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  • Dearest FReepers, Patriots, FRiends & New Members! [FReepathon Thread XLIV]

    11/23/2012 10:23:22 AM PST · by onyx · 547 replies
    Free Republic | Friday, November 23, 2012 | onyx
    Please Mail checks to Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794. Click here to pledge your support via secure server! ^ Dearest Patriot FReepers, FRiends and New Members Three Facts You all love Free Republic or you wouldn't be here. Obama's economy SUX, yet he was reelected. "FReepers are absolutely the greatest!" ~ Jim We have less than $6, 900.00 to go to meet our Fourth Quarter's expenses. It's really a heartbreaking shame that our FReepathons are taking almost 2 months to complete. We have a lot of new members who may not realize that Free...
  • FOX Sports’ Erin Andrews is a ‘Special Angel’

    11/23/2012 10:14:11 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 23, 2012 | JP
    I do not know Erin Andrews’ faith life, but I do know the FOX Sports personality is doing the Lord’s work with her promotion of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. Andrews sent a Thanksgiving shout out to her 1,598,063 twitter followers urging them to join her in support for COTA, a charity that raises funds to assure that no child is denied a life-saving transplant, or excluded from a transplant waiting list, because of limited family finances. Like little Liam Houck, the two-year toddler whose recent photo with Andrews was posted by COTA. Liam is the son of Reid and...
  • Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to live on the dole

    11/23/2012 10:13:46 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-23-12 | DrJohn
    Among the eligibility requirements for immigration to the United States are these: Job or Employment BasedPeople who want to become immigrants based on employment or a job offer may apply for permanent residence or an immigrant visa abroad, when an immigrant visa number becomes available according to the following employment based preferences: First Preference: Priority Workers, including aliens with extraordinary abilities, outstanding professors and researchers, and certain multinational executives and managers Second Preference: Members of professions holding an advanced degree or persons of exceptional ability (including individuals seeking a National Interest Waiver) Third Preference: Skilled Workers, professionals and other qualified...
  • Obama Mocks Romney During Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon

    11/23/2012 10:10:05 AM PST · by chessplayer · 54 replies
    “They say that life is all about second chances and this November I can’t agree more,” Obama said. “So in the spirit of the season I have one more gift to give." “The American people have spoken, and these birds are moving forward.”
  • White House Thanksgiving: Six Types of Pie

    11/23/2012 10:06:54 AM PST · by chessplayer · 24 replies
    As food pantries across the United States are overwhelmed by the newly poor and food stamp use is the highest it's ever been, the Obama first family is enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with six different types of pie.
  • Rejected Beatles audition tape discovered

    11/23/2012 10:06:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 51 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk | 11/23/12 | Telegraph Reporters
    The Beatles' audition tape famously rejected by a record executive in 1962 has finally been uncovered after 50 years. The fledgling group were told "they had no future in showbusiness" as guitar groups were "on the way out" following the audition. The decision by a Decca Records executive proved to be one of the worst made in music history. Within months John, Paul, George and original drummer Pete Best had signed with EMI and went on to become the greatest band of all time. Now the original safety master tape, a 10-track demo the group recorded at Decca's London studios...
  • Oceanside Man Killed Wife, Cooked Her On Stove, Police Allege ["Severed Head In Freezer"]

    11/23/2012 9:57:37 AM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 23, 2012
    Oceanside Man Killed Wife, Cooked Her On Stove, Police Allege November 23, 2012 A 68-year-old Oceanside man is accused of killing and dismembering his 73-year-old wife. He pleaded not guilty this week. Deputy Dist. Atty. Katherine Flaherty told Vista Superior Court Judge J. Marshall Hockett that police found hunks of meat cooking on the stove at the family home and a severed head in the freezer. Hockett ordered Frederick Joseph Hengl kept in jail on $5-million bail. Police are unclear when Hengl's wife, Anna Faris, was killed. They went to the couple's home after neighbors reported a strange smell and...
  • Wind Power Fiasco: Call Your Congressman

    11/23/2012 9:53:19 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2012 | Norman Rogers
    Wind power is a joke. It makes no sense -- none, nada. The wind power lobbyists say it creates jobs. Well I have a better way to make jobs based on the same principles: let's train dogs to walk on treadmills to generate electricity. Think of all the jobs for dog-trainers, dog food companies, and dog-walkers. Think of all the jobs at dog retirement homes for dogs too old to work. Think about all the do-gooders collecting a salary for looking out for the welfare of the dogs. Think about the attorneys employed in filing class action suits against dog-exploiters....
  • Daily Job Cuts

    11/23/2012 9:52:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Daily Job Cuts ^ | November 23, 2012
    November 23 , 2012 Gol Brazilian Airlines - 850 Tata Steel ( International ) - 900 PNC Financial in Houston - 33 Madison-based radio station WTDY - Some Layoffs November 22 , 2012 Southwestern Vermont Health Care - Layoffs Expected Advance Auto Parts Andersonville - 80 United Technologies Corp - 42
  • Top Republican Senator ditches Norquist anti-tax pledge (Chambliss)

    11/23/2012 9:49:41 AM PST · by paul544 · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/23/2012 | Mike Emanuel
    A top Republican senator is casting aside an anti-tax pledge he signed, saying that solving the country’s looming fiscal crisis is more important than honoring the decades-old pact. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/23/top-republican-senator-distances-himself-from-norquist-anti-tax-pledge/#ixzz2D4Kn2EtO
  • Quid Pro Quo Ethics Complaint Filed Against New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

    11/23/2012 9:42:58 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/23/12 | Friends of Ours
    New York Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli who oversees the state's massive $153 billion pension fund is accused in an ethics complaint with acting as a public tool for plaintiffs' lawyers in their legal battle against Chevron Corporation as reported by Danny Hakin for The New York Times: "the complaint, which was made to the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, claims that Mr. DiNapoli and the plaintiffs' lawyers had 'an illicit and unethical quid pro quo arrangement' in which the comptroller received campaign donations and other benefits in exchange for pressuring Chevron." Among other things Chevron in its complaint "points to...
  • Washington Post Suspects Racism In GOP Opposition To Rice Nomination

    11/23/2012 9:39:49 AM PST · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/23/12 | Mark Finkelstein
    <p>As I wrote this morning to the NewsBusters editor who alerted me to the Washington Post's editorial, "The GOP’s bizarre attack on Susan Rice," I don't read WaPo much, but somehow assume they're not quite as extreme as the New York Times. Silly me, judging by WaPo's ugly, over-the-top opinion item.</p>
  • Benghazi-Gate Enters New Phase: The Cover Up of the Cover Up (Twitter Title )

    11/23/2012 9:37:03 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 51 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 23 Nov 2012, 8:43 AM PDT | John Nolte
    Sources: Intel Community Didn't Rule Out Terrorism in Rice Talking PointsIt now looks as though the White House's excuse for the pre-election Libya cover-up is itself a cover up. Last week we were told by the Administration (and the compliant media) that during her now-infamous round robin of five Sunday news shows, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was only telling us what she was told by the intelligence community. We were also told that references to al-Qaeda were edited out of the talking points in order to avoid tipping off the attackers that we were on to them. According to a...
  • More 2012 Election Myths: Yes, Hispanics favor Dems but didn't decide election

    11/23/2012 9:33:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/2012 | Byron York
    After moments of panic in the immediate aftermath of Mitt Romney's defeat, some Republicans and conservatives are regaining their equilibrium on the issue of what the GOP should do about immigration and the Hispanic vote. They're looking at key questions from the campaign, like how much of Barack Obama's victory was attributable to Hispanic support. They're also looking at the Hispanic electorate itself to see how big a role immigration, versus a wide range of other issues, played in voting decisions. The goal, of course, is to win a larger portion of the Hispanic vote, but first to take a...
  • Israel Vs. Hamas Is Civilization Vs. Savagery

    11/23/2012 9:30:15 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/21/2012
    Celebration within Gaza after the bombing of a bus filled with innocent Israeli civilians is an object lesson on the so-called Palestine question. Those who would celebrate such a cowardly act are savages. No one can imagine Washington's troops firing shots to celebrate a supporter of American independence trying to kill a group of Royalist civilians. During the Cold War, U.S. support for Lech Walesa's Solidarity would have dried up if he handed out candy after a Polish nationalist targeted, say, innocent Muscovites going to work. We may live in a complex world, but evil is identifiable even when its...
  • Maybe prolifers should start pointing out they are trying to save liberal baby's?

    11/23/2012 9:25:52 AM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 36 replies
    my bunny brain | b.b.e.b.
    I have noticed during my time on earth, that conservatism and liberalism runs in the family. I would guess that most people who get an abortion are not conservatives but are liberals. Had they all gone full term with their pregnancies and many of those kids would grow up to have liberal babies, the number of them born would be close to 100 million. They would have easily won the last election with that many of them.(I am not even close to a statistician, wild ass guesser would be accurate). So if conservatives are going to keep fighting against abortion,...
  • GOP turnout: myths and reality

    11/23/2012 9:24:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In the immediate aftermath of the election, Republicans slammed Mitt Romney for not being able to match the popular vote totals of John McCain, but many forgot that the full totals in the popular vote take a few weeks to finalize. This past week, Romney's totals surpassed McCain's in an election that had a smaller overall turnout, Kimberly Strassel reports for the Wall Street Journal --- and Romney did significantly better in swing states than the GOP did in 2008 as well (via Scott Johnson at Power Line): Mr. Romney beat Mr. McCain's numbers in every single battleground, save Ohio....
  • SEPTA driver is a hero in Poland

    11/23/2012 9:13:58 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/22/2012 | Daniel Rubin
    ---snip--- in the fall of 1985, he and a friend in the Solidarity movement bought a pig from a farmer, tied a red ribbon - symbolizing communism - to its tail, and painted on its flanks the words in Polish for "I'm voting." Before sending it squealing through Gdansk's old city, his friend greased the pig. "People laughed," Sekowski says. The pig protesters, whoever they were, became folk heroes. Then Sekowski got cocky. Before setting out to repeat the act in nearby Gdynia, he notified the newspapers. The secret police stopped the Fiat sedan on the way to the city,...
  • Fabian Tracts: Method of Propaganda

    11/23/2012 9:08:52 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    In "The Encyclopedia of Social Reform", W. D. P. Bliss(Founder, Fabian Society U.S.A.) writes the following: (Page 579) The great literary success of the society, however, has been its Fabian Essays. In 1889 a course of seven lectures, which had been previously delivered before the society by membersof the society (George Bernard Shaw, Sidney Webb, William Clarke, S. Olivier, Graham Wallas, Annie Besant, and Hubert Bland) was published under the name of Fabian Essays in Socialism, and met with most marked success. Over 30,000 copies have been sold in England, and two American editions have appeared. The tracts are accurate...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MAY CROWNING, 11-23-12

    11/23/2012 8:54:39 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-23-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):   MAY CROWNING A solemn procession, during the month of May, at the close of which a statue of the Blessed Virgin is crowned with a garland of roses or other appropriate ornament. There is a special honor attached to being chosen to crown the statue. A May crowning is often the high point of public devotion to Our Lady in a diocese, parish, or Catholic institution. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Tampa Mom Thought Baby Was Devil, Drowned Him

    11/23/2012 8:54:18 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    AP ^ | November 22, 2012
    PLANT CITY | A Tampa Bay area mother confessed to drowning her baby in her apartment's bathtub, saying he has the devil, according to an affidavit released by police. Talae Thomas, 30, is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in the death of her 5-week-old son, Chase Harrison. She is being held without bail at the Hillsborough County Jail.
  • Argentina told to pay hedge funds $1.3bn

    11/23/2012 8:50:56 AM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    CNN/Financial Times ^ | 23 November 2012 | Robin Wigglesworth, Jude Webber
    Argentina will have to pay $1.3bn to hedge funds that refused to restructure their debts after the country's 2001 default when it makes regular payments to its restructured bondholders in December, a US court has ordered. The ruling, made late on Wednesday in New York, raises the possibility that Argentina will default once more, and if upheld represents a major chink in the armour of sovereign immunity against creditors that has largely reigned in international law for almost a century. US District Court Judge Thomas Griesa first made the order earlier this year, which after appeals was unexpectedly largely affirmed...
  • Protesters set up picket line outside Atlanta Wal-Mart

    11/23/2012 8:50:49 AM PST · by BobNative · 27 replies
    AJC ^ | November 23, 2012 | Mike Morris
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Bargain hunters encountered protesters outside at least one Atlanta Wal-Mart on Black Friday morning. About two dozen union protesters were walking a picket line along the crosswalk of the driveway leading to the Wal-Mart store on Howell Mill Road at I-75 in northwest Atlanta. The picketers broke their line to let cars enter the lot, but things got testy just before 9 a.m. when the driver of a sport utility vehicle slowed for the protesters, but didn’t come to a stop at the crosswalk, and nudged several of the protesters out of her way. No one appeared...
  • Dumb Ways to Die PSA

    11/23/2012 8:49:21 AM PST · by cyn · 28 replies
    Now for something completely different ... or is it? Lyrics set to a catchy tune with crazy wild graphic video, by the Australia Metro PSA.
  • The Cold War’s Arab Spring

    11/23/2012 8:44:39 AM PST · by No One Special · 13 replies
    Berlinski.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Claire Berlinski
    Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts. The dominant narrative of modern Middle East history emphasizes the depredations visited upon the region by European colonization and accepts as a truism that the former colonial powers prioritized the protection of their material interests—in oil, above all—above the dignity and self-determination of the region’s inhabitants. Thus did botched decolonization result in endless instability. The most intractable of the regional conflicts to which this gave rise, that between the Arabs and Israelis, is attributed in this narrative to Israel’s unwillingness to accede to Palestinian...
  • Thanksgiving Day murder suspect turns himself in (Death by Obamaphone)

    11/23/2012 8:41:14 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    WOKV ^ | November 23, 2012 | Matt Augustine and Gene Wexler
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 24-year-old woman was killed in a Thanksgiving Day murder in Northwest Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is accusing her ex-boyfriend of shooting her in front of family members.
  • How Warren Buffett and his ilk are raping America, a must listen too

    11/23/2012 8:28:29 AM PST · by Abiotic · 17 replies
    KPFA ^ | November 21, 2012 | David Cay Johnston
    "The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use Plain English To Rob You Blind" with Pulizer Prize-winning David Cay Johnston. Right Click, Save As
  • About that Fiscal Cliff: The "fiscal cliff" is less frightening than the bankruptcy cliff.

    11/23/2012 8:28:27 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies
    Reason ^ | November 21, 2012 | John Stossel
    "They're not even...talking about real cuts. They're talking about cuts in baseline budgeting..." "If they propose, let's say, a $10 billion increase for next year and cut it down to $9 billion, they say they're cutting 10 percent. But they're not cutting anything, they're only increasing it $9 billion instead of $10 billion. It's done on purpose so that people get confused." "When government spending is about $3.8 trillion, you're going to cut $100 billion? That's a deck chair on the Titanic," said Russ Roberts of the Hoover Institution. "If they're actual cuts, I think that would be great. I'd...
  • "The List": Obama's Two Hundredth Week in Office

    11/23/2012 8:21:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 11/23/12 | Nachum
    President Obama's Two Hundredth Week in Office11/22/2012Community Organizer to the WorldFor Fourth Straight Year, Obama's Thanksgiving Message Doesn't Thank GodObama on Thanksgiving: 'A day to fight the overwhelming urge to take a nap' Peace, turkey pardoned by President Obama last Thanksgiving, euthanizedPictured: How Cambodia´s first lady mocked President Obama with a handshake greeting typically reserved for servantsBun Rany, Cambodia's First Lady gives Obama a "Sampeh", a greeting at a tilt usually reserved for servantsObama and Agenda 21Thanksgiving eve surprise: Feds to block off 9M acres for spotted owlBenghazi-GateGreta Van Susteren: Obama punishing Fox for Benghazi- : "grow up"Susan Rice defends initial...
  • Eine Kleine Zilliness

    11/23/2012 8:11:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    November 23, 2012 | vanity
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  • Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 FREE after rebate!

    11/23/2012 8:03:58 AM PST · by EinNYC · 36 replies
    Fatwallet.com ^ | November 23, 2012 | Me, Myself, and I
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  • Obama fashion line brings in $40 million

    11/23/2012 8:02:15 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    politico44 ^ | 11/22/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Anna Wintour is officially a political-fundraising groundbreaker. The Vogue editor's "Runway to win" initiative -- which had famous designers like Tory Burch and Marc Jacobs creating bags, shirts and other gear for the Obama campaign -- brought in a lot more dough than some predicted. Campaign manager Jim Messina tells Bloomberg Businessweek that the venture, which had been mocked by some pundits, raised "just north of $40 million."
  • A New Direction for Conservatives (pt 2) – The Agenda

    11/23/2012 7:53:10 AM PST · by possum john · 60 replies
    My View of The World ^ | Nvember 22, 2012 | James P. Willis
    In A New Direction for Conservatives (pt 1) I outlined the reasons why I believe it is time for Conservatives to abandon the Republican Party and establish a new political organization dedicated to advancing conservative policies. In that post I also described the principles I believe should guide this new political party, which I have named the Foundations Party. In Part 2 I will stop short of describing a full party platform for the sake of brevity, but I will describe what I see as “Top 10” Agenda for the Foundations Party. Once again, I invite comments and discussion on...
  • National German gun registry on target for launch

    11/23/2012 7:43:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11-19-2012
    National German gun registry on target for launch The German interior minister has said a countrywide database of all legal gun owners is set for launch on January 1. Hans-Peter Friedrich predicted a "considerable increase in security" as a result. The German government plans to launch its complete registry of legal gun owners at the beginning of next year, two years ahead of a deadline set by the EU. As with many German authorities, those responsible for weapons licensing and tracking operated on a local basis - with a total of 551 authorities around the country. Under new EU laws,...
  • Russia Sends A Detachment Of Ships To The Coast Of Gaza

    11/23/2012 7:41:43 AM PST · by Fennie · 113 replies
    The Voice of Russia ^ | November 23, 2012
    Russia sent a detachment of ships of the Black Sea Fleet to the coast of the Gaza Strip in order to evacuate Russians in case of escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, a source in the main command of the RF Navy said. "The detachment of combat ships of the Black Sea Fleet, including the Guards missile cruiser Moskva, the patrol ship Smetliviy, large landing ships Novocherkassk and Saratov, the sea tug MB-304 and the big sea tanker Ivan Bubnov, got the order to remain in the designated area of the Eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea for a possible evacuation...
  • What the media won’t tell us about the union that killed Hostess

    11/23/2012 7:41:00 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The fake “reporters and journalists” we are forced to put up with have destroyed our sacred freedom of the press. Their lies and half-truths lead trusting readers to only the conclusions they want Americans to reach. The truth about the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers Union (BCTW&GMU) is a good example of the kind of information the fake media hides from us. The leadership of the BCTW&GMU is a gang of greedy crooks who are only concerned with filling up the trough they push their snouts into. That trough is constantly refilled with the dues money of workers...
  • Missouri Republicans are unlikely to expand Medicaid (Good! Let it implode)

    11/23/2012 7:36:57 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    kansas city star ^ | 11/23/2012 | JASON HANCOCK
    Here's how much Missouri Republicans oppose Obamacare. GOP lawmakers are reluctant to spend one dollar in state money for every 19-plus dollars of new federal money if that means expanding Medicaid eligibility in line with the president’s health care overhaul. The state has no extra money to spare, they say, so any expansion will likely result in cuts somewhere else, like education. It’s a stance that’s not playing well with their hometown hospitals, though, who say they badly need more Medicaid dollars as money they get from Washington for caring for low-income patients starts to go away. And now those...
  • Brothers accused of murder in fatal shooting of Fort Lauderdale man

    11/23/2012 7:35:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 21, 2012 | Erika Pesantes
    Sydney Green's last moments were captured on surveillance video when two men rushed toward him and shot him to death during an altercation, Fort Lauderdale police said. Brothers Tyrone Shaw, 31, and Corey Haygood, 22, are each charged with first-degree murder and were ordered held without bail during their first appearance court hearings Wednesday. Fort Lauderdale and Lauderhill police and the FBI Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force tracked the pair down in Lauderhill and arrested them late Tuesday.
  • Morsi grabs dictatorial powers in Egypt

    11/23/2012 7:34:18 AM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    Say, how has Barack Obama’s Arab Spring policy worked out for us so far? Well, we bombed one dictator out of power in Libya, which set that nation free … to have terrorist networks openly operate and control the eastern part of the country, which resulted in the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi, and four American deaths. In Egypt, we pushed our longtime ally out of power after just eight days of peaceful protests, and then insisted on immediate elections in which only the radical Muslim Brotherhood could organize effectively — and they took over the government and the...
  • Egypt's Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers (Hillary and Huma's MuzBro debacle)

    11/23/2012 7:26:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/22/12 | AP
    Egypt's Islamist president unilaterally decreed greater authorities for himself Thursday and effectively neutralized a judiciary system that had emerged as a key opponent by declaring that the courts are barred from challenging his decisions. Riding high on U.S. and international praise for mediating a Gaza cease-fire, Mohammed Morsi put himself above oversight and gave protection to the Islamist-led assembly writing a new constitution from a looming threat of dissolution by court order. But the move is likely to fuel growing public anger that he and his Muslim Brotherhood are seizing too much power.
  • Sandra Fluke Now Has a Human Right to Taxpayer-Financed Birth Control

    11/23/2012 7:26:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/23/2012 | Daniel Mitchell
    Every so often, I share breakthrough stories about advances in “human rights” around the world. In France, it is against the law to say your husband is under-endowed or that your wife is fat. Across Europe, a satellite dish is now a human right. In Finland, broadband access is a basic right. There’s now an entitlement for free soccer broadcasts in Europe. In Italy, you have the right to…um…your testicles. Now, in honor of Sandra Fluke, the United Nations has decided that contraception is a human right. Not just a human right, a universal human right. The New York Times...
  • Washington Post Suspects Racism In GOP Opposition To Rice Nomination

    11/23/2012 7:23:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As I wrote this morning to the NewsBusters editor who alerted me to the Washington Post's editorial, "The GOP’s bizarre attack on Susan Rice," I don't read WaPo much, but somehow assume they're not quite as extreme as the New York Times. Silly me, judging by WaPo's ugly, over-the-top opinion item. Here's the ugly last paragraph from today's editorial: "Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we...
  • Wal-Mart vs. the Mob

    11/23/2012 7:21:33 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/23/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Black Friday always brings out the worst: long lines, short tempers and random outbreaks of shoppers’ rage. This year, Big Labor will ratchet up the Strikesgiving tension with professional grievance-mongers and workers picketing at 1,000 Wal-Mart stores nationwide. Attention, Wal-Mart directors: Mob appeasement never works. They’ve tried repeatedly to stave off union thuggery through political “partnerships” and capitulation. It has failed and failed and failed. As you may recall, the discount retail giant shocked many observers in 2009 when it announced it was embracing the principles of President Obama’s federal health care mandate. The nation’s largest private (and non-union) employer...
  • The Problem With Susan Rice (Obama's racist, sexist dog whistle)

    11/23/2012 7:11:33 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 17 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 23, 2012 | Carl M. Cannon
    “This is a response to a hateful and offensive video that was widely disseminated throughout the Arab and Muslim world,” Rice told NBC’s David Gregory. “The best assessment we have today,” she added when talking to CBS’s Bob Schieffer, “is that in fact this was not a pre-planned, premeditated attack.” Also, if Rice really knew nothing about Benghazi, why was she out there talking about it? The tip-off to Republicans is that she didn’t only read from the script provided her about the violence in Libya, she also repeated the president’s campaign slogans. “The American people fully understand that this...
  • Computer Glasses: The End Of The Smartphone Era Is Coming (Google and Micorosft are ready)

    11/23/2012 7:10:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/23/2012 | Nicholas Carlson
    You've heard that Google is working on computerized glasses. They're called Google Glass, and developers can already buy them. It turns out Microsoft is working on something similar. It filed some patents on the project and Unwired View dug them up. There's a big difference between what Microsoft is working on and Google Glass, though. The most recent word out of Google is that Google Glass isn't going to use "augmented reality" – where data and illustrations overlay the actual world around you. Google Glass is actually just a tiny screen you have to look up and to the left...
  • US leads the world in ...carbon reductions? (Without relying on government green energy initiatives)

    11/23/2012 7:07:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2012 | Rick Moran
    You read that correctly. And it's not because of Obama's green energy initiatives. Nor is it the result of any UN mandated program of carbon trading. It is certainly not because the US has religiously followed the Kyoto Protocols. It's because greedy capitalists find it easier to make money selling natural gas: Over the past six years, the United States has reduced its carbon emissions more than any other nation in the world. Efforts to curb so-called man-made climate change had little or nothing to do with it. Government mandated "green" energy didn't cause the reductions. Neither did environmentalist pressure....
  • Marijuana Use Causes Brain Damage Confirmed

    11/23/2012 7:07:00 AM PST · by lbryce · 72 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | August 9, 2012 | Christine Hsu
    Scientists have confirmed the long-held suspicion that frequent heavy marijuana use damages the brain's memory and learning capacity. "Our results suggest that long-term cannabis use is hazardous to white matter in the developing brain. This was especially true for those who had started in adolescence, as we know the brain is still developing during this time," Lead researcher Dr. Marc Seal, from Melbourne’s Murdoch Children's Research Institute said in a university release. Scientists from MCRI, Melbourne University and Wollongong University compared MRI scans of the brain for 59 people who had been using marijuana for an average of 15 years...
  • Obama's 'Balanced Approach' Is an Unbalanced Lie

    11/23/2012 7:03:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2012 | Joe Herring
    SNIP SNIP In the absence of a budget, appropriations must be reauthorized through congressional action. This is done with a continuing resolution, which essentially is an agreement that we will "continue" to do all the things we've been doing, along with as many plums for ourselves as we can squeeze in under the radar. Clearly, there is nothing frugal about this activity; it is the opposite of that, and both sides in Washington know this, yet they pride themselves on their ability to play these games with our tax dollars. The phrase you're going to hear a lot in the...
  • Anti-Morsi protesters torch Muslim Brotherhood offices

    11/23/2012 7:01:50 AM PST · by mandaladon · 68 replies
    France 24 ^ | 23 Nov 2012
    Protesters set fire on Friday to the offices of the Muslim Brotherhood, the party of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, a day after he assumed broad new powers not subject to appeal. Pro- and anti-Morsi rallies erupted in cities across Egypt. Protesters torched Muslim Brotherhood offices on Friday, state media said, as supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi staged rival rallies across Egypt a day after he assumed sweeping powers. The offices of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, were set ablaze in the canal cities of Ismailiya and Port Said, state television said. An...
  • Halle Berry's ex arrested after fight at her house [Shock: Money & Fame Doesn't Bring Happiness]

    11/23/2012 6:59:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Jamaica Observer ^ | November 23, 2012
    Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry was arrested for investigation of battery Thursday after he and the Oscar-winning actress's current boyfriend got into a fight at her Hollywood Hills home, police said. Aubry, 37, was booked for investigation of a battery, a misdemeanor, and released on $20,000 bail, according to online jail records. He's scheduled to appear in court December 13. Aubry came to Berry's house Thanksgiving morning and police responded to a report of an assault, said Los Angeles Police Officer Julie Boyer. Aubry was injured in the altercation and was taken to a hospital where he was treated and...