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  • Scientist makes bold prediction that war is on the wane

    11/24/2012 12:47:07 PM PST · by the scotsman · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th November 2012 | Leon Watson
    'It may be difficult to believe, but according to research published next month a world without war may be getting nearer. Futurologists from the University of Oslo in Norway and the Peace Research Institute Oslo have predicted that global conflict will halve in the next 40 years. Their study claims the combination of higher education, lower infant mortality, smaller youth cohorts, and lower population growth are a few of the reasons why the world can expect a more peaceful future. That will mean in the next five years the current conflicts in Libya, Tajikistan, Syria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mauritania and...
  • For Richer or Poorer

    11/24/2012 12:44:08 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 4 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | November 24, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    As the lack of opportunity in America becomes less of an issue of race and more of perpetual class separation, liberal reporters and academics continue to propose the same recycled, progressive policies which have little hope of solving the marriage problem but will undoubtedly bloat federal and state governments. For example, in a New York Times article printed this summer, Jason DeParle cast the growing trend of lower-class single mothers as one of class conflict. “Estimates vary widely, but scholars have said that changes in marriage patterns — as opposed to changes in individual earnings — may account for as...
  • Egyptian President Assumes Dictatorial Powers

    11/24/2012 12:25:53 PM PST · by John Semmens · 50 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    The so-called “Arab Spring” took a decidedly ugly turn in Egypt this week when President Mohammed Mursi issued a decree barring any challenges to his decisions. Egyptian opposition leader Mohammed El Baradei denounced Mursi’s action calling it “a major blow to the revolution. What good does it do us if we get rid of the dictator Mubarak only to replace him with a dictator Mursi? Isn’t sharing of power and open debate the whole point of democracy?” Mursi denied he was trampling democracy. “Debate is fine, but there must be limits,” Mursi maintained. “The laws I decree must be enforced....
  • Livni Set to Announce She is Running

    11/24/2012 12:14:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni will announce that she is running for Knesset at the helm of a political party this week – most likely on Tuesday, according to reports. Livni will not form a new party but rather take over a non-functioning party, Hetz, which was registered several years ago by ex-Shinui minister Avraham Poraz. Leftist pundits are unanimous in estimating that Livni's party will further split the already fractured left wing in the next election. Polls project that Livni's party will receive as many as 10 seats, and according to a Maariv poll it is expected to take...
  • Arabs Attack Drivers, Police Watch

    11/24/2012 12:08:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/11/12 | Maayana Miskin
    A new video showing police inaction in the face of Arab rock attacks has caused anger among residents of the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem. The video was taken as an Arab gang attacked Israeli drivers who were stuck in traffic. A massive traffic jam forms daily between the Adam junction, just minutes north of Jerusalem, and the Hizme checkpoint at the entrance to the city. “We just sat there and got hit,” related one of the drivers. “We had no way to respond.” The video showed that it was not only the drivers who found themselves silent in the...
  • Dynacraft Debuts New Motorized Ride-On Urban Shredder by Hot Wheels™ (video)

    11/24/2012 12:04:27 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 11/20/2012
    Part motorcycle, part skateboard...Video Link.
  • Can House Stop U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Gun Grab Threatening 2nd Amendment?

    11/24/2012 11:56:07 AM PST · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | November 24, 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...
  • Yasser Arafat to be Exhumed Tuesday, Reopening the Mystery of his Death

    11/24/2012 11:47:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Saturday, Nov. 24 2012
    Yasser Arafat’s death always has been shrouded in mystery. Now his remains and entire tomb are shrouded in tarps as the Palestinian Authority has given permission for his body to be exhumed Tuesday from its burial place below a memorial in the muqata, the Palestinian presidential headquarters. After a lengthy legal and diplomatic process, Mr. Arafat’s French widow, Suha Arafat, has won a court order, and received French support for an examination of her husband’s body to determine if the iconic figure had been poisoned, as long has been rumored. The leader of the Fatah resistance movement, chairman of the...
  • We’re living the dream; we just don’t realize it (minitrue barphalert)

    11/24/2012 11:45:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 10:12 AM EST, Sat November 24, 2012 | Steven Johnson
    We’ve finally emerged from the season in which Americans were asked by the pollsters and politicians: “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” But sometimes it’s important to contemplate the question of progress from a longer view: How are we doing on the scale of a generation? To answer that question, take this brief quiz.Over the past two decades, what have the U.S. trends been for the following important measures of social health: high school dropout rates, college enrollment, juvenile crime, drunken driving, traffic deaths, infant mortality, life expectancy, per capita gasoline consumption, workplace injuries, air...
  • AP Interview: Hamas No. 2 rejects Gaza arms halt

    11/24/2012 11:35:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 24, 2012 11:24 AM ET | Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Gaza's ruling Hamas will not stop arming itself, the No. 2 in the Palestinian group told The Associated Press on Saturday, signaling tough challenges ahead for indirect negotiations between Israel and the Islamist militants on a new border deal for Gaza. The talks are being brokered by Egypt, which also helped forge a cease-fire deal that ended eight days of Israel-Gaza fighting earlier this week. The truce went into effect late Wednesday and has largely held. Residents in Gaza said Israel has begun easing some border restrictions, allowing fishermen to head further out to sea and permitting farmers inspect land...
  • MITT WASN’T ALL WRONG ABOUT ‘GIFTS’

    11/24/2012 11:28:25 AM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 20, 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    MITT WASN’T ALL WRONG ABOUT ‘GIFTS’ By: Patrick J. Buchanan 11/20/2012 “What the president’s campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote, and that strategy worked.” Thus did political analyst Mitt Romney identify the cause of his defeat in a call to disconsolate contributors. Republicans piled on. “Completely unhelpful,” Gov. Bobby Jindal told Wolf Blitzer. We don’t advance the “debate by insulting folks.” “A terrible thing to say,” Chris Christie told Joe Scarborough. “You can’t expect to be...
  • GOP: You're 0-for-2 (Writer's Title)

    11/24/2012 11:24:52 AM PST · by illiac · 16 replies
    Coeeur d'Alene (ID) Press ^ | 11/24/02 | Jimmy Pappas
    By JIMMY PAPPAS/Guest opinion | 1 comment Oh my, the flags are flyin' upside down, and the Obama effigies once again are hangin' high in the trees. Yes sir, the Republican brotherhood of Idaho's most eloquent idiots are teaching by example on how to be a poor loser. Assassination threats are in full swing, and many are in church praying that it happens. They know who they are, and so does history. They long for the good ol' days of crucifixions, lynchings, and the dark ages when heretics were burned at the stake. Good God, that damned word "change!" Can...
  • LIPA customers who spent weeks without power due to Sandy get zapped with normal electric bills

    11/24/2012 11:20:04 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 95 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/24/2012 | NY Post
    LIPA customers who spent weeks without power got zapped with their normal electric bills — as if the outages never happened. The clueless utility charged Sandy-soaked Long Island residents an estimated rate that covered the entire billing cycle, and the statements made no mention of potential refunds to account for the prolonged blackouts. Jonathan Saporta was slapped with a double whammy by the Long Island Power Authority — a $649 bill for the Long Beach home he left in October and a $281 bill for his new Great Neck pad.
  • North Carolina Town Split Over Sheriff's Treatment of Latinos [Town Whites Drop From 80% To 66%]

    11/24/2012 11:17:11 AM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 23, 2012 | David Zucchino
    North Carolina Town Split Over Sheriff's Treatment of Latinos The Justice Department has accused Sheriff Terry Johnson of discriminatory policing in Graham. Some locals stand against him while others show vigorous support. Comments 49 Email Share Sheriff Terry Johnson, center, talks with resident Charles Smith, right, at a local eatery in 2009. "We don't have enough work in this country to support people who are here legally. Why should we be keeping illegal immigrants?" Smith says. By David Zucchino November 23, 2012 GRAHAM, N.C. — In this southern mill town, tortillas and bolillos are as common as Carolina barbecue sandwiches....
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    11/24/2012 11:07:36 AM PST · by Irish Rose · 13 replies
    November 24, 2012 | Irish Rose
    O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest! Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend. (Job 16:18-21)
  • On a Largely Blue Island, an Exception: Trump Tower (91 NYC districts 100% Obama?)

    11/24/2012 11:07:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 23, 2012 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
    Its black glass exterior soars high above Fifth Avenue, and its gold-tipped revolving doors have spun the likes of Bruce Willis and Anne Hathaway into its waterfall-splashed atrium. But on Election Day, Trump Tower earned a different sort of distinction: a tiny island of Romneyville amid Manhattan’s deep, blue-state sea. … Mr. Romney won a single Manhattan precinct outright, a stretch of Park Avenue near the Waldorf-Astoria, where six voters showed up and four chose the Republican. But he suffered a resounding defeat in New York, a rare outbreak of consensus in a city famous for fevered disagreement: in 91...
  • A Family Business In Disarray {The Jackson Family- No, Not The Michael Jackson Family]

    11/24/2012 11:00:50 AM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    NYTimes ^ | November 23, 2012 | MONICA DAVEY
    A Family Business In Disarray By MONICA DAVEY November 23, 2012 IF there’s a crisis unfolding somewhere, it’s a good bet that the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. is on his way. Over the years, Mr. Jackson, 71, who has a fondness for staring into the lens of a television camera, has jetted to tense locales around the world to negotiate the release of hostages. When President Clinton’s White House was engulfed in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Mr. Jackson showed up to offer spiritual guidance, including some advice he described to a reporter at the time: “Keep your eyes open...
  • 15 members of Joe Berrios' family on county, state payrolls (Chicago, cook county democrat)

    11/24/2012 10:56:31 AM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    http://www.suntimes.com ^ | november 16, 2012 | DAN MIHALOPOULOS
    For Joe Berrios, the Cook County assessor who is also the county Democratic Party chairman, government is the family business. That got him in trouble with the county ethics board, which called for Berrios to fire three family members who are on his staff and fined him $10,000 for violating the county?s anti-nepotism ban by hiring two of them -- his son and sister -- after he was elected assessor in 2010. But the Berrios family's presence on government payrolls goes far beyond that. In September, his nephew Stephen Berrios got a job working for the Cook County judiciary. That...
  • Pat Caddell: Republican 'Consultant-Lobbyist-Establishment' Complex Responsible For Romney Defeat

    11/24/2012 10:47:25 AM PST · by Bratch · 97 replies
    Big Government ^ | 24 Nov 2012 | Tony Lee
    Speaking at The David Horowitz Freedom Center's "Restoration Weekend" in Florida on November 16, Pat Caddell indicted what he called the Republican "consultant-lobbyist-establishment" complex for losing a presidential campaign in 2012 President Barack Obama had no business winning. “No presidential campaign should be run by consultants,” Caddell said. “They should be run by people who are committed to the candidate and not into making big money.” Caddell said “Republicans never attempted to put a frame around the national election” because “the people who run the messaging in the Republican party and their consultants refused to do it.” Caddell, the former...
  • Young voter drop in Obama support unprecedented

    11/24/2012 10:44:00 AM PST · by imardmd1 · 58 replies
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Michel F. Haverluck
    In post-election analyses, the 11-point drop in the president's support among 18- to 29-year-olds indicates that particular voting bloc is falling away from Barack Obama on major issues. ------- One polling trend that isn't going in Barack Obama's favor after the presidential election is the drop in his support among young voters. Even though it might not be as unbelievable as winning 100 percent of the vote in 59 Philadelphia precincts ─ and nine Cleveland precincts ─ an 11-point swing in support away from Obama is lifting some eyebrows on both sides of the political spectrum ... particularly because that...