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  • Evangelicals Becoming More Devout, Catholics Less So

    11/26/2012 5:09:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Live Science ^ | 11/26/2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    Evangelical Protestants have become more devoted to their religious beliefs over the last three decades, even as Catholics have become less attached to their faith, new research finds. The denominational differences come even as religious affiliations have decreased overall in America, with the number of people who claim no religious affiliation at all doubling from 7 percent in 1990 to 14 percent in 2000, said study researcher Philip Schwadel, a sociologist at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Nevertheless, Schwadel said, these unaffiliated individuals seem to be dropping out of religious institutions that they were previously ambivalent about. People who feel...
  • Obama will push for immigration reform, White House says

    11/26/2012 5:04:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 26, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    On the eve of a visit by Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, the White House promised Monday that President Barack Obama "will be pressing for action" in Congress on comprehensive immigration reform and regards that goal as "achievable." "There is a real opportunity here to move forward and the president is committed to that," press secretary Jay Carney told reporters at his daily briefing. "He believes that comprehensive immigration reform is achievable ... because there has been in the past bipartisan support for immigration reform," Carney said. "And he thinks it's important not just for specific communities that would be...
  • SHOCKING Drug War Video!

    11/26/2012 5:02:37 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 116 replies
    youtube.com/scrowder ^ | 11/26/2012 | Steven Crowder
    Shocking video on the "war on drugs" and whether Marijuana is in fact "harmless." Most shocking is at 4:25 when you see 12-15 year olds smoking weed like it's nothing!
  • Little Falls man describes 'finishing' teenagers with shots to heads

    11/26/2012 5:01:34 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 203 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-26-12 | Joseph Lindberg
    A man who killed two teenagers in his home in Little Falls on Thanksgiving Day told investigators he shot and wounded the two at close range before "finishing" them with shots to the head. Byron David Smith, 64, was charged Monday, Nov. 26, in Morrison County District Court with two counts of second-degree murder without premeditation in the deaths of Nicholas Brady, 17, and his cousin Haile Kifer, 18. Smith claims Brady and Kifer broke into his home and he was "fearful" they had weapons, according to the criminal complaint.
  • 2 men sentenced in Fast and Furious gun case

    11/26/2012 4:55:42 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    ap ^ | 11-26-12 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    PHOENIX—Two men have been sentenced to several years behind bars for their roles in a gun smuggling ring that was part of the U.S. government's Operation Fast and Furious. The U.S. Justice Department says Jacob Anthony Montelongo was sentenced Monday in Phoenix to nearly 3 1/2 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy and dealing guns without a license. Sean Christopher Steward received a nine-year sentence for conspiracy and lying. During the Fast and Furious operation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents hoped to track illegally obtained weapons to high-level arms traffickers, but authorities lost track...
  • Prayer request for FReeper Jean S

    11/26/2012 4:52:53 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 78 replies
    Free Republic | 11/26/2012
    Please keep FReeper Jean S and her family in your prayers. Her father passed away on Saturday night after complications from a heart surgery he had in August. Jean said he came home on Thanksgiving and died peacefully on Saturday, November 24th. I know she would appreciate your prayers and words of comfort during this difficult time. Losing a loved one is always painful and especially so during the holidays.
  • More than 1,000 New Coal Plants Planned Worldwide

    11/26/2012 4:41:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Climate Central ^ | 11/26/12 | Damian Carrington
    More than 1,000 New Coal Plants Planned WorldwideBy Damian Carrington, The Guardian Published: November 26th, 2012 More than 1,000 coal-fired power plants are being planned worldwide, new research has revealed. The huge planned expansion comes despite warnings from politicians, scientists, and campaigners that the planet's fast-rising carbon emissions must peak within a few years if runaway climate change is to be avoided and that fossil fuel assets risk becoming worthless if international action on global warming moves forward. Coal plants are the most polluting of all power stations and the World Resources Institute (WRI) identified 1,200 coal plants in planning...
  • Jensen And Flynn

    11/26/2012 4:40:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 27, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Anyone who has followed the decades-long controversies over the role of genes in IQ scores will recognize the names of the two leading advocates of opposite conclusions on that subject— Professor Arthur R. Jensen of the University of California at Berkeley and Professor James R. Flynn, an American expatriate at the University of Otago in New Zealand. What is so unusual in the academic world of today is that Professor Flynn's latest book, "Are We Getting Smarter?" is dedicated to Arthur Jensen, whose integrity he praises, even as he opposes his conclusions. That is what scholarship and science are supposed...
  • Susan Rice to meet with McCain on Benghazi

    11/26/2012 4:36:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 81 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Nov. 26, 2012 | Brian Montopoli
    United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice will meet with senators on Capitol Hill Tuesday to answer questions about the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya. CBS News has learned her appearance will include a morning meeting with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who has been among her biggest critics since her initial remarks on the attack. Rice has come under fire from Republicans for her initial account of the attack five days after it took place, when she suggested that there was no evidence the incident was an act of terrorism. On CBS News' "Face the Nation," in one example, she said...
  • DON'T TRASH REAGAN TO SAVE ROMNEY

    11/26/2012 4:30:15 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 102 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Monday November 26, 2012 | By JENNY BETH MARTIN
    Ann Coulter, a long-time cheerleader for Mitt Romney, recently trashed the legacy of Ronald Reagan – and Americans who honor the legacy of Ronald Reagan – in a desperate attempt to deflect blame for Romney’s loss away from the candidate, and away from those who backed him. Movement conservatives, Reagan conservatives, and tea partiers did not back Gov. Romney in the Republican primaries. Despite misgivings, when the GOP establishment chose Romney, these patriotic conservatives did not sulk or stay home. They walked through fire for Romney and formed the backbone of his base and ground game. They gave their all...
  • US Embassy in Egypt closing shop ahead of Tuesday’s protests

    11/26/2012 4:27:21 PM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    bikyamasr.com ^ | 26 November 2012 | Bikya Masr
    CAIRO: The United States Embassy in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, said in a statement on Monday that it would not offer services on Tuesday ahead of planned large demonstrations in Tahrir Square near the embassy in light of security concerns. “Due to the security situation around the US Embassy, there will be no visa or American citizen services tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov 27,” the embassy posted on its official Twitter account. Liberal and secular groups have called for a “million person march” on Tuesday to continue their protests against President Mohamed Morsi and a presidential decree that gives him near absolute...
  • S.F. wants Dodgers to pay fan's bill

    11/26/2012 4:27:07 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 10 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 11/26/12 | Demian Bulwa
    San Francisco is seeking $1.2 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers in federal Bankruptcy Court to recoup unpaid medical costs for Bryan Stow, a Giants fan who was severely beaten by rival fans in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. The city's effort - spelled out in recent court filings - follows the Stow family's lawsuit against the Dodgers in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming that lax security and other problems contributed to the March 2011 attack after an Opening Day game. San Francisco has identified the Dodgers as potentially liable for Stow's bills, and is setting itself up as...
  • A One-Sided Suicide Pac

    11/26/2012 4:22:41 PM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | 24NOV12 | EDWARD CLINE
    Soeren Kern, writing for the Gatestone Institute in his November 16th article, "IslamNeeds a Fair Chance in Germany," reported a significant development in Germany that portends dire consequences for that benighted nation and for all of Europe: the city of Hamburg signed a "treaty" with organizations representing its Islamic population. The "treaty" features a series of concessions, not by the Muslims to secular authority, but by the secular government of Hamburg to the Muslims. The "treaty," which requires ratification by the city's Parliament, grants Muslims "rights" and "privileges" enjoyed by no other religious group there. The November 13 agreement, signed...
  • Mark Steyn: Romney ran a 'small, shriveled campaign' (Audio)

    11/26/2012 4:18:45 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 26, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Filling in on Rush Limbaugh’s Monday radio show, National Review columnist Mark Steyn said that Republicans lost big on Election Day because less engaged and more uniformed voters turned out in force. “We do very well in off years, in the midterms — 1994, 2002,” Steyn said. “Republicans can have good years then because essentially they’re low-turnout elections — people who are engaged in politics vote. In the presidential years, people voted — a broader pool of voters comes in, and they’re basically people who swim in the broader culture. They’re not people who know the name of their congressmen...
  • "Man can marry four - why not women marry four?" (those wacky Muslims)

    11/26/2012 4:16:23 PM PST · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    islamwomen.com ^ | does it really matter? | some clown wearing dirty bedsheet
    "Man can marry four - why not women marry four?" Question "Islam gives man permission to marry four wives. Why can't a woman have four husbands? Answer Al Hamdulilah, was-salat was-salam ala rasulullah. Allahu 'Alim. (It is Allah who has All Knowledge) Rights and Limits First of all, it is important for us to keep in mind that Islam came to establish two very important fundamentals for human beings: Rights and Limits. Everyone and everything has certain rights given to it by the Creator and Sustainer of the universe (Allah). At the same time, each creation has its own limitations...
  • Norquist Loses His Grip

    11/26/2012 4:16:04 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 21 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 26, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    Anti-tax promoter Grover Norquist is losing his vice-like grip on the Republican party. The head of Americans for Tax Reform, who as recently as last year counted 238 members of the House and 41 members of the Senate among those who had signed his anti-tax pledge, has seen those numbers decline to 217 in the House, one shy of the 218 needed for a majority, and 39 in the Senate. Both totals represent an all-time low. Last Wednesday, Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) disavowed his pledge not to raise taxes, even as he acknowledged doing so could hurt his reelection chances...
  • The Myth of the Clinton Surplus

    11/26/2012 4:14:39 PM PST · by all the best · 21 replies
    http://www.craigsteiner.us/articles/16 ^ | October 31, 2007 | Craig Steiner
    Time and time again, anyone reading the mainstream news or reading articles on the Internet will read the claim that President Clinton not only balanced the budget, but had a surplus. This is then used as an argument to further highlight the fiscal irresponsibility of the federal government under the Bush administration. The claim is generally made that Clinton had a surplus of $69 billion in FY1998, $123 billion in FY1999 and $230 billion in FY2000 . In that same link, Clinton claimed that the national debt had been reduced by $360 billion in the last three years, presumably FY1998,...
  • Will Obama Let the U.N. Seize The Internet?

    11/26/2012 4:12:39 PM PST · by raptor22 · 41 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 26, 2012
    Free Speech: The U.N. plans to control the tool that tyrants fear most — technology that promotes free speech and intellectual freedom — by imposing a global tax in the name of fairness. Think of net neutrality on steroids. Elections have consequences, and one consequence of President Obama's re-election may be U.S. acquiescence to the administrative control of the Internet to the United Nations and journalist-jailing and Web-censoring regimes from Iran to Venezuela, complete with a global tax on its use. The U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is holding the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai from Dec. 3...
  • Warren Buffet Proposes Minimum Tax on the Wealthy ( He owes back taxes for the last 9 years! )

    11/26/2012 4:11:03 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    http://www.foxbusiness.com ^ | Nov 26 2012 | fox news
    Warren Buffett, in a New York Times Op-Ed piece Monday, is proposing a minimum tax on high incomes and a higher ceiling of $500,000 on increased taxes on wealthy Americans. "I support President Obama's proposal to eliminate the Bush tax cuts for high-income taxpayers. However, I prefer a cutoff point somewhat above $250,000 - maybe $500,000 or so," the Berkshire Hathaway head wrote. "Additionally, we need Congress, right now, to enact a minimum tax on high incomes. I would suggest 30 percent of taxable income between $1 million and $10 million, and 35 percent on amounts above that."
  • Torrance DUI suspect drives with pedestrian on car's hood

    11/26/2012 4:07:01 PM PST · by doug from upland · 11 replies
    abc local ^ | 11-25-12 | Leanne Suter
    TORRANCE, Calif. (KABC) -- A Torrance pedestrian was killed after being struck by an allegedly drunk driver, who drove for blocks with the dying man on the hood of the car. Phillip Moreno, 31, had just left a bar around 11:30 p.m. when he was struck Saturday as he crossed the street at Torrance Boulevard and Madrid Avenue. Police said the man ended up on the hood of the car and partly through the windshield. The driver carried him for blocks before stopping near Crenshaw Boulevard and 182nd Street, where witnesses waved the suspect's car down after seeing the body...