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  • Belgian discovers his wife used to be a man after 19 years

    11/26/2012 6:43:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    telegraph ^ | 11.26.2012 | Bruno Waterfield,
    The man, only named as Jan, married Monica, his family's former au pair in a previous marriage, in 1993 despite legal difficulties raised by the Belgian immigration authorities. But it was only in recent weeks that he discovered that his wife had originally been a man and had undergone a sex change. "I feel I've been assaulted," he told the Het Nieuwsblad newspaper. "I brought her to Belgium. That was not easy. The Belgian courts had serious doubts about the authenticity of her birth and her identity papers, but eventually they accepted it anyway. I thought she was an attractive...
  • Jamie Foxx calls Obama ‘Our Lord and Savior’ During Soul Train Awards, Backlash Erupts

    11/26/2012 6:36:39 PM PST · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Staff
    Full Title:‘No, Jesus is’: Jamie Foxx calls Obama ‘Our Lord and Savior’ during Soul Train Awards, Backlash Erupts Dear Jamie Foxx, PRESIDENT Barack Obama is NOT our Lord and Savior!!! Get yo life! #soultrainawards 25 Nov 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Wait, what? If you thought Russell Crowe calling President Obama “the light and the future” was the creepiest, most cult-like thing ever, guess again. Really, Jamie Foxx? "Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama"? Obama supporters are insane. — Lindsey Ladner (@lin_ladner) November 26, 2012 Didn't tweet the entire time, but did Jamie Foxx just say "Our lord and Savior Barak...
  • FBI asked to probe Obama 'vote-changing' machines

    11/26/2012 6:34:16 PM PST · by wesagain · 46 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 26, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A state lawmaker in Maryland has asked the FBI to impound two voting machines used in the 2012 election to determine whether there was a malfunction or something nefarious going on. “I just feel it is my duty to try to get to the bottom of this,” state Delegate Kathryn Afzali told WND today. “We’re not making any accusations. The Board of Elections are good people. They have checks and balances … but we want to make sure everything is fair.” She said a number of people contacted her after the Nov. 6 election to report that they pressed a...
  • 450,000 Businesses Shut Down in Italy; Constitutional Crisis in Spain

    11/26/2012 6:32:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Here are a couple of interesting economic links from Italy courtesy of reader Andrea. The translations from Italian are a bit choppy, but the gist of the articles is easily understandable. Non-Performing Loans Jump 15.3%, Write-Downs 21.6% From Thompson Financial News: Non-Performing Loans Jump 15.3% Non-performing loans amounted to approximately 117.6 billion, 1.8 billion more 'than in August and 15.6 billion in more' than in September 2011, marking an annual increase of 15.3%. With regard to loans net of write-downs at the end of September totaled 67.2 billion, about 1.5 billion more 'than a month before and almost 12 billion...
  • Officials probe how secret confetti rained on Macy's parade

    11/26/2012 6:27:46 PM PST · by thecodont · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | November 26, 2012, 11:40 a.m. | By Michael Muskal
    When Thanksgiving Day parade-goers in Manhattan looked into the confetti-filled sky last week, they may have seen more than they bargained for. Nassau County police announced that they are investigating how some of their confidential records including social security numbers and even details about a motorcade for Mitt Romney, then the GOP presidential candidate, ended up as joyous scraps raining from buildings on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. “I'm just completely in shock. How could someone have this kind of information, and how could it be distributed at the Thanksgiving Day Parade?” Inspector Kenneth Lack, from the Nassau County Police...
  • No permits issued yet for Chippewa night deer hunt

    11/26/2012 6:26:50 PM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    SFgate ^ | November 26, 2012 | TODD RICHMOND
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Night deer hunting for Wisconsin's Chippewa tribes began Monday evening, but a spokeswoman for the commission overseeing it said no hunters had obtained permits to participate. The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, which oversees the Chippewa's off-reservation treaty rights, authorized night hunting last week for tribal members who meet a number of safety requirements, including a marksmanship test. The decision drew sharp opposition from state officials, who said night deer hunting was too dangerous and have gone to court to stop it. Commission spokeswoman Sue Erickson said 74 tribal members from five of Wisconsin's...
  • Do You Live In A Death Spiral State?

    11/26/2012 6:19:48 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 25,2012 | William Baldwin,
    Don’t buy a house in a state where private sector workers are outnumbered by folks dependent on government. Thinking about buying a house? Or a municipal bond? Be careful where you put your capital. Don’t put it in a state at high risk of a fiscal tailspin. Eleven states make our list of danger spots for investors. They can look forward to a rising tax burden, deteriorating state finances and an exodus of employers. The list includes California, New York, Illinois and Ohio, along with some smaller states like New Mexico and Hawaii. Let’s say you are a software entrepreneur...
  • UN Seeking Global Carbon Regime at Climate Summit in Doha

    11/26/2012 6:17:56 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 November 2012 | Alex Newman
    Delegates representing almost 200 governments are gathering in Doha, Qatar, in a desperate bid to keep climate change alarmism alive long enough to create a UN-run planetary carbon regime. UN Seeking Global Carbon Regime at Climate Summit in Doha The New American 26 November 2012 Thousands of delegates representing almost 200 governments and dictatorships are gathering in Doha, Qatar, in a desperate bid to keep climate change alarmism alive long enough to create a United Nations-run planetary carbon regime. However, as the climate hysteria continues its march toward irrelevance following the spectacular implosion of UN global warming theories and...
  • Elections Do Have Consequences…for the Media

    11/26/2012 6:17:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Dan Holler
    It’s a common refrain from the victor: elections have consequences. The victor then goes on to claim a mandate to do A or Z. It’s par for the course. The real question is whether elections have consequences for the media. As it turns out, the answer appears to be yes. On a whole host of issues, the mainstream media’s reporting seems to have a bit more balance, at least compared to the pre-election coverage of some of the campaign’s most important issues. The left will dismiss this as conservative sour grapes, but ask yourself whether you saw, heard or read...
  • No sex? Permission to speak freely, Sir. (West Point memoir by Laura Cannon)

    11/26/2012 6:11:33 PM PST · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-23-12 | Laura Cannon
    What would I do if I were in charge? I’d abolish General Order No. 1. Keep the rules that protect soldiers from sexual harassment. But allow deployed officers and troops to have sex while at war. West Point should come to its senses as well. West Pointers and other military service members endure tremendous sacrifices. We appreciate the adoration and respect we receive. In that same spirit, I ask the public to accept and forgive our weaknesses. It’s okay to be disappointed, but please don’t be misled. Beneath the heavy combat gear and impressive uniform, we’re human, just like you....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-27-12

    11/26/2012 6:07:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-27-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 27, 2012 Tuesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Rv 14:14-19   I, John, looked and there was a white cloud,and sitting on the cloud one who looked like a son of man,with a gold crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand.Another angel came out of the temple,crying out in a loud voice to the one sitting on the cloud,"Use your sickle and reap the harvest,for the time to reap has come,because the earth's harvest is fully ripe."So the one who was sitting on the cloud swung his sickle over the...
  • The “Happy Planet Index” Ranks Venezuela, Albania, and Cuba Far Higher than the United States

    11/26/2012 6:02:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Rankings can be very useful tools, assuming the methodology is reasonable and the authors use robust data. I’ve cited many of them. For a big-picture look at economic policy, the Economic Freedom of the World is the best ranking, though the Index of Economic Freedom is also quite good, and the Global Competitiveness Report also is useful.On tax policy, the Financial Secrecy Index measures how well a nation treats foreign investors, while the Tax Oppression Index measures how well a nation treats its own people.There are also more specialized rankings, such as the one measuring per-capita government debt, the Moocher...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ RoadTrip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California ~ 27 NOV 2012

    11/26/2012 6:01:41 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 88 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is a United States Marine Corps military installation in San Diego, California. It lies between San Diego Bay and Interstate 5, adjacent to Lindbergh Field and the former Naval Training Center San Diego. MCRD San Diego's main mission is the initial training of enlisted male recruits living west of the Mississippi River. Over 21,000 recruits are trained each year. The Depot also is the home to the Marine Corps' Recruiter School and Western Recruiting Region's Drill Instructors School....
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-26-12

    11/26/2012 6:01:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-26-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Freep a Poll! (should GOP pursue immigration reform to appeal more to Latinos and Asians?)

    11/26/2012 5:53:52 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 11-26-12 | LA Daily news
    Should Republicans pursue immigration reform to broaden their appeal to Latinos and Asians? Yes No
  • A Manifesto for Disorder: Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s ‘Antifragile’ Reviewed

    11/26/2012 5:45:38 PM PST · by oblomov · 5 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 26 Nov 2012 | Robert Herritt
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb has little tolerance for, well, a lot of things. But, as his latest book demonstrates, he holds a particular grievance against the mediocre, the safe middle ground, and most forms of moderation. True to form, Antifragile: Things that Gain From Disorder, is a work of non-fiction that trades in extremes—a book that, in complete earnestness, offers thoughts on everything from the philosophy of Seneca and the structure of the Swiss government to the value of procrastination and the limits of academic research. He is just as likely to bring in Ben Bernanke and Ralph Nader as Hammurabi...
  • History buffs gather in River Vale to mark 234 years since the Baylor Massacre

    11/26/2012 5:20:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 21 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 09.24.12 | TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG
    RIVER VALE — At the 234th commemoration on Monday of the Baylor Massacre, it was easy to see how New Jersey earned the nickname Crossroads of the Revolution. River Vale Historian Ed Moderacki wears a British infantry uniform as he helps Lincoln Schefter of Hackensack hold a musket at the site of the Baylor Massacre. The site, along the banks of the Hackensack River near Red Oak Drive, played host to a skirmish that took place in the middle of the night on Sept. 28, 1778, in which 54 soldiers from the rag-tag Continental Army were killed, captured or wounded,...
  • Ohio inmate loses bid to stay his execution because of weight

    11/26/2012 5:15:27 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | Nov 26, 2012 | Kimberly Palmer
    <p>A federal judge said on Monday that an Ohio death row inmate weighing more than 450 pounds cannot be given a stay of execution because of his obesity.</p> <p>Ronald Post, 53, is scheduled to be executed January 16 for the 1983 aggravated murder of hotel clerk Helen Vantz in Elyria, Ohio.</p>
  • 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...
  • Obama Economist: Taxing Junk Food Will Help Prevent Fiscal Cliff

    11/26/2012 4:04:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | November 26, 2012 | Philip Hodges
    Obama’s former chief economist Larry Summers thinks that one way to break America’s fall off the over-reported fiscal cliff is to raise taxes to the level they were under Clinton’s administration. Echoing Paul Krugman’s 90% tax rate nostalgia and pointing out that it was conservative icon Ronald Reagan who cut taxes to 50%, he said, “It’s hard to believe that raising the top tax rate to 39.6 percent — where it was under President Clinton — will do grievous damage to the economy.” Of course, Reagan also cut the top tax rate to 28% in his second term, but that’s...
  • Report: Obama health law a good deal for states (LOL-Always Propaganda)

    11/26/2012 4:03:11 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 11-26-12 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON—States will receive more than $9 in federal money for every $1 they spend to cover low-income residents under President Barack Obama's health care law, according to a nonpartisan analysis released Monday. Expanding Medicaid to cover about 20 million more low-income people will cost over $1 trillion nationally from 2013 to 2022, said the joint report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute. But the analysis found that states will pay just $76 billion of that, a combined share of roughly 7 percent. The feds will pay the other $952 billion. Republican governors have resisted the Medicaid expansion,...
  • Selective Thoughts

    11/26/2012 4:03:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Five years ago while driving my son Sam to The University of Kansas, we stopped to get gas off the I-70 in the western part of the state. There was a rather large market adjacent to the gas pumps which we entered to buy some drinks. There was a massive display of Hostess products. The entire family of delicious treats was on there – Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ding-Dongs, Fruits Pies and Snowballs. I knew I was no longer in California as I never see them in health-obsessed Los Angeles. Now they will all be gone unless someone buys them out of...
  • In a surprise move, Intrade shuts down for U.S. Traders

    11/26/2012 4:02:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/26/12 | Alexis Levinson
    Intrade, the futures trading website, will no longer be available to residents of the United States as a result of “legal and regulatory pressures,” the Dublin, Ireland-based site announced Monday. The website allows people to buy and sell shares in possible outcomes. For example, before Election Day, users could buy shares that President Barack Obama would be re-elected. Those who did were paid out for those shares when Obama defeated Mitt Romney. Users who held shares in Romney becoming president lost money on those shares. “We are sorry to announce that due to legal and regulatory pressures, Intrade can no...
  • Yang Jisheng: The man who discovered 36 million dead

    11/26/2012 3:53:26 PM PST · by BlueDragon · 29 replies
    BBC News World ^ | 20 November 2012 | Raul Mason
    In the era whose secret he uncovered, a journalist's office would have looked just like the one where Yang Jisheng works now. The tiled floor, the grimy window panes, the desk piled two feet high with papers, envelopes and books. The Mao-era radiators. The cigarette ash and the dust. Under Mao Zedong, Yang's good fortune was to find a job as a reporter with China's state-run Xinhua news agency. His misfortune had been to see his father die of hunger in 1961, at the height of the famine that killed an estimated 36 million people: "When my dad died, I...
  • Sandy Victim Promised ‘Immediate Help’ by President Obama Still in the Cold

    11/26/2012 3:49:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Bergen Record via Fox News ^ | November 26, 2012 | Kevin Wexler
    Donna Vanzant struggled through flooded streets and downed power lines two days after superstorm Sandy to reach the ravaged marina she owns in Brigantine. … Vanzant has been moved by the many kindnesses she received from friends, family and customers. She heard from countless people after the photograph of her hug with the president was published, including from strangers as far away as Vietnam who wished her well. She said she was honored to meet Obama, but she is also frustrated that she has yet to receive help from either her insurance companies or the government. “The president told me...
  • CIA Quietly Closes Global Warming Unit (Center on Climate Change and National Security)

    11/26/2012 3:45:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CIA Quietly Closes Global Warming UnitCORRUPTION CHRONICLES More than three years—and no doubt a chunk of change—later, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is quietly shutting down its insignificant center dedicated to climate change. That’s right; the scandal-plagued government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior U.S. policymakers operated a special unit that focused on global warming. Known as the Center on Climate Change and National Security, it was an exclusive division led by “senior specialists.” It operated under a cloak of secrecy that rejected all public-records requests, despite President Obama’s promise to run a transparent government. When the...
  • Look: All of the Bond Girls, Then and Now

    11/26/2012 3:42:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 56 replies
    Movies.com ^ | Nov 26, 2012 | By Erik Davis
    Here's an image someone posted to Reddit that shows you what all the Bond girls looked like in their respective movies, and then what they look like now. No surprise that some of them have aged quite a bit over the years, but other than a few wrinkles here and there these ladies still look like screen sirens. Check out the image below. Who's your personal favorite Bond girl?
  • The "Faith" of the First Murderer...Genesis 4 pt 3

    And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.(Genesis 4:3)Cain believed in God. Furthermore he worshipped him. The account of the first murder in human history, took place in the context of worship. We would do well to consider the theology of Cain, for we are warned in the book of Jude that in the last days many within the church and outside of it would”go in the way of Cain”, plunging on into everlasting destruction. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way...
  • Why the Modern View of the Book of Revelation may be Flawed (Catholic Caucus)

    11/26/2012 3:38:13 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 26, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Currently in the Liturgies of daily Mass we have been reading the Book of Revelation. It is commonly read at the end of the liturgical year, for it bespeaks the end of, and passing qualities of all things of this world.It is also a book of glory, depicting the ultimate victory of our Lord Jesus Christ, after a great period of conflict between the doomed kingdom of this world, and the victorious Kingdom of Christ. In this context the Book of Revelation is not a mere tour guide to the last days, but is a book of glory reminding us...
  • Exclusive: Jeb Bush Meets with Former Aides near White House (NO!)

    11/26/2012 3:36:01 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 102 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 26, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush met Monday with a group of his former staffers at the J. W. Marriott hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from the White House. Bush, a potential 2016 presidential contender, spent an hour in the hotel’s Cannon room, reminiscing and entertaining questions about his political future. In an interview with NRO, Bush did not rule out a presidential run. “I am here to catch up with folks and promote education reform,” he said, smiling. When asked again whether he will issue a Sherman-type statement about his future, Bush remained coy. “We have an alumni group...
  • ‘Fiscal cliff’ negotiations stall — again — on question of raising tax rates (Good!)

    11/26/2012 3:35:47 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    washington times ^ | 11/26/2012 | By Dave Boyer
    The talks between President Obama and congressional Republicans to avoid looming tax hikes and steep spending cuts regressed Monday to the same old sticking point — raising taxes on wealthier Americans. Although both sides had expressed optimism before Thanksgiving that they would reach a deal to prevent a serious blow to the economy in January, the post-holiday pronouncements from the White House showed a re-emphasis on the president’s position that tax rates must rise for families earning more than $250,000 per year. And some top Republican lawmakers again insisted they won’t raise tax rates on anyone, arguing that enough revenue...