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  • GOP softens stance on tax pledge, but doesn't mean rates are on table

    11/26/2012 11:54:09 AM PST · by zeestephen · 14 replies
    First Read (NBCNEWS.com) ^ | 26 November 2012 | Domenico Montanaro
    Saxby Chambliss (GA), Lindsey Graham (SC), Bob Corker (TN), Eric Cantor (VA), Peter King (NY) - Each one waffles on a Democrat TV program - Quotes in "Comments."
  • Doctors Push For Easier Access For Plan B Prescriptions For Teens

    11/26/2012 11:36:10 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 19 replies
    RTT News ^ | 11-26 | Staff Writer
    The American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging doctors to issue teenagers prescriptions for the emergency contraception pill Plan B before they begin having sex. According to their new report, the drug is far more effective if used within 24 hours of conception and it could easily take that long for a teen to obtain a script for the drug. The teen birth rate in the U.S. is currently about 34.3 births per every 1,000 women and while the AAP recommends pre-emptive contraception prescriptions, they acknowledge it's a short-term fix: "That's tragic, really. We really can do better. By providing more...
  • Alleged Fake Dentist Accused Of Kissing Patient On Rear-End

    11/26/2012 11:35:27 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 33 replies
    CBS miami ^ | 11-21-12 | CBS4
    DAVIE (CBS4) – A fake dentist, already under investigation for practicing medicine without a license, is now accused of treated a woman for her toothache and then kissing her buttocks after an injection, according to a Hollywood Police report.
  • Israel says successfully tests more powerful rocket interceptor (Iron Dome is the lowest tier)

    11/26/2012 11:35:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/26/2012 | Dan Williams
    A new Israeli air shield against rockets more powerful than those intercepted by Iron Dome in the Gaza conflict passed its first field test last week after being rushed through development, officials said on Sunday. They said that David's Sling, billed as Israel's answer to the longer-range missiles of Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas and Syria, shot down a target rocket in a secret November 20 desert trial that coincided with fierce shelling exchanges between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Worried about deteriorating security on the fronts with Gaza, Lebanon and Syria, and the international showdown over the disputed nuclear...
  • Congratulations to the Democrats and Young People! You now own it!

    11/26/2012 11:31:13 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 48 replies
    Drudge ^ | Nov. 26, 2012
    From a blog comment on a Drudge link: Congratulations to the Democrats and Young People! You now own it and you can't blame Bush. The next terrorist attack, you own it. Can't get a job after graduation, you own it. Sky rocketing energy prices due to Obama's EPA shutting down the energy producing states, you own it. A nuclear Iran, you own it. Bowing to Russia, you own it. Another severe recession, you own it. A volatile border with Mexico, you own it. Trouble getting good health care, you own it. Higher health insurance costs and health care costs, you...
  • Obama’s Energy Mandate: More Oil and Gas

    11/26/2012 11:28:58 AM PST · by Mr. Doctor · 14 replies
    The Energy Tribune ^ | Peter Glover
    During the presidential campaign Barack Obama was “economical with the truth” to say the least on energy matters. Claiming personal credit for the success of the shale gas and oil industry took some ‘Chicago politics’ hutzpah given the development took place mostly on private land. But with the fiscal cliff looming on January 1, the President will be involved in making some critical energy policy decisions. So just what is the president’s electoral mandate for his second-term? Will he throw his anti-fossil fuel ideology under the bus and in the economic interest of the nation? Or he will he persist...
  • Bad Omen: Both Chicago and Dallas Activity Indices Decline In Face of Fiscal Cliff

    11/26/2012 11:23:22 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/26/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Republicans keep putting new tax revenue on the table (capping deductions), Warren Buffet suggests increasing tax rates on households earning $500k and above, but President Obama and Democrats replied “Nyet.” It is always a risky proposition to raise taxes when the economy is so fragile. Speaking of a fragile economy, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index printed at -0.56 for October and a previous reading of 0.00 in September. A print of -0.56 indicates economic contraction. Meanwhile, down in Texas, the Dallas Fed’s Manufacturing Outlook Level of General Business Activity was expected to print at +2.5, but printed at...
  • Sickly, obese Bronx woman dies in Hungary after airlines say she's too fat to fly

    11/26/2012 11:23:14 AM PST · by billorites · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 26, 2012 | Chuck Bennet
    A sickly, obese Bronx woman was left stranded in Hungary then died from kidney failure after airline officials booted her from three New York-bound flights because she was too fat, her husband says. “All we wanted was to come back home to get her treatment,” said a grieving Janos Soltesz, a Staten Island Ferry security guard whose 56-year-old wife, Vilma, died in Hungary nine days after she was kicked off the first of three jets. Vilma, who weighed about 425 pounds, had only one leg and used a wheelchair. She traveled with her husband of 33 years to Hungary on...
  • GREG MANKIW: Warren Buffett Doesn't Tell You About How He's A Master Of Tax Avoidance

    11/26/2012 11:20:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/26/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    In a NYT Op-Ed today, Warren Buffett argued that the rich should pay a certain minimum tax, and he explained to activist Grover Norquist that it's preposterous to think that businessmen would forgo profitable deals merely because the rate of tax on the profits would go up. But why do people listen to Buffett on taxes? Basically because he's a rich, successful guy (which is why a lot of people are listened to on a lot of subjects). To that end, economist and former Romney advisor Greg Mankiw has a short post talking about Buffett as a master of "tax...
  • Uniquely Ready To Respond To Disasters Like Sandy

    11/26/2012 11:20:49 AM PST · by BlueMoose · 2 replies
    WNYC ^ | November 23, 2012 | By Kathleen Horan
    Mormons are among the many faith-based organizations who've pitched in to assist in the post-Sandy relief effort. More than 5,000 are expected to volunteer this weekend in areas affected by the storm. Members say the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint's tradition of preparedness has helped mobilize both volunteers and supplies quickly. Elder Jeffrey Olson of New Jersey, is an organizer for Helping Hands, the church’s community service and relief program. He said Mormons are encouraged to be ready for a range of emergencies and disasters. "One of our teachings is if you are prepared you shall not...
  • Question for those knowledgeable in guns

    11/26/2012 11:17:41 AM PST · by learner · 27 replies
    self | 11/26/2012 | learner
    I purchased a powerful pellet gun for my sister and we sighted in for the correct distance. However the location of the scope will be different for her than it was for me as she is shorter and the scope needs to be more to the rear for her. Will this affect the sighting in or is it the same regardless of the location of the scope? Thanks for your help
  • Obamacare: The nightmare of setting up state insurance exchanges

    11/26/2012 11:14:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2012 | Rick Moran
    What a clusterfark. The Hill: ***** "The Obama administration faces major logistical and financial challenges in creating health insurance exchanges for states that have declined to set up their own systems. The exchanges were designed as the centerpiece of President Obama's signature law, and are intended to make buying health insurance comparable to booking a flight or finding a compatible partner on Match.com. Sixteen states - most of them governed by Republicans - have said they will not set up their own systems, forcing the federal government to come up with one instead. Another five states said they want a...
  • Why I Use Generic Computers and Open Source Software

    11/26/2012 11:13:00 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 48 replies
    OSNews ^ | 24 November 2012 | Howard Fosdick
    Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy. People's requirements vary, so what I use may not be the best choice for you. I'm a support person for databases and operating systems. I also do consulting that involves research, presenting, and writing. I use my own computers...
  • Approaching Crunch Time on the Student Loan Debacle (About to go the way of subprime mortgage mess)

    11/26/2012 11:10:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2012 | Gary Jason
    For a number of years now, a number of critics of the American system of higher education have rightly insisted that there is a "bubble" in the system, with more and more students running up loans in amounts they will find difficult to pay back. This bubble has been fueled by the federal government's lavish subsidization of the student loan program (which was nationalized four years ago), in a way similar to how the housing bubble was fueled by government agencies pushing subprime mortgages. This extensive government largess has produced a number of unintended -- though not necessarily unforeseeable --...
  • The 2011 LEOKA Report- Studying the Cop Killers

    11/26/2012 11:07:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    activeresponsetraining.net ^ | 23 November, 2012 | Greg Ellifritz
    The FBI recently released its annual Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report. According to the FBI webpage: “The FBI publishes Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted each year to provide information about officers who were killed, feloniously or accidentally, and those officers who were assaulted while performing their duties.” I find the report to be a treasure trove of information about cop-killing violent criminals. It should be mandatory reading for every police officer. Armed citizens will also find the information useful as the criminals who prey on cops also regularly attack citizens in a similar manner. The report is...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    11/26/2012 11:07:18 AM PST · by Faith · 27 replies
    November 26, 2012 | Faith
    Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. – Isaiah 49:16
  • Obama and the Morsi Dictatorship

    11/26/2012 11:05:59 AM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/25/2012 | Jonathan Tobin
    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has had quite a week. He helped broker a cease-fire between his Hamas ally and Israel to the acclaim of the international community as well as the United States and his new friend President Obama. He followed that triumph up by issuing new decrees that effectively give him dictatorial powers over Egypt. In less than year in office, Morsi has amassed as much power as Hosni Mubarak had in his time in office as the country’s strongman and he has done it while getting closer to the United States rather than having his Islamist regime being...
  • Angus T. Jones TRASHES 'Two and a Half Men' -- It's Ungodly FILTH

    11/26/2012 11:02:09 AM PST · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    TMZ ^ | November 26, 2012
    Angus T. Jones is pleading with his fans to STOP watching "Two and a Half Men" ... claiming it's nothing but "filth" that contradicts his deep Christian values. 19-year-old Jones -- who makes $350k AN EPISODE playing Jake on the show ...
  • Jeb Bush buzz grows over possible 2016 run

    11/26/2012 10:58:35 AM PST · by Arthurio · 107 replies
    <p>After a year in which Republicans had precious little for which to be thankful, perhaps it's not surprising that party leaders and the faithful spent a good chunk of the long Thanksgiving weekend obsessing instead over 2016 – specifically the possibility of a presidential run by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.</p>
  • (Ma) GOP could play strong hand

    11/26/2012 10:58:34 AM PST · by massmike · 11 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 11/26/2012 | Hillary Chabot
    Even on the heels of November’s epic losses, the often-beleaguered Massachusetts GOP is heading into anticipated high-profile races with two power players — U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and former gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker — setting up a potential GOP standoff over who will lead the embattled party in upcoming election showdowns. “I think that Republicans are depressed with the outcome of the last election, but the good news is we have really strong candidates,” said Richard Tisei, a Wakefield Republican who shared the ticket with Baker in the last gubernatorial election and narrowly lost against U.S. Rep. John Tierney this...