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  • Thanksgiving Is A Good Holiday To Come Out As Gay or Lesbian [And Be Shown The Door]

    11/22/2012 3:53:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Ned Martel
    Essay: Thanksgiving Is A Good Holiday To Come Out As Gay or Lesbian By Ned Martel November 21 Word to the wise: Thanksgiving is the proper holiday to tell your family that you’re a homosexual. It’s arguably secular, so you’re confronting tradition, not faith. Even though National Coming Out Day is in October, this is the day when gays and lesbians, newly announced or otherwise, are really driving it all home. This no longer needs to be such a big deal, even if this month’s election somehow emboldens waves of guess-what conversations Thursday night. Awkwardness is predictable, but expect the...
  • Vanity - Phillip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle"

    11/22/2012 3:43:01 PM PST · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    I started reading my kindle edition of "The Man in the High Castle" yesterday and I am already about half-way through and I was wondering who else has read this and I am interested in other Freeper's feedback (without giving anything away).
  • I have a dream …. Find a home for Roy!

    11/22/2012 3:23:32 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | November 22, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    In another post, I wrote about Sr. Maureen Fiedler’s Fishwrap column about Mr. Roy Bourgeois and the grave injustices done to him by the Vatican’s male oppressors and their Maryknoll minions. I was so moved by her piece, so disturbed by her litany of injustices, that I am now forced to ask myself -and you, dear readers – some hard soul-searching questions.Why won’t Sr. Fiedler help Mr. Bourgeois with deeds and not just easy words at NCR?Fiedler must help Bourgeois to join her order and become a nun.The sisters in favor of women’s ordination should throw the doors of their...
  • Turkey pardoned by President Obama last Thanksgiving, euthanized

    11/22/2012 3:16:59 PM PST · by Capt. Canuck · 41 replies
    wptv ^ | 22 Nov 2012 | By: Mike M. Ahlers, CNN Senior Producer
    Washington -- Peace, one of two turkeys pardoned by President Obama last year, was euthanized Monday, according to an official who insisted the timing of the death - days before the Thanksgiving holiday - was not suspicious. Rebecca Aloisi, vice president for marketing at the Mount Vernon Estate, confirmed that Peace had been dead after a weekend "illness." But Aloise knew neither the nature of the illness, the manner of death, nor what had been done with the remains of the large, edible bird. "I appreciate where you're going with this," Aloisi told CNN. "But I assure you that these...
  • Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare

    11/22/2012 3:14:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Jim Epstein
    Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with...
  • How did marshmallows get on my sweet potatoes?

    11/22/2012 3:13:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    WLKY ^ | 11/22/2012 | WLKY
    If your family is like most Americans, they expect to see certain dishes alongside the Thanksgiving turkey -- green bean casserole, cranberries, sweet potatoes and dressing.
  • Pakistan Taliban vow to attack Indian targets over Mumbai gunman

    11/22/2012 3:11:30 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, November 22, 2012 | Uncredited
    Islamabad (Reuters) - Pakistan's Taliban movement threatened on Thursday to attack Indian targets to avenge the country's execution of Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of the militant squad responsible for a rampage through Mumbai that killed 166 people in 2008. Kasab was hanged on Wednesday amid great secrecy, underscoring the political sensitivity of the November 26, 2008, massacre, which still casts a pall over relations between nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India. "We have decided to target Indians to avenge the killing of Ajmal Kasab," said Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan by telephone from an undisclosed location.
  • Obama SBA Head Hasn't Heard Of ObamaCare Impacting Small Business

    11/22/2012 3:11:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Obama SBA Head Hasn't Heard Of ObamaCare Impacting Small BusinessPosted on November 21, 2012 **SNIP** "You know, I travel all around the country, every week I go to a different part of the country. I'm with small businesses. And I'm not hearing that," Mills said about the negative impact ObamaCare has on small business.
  • Gun sales, background checks soar after President Barack Obama re-election

    NAPLES, Fla - Sleeping with a knife under her pillow wasn't enough anymore. Denise Barra needed a gun for protection. Fearing more stringent gun laws could soon be enacted after the reelection of President Barack Obama, the single mother of two stopped by an East Naples gun shop to get educated and maybe purchase a new weapon for her bedside table. "This is a right I have in this country," said Barra, 34, a Naples resident. "Why not take advantage of it and be safe and secure in my own home and not rely on calling 911 or the police...
  • The answer to the nuclear Iran, the Iranian people

    11/22/2012 2:57:01 PM PST · by Democratic Iran · 8 replies
    11-20-12 | Mani Aryamand
    A ceasefire is now in place between Israel and Hamas after thousands of missile exchanges. While the main stream media focuses on these events, and the world leaders are engaged to find a ultimate solution, what could be taking place is “a smoke screen” and just another diversion tactic by the Islamic Regime in Iran. While the attention is on the conflict the quarterly report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued warning about the escalation of underground nuclear work at the fordow site. Fordow enrichment plant which is buried deep inside a mountain and makes it less...
  • Obamas’ Thanksgiving Menu a Tour de Pie ["Organic Brine-SoakedTurkey" & Six Pies?]

    11/22/2012 2:54:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 22, 2012 | Matthew Larotonda
    Nov 22, 2012 Obamas’ Thanksgiving Menu a Tour de Pie As for many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time of tradition at the White House. But the Obama family has taken it a little more literally, eating basically the same thing each year since 2009. An organic, brine-soaked roast turkey and honey-baked ham make the main courses. There are two kinds of stuffing: cornbread and oyster. Macaroni and cheese, greens, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and green-bean casserole round out the sides. The Obamas don’t skimp on dessert. Six pies make a roulette of sweets for diners. Apple, cherry, banana cream, sweet...
  • Obama drops God from Thanksgiving address for fourth year straight

    11/22/2012 2:52:40 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 22, 2012 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    November 22, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the fourth year straight, President Obama has omitted any direct statement thanking God in his Thanksgiving address. In 2009 President Obama made history when he issued the first presidential Thanksgiving proclamation that failed to directly thank God. There was an outcry, and Obama’s subsequent proclamations have made prominent mention of God. However, as Ben Shapiro of Breitbart points out, his Thanksgiving addresses (as opposed to the proclamations), which he reads to the camera, have continued to eschew mention of God. In his 2012 Thanksgiving address, Obama says that Thanksgiving is “a time to give...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal investigation for first time

    11/22/2012 2:29:45 PM PST · by GalaxyAB · 22 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 21, 2012 | NATASHA KORECKI
    Ambitious, bright and a powerful orator, Jesse Jackson Jr. once saw himself following in the footsteps of his father and running for president.
  • Police officer quits after comments about Obama

    11/22/2012 2:28:31 PM PST · by patriot08 · 34 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | My Fox DC
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville police officer has quit after admitting he told colleagues that he would volunteer to assassinate President Barack Obama. Sam Koivisto told the Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/10zfc6q ) on Wednesday that his comments had been blown out of proportion and that he'd planned to retire in five months anyway. Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/20164591/police-officer-quits-after-comments-about-obama#ixzz2Czc5SK9A
  • Assault of pro-life advocate leads to arrest of alleged serial rapist

    11/22/2012 2:26:12 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    cna ^ | November 21, 2012 | Hillary Senour
    Everett Stadig recuperating in the hospital after being shoved and breaking his hip. Photo courtesy of Everett Stadig. Denver, Colo., Nov 21, 2012 / 04:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The arrest of a prominent Denver relator who allegedly assaulted a senior citizen collecting signatures for a pro-life petition has lead to new developments in three unsolved rape cases. “Were it not for Mr. Costello’s arrest at the grocery store in July, there would have been no new leads, and there would have been no charges filed in connection with these three unsolved sexual assaults,” Lynn Kimbrough of the Denver District...
  • Unpopular cease fire hurts Bibi in new poll

    11/22/2012 2:18:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 11/21/12 | Carl In Jerusalem
    A new poll that came out on Thursday shows the merged Likud - Yisrael Beiteinu party taking a big hit mostly for the benefit of more right wing parties. The reason behind the shift is likely dissatisfaction with the cease fire. A new Israeli poll released this morning, and conducted following the cease-fire with Hamas, announced yesterday after 8 days of fighting, shows a significant drop in public support for Israeli Prime Minister Netanayhu. The poll which was commissioned by Israel’s Knesset website and conducted by the Panels Institute shows Netanyahu’s joint list with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, named Likud-Beiteinu...
  • Thanksgiving Day shopping called 'assault' on family life

    11/22/2012 2:16:10 PM PST · by NYer · 88 replies
    cna ^ | November 22, 2012 | Kevin J. Jones
    Denver, Colo., Nov 22, 2012 / 06:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The expansion of Thanksgiving weekend shopping to the holiday itself has raised concerns among both workers and clergy who worry that the change puts family time at risk. Father Sinclair Oubre, Spiritual Moderator of the Texas-based Catholic Labor Network, said the store openings are a “disturbing trend” that is “an assault on the family.” “We have almost completed the evolutionary process of having two classes of workers: those who get holidays off, and can stay with their families, and those who are forced to work, so that those who...
  • For Fourth Straight Year, Obama's Thanksgiving Message Doesn't Thank God

    11/22/2012 2:09:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/21/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Yet again, President Obama’s Thanksgiving message eschewed any direct reference to thanking God, making this the fourth straight year in which the President of the United States has ignored the central message of the holiday in favor of political grandstanding. This year, Obama’s central message was that now that he’s been re-elected, Americans should agree with all of his policies. His unity routine sounds strangely empty after a campaign in which he focused on dividing Americans: But most of all, it’s a time to give thanks for each other, and for the incredible bounty we enjoy. That’s especially important this...
  • Morsi declares expanded powers, bans breakup of assembly penning constitution

    11/22/2012 1:50:57 PM PST · by Founding Father · 10 replies
    RT ^ | 22 November, 2012
    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi made several decrees Thursday that will shape the country’s constitution and, he says, safeguard its “revolutionary” future. They include a ruling that none of his decisions can be overturned by any authority. Morsi gave the Constituent Assembly a two month deadline to finish drafting a new constitution, ruling that no authority may dissolve it until the country's defining document is completed. He further ruled that no authority may dissolve the Shura Council, the upper house of Egypt's parliament. In a move likely to bring criticism that the Egyptian president is inappropriately expanding his powers, he also...
  • Can you guess the location of these photographs?

    11/22/2012 1:44:53 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 49 replies
    http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/Janjanssen-492529-can-you-guess-the-location-of-these-photographs/