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  • Judge: Hobby Lobby has no constitutional right to the free exercise of religion

    11/25/2012 7:20:27 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 79 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Tim Talley
    A federal judge Monday rejected Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s request to block part of the federal health care overhaul that requires the arts and craft supply company to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after and week-after birth control pills.
  • Wide racial gap exists on speed of Boston-area commutes

    11/25/2012 7:14:51 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 24, 2012 | Eric Moskowitz
    At the end of a recent community meeting on the state transportation system, a grandmotherly woman with a lyrical Caribbean accent strode up to the top transportation official in Massachusetts, dispensing with pleasantries. “Let me tell you something,” she told Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey. “I am so upset with Number 28.”
  • UK Couple Has Their Kids Taken Away Because - Get This - They're CONSERVATIVE.

    11/25/2012 7:14:13 AM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    chicks on the right ^ | november 24, 2012 | daisy
    The "Ukip" is the conservative wing of British politics, in case you didn't know. They advocate "lower taxes, limited government, freer markets, and immigration reform." Sound familiar? Well, according to social workers in the "Labour-controlled Rotherham borough, supporting (the Ukip) makes you an unsuitable foster parent." So open-MINDED of them, huh? A foster Mom and Dad "received a visit out of the blue from the children's social worker at the Labour-run council (that's the liberal side of the fence, FYI) and an official from their fostering agency. They were told that the local safeguarding children team had received an anonymous...
  • Horrible Showbiz Career Decisions (McLean Stevenson Effect)

    11/25/2012 7:06:22 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 199 replies
    Self | November 25, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    People in the entertainment business sometimes make horrible career decisions. This is what is known as the "McLean Stevenson Effect." Named after actor McLean Stevenson who played the part of Henry Blake in the hit TV series "M*A*S*H." Stevenson was unhappy with being part of an ensemble so after about 3 seasons left the show to become the lead in the "McLean Stevenson Show" which promptly flopped. His career never recovered. Another victim of the McLean Stevenson effect was Shelly Long who was in the hit series "Cheers." She left after 5 seasons to become a movie actress but pretty...
  • Catalonia vote brings new test for struggling Spain

    11/25/2012 6:57:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/25/2012
    BARCELONA, Spain - Voters in Spain's Catalonia region began voting Sunday in an election whose outcome is likely to test Spanish unity at a time of deep economic crisis. Opinion polls show two-thirds of voters in this region on the French border will cast ballots for parties, both rightist and leftist, that want Catalan independence from Spain. Catalan President Artur Mas will likely win re-election since his conservative Convergence and Union party is forecast to take a majority, some 62 to 64 seats, in the 135-seat regional assembly, or Parliament. Frustration over high unemployment and a deep recession have fueled...
  • FReeper Recipe Thread

    11/25/2012 6:54:59 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 24 replies
    FreeRepublic Cooks | Nov 25, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the FReeper Recipe Thread. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or three- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.
  • Report: Israeli Spy Satellites Spot Iranian Ship Being Loaded With Rockets For Gaza

    11/25/2012 6:52:11 AM PST · by Strategy · 71 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | November 25, 2012
    Israeli spy satellites have spotted an Iranian ship being loaded with missiles that analysts say may be headed for Gaza, The Sunday Times reported. According to the report, the cargo may include Fajr-5 rockets, like those that were fired by Hamas toward Israel and the stockpiles of which the Israel Defense Forces depleted during the recent round of fighting across the Gaza border, in addition to Shahab-3 ballistic missiles, which could be stationed in Sudan to pose a direct threat to Israel. "With a lot of effort, Iran has skillfully built a strategic arm pointing at Israel from the south,"...
  • Sen. Rand Paul Renews Fight Over Indefinite Detention of US Citizens

    11/25/2012 6:22:47 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov. 25, 2012 | Jeremy Herb
    Sen. Rand Paul renews fight over indefinite detention of US citizens The Hill Nov. 25, 2012 Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is bringing a new — and more aggressive — approach to a longstanding debate over the Defense authorization bill, threatening to filibuster the bill to get a vote on his amendment limiting indefinite detention. Paul’s amendment takes a new tack to curb the military’s ability to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism by affirming they have the right to a speedy trial by jury under the Sixth Amendment. His push to change the indefinite detention laws for U.S. citizens...
  • Obama, Fool or Prince of Fools?

    11/25/2012 6:19:24 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies
    The Kentucky Political Review ^ | Jack Richardson, IV
    The following quote was attributed to an unidentified Czechoslovakian Republic leader, a country that suffered generations under the evil of Socialist / Marxist corruption. The writer clearly and succinctly described what may be a troubling reality for America. “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is...
  • Mark Steyn: Jill Kelley for secretary of state

    11/25/2012 6:18:34 AM PST · by yinandyang · 28 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Nov 23 | Mark Steyn
    Morsi now wields total control over Parliament, the Judiciary, and the military to a degree Mubarak in his jail cell can only marvel at. Old CIA wisdom: He may be an SOB but he's our SOB. New post-Arab Spring CIA wisdom: He may be an SOB but at least he's not our SOB.
  • The Hats Worn by a Cardinal

    11/25/2012 6:18:20 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Philippi Collection ^ | November 24, 2012
    Shop window of Ditta Annibale Gammarelli, Rome on 8th of Ferburay 2012, 10 days before the consistory. On Display: The wardrobe of a cardinal The biretta with 3 horns (blades, wings) a a littllstem of twisted cord on top, made out of watered silk Qob - biretta worn by the cardinals of the Ethiopian Catholic Church Made of red silk with moiré effect. The last cardinal worn this typ of Qob was Paul Cardinal Tzadua Biretta of the Syro-Malabar Church See as well: Biretta of George Cardinal Alencherry Tabieh or Tabiah - طابية See as well: Headgear of the...
  • House to vote on revised STEM jobs bill

    11/25/2012 6:11:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    The dust hadn't even settled from the debacle of 2012 before we heard that the GOP would be warming up to the idea of immigration reform in an effort to make some inroads with Hispanic voters. Apparently we won't have to wait for the next Congress to be seated before we see some steps in that direction. Word has come out this weekend that House Republicans will introduce a revised version of the previously defeated STEM Jobs Act, which seeks to expand the pool of green cards available for families of well educated immigrant workers. Republican leaders made it clear...
  • Literary Bond Superior to Movie Version

    11/25/2012 6:02:27 AM PST · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    They stand together in a dusty corner of my father’s old bookcase, scratched and battered but still serviceable, as much a part of a boy’s coming of age in the 1960s as Beatle records and old copies of Playboy in which many of the Bond novels first made their way to junior-high-school-aged males. The Signet paperbacks—I don’t think I’ve ever seen a hardcover of one of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books—still conjure up images of adventures in exotic locales, Istanbul and the French Riviera, Japan and Jamaica.
  • Don't Give Up

    11/25/2012 6:01:48 AM PST · by expat1000 · 27 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | November 24, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The difference between victory and defeat often comes down to morale. You've seen it in baseball games and wars. It's that faint sense of air leaking out of the balloon. A weariness and malaise that kicks in when one side decides it can't win and doesn't want to be here anymore. November 2012 was not a defeat. It was a loss in a close election that rattled the Democrats by showing just how much of the country had turned on their savior. It was a rebuke to Obama's mismanagement of the country and the economy over the last four years....
  • Benghazi and Voter Fraud

    11/25/2012 5:41:06 AM PST · by chrisnj · 38 replies
    11/25/12 | Chrisnj
    Focus, people! Only 2 things matter - 1. Benghazi 2. Voter Fraud Benghazi - Do Not be gloom and doom self-fulfilling the 'prophecy' that nothing will be done to expose the truth and bring the murderers in the admin to justice! Keep it front and center - bombard media and congress, educate the public. DON'T LET THIS MATTER DIE! DON'T BE DISTRACTED! SUSAN RICE IS NOT THE ISSUE! THE BUCK STOPS AT OBAMA, GO AFTER OBAMA! Demand that he testifies to congress! WE CANNOT LET OBAMA AND HIS CRIMINALS GET AWAY WITH MURDER! There are millions of us. Why can't...
  • Failure: Unions in America Today

    11/25/2012 5:40:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Unions played an important role in American history. At the turn of the last century, a lot of workers encountered awful and dangerous conditions on the job. The workers banded together, demanded changes and got them. After that, Americans joined unions and the dues began to roll in. Riding that wave of compulsory money, union bosses rose. With that much money flowing, corruption wasn’t far behind. Times have changed. The economy, country and world have changed. But unions haven’t. Union membership among non-government employees has fallen off a cliff. But although membership is down, their power remains large. Why? Because...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 22, 2012 [Devotional]

    11/25/2012 5:24:30 AM PST · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | 11/22/12 | Joel Osteen
    Faith Says Thank You! Today's Scripture “O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!” (1 Chronicles 16:34, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria What you dwell on is what you will draw into your life. We can either focus on our problems, or we can focus on our blessings. The question is: do you want more problems, or do you want more blessings? One thing I’ve noticed is that when you live with an attitude of constant gratitude, not only do you thank God for what He’s done in...
  • Examiner Editorial: If top 5% paid 40% of taxes, what is their 'fair' share?

    11/25/2012 5:22:42 AM PST · by upchuck · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sunday, November 25, 2012
    Riding a wave of confidence after his re-election victory, President Obama is eager to collect scalps from the class war he appears to have won. Americans, Obama said in his postelection news conference earlier this month, "want to make sure that middle-class folks aren't bearing the entire burden and sacrifice when it comes to some of these big challenges. They expect that folks at the top are doing their fair share as well." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., echoed this point in a fundraising pitch sent out on Monday: "Voters sent a clear message to Republicans in the election:...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 25, 2012]

    11/25/2012 5:19:56 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Secret of Spiritual Consistency "God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . ." —Galatians 6:14 When a person is newly born again, he seems inconsistent due to his unrelated emotions and the state of the external things or circumstances in his life. The apostle Paul had a strong and steady underlying consistency in his life. Consequently, he could let his external life change without internal distress because he was rooted and grounded in God. Most of us are not consistent spiritually because we are more concerned about being consistent...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/25/12)[Prayer]

    11/25/2012 5:11:43 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/25/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Melech Ha Olam....The King of the UniverseJewish Prayer "Blessed Art Thou, Oh LORD, Our God, King of The Universe, Who Hath Sanctified Us and Hath Brought Us To This Day."