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  • It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #22 November 23, 2012

    11/23/2012 4:16:14 PM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 30 replies
    Free Republic | 11/23/2012 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew  BEER My Cranberry Mead I started a year ago this month Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Wife and I popped the top on another swing top bottle of my Cranberry Mead to have with our Turkey dinner and all the fixings. It is really a very nice and tasty honey wine. This has surprised my wife; she could not believe I really made it and that it...
  • Home Sweet Shipping Container: Detroit Housing Project

    11/23/2012 4:14:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 23, 2012 | Karin Halperin
    The first U.S. multi-family condo built of used shipping containers is slated to break ground in Detroit early next year. Strong, durable and portable, shipping containers stack easily and link together like Legos. About 25 million of these 20-by-40 feet multicolored boxes move through U.S. container ports a year, hauling children’s toys, flat-screen TVs, computers, car parts, sneakers and sweaters. But so much travel takes its toll, and eventually the containers wear out and are retired. That’s when architects and designers, especially those with a “green” bent, step in to turn these cast-off boxes into student housing in Amsterdam, artists’...
  • Can House Stop U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Gun Grab?

    11/23/2012 4:14:54 PM PST · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 23, 2012
    Second Amendment: A House resolution, as futile as it may be, represents growing opposition to another administration bow to the U.N. encroachment on U.S. sovereignty at the expense of its laws and even our Constitution. Treaties are ratified by a two-thirds majority of the Senate, and the final version of the U.N.'s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) may likely be signed by this president and ratified by this Senate, especially if presented as a "sensible restriction" on international arms trafficking with no impact on our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. But some House members are not going to...
  • Boy, 14, robbed outside Arundel Mills after Black Friday shopping trip

    11/23/2012 4:14:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    baltimoresun ^ | 11.23.2012 | scott dance
    A group of five men robbed a 14-year-old boy of his shopping bag outside Arundel Mills mall after he walked out of a Bed Bath & Beyond store about 2 a.m. Friday, Anne Arundel County Police said. The victim told police the men accosted him on the sidewalk just outside the store, one of them punched him and another stole a bag containing merchandise he had just purchased. The suspects, who the boy described as black men aged 17 to 21 wearing black North Face jackets and jeans, ran away toward the mall's Bass Pro Shops entrance. Police searched the...
  • Black Friday 2012: Rush at Victoria's Secret Pink at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kan.

    11/23/2012 4:07:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    KSHB41 ^ | 11.23.2012 | KSHB
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - It looked like a Justin Bieber concert -- and it all started over some yoga pants. What seemed like thousands of teen girls and young women crowded the entrance at Victoria’s Secret Pink at Oak Park Mall as it prepared to open the gate to Black Friday shoppers at midnight. Around the world | More shopping holidays http://bit.ly/QzOUQV Mall security guards attempted to control the crowd outside the store, which was really more like a hundred or so, as the gate went up. But the crowd was pushing its way in, so a store manager had...
  • Live updates: Black Friday shoppers smash door at Urban Outfitters

    11/23/2012 3:57:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    latimes ^ | 11.23.2012 | Frank Shyong
    Shoppers surged into an Urban Outfitters store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica after midnight Friday and smashed a tall glass door, injuring about five people, authorities said. Paramedics treated a few shoppers for minor cuts but no one was transported to the hospital by ambulance, said Sgt. Marty Fine of the Santa Monica Police Department. "It was just too many people, too fast," Fine said. PHOTOS: The Black Friday rush Around midnight, at least 100 people had lined up for Urban Outfitters' Black Friday deals, which offered up to 50% off on some items. When the 12-foot...
  • Report: Egypt Constitutional Court Seeks Morsi Impeachment

    11/23/2012 3:54:56 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Nov 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    According to reports from Egypt, the Constitutional Court is seeking to impeach new Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi after Morsi seized quasi-dictatorial power, sparking protests around the country. Morsi waited for the Obama administration’s praise over the Israel-Hamas ceasefire to make the move. Local media reports a courts spokesperson stating, “the judges are prepared to exercise the right to shift the head of state after he flouted the laws and the constitution.” The problem is that there is no operating constitution in Egypt; the constitution was suspended in March 2011, after the revolution, and no new constitution has been approved....
  • Disturbance leads to scare at Westroads Mall

    11/23/2012 3:51:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    KETV ^ | 11.23.2012 | KETV
    OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha police were called early Friday to reports of a shooting at Westroads Mall where nine people were killed five years ago. Officers were sent to the mall after people inside called 911 to report gunfire around 1 a.m. Friday. Authorities said they received six calls from people at Westroads, most of which reported shots had been fired. Witnesses told KETV NewsWatch 7 the incident happened near Younkers on the west side of the mall. Officer James Shade confirms a fight did happen at the mall Friday, but no shots were fired. Shade said customers heard the...
  • Homeland Security Uses Local Police to Set Up Surveillance Buffer Zones

    11/23/2012 3:50:05 PM PST · by robowombat · 11 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 23 November 2012 17:00 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Friday, 23 November 2012 17:00 Homeland Security Uses Local Police to Set Up Surveillance Buffer Zones Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. In order to sweeten the pot of federalization, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving gifts of expensive gadgets to local police forces. Cops in North Jersey, for example, were showered with gifts from their would-be overseers. As reported by The Record: Oradell, Emerson, Closter and Harrington Park police have car-mounted night-vision technology and video and recording equipment that can watch over the Oradell Reservoir and dam — and the hikers and anglers entering it. West Milford...
  • Two Shot Outside Tallahassee Wal-Mart

    11/23/2012 3:47:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    WCTV ^ | 11.23.2012 | Julie Montanaro
    Two people were shot outside a Tallahassee Wal Mart this afternoon. It brought Black Friday shopping to a terrifying halt. The shots were fired in front of the store on Apalachee Parkway just after noon. Just minutes ago, police confirmed the folks were fighting over a parking space. The shots were fired on the sidewalk right in front of the parkway Wal Mart. Police are trying to find out who fired them. John Williams, who was inside the store during shooting, said, "It's scary. Especially in front of a store where people can get hurt, you know. It's scary and...
  • Man Pulls Gun on Rowdy, Line-Cutting Black Friday Shopper

    11/23/2012 3:44:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    NBC5 ^ | 11/23.2012 | NBC
    Black Friday got off to a rowdy start at a San Antonio mall where police say one shopper pulled a gun on another who punched him in the face while they were waiting in line at a Sears store. Police Sgt. Rob Carey tells the San Antonio Express-News a man rushed into the store when it opened Thursday night to get to the front of a line, started arguing with people and tried cutting in front of them.
  • The Church of England Still Won't Allow Female Bishops: Good for Them

    11/23/2012 3:21:47 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-21-12 | Mollie Z. Hemingway
    "When the Church of England narrowly defeated a measure to allow women to be appointed bishops this week after a dozen years of legislative effort, many observers were surprised. After all, the group has ordained women as priests since 1994-what's the big deal with letting female priests become bishops? The answer helps explain why the measure failed. The Church of England is known for the graciousness with which it accommodates minority theological opinions. Since the 1990s, parties that disagreed about female ordination merely had to tolerate each other's presence. Female bishops, on the other hand, would hold significant ecclesial and...
  • We Must all Bow to the Great American God Obama.

    11/23/2012 3:04:04 PM PST · by DanMiller · 27 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 23, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Let us prey on the wicked rich oligarchs and rejoice in the Wisdom of Obama as He wisely commands.President Obama, a lowly community organizer man of humble origins, has now revealed himself as the Great American God, our Lord and Master, who yearns only to provide for us. We, His people and devoted subjects must, in return for his gracious good will, make Him joyous through our obedience. It is necessary so that He can care for us as His munificent wisdom directs. Let us all give thanks unto Him for creating the bountiful happiness that we now enjoy in...
  • TED Talk on U Penn swarming quads now live (video quadrocopter acrobatics!)

    11/23/2012 2:32:41 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    DIY Drones ^ | March 1, 2012 | Chris Anderson
    This great talk, given yesterday (2/29/12) at TED, is now live. I was here and the crowd was wowed. Check out the lovely math on simplifying the 12-dimensional math to 4 dimensions at around the 5:00 mark,
  • Greed, Lack of Transparency Caused Financial Crisis, Says Greenberger

    11/23/2012 2:28:04 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 90 replies
    The Epoc Times ^ | 11/15/ 2012 | Gary Feuerberg
    Bad mortgage loans, obscured through complex and unregulated investment instruments, cost taxpayers billions WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy is slowly making a recovering from a near-collapse and the worst recession since the Great Depression. But what brought on the subprime mortgage crisis that led to huge financial losses, a decline in wealth for much of the country, a GDP drop of 5 percent for the period from Dec. 2007 to June 2009, and an official unemployment rate that peaked at 10.0 percent in Oct. 2009? “Very few people understand [what happened],” said University of Maryland Professor Michael Greenberger at the Center for...
  • “Repeat The Truth Often Enough” Froglegs Lucky 13

    11/23/2012 2:25:44 PM PST · by ShadowPatriot
    “Repeat the truth often enough” Froglegs Lucky 13 It's 2012.... so why in the hell are we still banning books, and intentionally hiding information from ourselves?   Well..."the more we know, the more we know we don't know." Rarely do you hear someone use the word 'bullsh*t" while defending God.  Enjoy Joe Dan Gorman's latest journey through the 'Land of Rational Thought' Watch Intellectual Froglegs #13 now...
  • First Lady Welcomes Christmas Tree (The tree is "perfect".)

    11/23/2012 2:25:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/23/12 | ABC OTUS News
    First lady Michelle Obama is kicking off the holiday season by welcoming the White House Christmas tree. Mrs. Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and first dog Bo greeted the arrival of a 19-foot Fraser fir from Peak Farms in Jefferson, N.C. The tree arrived Friday on a horse-drawn carriage. It will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. The first lady says the tree is "perfect."
  • Morsi opponents, backers clash in widest violence yet as Islamist president defends powers

    11/23/2012 2:23:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/23/2012
    CAIRO – Thousands of opponents of Egypt's Islamist president clashed with his supporters in cities across the country Friday, burning several offices of the Muslim Brotherhood, in the most violent and widespread protests since Mohammed Morsi came to power, sparked by his move to grant himself sweeping powers. The violence, which left 100 people injured, reflected the increasingly dangerous polarization in Egypt over what course it will take nearly two years after the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Critics of Morsi accused him of seizing dictatorial powers with his decrees a day earlier that make him immune to judicial oversight...
  • PolitiFact's bias, by the numbers

    11/23/2012 2:20:46 PM PST · by ChuckRogers · 4 replies
    Conservative Fact Check ^ | 11/23/2012 | Chuck Rogers
    I've always known that PolitiFact and its ilk are biased against conservative viewpoints -- in fact, that's why I started CFC. I had some downtime over this long weekend, so I tabulated their "pants on fire" rulings, and the result surprised even me. A chart is in the linked article, and here: http://conservativefactcheck.com/content/articles/50
  • 'United Nations Wants to Use Drones'

    11/23/2012 2:19:09 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11-23-12 | Daniel Halper
    The U.N. wants to use drones, the French news agency Agence France-Presse reports. "The United Nations wants to use drones for the first time to monitor fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where Rwanda has been accused of aiding rebels," says the report, quoting U.N. officials. The international body "is considering a range of ways to strengthen the capabilities of MONUSCO to protect civilians from the threat of armed groups in the vast area of eastern DR Congo," a U.N. spokesman says. "Unarmed aerial vehicles, drones for monitoring the movements of armed groups, are one tool we are...
  • 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...