It's kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don't have the money to pay for it," said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis. On Tuesday, CCAC employees were notified that Obamacare defines full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week and that on Dec. 31 temporary part-time employees will...
  • What to Expect From the New Congress

    11/21/2012 6:12:38 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 November 2012 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    The party numbers are pretty much the same, but the congressional Democrats are far more liberal, and the Republicans are much closer to traditional constitutionalism. What to Expect From the New Congress The New American 21 November 2012 The election results were not even finished being tallied by the time the left-wing, establishment media began telling constitutionalist Republicans that the path to electoral success was to sell out their principles before the next election, call themselves “moderates,” and adopt every aspect of the far-left Democratic political agenda. Though Mitt Romney had no discernible difference on principles from Barack Obama...
  • UPDATED: Widower of woman shot by Culpeper officer found dead

    11/21/2012 6:07:18 PM PST · by Altariel · 23 replies
    Inside Nova ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rhonda Simmons
    The widower of the woman shot and killed by a Culpeper police officer on North East Street in February was found dead in his Friendship Heights apartment Tuesday, seven months after his wife’s untimely death. According to Virginia State Police, a maintenance crew who entered Gary D. Cook’s apartment to conduct routine service for the apartment complex discovered his body. He was 62. Preliminary findings of an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Manassas revealed Cook died of natural causes, according to VPS spokeswoman Corinne Geller. Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Cook’s residence around...
  • Complaints About Turkey Attacks On The Rise In Brookline

    11/21/2012 6:06:56 PM PST · by mkmensinger · 38 replies
    WBZ ^ | Bobby Sisk
    Neighbors are on the offensive in Brookline after what some residents are describing as aggressive turkeys. “They were attacking the vehicle,” Karen Halvorson said outside her home in the Aspinwall Hill neighborhood. After getting in her truck, a neighbor came and ran the birds off but it didn’t stop there. “Then, the turkeys came and started attacking my front door,” she said.
  • BRF grad Jack Taylor sets NCAA record with 138 points in a game

    11/21/2012 6:05:53 PM PST · by shove_it · 39 replies
    LaCrosseTribune ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | John Casper Jr.
    The goal was to get Jack Taylor out of a shooting slump. He did that. Then he went out and scored the most points ever in a college basketball game. Taylor, a Black River Falls High School graduate, is about to get his 15 minutes of national fame after scoring an NCAA-record 138 points for Grinnell College in a 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible College on Tuesday night in Grinnell, Iowa... The previous NCAA record was held by Clarence “Bevo” Francis, who scored 113 points in a 1954 game for Division II Rio Grande....
  • Schultz's Stuffing Suggestion To Boehner: 'You Can Put Some Gravy On That'

    11/21/2012 6:00:18 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for Americans to come together, be grateful for their blessings—and tell people with different politics to stuff it? That's apparently Ed Schultz's take on the holiday. On his MSNBC show this evening, gloating over his presumption that taxes will be going up on the top 2%, Schultz sent this warm 'n fuzzy message to John Boehner: "think about it over your turkey and stuffing Speaker Boehner. And by the way, you can put some gravy on that--and you know the rest of the sentence." View the video here.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2012!! ~ 22 November 2012

    11/21/2012 5:59:50 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 143 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
      ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2012 ~ GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE.       Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the...
  • Setbacks and Squabbles in Russia’s Foreign Policy

    11/21/2012 5:59:43 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    The Kremlin is moving from confusion to controversy in international affairs, a policy area which used to boost Russia’s “great power” status and bring joy to its leaders. Moscow cannot formulate a coherent position on the eruption of violence in the Gaza “black hole,” and the attempt of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to explain Russia’s position on the Syrian civil war to the Gulf Cooperation Council was rebuffed so undiplomatically that he refused to stay for the scheduled dinner (Rossiyskaya Gazeta, November 16). Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev sought to add a warm touch to his business-like visit to Finland on...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-21-12

    11/21/2012 5:59:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-21-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • The Nasty GOP? For some conservatives, the labels “nasty” and “mean” are well earned.

    11/21/2012 5:57:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 68 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 20, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    ‘The Republican brand is deeply damaged” was a painfully common assessment after the election. A lot of Republicans were eager to blame the party’s thoroughly lousy performance on the presidential nominee, but there is considerable evidence that the unpopularity goes well beyond that: Romney won more votes than GOP Senate candidates in almost all of the swing states — and in some fairly red states, including Arizona, Montana, Nebraska, and North Dakota.Conservative ideas, though, won in distinctly Democratic-leaning states once the word “Republican” was no longer associated with them. In Michigan, where Obama won handily, a push to enshrine...
  • Forgive Me When I Whine (Inspirational)

    11/21/2012 5:52:37 PM PST · by TSgt · 6 replies
    TSgt ^ | 11/21/2012 | Unknown
    Today upon a bus I saw A lovely maid with golden hair I envied her - she seemed so gay- And oh, I wished I were so fair, When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle; She had one foot and wore a crutch, But as she passed, a smile, Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I have two feet - the world is mine. And when I stopped to buy some sweets, The lad who served me had such charm He seemed to radiate good cheer, His manner was so kind and warm....
  • Awarding Electoral Votes by Congressional District (vanity)

    11/21/2012 5:49:15 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 41 replies
    11/21/2012 | self
    I propose that we award Electoral Votes by Congressional District with the winner of each state receiving two additional EVs. As can be seen at the links below this change would negate the Liberals advantage in CA & NY (where more than Obama's ENTIRE pop vote margin came from in 2012) and would have resulted in McCain beating Obama in 2008 and Romney winning in 2012. http://www.polidata.org/prcd/ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/index.html Thoughts?
  • Hamas Says "Israel Failed In Its Goals", Thanks Iran

    11/21/2012 5:46:57 PM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    http://www.france24.com/ ^ | November 21,2012 | AFP
    AFP - Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal said on Wednesday that Israel had "failed in all its goals" after a Gaza truce deal came into effect, while thanking Egypt and Iran for their support during the conflict. "After eight days, God stayed their hand from the people of Gaza, and they were compelled to submit to the conditions of the resistance," Meshaal said.
  • Hurricane Sandy Is Allah's Punishment For Afghanistan And Iraq

    11/21/2012 5:42:23 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 11-21-12
    Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid: Hurricane Sandy Is Allah's Punishment For Afghanistan And Iraq On November 1, 2012, Saudi sheikh Muhammad Al-Munajid discussed Hurricane Sandy on Egypt's Al-Nas TV. Sheikh Al-Munajid has previously made statements calling on Muslims to "kill" Mickey Mouse and criticizing the Olympics. Click here to view this clip on MEMRI TV. The following are excerpts from his statements: "The Water That Allah Sent Tore The Asphalt… This Is A Punishment" "Dear brothers and sisters, the news about Hurricane Sandy is everywhere. The images coming from the U.S. are, indeed, horrible and terrifying. This hurricane brought with it...
  • Gripes of a GOP Grunt

    11/21/2012 5:39:45 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 20, 2012 | by Clayton Spann
    During the presidential campaign I served as a lowly foot soldier for Romney. In the battleground of Northern Virginia I knocked on doors, made telephone calls, handed out literature. Election Day I participated in the fiasco named Project ORCA. Gripe 1. ORCA sounded great. In real time GOP poll watchers would inform Romney headquarters who had voted in a precinct—and who had not. As the day wore on HQ would contact the laggards and urge they get to the polls. If poll watchers owned a smart phone then real time was possible. If like me they owned a dumb phone,...
  • Arab Columnists Criticize Firing Of Rockets From Gaza As Reckless Escapade Serving Iran

    11/21/2012 5:38:31 PM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 11-21-12
    Arab Columnists Criticize Firing Of Rockets From Gaza As Reckless Escapade Serving Iran, Not Palestinians Alongside the official Arab condemnations of Israel's attack on Gaza, and the popular protests against it in some of the Arab countries, there has also been criticism against Hamas. This criticism is mainly voiced in the countries of the moderate Arab camp (headed by the Gulf states, the PA and elements in Egypt), which opposes the resistance camp (headed by Iran, Syria and Hizbullah). The critics claimed that Hamas's rocket attacks on Israel are reckless and ineffective, and do nothing but give Israel an excuse...
  • Inside Israel’s Hunt for Arch Terrorists: How Shin Bet Always Gets Its Man

    11/21/2012 5:34:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | November 21, 2012 | Gabriel Eichler
    The operation to track down and eliminate the the arch-terrorist Osama Bin Laden was a well- planned and ultimately well- executed American intelligence operation- one of the most successful in recent history. It was the culmination of long years of patient intelligence gathering by at least sixteen top secret US organizations, among them: the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), United States Department of Defense Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (AFISRA), Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Security Agency (NSA), Office of...
  • The Real-Life ‘Limitless’? Narcolepsy Drug Used To Provide Extra Energy Boost

    11/21/2012 5:27:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CBS2) ^ | November 20, 2012 12:21 AM
    STUDIO CITY (CBS2) — A narcolepsy drug, dubbed the “Viagra for the brain”, is being used by some people to increase their brain function. Although the primary function of FDA-approved Provigil is to treat sleeping disorders, some people take the pill because they’re simply tired and want more energy. Dave Asprey, the VP of a billion dollar internet security firm and the CEO of The Bulletproof Executive, said he was given a prescription for the pill nine years ago and it’s changed his life. “This is the sort of thing that lets you perform at levels you didn’t know you...
  • U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Springs into Action

    11/21/2012 5:24:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 20, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and its non-Muslim allies have sprung into action. They are demanding that President Obama make Israel end its offensive against Hamas which, in characteristic Islamist fashion, they are falsely depicting as a genocidal crusade. Obama blames Hamas, but the pressure from Islamists, the anti-Israel left and other countries like Britain and France, may be taking a toll. He signaled possible opposition to an Israeli ground operation, saying it’d be “preferable” to end the Hamas rocket threat without sending in troops. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood entity whose executive director was fundraising for...
  • Huffington Post: Shill for Hamas Terrorists

    11/21/2012 5:21:46 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 21, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    HuffPost Live host/producer Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is not the only Huffington Post employee pushing anti-Israel propaganda for the leftist website founded seven years ago by Arianna Huffington. On the other side of the Atlantic, Mehdi Hasan, the political director of the Huffington Post UK, is apparently up to the task as well. A day after Israel finally decided to respond to a barrage of Palestinian rocket attacks, Hasan published a screed titled “Ten Things You Need to Know About Gaza.” It is easily debunked with facts, courtesy of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA). He begins...
  • Couple Who Survived Nazi Camps Celebrate Their 70th Wedding Anniversary

    11/21/2012 5:19:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2012 | BILL BROWNSTEIN
    Eva and Ruda Roden are set to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Thursday. For any couple to make it to that milestone is miraculous enough. But the Rodens had to overcome a lot more than just the aging process to hit 70 years together. They also had to survive a series of concentration camps during the Second World War. The Rodens, both natives of Prague, actually got married in the Nazi concentration camp of Terezin in the former Czechoslovakia. They were then dispatched to several other camps before war’s end, and they not only made it out alive but also...
  • Middle East Burning---Obama’s Gaza War

    11/21/2012 5:19:24 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 21, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Middle East BurningNovember 21, 2012 By Daniel Greenfield It is in the nature of the media beast that anything that happens in or around the Jewish State gets far more attention than anything that happens throughout the rest of the region. Israel has also created a safe zone for reporters. It is one of the few places in the Middle East where reporters can write what they like without having to worry about receiving a visit in the middle of the night and a ride inside the trunk of a black car. But the time-honored obsession with Jews, which even...
  • A Sign You Would See At A Zoo Run By Liberals

    11/21/2012 5:11:26 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-21-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • This is our time now...we are now the resistance. (uh oh, another stupid vanity)

    11/21/2012 5:06:07 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    Yes, I know. Another stupid vanity. Won't they ever stop? Probably not. At any rate, if we look at the positive, we will notice that we are now the underdogs. We are the rebels...the resistance. I, for one, look forward to this new role. We are now the REAL Freedom fighters. We fight for freedom...and they want us all to become slaves to the Government.Reminds me of a poem (give Dylan Thomas his due)...Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though...
  • The war on "Christmas"

    11/21/2012 4:59:11 PM PST · by ForAmerica · 19 replies
    Can we get a list going of retailers that's using the word Christmas or not in their advertisements and stores. Lowe's is first on my list as not saying Christmas in their add that I got in the mail today, not sure what's in the store.
  • Atheists cry foul over ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

    11/21/2012 4:58:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Atheists cry foul over ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ 12:01 PM 11/21/2012 Caroline May Political Reporter Charlie Brown’s Christmas is on the outs at an elementary school in Little Rock, Ark. — at least among atheists who are calling foul over a planned student trip to see a stage production of the beloved Peanuts story. The trouble began when students at Terry Elementary School brought home letters detailing the trip to see “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at a local church, according to a report from Arkansas’ KARK. A parent who had a problem with the play’s content notified the local atheist...
  • Indian Government may issue gold bonds

    11/21/2012 4:52:53 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 12 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | November 21, 2012 | Mahua Venkatesh and Anupama Airy
    You may soon have options to invest in new financial instruments that are linked to gold, such as a possible gold bond. With savings rates dropping from 35% about five years ago, the government, trying to boost savings and discourage hoarding of gold in physical form as a speculative activity, is planning to soon come out with attractive paper products including gold bonds, riding on India’s craze for gold. Though the details are yet to emerge experts say that in such instruments, investors may be allowed to invest cash or offer gold against an assured minimum return. At the time...
  • Rice says Benghazi comments based on preliminary intelligence

    11/21/2012 4:48:25 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Rice says Benghazi comments based on preliminary intelligence Reuters – 44 mins ago Reuters/Reuters - U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Susan Rice speaks with the media after Security Council consultations at U.N. headquarters in New York June 7, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, defended on Wednesday her remarks after a September attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to the North African nation. "When discussing the attacks against our facilities in Benghazi I relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me...
  • Democrats have edge, but presidency still in play (Michael Barone)

    11/21/2012 4:42:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2012 | Michael Barone
    A funny thing happened as I was looking at the political map of this year's presidential election: It began to look like the map of the presidential election of 2004. I'm not talking about the superficial similarity, the fact that in both elections an incumbent president beat a challenger from Massachusetts by a 51 to 48 percent popular vote margin.I'm talking about the fact that the large majority of states voted just a little bit more Democratic in 2012 than they did in 2004.Enough to give 2012 nominee Barack Obama 332 electoral votes, far more than 2004 nominee John Kerry's...
  • EDITORIAL: The war on Thanksgiving

    11/21/2012 4:42:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2012 | Editorial
    Jibes from the thankless shouldn’t spoil the feastAnother holiday, another war. This year, beleaguered Thanksgiving is being attacked on multiple fronts. The drive for a meatless Thanksgiving is in full swing. Rock legend Paul McCartney made his pitch in an advertisement campaign for the animal rights group PETA. The British vegetarian counsels “Eat no turkey” during a holiday founded by people who fled Britain and discovered turkey. PETA also urged President Obama not to observe the tradition of issuing a presidential pardon for a turkey since it “makes light of the mass slaughter of some 46 million gentle, intelligent birds.”...
  • TV news anchors resign on air

    11/21/2012 4:36:07 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11-21-12 | Dylan Stableford
    A pair of local TV news anchors had a surprise for viewers at the end of their 6 p.m. newscast on Tuesday: They're quitting. Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio, anchors for ABC's WVII affiliate in Bangor, Maine, announced their joint resignations, citing a dispute with management over journalistic practices. "And finally tonight, this will be Tony and my final show together right here on ABC 7," Michaels told viewers. "The last six years have been an interesting and enjoyable time for us as we have been the longest-running news team in Bangor." "On behalf of Cindy and me, we have...
  • Congratulations to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Today they mark 65 years of marriage

    11/21/2012 4:33:31 PM PST · by iowamark · 22 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | Tuesday, 20 November 2012 | Francis Phillips
    They are an example to follow but also a splendid and royal rebuke to our times Congratulations to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh who have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary today. It is a significant achievement. I don’t mean the longevity aspect which is out of their hands, a mixture of luck and good genes; I mean the example they have set the country of a faithful and enduring marriage, based on mutual affection and respect. According to the Telegraph report, Prince Philip wrote to the Queen Mother on his honeymoon, saying that his wife was “the only...
  • UN Demands Obama Smash State Marijuana Legalization

    11/21/2012 4:29:19 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 November 2012 | Alex Newman
    A top UN official called on the Obama administration to quash recent marijuana legalizations in Washington State and Colorado. UN Demands Obama Smash State Marijuana Legalization The New American 21 November 2012 In a move likely to further alienate the already unpopular United Nations from the American people, a top official with the global body put his ignorance about the U.S. constitutional system on full display by calling on the Obama administration to lawlessly quash recent marijuana legalization initiatives in Washington State and Colorado. Voters in both states approved the decriminalization of the controversial plant on November 6, nullifying...
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/21/2012 4:26:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 11/21/12 | Coldone
    Hello just wanted to wish you all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! This is only my 2nd vanity and hope I do it well. What are your plans? Please share.
  • Couple Celebrates 80th Wedding Anniversary, Shares Secrets to Lasting Marriage

    11/21/2012 4:23:01 PM PST · by Altariel · 21 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | November 20, 2012 | Lauren Sher
    On Nov. 25, 1932, FDR had just defeated Herbert Hoover, the daily newspaper cost two cents, and Ann Shawah said "I do" to John Betar in Harrison, N.Y. Fast forward through 13 presidents and 80 years to 2012: the Betars are still happily married. After five children, 14 grandchildren and 16 great children, the couple from Fairfield, Conn., will celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary Sunday. "We are so blessed. We are fortunate," John Betar, 101, said. "We are very fortunate. It can be repeated and repeated," Ann, 97, echoed. "It is unconditional love and understanding. We have had that. We...
  • As a Muslim, I say Hamas is harming Palestine

    11/21/2012 4:21:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 20, 2012 12:30 PM | Ceylan Özbudak
    I am a Muslim. And a devout Muslim. I love all Muslims very dearly. My love is for all believers. Right now it is impossible to support the loss of innocent lives in both Israel and Palestine. … If the Palestinians wish to enjoy greater justification, the way to do this is not by slaughtering innocent people on the other side. Such attacks during a state of peace will attract a reprisal anywhere in the world. Civilian people in Israel are living in fear in shelters due to the rockets fired from Gaza. … Many people in Palestine I have...