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  • George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/22/2012 8:57:43 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    October 3, 1789 | George Washington
    Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:" Now, therefore, I do...
  • Reliance Money targets Rupees 2 trillion gold market with new plan [India]

    11/22/2012 8:56:47 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 22 Nov, 2012, 02.32PM IST
    MUMBAI: Targeting an estimated Rs two lakh crore unorganised gold market in the country, Reliance Money today launched a new daily gold accumulation plan under which customers can invest as low as Rs 1,000 per month [less than $20]. Under the plan, named Reliance My Gold Plan, the customer can invest a minimum of Rs 1,000 per month and the company would use the money for purchase of gold on a daily basis and the total accumulate funds can be redeemed for gold coins or jewellery at the end of the investment tenure. The plan was launched here today in...
  • Thanksgiving eve surprise: Feds to block off 9M acres for spotted owl

    11/22/2012 8:46:38 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 21, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    The Obama administration announced with little fanfare Thanksgiving eve plans to lock up nine million acres of land for the endangered Northern Spotted Owl. The plan would double the amount of public forest lands proposed by the Bush administration for the owl’s habitat in Oregon, Washington and Northern California, and is expected to severely limit commercial activities like logging. Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, said he is concerned the plan will cost taxpayers millions of dollars. “Expanding the Northern Spotted Owl’s critical habitat will further endanger the timber industry, the thousands of jobs that...
  • HAWKINS: Republican Party must remain for life, against abortion

    11/22/2012 8:33:27 AM PST · by rhema · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2012 | Kristan Hawkins
    Not surprisingly, in the immediate aftermath of President Obama's win over Mitt Romney last week, many Republicans bared their fangs at the social-conservative wing of the party, either subtly or not so subtly, blaming the loss on those who vote our values. Now, more than ever, our party needs to hold onto our pro-life, pro-human-rights values. In fact, the Republican Party should become more fiercely aligned to the pro-life position than ever. [ . . . ] We believe ending legal abortion in our lifetime is possible, and we hold the great abolitionists of the past, such as William Wilberforce,...
  • Teenage Girl's Attacker Caught On CCTV (Shocking video)

    11/22/2012 8:23:52 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 43 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6:33am UK, Wednesday 21 November 2012 | Sky News
    Video of a 16-year-old girl being knocked unconscious in an unprovoked street attack has been released by police. CCTV footage shows the assailant approach the victim from behind before punching her so hard she falls over, hitting the pavement face-first. Police are appealing for information after the teenager was followed from her home by her attacker, who struck without warning outside the Black Lion pub in Plaistow High Street, east London. Scotland Yard described the suspect as black and muscular, wearing a black baseball jacket and jeans, with a shaven head and aged between 25 and 30.
  • Forgive our enemies or Pray for God's punishment? Imprecatory Prayer:

    11/22/2012 8:23:46 AM PST · by SparkyBass · 3 replies
    The Naked Bible Blog ^ | Nov. 22, 2012 | Michael S. Heiser
    In a nutshell, imprecatory prayer derives from the Abrahamic covenant (Gen 12:1-3), the passage where God himself tells Abraham that he will curse anyone who curses him and his descendants (God’s children). When the psalmist or anyone else prays for God to judge people (even killing them), the basis is that the person praying is, in effect, asking God to remember this covenantal promise. The one praying is asking God to settle scores and judge evil oppressors. In other words, rather than taking matters into his own hands, the one praying leaves it to God to remember his promise. Jesus...
  • Leno: Obama Is Running Out of Republicans To Blame Fiscal Cliff On

    11/22/2012 8:19:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    Leno: Obama Is Running Out of Republicans To Blame Fiscal Cliff On By Noel Sheppard Created 11/22/2012 - 10:29am Jay Leno continued his string of comedic attacks on the current White House resident Wednesday. During his opening monologue on NBC's Tonight Show, the host said that because Democrats did so well on Election Day, President Obama is running out of Republicans to blame the fiscal cliff on (video follows with transcript and commentary): "President Obama today pardoned the White House turkey," Leno teased. "And then the turkey forgave him for the bad economy. So it worked out nice. Thought that...
  • Staying Positive In A Negative World

    "If you haven’t noticed that we live in a negative world, you just haven’t been paying attention. These negative influences have been especially evident during the last few months of the presidential campaign. Each party has spent millions painting a picture of the worst possible scenarios for Americans if their opponent is elected. Not nearly as much has been spent expressing hope. Add in things like sickness, the loss of a job, or marriage problems, and you can see where, over time, the pressures of the world, if allowed, can steal the love and joy from your life. In Matthew...
  • U.N. Ambassador Susan (Lying Talking Points) Rice Helped Thwart Bin Laden Capture

    11/22/2012 8:14:58 AM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies
    Terrorism: Our U.N. ambassador, champion of the altered Benghazi talking points, helped block attempts by Sudan to turn over the world's most wanted terrorist outright or share intelligence leading to his capture. Our U.N. ambassador, champion of the altered Benghazi talking points, played a key role in blocking attempts by Sudan to turn over the world's most wanted terrorist outright or share intelligence leading to his capture. It does not surprise us that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice either willfully or blindly parroted altered Benghazi talking points, going on five Sunday news shows on Sept. 16 to push the false narrative...
  • Proclamation - Day of National Thanksgiving October 3, 1789

    11/22/2012 8:10:06 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 11 replies
    The American Presidency Project ^ | October 3, 1789 | George Washington
    Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:" Now, therefore, I do...
  • Walmart Workers Protest Over Compensation At Oakland Store [Hostess Twinkie Them!]

    11/22/2012 8:08:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 208 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | November 21, 2012
    About 20 people gathered in front of the Oakland Walmart store on Edgewater Drive Wednesday to demand better pay and work schedules. Richmond Walmart store employee Anthony Bravo joined fellow demonstrators and said the company starts associates at minimum wage, but reported $15 billion in profits last year. “We didn’t see nothing. I didn’t see none of that. It really makes me upset that they can make all of this money out of profits and we’re barely surviving,” Bravo said. With the chant of “Walmart, Walmart you’re no good. Treat your workers like you should,” Bravo and the others marched...
  • The Greatest Generation, Redux (his likely anti-Obama veteran students)

    11/22/2012 7:58:15 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 2 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 22, 2012 | E.J. Dionne
    WASHINGTON -- For nearly a decade I have had the privilege of teaching veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, though they have taught me more. Most of them were Army captains and majors who had done three or four tours of duty. And here's the most remarkable thing: Not one of these men and women complained about what we asked of them. My Thanksgiving thoughts have often turned toward my military students at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute, and to the thousands like them who have done very hard duty with little notice. We can show our gratitude toward...
  • The Pilgrims Weren't Socialists

    11/22/2012 7:56:33 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 31 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 November 2008 | Andrew Lane
    The Pilgrims Weren't Socialists The New American 26 November 2008 When next you sing the Hymn of Harvest Home, think kindly of our Pilgrim Fathers, for they were not "communists with a small c" nor any other kind of communists, Some conservative editors and commentators in recent years have given the impression that the Pilgrims were starry-eyed idealists intent upon founding a socialist utopia in the wilderness. One such editor, zealous to refute socialism, has written: "Socialism is not a new experiment in the United States. Neither is Communism. The Socialist community was tried by the Pilgrims in New England...
  • Happy Birthday Eugene Stoner

    11/22/2012 7:43:10 AM PST · by JRandomFreeper · 11 replies
    Vanity | 11/22/12 | Vanity
    Happy birthday Eugene Stoner. Born in 1922, Stoner was an iconic firearms designer. He represents the best of what made America great.
  • Md. unveils crash test dummy statue

    11/22/2012 7:42:26 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 21, 2012
    GLEN BURNIE, Md.- Maryland's Motor Vehicle Association has unveiled a 30-foot statue of a crash test dummy outside of its headquarters in Glen Burnie. John Kuo, administrator for the Motor Vehicle Association, said the bright yellow statue is meant to serve as a safety reminder for the state's motorists, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday. Kuo, who said both of his siblings were killed in a car crash when he was 12, said the 500 road-related deaths last year was a record low for the state. "Can you imagine, we only lost 500 people and that's a reason to be happy?"...
  • Demonstrations in Jordan Calling to Topple King Abdallah

    11/22/2012 7:35:56 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 30 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11-17-12
    Following are excerpts from footage of a demonstration in Jordan against King Abdallah, which was posted on the Internet on November 17, 2012. Protest leader: We would like to say to him: Oh Abdallah, son of Hussein... Crowd: Oh Abdallah, son of Hussein... Protest leader: Brothers, he's drunk. We must shout a bit louder to wake him up. Oh Abdallah, son of Hussein... Crowd: Oh Abdallah, son of Hussein... Protest leader: Yes, that's the way to do it. Oh Abdallah, son of Hussein... Crowd: Oh Abdallah, son of Hussein... Protest leader: Freedom comes from Allah. Down, down, with Abdallah. Crowd:...
  • This Thanksgiving we can still reflect on the things that make us hopeful

    11/22/2012 7:29:25 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Today is a day for pausing to remember how blessed we are to be here in America the greatest country under the watchful eye of God. Think of your advantages; love your family and let this day renew your resolve to fight to keep the blessings our Founding Fathers gave us. While things are as dark and dreary as they have been in our lifetime, there is room for gratitude to God for what we have. We are the people who have made this country what it is. Even though we are facing the worst the liberals can throw at...
  • Hector 'Macho' Camacho brain dead

    11/22/2012 7:07:57 AM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Doctors say famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho is clinically "brain dead" after being shot in the face. Dr. Ernesto Torres said at a news conference Thursday that doctors are still performing tests on Camacho before meeting with his family. Torres had said late Wednesday that Camacho was showing irregular and intermittent brain activity.
  • Dog alerts owner after 9-week-old baby stops breathing

    11/22/2012 7:04:38 AM PST · by expat1000 · 29 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | October 15, 2012 | Ryan Lee Hall
    (Scroll down for video) A family dog helped alert parents that their 9-week-old baby has stopped breathing, according to reports. The Brousseau family rescued their dog six years ago, and the dog returned the favor on Sunday in Portland, Oregon. The Brousseaus say that the dog named Duke is responsible for saving the life of their baby daughter. On Sunday night, Duke jumped on the bed and trembled uncontrollably, enough to wake them. "If Duke had not been so scared, we would have gone to sleep," Jenna Brousseau said.
  • This is America Charlie Brown, The Mayflower Voyagers

    11/22/2012 6:52:44 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    One of my favorite Peanuts holiday specials. Charlie Brown and the gang play Pilgrim children in this re-enactment of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving. I highly recommend this one for children. It's also nice to see something from Hollywood that's pro Western civilization.
  • Election results reveal God is winning [Mormonism is winning]

    11/22/2012 6:48:30 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 146 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2012 | Kathryn Skaggs
    -SNIP-Though a Romney win, by many indicators felt within reach, it didn’t happen. However, the fact that it almost did - and with very few variables could have - this reality has changed everything for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints (Mormon) – for the good.-SNIP--As members of the LDS Church have taken increased opportunities to discuss their faith because of interest in Mitt Romney’s Mormonism, over time it became increasingly evident that no matter what sensitive issue came our way, be it baptism for the dead, racism, polygamy, Mormon temple worship, gender equality, etc… the...
  • IBD: Obama's Southeast Asia Trip All Style, No Substance [we should expect something else?]

    11/22/2012 6:48:17 AM PST · by upchuck · 20 replies
    IBD ^ | Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    ... In his tour of Burma, billed as an historic first visit since Burma's 2007 move to democracy, it was clear he was in way over his head, even on small things. Obama repeatedly referred to the country's Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader Aung San Suu Kyi as Aung Yan Suu Kyi, an astonishing error given her global fame. He also bungled the norms of Burmese polite address, calling Thein Sein, the nation's leader "President Sein," an error comparable to addressing Cambodia's Pol Pot as Mr. Pot. But he also undermined his supposed democracy mission, first by telling the Burmese leaders...
  • Hoosier workers to get $111 come tax time

    11/22/2012 6:44:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | Nov 22, 2012 | Dan Carden
    Hoosier workers to get $111 come tax time 18 hours ago • Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier income tax payers each will receive $111 next year as Indiana returns a portion of its $2.15 billion budget reserve to its citizens. Gov. Mitch Daniels on Wednesday announced the value of the taxpayer refund created by lawmakers in 2011 to ensure the state's reserve funds never get too big. Under the law, a refund is automatically triggered when the reserve tops 10 percent of the next year's budgeted spending. "Better that these dollars remain in the pockets of the...
  • Supermarket boss shoots employee (Portugal)

    11/22/2012 6:37:21 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 7 replies
    Algarvedailynews.com ^ | 13 September 2012
    The manager of a Faro-based supermarket chain today shot an employee, wounding him in the arm. The incident occurred about 05.00a.m. at a warehouse in Galvanas that services the ‘Algartalhos’ supermarket chain. It is thought that the employee was caught with an accomplice stealing stock. The manager saw two employees, and, in breach of disciplinary procedures, fired at one of them, winging him. The victim was transported to hospital in Faro, the entrepreneur has gone missing and is being sought by the Judicial Police.
  • Thanksgiving Musings: Between the Day Christ Died and I Believed.

    11/22/2012 6:36:11 AM PST · by grassboots.org · 4 replies
    www.caffeiantedthoughts.com ^ | 11/24/2010 | David Shedlock
    I am not nearly as thankful as I ought to be. The two most important days of my life I often take for granted. The First Day was the day that Christ died for my sins. Jesus took the punishment for every one of my sins, even the ones I haven’t committed yet. Dreadful thought that I would live as in ingrate! Glorious thought that he would die anyway! That one day alone should be enough to cause me to live every moment in continuous Thanksgiving. Righteous Christ died for me, the ungodly. But there was another Day. The Day...
  • A New Direction for Conservatives (pt 1)

    11/22/2012 6:35:12 AM PST · by possum john · 50 replies
    My View of The World ^ | Nvember 22, 2012 | James P. Willis
    On Christmas Eve of last year, I wrote an article expressing my disgust and frustration with the Republican Party. Now, almost a year later, the GOP has once again proven that it has become a completely ineffective vehicle with which to advance the conservative agenda. The election is over, and now is the time to start the process of choosing a suitable replacement. This is not a step I take lightly. For more than 30 years I have been a loyal Republican, serving in positions within the party as well as being a vocal supporter of GOP candidates and the...
  • A holiday guide to arguing with your right-wing relatives

    11/22/2012 6:33:44 AM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 89 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 08:00 AM EST | Alex Pareene
    Explaining voter fraud, Benghazi and the fiscal cliff to Fox-watching family members..“The Holidays” are now officially here, and all Americans will soon have to face their extended families and listen to them talk. For many young Americans — specifically young Americans related to old white Americans — Thanksgiving and our various Winter Holidays are extra stressful, because young Americans are largely a liberal, Obama-voting bunch, and old white Americans are mostly not. Unfortunately, old white Americans spend a lot of their time being lied to by conservatives on TV, the radio and the Internet, and while that is not their...
  • Detroit to go bankrupt in less than a month [Heckuva job with that bailout, Barry]

    11/22/2012 6:32:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 22, 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....
  • Congressional Pension May Still Await Jesse Jackson Jr. (after prison)

    11/22/2012 6:30:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/21/12 | Billy House
    Congressional Pension May Still Await Jesse Jackson Jr.By Billy House November 21, 2012 | 5:00 p.m. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., may be resigning from Congress under a cloud, but the Illinois Democrat may still be in line to draw a congressional pension. That is, unless the 47-year-old lawmaker later agrees to forfeit his retirement benefits through any plea negotiations that might come out of the federal investigation he acknowledged is ongoing. On Wednesday afternoon, the best estimates through quick calculations by the Alexandria, Va.-based National Taxpayers Union determined Jackson could have an annual pension of about $45,000 if he waits...
  • Help Me Howard: Re-Cap

    11/22/2012 5:59:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    wsvn-tv ^ | 11/21/12
    ... Teresa Dougherty: "I never felt that way about the other presidents. They seemed stuck up, but he seemed so down to earth. That's why I want to meet him." Ninety-three year old Teresa Doughtery is a big Barack Obama fan and asked us to get her a ticket to the presidential debates at Lynn University. Teresa Dougherty: "It would be a dream come true. I would shake hands with him and if I could kiss him, I would kiss him." I tried to get her tickets, talking to every local democratic leader we thought could help. Tried Lynn University,...
  • Ann Coulter thinks Mitt Romney was superior to Ronald Reagan, and she is embarrassing herself

    11/22/2012 5:58:38 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 122 replies
    Facebook from Mark Levin ^ | 22 November 2012 | Mark Levin
    http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/21/romney-was-not-the-problem/ Really Ann? You mean Romney's one debate bests Reagan's decades of advocacy for conservatism, his battles with the Republican establishment, and his building a conservative movement? Fact is Romney has done nothing for conservatism. I repeat, nothing. No leadership. No grassroots efforts. No major policy initiatives. Nothing. Reagan won two landslides. Romney won nothing. Cherry-picking facts Ann, in some strange cult-like obsession, fools no one. Same with your cheerleading for Chris Christie.
  • Zing! MSNBC’s top 10 comebacks to use against the family conservative

    11/22/2012 5:46:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 149 replies
    msnbc ^ | november 21, 2012 | msnbc staff
    Every family’s got one, at least. That hardcore conservative who makes every Thanksgiving get-together a nightmare by sounding off, unprompted, on how liberals are ruining this country with their taxing and their spending and their gay-marrying, and how back in my day blah blah blah. Usually you just keep your head down and stare into your turkey and try not to make eye contact with anyone. Then the next morning in the shower you remember what you should have said in response. But this year’s going to be different. Why? Because here at MSNBC, we’ve anticipated crazy Uncle Gary’s top...
  • Orwell's Struggle May Be Over

    11/22/2012 5:45:29 AM PST · by No One Special · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2012 | Ed Kaitz
    By his own admission George Orwell was a committed socialist. About a year before his death in 1950 Orwell responded to the leftist charge that his recently published novel 1984 represented a direct attack on both socialism and the British Labour Party. Orwell calmed the fears of his progressive friends with the following response: "My recent novel [1984] is NOT intended as an attack on Socialism or on the British Labour Party (of which I am a supporter) but as a show-up of the perversions to which a centralized economy is liable and which have already been partly realized in...
  • ‘Homicide not suicide’: Spain facing ‘humanitarian’ crisis over evictions

    11/22/2012 5:22:12 AM PST · by Founding Father · 19 replies
    RT ^ | 22 November, 2012
    As eviction-related suicides continue to rise in Spain, protests are becoming more frequent with the public outraged at the government’s lack of action to combat social ills. Evictions are a “humanitarian concern,” the national bank chief has said. The governor of the Bank of Spain, Luis Maria Linde, said that the increasing number of evictions related to financial woes should be combated through “social initiatives.” The evictions have driven over 100 people to commit suicide, and mass protests on the issue have become a regular occurrence in Spain. “We must urgently address and social humanitarian issues, this will have to...
  • A Thanksgiving Prayer: There Are Things To Be Thankful For

    11/22/2012 5:20:38 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-22-2012 | MOTUS
    …and in addition to all the other blessings you have conferred on my reflective frame I wish to thank you, Lord, for the companionship of steadfast comrades whose wit and wisdom and strength help steer me through these tempestuous seas of flattery and lies churned to fury by the ill will of demagogues.  Amen. A special thanks to all who visit here. I wish you all a peaceful, happy Thanksgiving – because there is always, always, always something to be thankful for.
  • Thanksgiving’s First Rifle: The Mayflower Wheel-lock Carbine

    11/22/2012 5:19:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    guns.com ^ | 21 November, 2012 | Kristin Alberts
    What’s even more American than turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie these days? An Italian gun, that’s what. The only known surviving firearm that crossed the wild Atlantic aboard the good ship Mayflower, settled with the pilgrims at Plymouth Colony and ultimately helped the first colonists not only survive, but prosper. Meet the Mayflower Gun. The GunAffectionately dubbed the Mayflower Gun and thought of as an American icon, the gun is actually an Italian-made wheel-lock carbine. This single-shot musket was originally chambered in .50 caliber rifle, though ages of heavy use have worn away the majority of the rifling. Given...
  • Word For The Day, Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012 - syllepsis

    11/22/2012 5:08:40 AM PST · by secret garden · 41 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 22 November 2012 | Thursday's sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". syllepsis \sə-'lep-səs\ noun 1. the use of a word in the same grammatical relation to two adjacent words in the context with one literal and the other metaphorical in sense2. the use of a word or expression to perform two syntactic functions, especially to modify two or more words of which at least one does not agree in number, case, or gender. Example sentences:Rend your heart, and not your garments. --Joel 2:13 You...
  • ATF notice on disability information collection highlights absurd injustice

    11/22/2012 5:04:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives posted two 60-day notices in the Federal Register today, the first under the heading “Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Relief of Disabilities,” and the second under “Certification of Qualifying State Relief From Disabilities Program.” Citing that the information requests will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, the notice advises interested parties that “Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘sixty days’’ until January 22, 2013.” The first notice is an “[e]xtension of a currently approved collection” on “Relief of Disabilities.” The “need” cited for the...
  • ALLIED FORCES MOVING IN TO HIT THE AXIS AT BIZERTE AND TUNIS (11/22/42)

    11/22/2012 4:57:40 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/22/42 | James MacDonald, Ralph Parker, Charles Hurd
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW11 12 13 14 15
  • Bizarro World logic vs. Israel

    11/22/2012 4:52:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 11/22/2012 | MICHAEL GOODWIN
    A cartoon image comes to mind. A mother breaks up a fight between two children, one of whom offers this defense: “It started when he hit me back.” Remember that mentality when you hear Palestinians call Israel “the aggressor.” Hamas fired hundreds, perhaps 1,000 missiles into Israel from Gaza. They hit schools, apartment buildings, streets and vacant lots. The aim was to kill and, if not to kill, at least to terrorize. Mission accomplished. Finally, Israel responded, first by “droning” the Hamas military leader, then by airstrikes against the terror group’s ammunition dumps and rocket launchers, some intentionally placed near...
  • Man shoots and kills charging dog in Charlotte County(FL)

    11/22/2012 4:50:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 150 replies
    fox4now.com ^ | 21 November, 2012 | Staff
    GULF COVE, Fla. - A man out on a walk Tuesday morning came face to face with two charging dogs in Gulf Coast. He shot and killed one of the dogs. A witness told deputies he saw the entire incident in the area of Gillot Boulevard and Holton Terrace. Deputies met with Frank Gross, 63, who lives several blocks away on Flemming Street. He advised he was out for his usual five-mile walk along the same route he takes every day. He said two large Boxer dogs were let out of the home at 5403 Holton Terrace and were not...
  • Police: Armed intruder shot and killed at Portage Avenue home in Cleveland(OH)

    11/22/2012 4:44:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    newsnet5.com ^ | 21 November, 2012 | Shay Harris
    CLEVELAND - Third District Police say a male was sleeping on his couch when he heard someone kick open a door. The resident ran and grabbed a gun. The suspect kicked open a second door to the home and that's when the resident fatally shot the male suspect. Cleveland Police arrived at the scene and located the alleged intruder dead in the driveway. Cleveland's Third District Police Department Captain Romoga said the suspect was armed with a knife. "The home has two doors in this location he heard the suspect kicking in the front door made entry into the first...
  • War is the Answer

    11/22/2012 4:41:38 AM PST · by expat1000 · 28 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | November 21, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    For the last hundred years the best and brightest of the civilized world have been engaged in the business of peace. In the days before the Nobel Peace Prize became a joke, it was expected that scientific progress would lead to moral progress. Nations would accept international laws and everyone would get together to replace wars with international conferences. Instead technological progress just gave us better ways to kill each other. There have been few innovations in the moral technology of global harmony since Immanuel Kant's "Perpetual Peace" laid out a plan to grant world citizenship to all refugees and...
  • Retired Marine Shoots Home Intruder During Break-In (OK)

    11/22/2012 4:22:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    guns.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | dabneybailey
    If you’re a thief, there are a couple of warning signs that you should watch out for. A dog bowl and a leash in the front yard would tip you off that you’re probably going to get bitten. A sign that reads, “Trespassers will be shot!” is pretty self-explanatory. The home of 77-year-old Lloyd McCarty is similarly filled with warning signs. He flies an American flag on the front porch, he has a U.S. Marine Corps patch tacked to the wall, and he also keeps a framed picture of himself in his glory day as a Marine. If the home...
  • Twinkies bakers say they'd rather lose jobs than take pay cuts

    11/22/2012 4:15:23 AM PST · by tobyhill · 155 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/22/2012 | By Carey Gillam and Martinne Geller
    After several years of costly concessions, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) authorized a walk-out earlier this month after Hostess received bankruptcy court approval to implement a wage cut that was not included in its contract. With operations stalled, the company that makes Twinkies and other famous U.S. brands said last week that liquidating its business was the best way to preserve its dwindling cash. It won court approval on Wednesday to start winding down in a process expected to claim 15,000 jobs immediately and over 3,000 more after about four months. Interviews with more than a...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(11/22/12)[Prayer]

    11/22/2012 4:13:18 AM PST · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/22/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Psalm 29:3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters. God Bless America
  • Today's Toons 11/22/12

    11/22/2012 4:12:31 AM PST · by pookie18 · 11 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 11/22/12 | pookie18
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  • {UK} workers forced to save for retirement

    11/22/2012 4:10:02 AM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22.Nov.2012 | Telegraph
    ..A report from the Social Market Foundation (SMF) looked at how savings policies may need to evolve over the next 20 years in order to deal with people living for longer and taking on more debt earlier in life. It argued that compelling people to save into pensions may be the "next logical step" if the weakness of the economy and sluggish wage growth put people off trying to save for their later years. The report said that future governments may have to consider stepping into people's finances more to help them manage their money, by forcing them to save...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/22/12)[Prayer]

    11/22/2012 4:06:37 AM PST · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/22/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Elohei HaKavod (e-lo-hay hak-ka-VOHD) God of Glory Psalm 29:3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.
  • The New Livestock: Rodents of Unusual Size

    11/22/2012 4:00:04 AM PST · by Cronos · 46 replies
    Heifer.org ^ | 2012 | Jane Hahn
    As Heifer Ghana got its start in 1999, staff swiftly tackled the challenge of affordably domesticating grasscutters, a wild rodent prized in West Africa for its sweet and lean meat. Since then, Heifer developed an accessible and hugely successful method to raise the rodents to improve nutrition and income among its project participants. Today, demand in West Africa and beyond drives exponential growth in the production and sale of the animals.ANANG CHARLES, Ghana—She was clearly nervous. Strange people were milling about in front of her house asking questions about her. When she saw the camera, she froze. Her mouth full,...