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  • Egypt's Cruel Master...Isaiah 19)

    The burden of Egypt. Behold, the Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it. And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers,...
  • Obamacare will make us a part time nation

    11/23/2012 2:14:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2012 | Rick Moran
    There are already 8 million Americans working part time who want to work full time. It seems likely that number will skyrocket once Obamacare is implemented. An Obamacare supporter is as stupid as the Democrats who passed the legislation in the first place: ******** When my better half told me that her boss was thinking about cutting all full-time employees to part time in order to avoid the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act insurance requirements (for full-time employees), my initial response was, "Surely the federal government wouldn't have allowed such a blatantly obvious way of getting out of the...
  • Heckler Ridicules Black Friday Shoppers

    11/23/2012 2:14:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    1045wfla.com ^ | November 23, 2012 | Staff
    A heckler openly mocked shoppers at an Oceanside, California Best Buy as they waited for Black Friday deals. The man can be heard shouting 'you zombies are the reason Thanksgiving and the holidays are being destroyed' and other anti-Black Friday comments as shoppers filed in the store.
  • The Phrase That Lost Romney the Election

    11/23/2012 2:11:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 167 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/23/2012 | Heather Higgins and Alex Cortes
    What if we told you that the election was decided by a phrase? You might not believe it, but assume we’re right for a minute. What word would you guess decided the election? Hurricane Sandy? The answer lies in perhaps the single most illustrative exit poll question conducted, where CNN asked “What is the most important candidate quality to your vote?” The response options were “Strong Leader,” “Shares Your Values,” “Has a Vision for the Future,” and “Cares about People.” Among folks that chose one of the first three responses, Mitt Romney won between 54-61% of their vote. But, among...
  • Egypt's Morsi Takes Dictatorial Powers

    11/23/2012 2:04:58 PM PST · by robowombat · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 05:03 PM
    Egypt's president on Thursday issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight and ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak for the killing of protesters in last year's uprising. Mohammed Morsi also decreed immunity for the Islamist-dominated panel drafting a new constitution from any possible court decisions to dissolve it, a threat that had been hanging over the controversial assembly. Liberal and Christian members withdrew from the assembly during the past week to protest what they say is the hijacking of the process by Morsi's allies, who they saw are trying to push through a document that will have an...
  • Lets go over the fiscal cliff! (vanity)

    11/23/2012 2:04:29 PM PST · by impimp · 12 replies
    23 november 2012 | impimp
    Lets go over the fiscal cliff!
  • President Omits God from Thanksgiving Address for Fourth Straight Year

    11/23/2012 2:02:58 PM PST · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    The fourth year of President Obama’s reign maintained his traditional omission of God from the Thanksgiving address to the nation. This break from his predecessors was vigorously defended by First Lady Michelle Obama. “Why should God get the credit for blessings that He had no part in creating?” Michelle asked. “It’s federal farm programs that ensure a robust harvest each year. It’s the FDA that guarantees the food we put on our tables is safe to eat. And it’s the generous expansion of eligibility for Food Stamps that has enabled even the poorest among us the opportunity to enjoy an...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-23-12 (How the DUmmies spent their Thanksgiving)

    11/23/2012 1:57:37 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 25 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 23, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    It's an annual holiday tradition here at DUmmie FUnnies. We monitor how the DUmmies spend their Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now you may be asking yourself, "Self, how can the DUmmies celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, when a) they don't have a God to give thanks to, and b) they don't believe in Christ?" Good question. Nevertheless, the DUmmies do observe these holidays, not according to the purpose for which they were created, but rather as occasions for family gatherings, where they, left-wing moonbats that they are, can interact with their normal relatives and irritate the heck out of them. So...
  • Saxby Chambliss Shows His True Colors (RINO Blue)

    11/23/2012 1:53:06 PM PST · by possum john · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2012 | Mike Emanuel
    Top Republican Senator ditches Norquist anti-tax pledge 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. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., broke ranks with other conservatives Wednesday when he made the remarks to a local television station. Chambliss is a member of the Gang of Six, a bipartisan group of senators tasked with finding a solution to the country's fiscal woes.
  • Obama’s pledge of US troops to Sinai next week won Israel’s nod for ceasefire

    11/23/2012 1:50:13 PM PST · by tired&retired · 43 replies
    Debka ^ | November 23, 2012 | Debka
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu agreed to a ceasefire for halting the eight-day Israeli Gaza operation Wednesday night, Nov. 21, after President Barack Obama personally pledged to start deploying US troops in Egyptian Sinai next week, DEBKAfile reports. The conversation, which finally tipped the scales for a ceasefire, took place on a secure line Wednesday morning, just hours before it was announced in Cairo. Clinton was sympathetic to this argument. Soon after, President Obama was on the phone to Netanyahu with an assurance that US troops would be in place in Sinai next week, after he had obtained President Morsi’s...
  • Cap-and-trade tax inevitable in near

    11/23/2012 1:47:11 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 28 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | November 21, 2012 | James Barrante
    With the result of the Nov. 6 election being what it was, it is pretty clear a cap-and-trade tax is just around the corner. The cap-and-trade tax is a tax on the production of carbon dioxide. This will affect primarily the energy-producing industries. They will, in turn, undoubtedly pass the tax down to the consumer. The price of electricity should skyrocket, and gasoline prices are estimated to increase by at least 20 cents a gallon. This will bring the United States in line with the rest of the world, which, obviously, the citizens of this country (well, at least half...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Offers Black Friday Discount

    11/23/2012 1:42:52 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | November 23, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in souther Florida is offering a black Friday discount — including $10 off a visit to the abortion center today.Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast offered the special, saying, “Visit our West Palm Beach or Kendall Health Center for special after Thanksgiving savings on Friday, November 23rd.”Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek noticed the Black Friday discount and responded, “Planned Parenthood brings new meaning to the term, “Black Friday,” doesn’t it?”This is the same abortion business where the chair of the national Democratic party headlined a small rally last year.Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was...
  • Black Friday, A Racist Term?

    11/23/2012 1:39:01 PM PST · by Young Werther · 43 replies
    Black Friday Ads ^ | 11/23/2012 | Anon
    Back earlier than ever is our Black Friday online sales tracking post, which will be continuously updated throughout the next couple days as more-and-more online Black Friday sales begin
  • The Lord of the Rings Acapella

    11/23/2012 1:27:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 26, 2011 | Amy8Rob
    Acapella arrangement of the Lord of the Rings score. Its a medley based on the film and the musical. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia4QyfJCq0k
  • Pope’s emissary in US: Dissident Catholic profs are ‘grave’ threat to religious liberty

    11/23/2012 1:24:38 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 23, 2012 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò SOUTH BEND, Indiana, Nov. 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pope Benedict’s emissary to the United States warned earlier this month that Catholic professors and public officials who rebel from Church teaching on key issues such as abortion and marriage represent a “grave” threat to religious liberty. “We have witnessed that some instructors who claim the moniker ‘Catholic’ are often the sources of teachings that conflict with, rather than explain and defend, Catholic teachings in the important public policy issues of the day,” said Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. “This, my brothers and sisters, is a grave and major...
  • Building Sustainable Skyscrapers from Laminated Veneer Lumber

    11/23/2012 1:13:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Utne Reader / Conservation ^ | The November/December 2012 Issue | Sarah DeWeerdt
    Some architects believe that in order to build the sustainable cities of the future, we need to look back to the log cabin era and build “skyscrapers” out of wood. Just over a century ago, the architects and engineers who invented the skyscraper set us on the path to becoming an urban world. Tall buildings of concrete and steel helped make urban density—and the increased sustainability that comes with it—possible. But the buildings themselves come at a heavy, and often hidden, environmental price. Concrete and steel are some of the most energy-intensive materials on the planet. The manufacture and transport...
  • Violence Erupts In Egypt Over Morsi's Power Grab

    11/23/2012 12:23:38 PM PST · by zeestephen · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 23 November 2012 | Edmund Blair and Marwa Awad
    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's decree exempting all his decisions from legal challenge until a new parliament was elected caused fury amongst his opponents on Friday who accused him of being the new Hosni Mubarak and hijacking the revolution.
  • NASA Develops Vegan Menu For Mars Mission

    11/23/2012 12:16:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    .finedininglovers.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | Rose Y.Colón on
    Next time NASA sends astronauts to Mars in the 2030s they won't be eating freeze dried food or liquid meals. That's so last millenium. On their projected mission to Mars NASA astronauts will eat 100% vegan meals complete with fresh fruits and vegetables grown on the spaceship. How is this possible? It's all thanks to the research being done by NASA's Advanced Food Technology (AFT) project. Since Mars has some gravity, the AFT researchers believe astronauts will be able to chop, cook vegetables and even grow their own plants using hydroponics. The six to eight astronauts that will participate in...
  • London police hunt thug caught in random and brutal assault on 16-year-old girl (VIDEO)

    11/23/2012 12:06:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 1:27 PM | By Philip Caulfield /
    Police in London are hunting for a vicious thug who was caught on security camera cold-cocking an innocent 16-year-old girl from behind as she walked alone on the street last week. The teenager, identified as a student from Plaistow, a borough in east London, was walking near her home around lunchtime on Nov. 13 when the man snuck up behind her and hit her with a brutal, wind-up punch on the right side of the head. In the video, released by Metropolitan Police, the poor girl crumples to the ground and lies motionless, out cold, as the coward jogs away....
  • 'Gaza ceasefire gave Morsi green light for drastic action' (Just another terrorist dictator)

    11/23/2012 12:05:16 PM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    RT ^ | 11/23/2012 | staff
    A day after Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, he widely expanded his own powers. It’s been met with both approval and anger, with accusations that he cares only about his followers, not all Egyptians. Clashes between Morsi's supporters and opponents swept the nation on Friday, with police firing tear gas at demonstrators in Cairo. Rallies sprung up in several different cities, after Morsi signed a controversial decree expanding his powers – a move that has divided the country on whether the leader has the right to do so. And as the controversy around Morsi...
  • Iran’s Death Spiral – II

    11/23/2012 12:02:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Energy Tribune ^ | November 8, 2012 | Steve H. Hanke
    By Steve H. HankeMy October 2009 Globe Asia column was titled “Iran’s Death Spiral.” In light of the recent events that have transpired in Iran, I think I might have been onto something back in 2009.Since early September, there has been an accelerated slide in the value of the Iranian rial. This slide has been punctuated by dramatic collapses in the demand for the rial. With each collapse, there has been something akin to a “bank run” on rials – with a sharp rise in the black market (read: free market) IRR/USD exchange rate (see the accompanying chart). Ironically, Iranians...
  • New technology lets bionic mannequins secretly spy on shoppers

    11/23/2012 12:00:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 10:05 AM | By Rheana Murray /
    Fashion stores are using bionic mannequins equipped with police-grade technology to spy on shoppers. The $5,000 dummies, called EyeSee, use facial recognition software as a noninvasive way to extract data from customers who walk by, including roundabout age, race and gender, Bloomberg.com reported. A tiny camera embedded in one of the mannequin’s eyes records the information. The info can be used to help stores cater to their customer base. For example, one store that learned many of its afternoon visitors were kids introduced a children’s line to boost sales. Another that learned many of its customers were Asian opted to...
  • Bailed-Out Ally Financial Unit Comes Full Circle Back to GM

    11/23/2012 11:50:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 23, 2012 | Mark Modica
    The final pieces are coming together in the General Motors' restructuring puzzle as the company has, not surprisingly, won its bid to repurchase government-owned Ally Financial's European and Latin American lending operations. GM was forced to spin off all but 10% of Ally Financial back when it was known as GMAC. Back in late 2008, the spigots of taxpayer money were open and GM had its cup out. In order for GM's lending arm (GMAC) to receive TARP funds, GM had to divest all but less than 10% of the company so that GMAC could be granted status as a...
  • FreedomProject Education: The Online Homeschool Revolution

    11/23/2012 11:34:40 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 14 replies
    FreedomProject Education ^ | 23 November 2012 | FreedomProject
    [Video] FreedomProject Education: The Online Homeschool Revolution === FreedomProject Education FreedomProject Education examines the end result it hopes to achieve in its education of today's youth and tomorrow's leaders. - Learn More: http://www.fpeusa.org/ History: FreedomProject Education is a K-12 virtual education institution, founded by the American Opinion Foundation. Established in 2005, American Opinion Foundation, Inc. performs charitable, scientific, literary and/or educational services through community outreach activities. In keeping with AOF charter, FreedomProject began as an extensive free online resource for Americanist education in the classical style, based on the principles and core values modeled in the era of America's founding....
  • Undocumented And Unafraid

    11/23/2012 11:27:35 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    KPBS ^ | November 23, 2012 | Laurel Morales
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — An estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States. And most of them live in hiding. But now, a small group of mostly young people are opening up about their status. They admit -- and sometimes shout -- that they are undocumented and unafraid. Often undocumented people who are interviewed choose to use fake names, like this man who spoke through a translator after a series of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in Flagstaff four years ago. "There was one night during the raids we didn’t have anything for dinner," he told me. "My 4-...
  • The Other Tragic Foreign Story

    11/23/2012 11:23:35 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Defining Ideas ^ | November 15, 2012 | Thomas H. Henriksen
    In Afghanistan, fratricide-style insider attacks are calling into question U.S. counter-terrorism strategy.The U.S. security debacle in Libya has rightly been scrutinized for the past several weeks. The murder of ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in the Benghazi consulate on September 11 demonstrated the abysmal level of protection for State Department officials in the North African country. An equally devastating story, however, has only partially surfaced from Afghanistan—the “insider attacks” on Western troops by their putative Afghan partners. These assaults hold extraordinary implications for America’s future anti-terror campaign throughout the Middle East and Africa. Such fratricide-type killings stab at...
  • Peter Johnson Jr.: ‘Common Sense’ Should Have Told Susan Rice That.....

    11/23/2012 11:15:20 AM PST · by yoe · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2012 | Staff
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has come forward this week to defend her actions in the days following the September 11 Benghazi attack. Rice received much criticism for (saying) that the attack was the result of a spontaneous demonstration prompted by an anti-Islam video.[snip]The strong view of the US, said Rice, is that there is no justifiable excuse for violence and any attacks are reprehensible. [snip] Wallace countered with the argument of critics who says that our allies in the Middle East no longer trust us and our enemies no longer fear us. Rice repudiated that claim,...
  • Scientists eye nanotechnologies to boost crop yields

    11/23/2012 11:06:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 23 November 2012 | Timothy Spence
    Nanotechnologies that deliver fertilizers to plants offer promising ways of improving farm productivity while reducing the risk of water contamination. But the scientists behind a new Swiss-funded study caution that while the technology is still evolving, potential risks must be considered. The European Union’s Horizon 2020 research program proposes heavy investment in developing materials and machines that are built from an atomic or molecular scale, with the European Commission proposing some €6 billion ($7.7 billion) in financing for nano and other advanced technologies. A UN Food and Agriculture Organization conference held earlier this year in Rome identified nanotechnology as potentially...
  • Squeezing Harder Than That Squeezing Harder Than That Theology - N.T. Wrights and Wrongs

    11/23/2012 10:59:24 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 11-23-12 | Douglas Wilson
    The Church of England just recently said no to women bishops. There were howls of outrage from all the predictable quarters, for whom such a troglodyte move is just smack-the-forehead baffling. Now I can understand a vote against women bishops as a preliminary move to try to undo the ordination of women priests. And I can understand a vote for women bishops as the next logical step after having established the practice of ordaining women priests. What I don't get is the affirming the ordination of women priests and opposing them as bishops. The pig, once swallowed by the python,...
  • Former Obama Chief Economist: Let's Tax Carbon and Snacks

    11/23/2012 10:58:46 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Former Obama Chief Economist: Let's Tax Carbon and Snacks by Ben Shapiro 23 Nov 2012, 10:29 AM PDT 1 post a comment Always looking for new ways to slice its pound of flesh from American business, Obama allies are suggesting improvisational taxes. Give them points for creativity. Former Obama chief economist Larry Summers said that carbon taxes and taxing fatty foods should be on the table, but only once economic stasis has been reached. Of course, this begs the question of why we should ever tax products if we know those taxes will harm the economy, but that’s a question...
  • Why the Work of Thanksgiving Is Worth It

    11/23/2012 10:57:39 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 10 replies
    Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE! it didn’t used to be so—I mean sure, as a child I loved to sing about the great, big turkey down on Grandpa’s farm, but mostly it was just a blip on the radar screen between Happy Halloween and Merry Christmas. Growing up we’d make the trek to Grandma and Grandpa’s in Cache Valley, which felt like an eternal pilgrimage. . . . [snip] [T]here was a magnificent feast to behold! Homemade rolls and pies covered every surface, the finest china and polished silver graced white lace tablecloths, and the breezeway pantry was filled with chocolate...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 47 NOVEMBER 23, 2012

    11/23/2012 10:54:50 AM PST · by greeneyes · 47 replies
    Free Republic | Nov, 23, 2012 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread ... there is no telling where it will go and...
  • Caution: Bird Brains May Find The Story of Thanksgiving Offensive

    11/23/2012 10:50:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-23-2012 | MOTUS
    This year Thanksgiving was marked by the issuance of a statement of infallibility: … (the)President issued a new constitutional declaration on Thursday in which he assumed sweeping powers that will not be subject to appeal… “The constitutional declarations, decisions and laws issued by the president are final and not subject to appeal.” Thankfully, it came from Egyptian President Morsi, where they are accustomed to such edicts.(snip) And I see the let’s-spoil-every-holiday crowd was busy yesterday taking offense over the message of the American Thanksgiving; complaining about the impropriety of celebrating the Pilgrims’ survival in the land of the First Peoples....
  • Bobby Jindal wins Turkey of the Year Award

    11/23/2012 10:48:50 AM PST · by Marketfly1 · 68 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | November 23, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    This self-promoting, narcissistic presidential aspirant did not even let the dust settle from the 2012 presidential campaign before he was hurling insults at Governor Romney. In the immediate aftermath of the election, Jindal made headlines for referring to the Romney campaign as “stupid.” He made a very public point of saying that he rejected Romney’s analysis of the election that Obama won by giving large “gifts” to certain minority groups. He called the remarks “insulting” and said that the Republican Party cannot win by demonizing people.
  • Obamacare Layoffs Are Not About Obama...

    11/23/2012 10:48:40 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Bill Whittle on Believing in Our Conservative Philosophy

    11/23/2012 10:47:36 AM PST · by ottbmare · 16 replies
    David Horowitz's Restoration Weekend 2012 ^ | 11-17-212 | William A Whittle
    Blogger, pilot, screenwriter, and conservative speaker Bill Whittle introduces himself to the stars of conservative activism by delivering a fiery 15-minute speech to the Restoration Weekend gathering last week.
  • Union Fail: Walmart Reports Record Sales

    11/23/2012 10:41:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 11/23/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Despite union efforts to target retailers like Walmart, businesses are reporting record Black Friday traffic – the biggest sign yet that the unions are out of touch with the American people. Starting at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Walmart put its products on Black Friday sale, sparking a run to the stores and earning the stores record sales.
  • Germany floats “Plan B”—a budget deal without Britain

    11/23/2012 10:34:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 23 November 2012 | (EurActiv.com)
    Germany has raised the pressure on British Prime Minister David Cameron to seek an agreement on the EU’s long-term budget at a summit in Brussels today (23 November), by floating an alternative deal that would sideline Britain and neutralize its veto. … If confirmed today, the “Plan B” would work in two steps. First, EU leaders, recognizing the impossibility of finding an agreement at 27, would issue a statement at today’s meeting saying budget talks will resume in January 2013, at another summit.In the meantime, they would reach a political agreement on the bloc’s long-term finances—without the UK—and confirm it...
  • Waiting for the GOP’s Populist Turn (Victor Davis Hanson)

    11/23/2012 10:27:43 AM PST · by neverdem · 57 replies
    Defining Ideas ^ | November 21, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>If there’s one thing Americans hate, it’s an out-of-touch, elitist snob.</p> <p>Dozens of explanations are circulating for why Mitt Romney and a number of Republican Senate candidates lost in the 2012 election.</p> <p>The Republican Party is supposedly too white, too male, and too old. It purportedly does not reach out to minorities, women, and the young. Romney cared more about job creators rather than employees. The Republicans gratuitously picked social fights on abortion and homosexuality that needlessly alienated women, gays, and the young who otherwise might have supported its more important fiscal and national security agendas.</p>
  • 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...