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  • Respecting Voters Matters More Than Policy A Commentary By Scott Rasmussen

    11/27/2012 6:45:22 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 15 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 23, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Republican Party has won a majority of the popular vote just once in the last six elections. That dismal track record followed a party revival in the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan led the GOP to three straight popular vote majorities. To understand what went wrong, it's important to remember Reagan was an insurgent candidate who defeated the Republican establishment of his era. When Reagan left office, however, the old establishment reasserted control. They consistently nominated candidates for president who opposed Reagan in 1980 and consistently lost elections. The difference is that Ronald Reagan believed in the American people and...
  • Supporting the Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Middle East and North Africa [Benghazi MEPI Series]

    11/27/2012 6:43:41 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 4 replies
    Targeted News Service ^ | 11/14/2012 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following fact sheet: Since the first days of the Obama Administration, the Department of State has prioritized fostering global innovation and entrepreneurship as a key pillar of its economic statecraft and broader foreign policy agendas. Much of this activity has focused on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a region brimming with entrepreneurial energy and talent. Recent transitions in the region have only reaffirmed the importance of this work as citizens have demanded broad-based economic opportunity and advancement. ... Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Programming: Across the Middle...
  • PARAPROSDOKIANS

    11/27/2012 6:39:51 AM PST · by knarf · 20 replies
    e-mail | November 27, 2012 | unknown, knarf
    Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous. 17. I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
  • Sandra Fluke Nominated for Time’s Person of the Year

    11/27/2012 6:39:15 AM PST · by Baynative · 85 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/26/12 | Steven Ertelt
    She became the face for the pro-abortion movement during the 2012 elections and the laughingstock of pro-lifers for her relentless push to force Americans to pay for her birth control. College student Sandra Fluke has been nominated as a potential Person of the Year by Time Magazine.
  • Federal Lawsuit Exposes Massive CAIR Fraud and Cover-up

    11/27/2012 6:38:55 AM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    americanfreedomlawcenter.org ^ | 26NOV12 | americanfreedomlawcenter.org
    Last Friday, the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C. and the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a devastating legal brief supported by hundreds of pages of evidence, asking a federal judge to find the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) liable to five of its former clients for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The legal brief demonstrates beyond any reasonable doubt that CAIR is a criminal organization that deceptively holds itself out to the public as the nation’s largest Muslim-American civil rights organization. The brief and supporting evidence were filed in the U.S. District...
  • Amid Tax Talks, a Cry of 'Save My 401(k)!'

    11/27/2012 6:37:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-27-2012 | Staff
    <p>As the debate around tax reform grows more heated, broker-dealers and other companies that service retirement plans offered by employers are increasingly concerned that the tax benefits of 401(k) plans are on the chopping block.</p> <p>An industry group that normally works behind the scenes, the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, on Monday launched a media campaign intended to educate U.S. employers and workers that the federal government might consider changing the tax benefits of retirement savings accounts.</p>
  • Reid Threatens Filibuster Change (to end it)

    11/27/2012 6:36:32 AM PST · by pabianice · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/27/12 | Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed Monday he will push to change Senate rules and curtail some Republican filibusters next year, setting up a major test of collegiality and power politics in the usually chummy chamber that bills itself as “the world’s most exclusive club.” Republicans said that if Mr. Reid goes ahead, he’ll not only ruin the unique nature of the Senate, but he’ll poison chances for bipartisan cooperation just as members of the next Congress are taking their seats in January. The back-and-forth spilled over onto the Senate floor Monday, with Mr. Reid facing off against Sen. Mitch...
  • Smoking is bad because sick smokers cost healthcare dollars, so why not ban Gay parenting?

    11/27/2012 6:35:58 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    Doesn’t the Left love to tell us we can’t smoke, drink too much soda, use coconut oil in our popcorn and avoid being overweight and on and on? Don’t they demand that children be allowed to have condoms in school but not aspirins? Now based on the findings of a new large sample study conducted by The New Family Structures organization and reported on by the University of Texas, the Left should add same sex parenting, especially lesbian parenting, to its ever growing list prohibitions it dictates to us; but of course it won’t. The study is a “pull no...
  • Amnesty Won't Elect Republicans

    11/27/2012 6:35:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The Republican strategists who confidently predicted that their candidate, Mitt Romney, would win the 2012 election are already pontificating about what Republicans must do to win in 2016. After their disastrous defeat, strategy and policy mistakes and expensive super PAC advertising that failed to win votes, why should anybody take their advice again? The elitists now tell us that amnesty for illegal aliens, aka "immigration reform," is the key to future Republican nirvana. That's wrong-headed advice. Barack Obama sealed his victory in the battleground states: Ohio, Wisconsin, Virginia and New Hampshire, but those states have very few Hispanics, and...
  • Obama to hit the road to avoid driving off the fiscal cliff (but no cuts to Government spending)

    11/27/2012 6:32:54 AM PST · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/27/2012 | staff
    As negotiations continue over how to thwart the looming crisis known as the fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama will take his case on the road this week, urging Americans to support his push to let tax rates rise on the wealthiest Americans. The president will tour a manufacturing facility and give remarks in the southeastern Pennsylvania town of Hatfield on Friday, the White House announced Tuesday. The campaign-style trip comes as another example of the president building pressure on Congress through public support, rather than the behind-closed-doors approach used in last summer's debt talks.
  • Dave Says Don't be Dumb

    11/27/2012 6:24:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, Is it a good idea for a married couple in their early thirties, who have a lot of student loan debt, to cash out one of their 401(k)s to pay it off?MarcyDear Marcy,No way! You never cash out a 401(k) or IRA to pay off debt, unless it’s to avoid a foreclosure or bankruptcy. Let’s say you take $50,000 out of your 401(k). Do you know what happens next? They’re going to charge you a 10 percent penalty, plus your tax rate. If you make $75,000 a year, that puts you in a 25 percent tax rate, plus...
  • Beacon Hill raises blasted

    11/27/2012 6:20:30 AM PST · by massmike · 2 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Chris Cassidy
    House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo handed out raises of “at least 3 percent” to 460 staffers in the House of Representatives last week. Senate President Therese Murray gave her own staff pay hikes of 3 percent. Gov. Deval Patrick raised no objections to the hikes. Painful cuts to programs and services may be on the way after October tax revenues came in lower than expected and currently puts the state $256 million below expectations for the year. That also means taxpayers won’t get a scheduled .05 percent income tax cut they otherwise would have enjoyed if revenues had been higher....
  • Woman, 4 men charged in attack on 73-year-old - (SC)

    11/27/2012 6:17:13 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 51 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | November 26, 2012
    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — Four men and a woman have been charged in an attack on a 73-year-old man who was left bleeding in the street after his truck was stolen. The 73-year-old man, whose name is not being released, said he was driving to church at about 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 when someone in the area of Dillon Drive and Hammett Street kicked his truck. He said when he got out to see who had kicked the truck, he was attacked by several people. Deputies found the man lying in the street bleeding from the head. He was...
  • Who's Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

    11/27/2012 6:09:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Were the average Republican asked for a succinct statement of his views on taxation, he or she might respond thus: "U.S. tax rates are too high for the world we must compete in. The tax burden -- federal, state, local, together -- is too heavy. We need to cut tax rates to free up our private and productive sector and pull this economy out of the ditch." This core conviction holds the party together. Yet today the leadership is about to abandon this conviction to sign on to higher tax rates or revenues, while the economy is nearing stall speed....
  • Public Employee: Retire at 57, get $94,000 a year

    11/27/2012 6:07:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 65 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/24/2012 | Tom Gantert
    When Flint Community Schools Superintendent Linda Thompson made news that she was going to retire, what was missed was the fiscal impact of her leaving the school system. Thompson worked 36 years for the Flint school district and will be 57 when she retires. A public school employee who worked 36 years for Flint schools and made Thompson's average salary of $175,649 the past three years would earn a pension of $94,850 a year. If that 57-year-old retiree received a pension for the 26 years of his or her life expectancy with a 3 percent cost of living annual increase,...
  • CME Declares Force Majeure Due To “Operational Limitations” On NYC Gold Depository

    11/27/2012 6:02:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | 11.27.12
    CME Declares Force Majeure Due To “Operational Limitations” On NYC Gold Depository Today’s AM fix was USD 1,747.25, EUR 1,349.54, and GBP 1,090.46 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,747.25, EUR 1,347.56, and GBP 1,090.87 per ounce. Silver is trading at $34.08/oz, €26.41/oz and £21.34/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,620.50/oz, palladium at $666.40/oz and rhodium at $1,065/oz.
  • Obamacare Insanity Illustrated By Teddy Bears!

    11/27/2012 5:59:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-27-2012 | MOTUS
    Good morning everyone. Today I have prepared a remedial lesson for us on Obamacare.  I just realized that we haven’t discussed Big Guy’s legacy legislation since well before the reelection. And I recall that many of you have some reservations concerning its efficacy. So now that it has been deemed the law of the land, I did a little additional research. As it turns out, Obamacare is not as bad as you’ve been led to believe. It’s actually worse, much worse. All the way from the “free, preventative” annual exams, If you are complaining of a new problem, then you...
  • French minister hints at nationalising steelworks

    11/27/2012 5:58:07 AM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    Morning Star online ^ | Nov 26, 2012 | OFD
    A French minister said today that he wants to kick the world's biggest steelmaker out of the country, accusing it of lying to the government. Industrial Recovery Minister Arnaud Montebourg was reflecting an already tense relationship between France's political leadership and steel giant ArcelorMittal. The company said in October that it would shut down a profitable blast furnace in Florange in north-east France. But following sustained worker protests the company gave the French government 60 days to find a new owner. The government has raised the prospect of nationalisation to resolve the dispute. Mr Montebourg threatened last week to nationalise...
  • Bankrupt San Bernardino to halt payments to Calpers, bondholders

    11/27/2012 5:56:14 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 27, 2012 | Tim Reid and Jim Christie | Reuters
    SAN BERNARDINO, California (Reuters) - Bankrupt San Bernardino, California, voted on Monday to present a plan to a bankruptcy judge that seeks to balance its budget through deferring payments to the state's public employee pension fund and to the city's bondholders. ....... San Bernardino has already halted its biweekly $1.2 million payment to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) since it filed for bankruptcy protection on August 1. The city calls the halted payments "deferrals," but under the pendency plan it would not resume any payments to Calpers until the 2013-2014 fiscal year. It also wants to negotiate its...
  • (Article) Neandertals Apparently Knew Medicinal Plants

    11/27/2012 5:55:40 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-26-2012 | Brian Thomas
    Neandertals Apparently Knew Medicinal Plants by Brian Thomas, M.S. * The Institute for Creation Research has long identified Neandertals as fully human.1 But for decades, evolutionists had labeled this extinct variety of humankind as sub-human, alleging that they had eaten mostly meat. A 1970 book titled Early Man illustrated a migrating Neandertal family wearing animal skins and carrying clubs. Part of the caption reads, "At left a man is carrying small game for provisions—a rabbit and a waterfowl—indicating that Neanderthalers hunted other creatures besides cave bears and woolly rhinoceroces."2 The book doesn't mention Neandertals eating plants for food or for...
  • Any ideas/advice for teaching respect to a difficult dog?

    11/27/2012 5:52:50 AM PST · by needmorePaine · 82 replies
    11-27-12 | Vanity
    My wife and I have a 3.5-year-old female English Springer Spaniel. We got her as a puppy from a breeder, and for the first two years of her life, we were happy with her. She's a beautiful dog bred for the field, not the show line of the breed.
  • Churchill was an extremist: In praise of standing your ground for what you know is right.

    11/27/2012 5:52:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/26/2012 | Kyle Smith
    Winston Churchill has his fans on the left. President John F. Kennedy, who was fascinated by his writings, bestowed upon him honorary US citizenship. Churchill was the second person, after the Marquis de Lafayette, to be so honored. Delivering the keynote address honoring the 60th anniversary of Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech, admirer Chris Matthews said, “Where other politicians cling to office, he acted as if he were truly prepared to fling it away, to risk popular rejection, which came to him on so many cruel occasions . . . He didn’t worry what his critics thought.” The liberal mind is...
  • Texas police officer accused of excessive force in arresting boy, 17 [Black cop, White Kid--racism?]

    11/27/2012 5:50:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    CBS DALLAS ^ | November 26, 2012
    A North Texas mother is accusing a Hurst police officer of using excessive force while arresting her 17-year-old son Andrew Rodriguez, CBS DFW reports. A video of the incident shot by Rodriguez's friend has gone viral. Rodriguez was questioned along with two others at Bellaire Park because police thought they looked suspicious, CBS DFW reports. The officer on scene got the names of the three teenagers and discovered Rodriguez had an open warrant. Rodriguez's mother, Kelly Pope, said the warrant was from a ticket her son had received four years ago for trespassing on school
  • Boris Johnson tells Lakshmi Mittal 'if France doesn't want you, Britain does' {UK grabs biz}

    11/27/2012 5:45:55 AM PST · by Cronos · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27.Nov.2012 | Telegraph
    He called French industry minister Arnaud Montebourg, who accused Mr Mittal of leaving the country after he announced the closure of two blast furnaces in the north-eastern region of Florange, an "eccentric", telling an audience of businessmen in Delhi they should avoid "persecution" in Paris and base their European operations in London. The row erupted after the socialist minister Mr Montebourg said ArcelorMittal - the world's biggest steelmaker owned by Mr Mittal - had shown a lack of respect to France. "We don't want Mittal in France anymore because they haven't respected France," Mr Montebourg was quoted as saying in...
  • The Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks

    11/27/2012 5:42:20 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Yahoo.net ^ | 11-26-2012 | Lisa Collier Cool
    The Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks By Lisa Collier Cool Nov 26, 2012 If you’re tempted to skip your flu shot, consider this: Getting vaccinated cuts risk for a heart attack or stroke by up to 50 percent, according to two studies presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. Scientists from TIMU Study Group and Network for Innovation in Clinical Research analyzed published clinical trials involving a total of 3,227 patients, half of whom had been diagnosed with heart disease. Participants, whose average age was 60, were randomly assigned to either receive flu vaccine or a placebo shot, then their health...
  • Where's The Pressure On Dems To Cough Up Spending Cuts?

    11/27/2012 5:35:57 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/26/2012 | IBD Staff
    Budget Policy: Republicans are being hounded mercilessly to abandon their no-tax pledge to get a deal on the fiscal cliff. So why aren't Democrats facing any pressure to compromise on entitlement spending? Every Republican who happens to bump into a reporter these days is sure to be grilled on tax hikes. [snip] But while GOP leaders have been signaling a willingness to cut a deal — even if it means agreeing to some form of tax hike — Democrats are digging in against any meaningful changes to out-of-control entitlement programs.
  • Ellis Island and Beyond: Ah, America "The Golden land"

    11/27/2012 5:35:30 AM PST · by Cronos
    NYTimes ^ | 26.Nov.2012 | NYT
    “The Golden Land” has a lot of historical plot to condense as it chugs through a two-hour rendition of the entire New York Jewish immigrant experience, from the 1880s to the 1940s. In montages and medleys, partly in Yiddish and partly in English, we are transported to Ellis Island, the Lower East Side, the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire, union protests, two world wars, the Holocaust, the migration to Harlem, an adaptation of “King Lear,” a confrontation with Ivy League admissions quotas and the founding of a Jewish state. But this show isn’t really about individuals, anyway. As evidenced by Roger...
  • 'Pharaoh' Morsi

    11/27/2012 5:35:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    The diplomatic hosannas for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi following his brokering of the recent ceasefire between Hamas and Israel were still being heard even as the former head of the Muslim Brotherhood started behaving like a pharaoh. Morsi "temporarily" seized new powers that, among other things, forbid judicial review of his policies. What ought to amaze us is how many times Western and especially U.S. diplomats have gone to the Arab-Muslim well, believing they will find something different at the bottom. Egypt, Hamas and even Iran string us along like a cad with a bevy of women in his orbit...
  • Exit Polls Prove US Still a Red State Nation

    11/27/2012 5:29:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/26/2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    The dust may still be settling on the 2012 election, but there is good reason for conservatives to find optimism for the future. Recently, I found such hope reviewing the full exit poll data from our recent election. The bottom line on the presidential race was this: Mitt Romney lost the election because voters liked him less than Barack Obama. Despite claims otherwise, the election was not a referendum on Obama’s record or even red state values versus blue state values. Obama and the Democrats have claimed a “mandate,” but the data shows voters actually oppose President Obama’s programs like...
  • Pep talk from teen battling illness spurs Giants to rout: 'Play like the world champions you are'

    11/27/2012 5:24:45 AM PST · by Kartographer · 3 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11/26/12 | Dan Wetzel
    Fifteen years old, with Burkitt's Lymphoma churning in his stomach, there was Adam Merchant, stepping out after Friday's practice in front of the New York Giants, his favorite team and Make-a-Wish first choice. Coach Tom Coughlin had charged him with the task of offering a few final words after a week of preparation and the kid didn't hold back, coming strong before concluding with a most simple message. "Play like the world champions you are," Adam told his heroes.
  • Americans in Israel sue United States for funding Palestinian terrorism

    11/27/2012 5:23:13 AM PST · by ilcenter · 10 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | November 27, 2012 | Michal Shmulovich
    A group of 24 Americans living in Israel, some of them victims of terror, on Tuesday filed a civil action lawsuit against the United States government over what they claim is its funding of Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The plaintiffs were being represented by the Tel Aviv-based Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, a legal advocacy group that combats terror organizations. The lawsuit, which was filed in Washington, DC, contends that the State Department and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ignored Congressional safeguards and transparency requirements attached to US aid to the Palestinian Authority,...
  • Comedian Jenny Johnson 'Receiving Death Threats' Following Chris Brown Twitter Argument

    11/27/2012 5:20:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Entertainment Wise ^ | November 27, 2012 | Natalie Palmer
    American comedian Jenny Johnson claims she has been receiving death threats via Twitter from angry Chris Brown fans. The pair got into a heated Twitter spat over the weekend where she blasted the singer for appearing "unapologetic" about his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. "I have zero respect for a person who seems unapologetic for the terrible crime he committed and shows no signs of changing", Johnson tweeted on Sunday. However, Chris didn't react in the best possible way, calling the female comedian obscene names and threatening to defecate on her eyeball as she performed sexual acts on him....
  • What I Saw During Operation Pillar of Defense

    11/27/2012 5:18:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/27/2012 | Nira Lee
    The eight days of Operation "Pillar of Defense" have been some of the hardest I have ever known physically and emotionally. The college student from Arizona would never have thought it possible to work 20 hours a day, fueled only by adrenaline and longing for just an hour of sleep on a shelter floor -- wearing the same filthy uniform because changing, much less showering, wouldn't allow me to get to a shelter in time when the next rocket barrage hit. And no, wearing the green uniform does not mean that you aren't afraid when the sirens sound. Had you...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday November 27, 2012

    11/27/2012 5:12:49 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 57 replies
    Word For The Day, November 27, 2012 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". salad days -n a period of youthful inexperience:
  • My porn addiction

    11/27/2012 5:09:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 105 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/27/2012 | John Jalsavek
    November 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - It was in the mid 90s that we began to hear a whole lot about this new thing called “the Internet,” which could answer all of mankind’s deepest questions. At around the same time I hit puberty and began to spend my time moping about pondering the age-old riddle of what, exactly, women look like underneath their clothing. Evidently at some point I put two and two together and punched the appropriate keywords into the prehistoric version of Google, with spectacular results. So far so good, and if it had stopped there, the experiment might...
  • Smile! You Support Hamas!

    11/27/2012 5:09:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2012 | Andrew Marcus
    The institutional left and their progressive media organs have been busy weaving the narrative that President Obama’s re-election is a mandate to raise taxes. Republicans in Congress have been busy acquiescing to this narrative and it looks like all of that bipartisan busy work is going to pay off and taxes are going up. As someone famous once said, “Elections have consequences.” If one of the consequences of the President’s re-election is the Tax Mandate, surely there are other mandates to be spun. And as if on schedule, the events of recent weeks in Israel reveal another consequence of President...
  • Hollywood’s Casual Anti-Semitism

    11/27/2012 5:06:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Several years ago, I interviewed noted producer Leonard Goldberg for my book on liberalism in television, Primetime Propaganda. Goldberg, noting my Jewish surname, asked me why I thought so many Jews in Hollywood didn’t care about Israel. He said he was shocked by the lack of pro-Israel Jews in town. My answer was simple: most Jews in Hollywood aren’t religious, feel no connection with the Torah, and have no interest in the State of Israel. In fact, they feel that they can gain credibility by bashing the State of Israel, demonstrating that they are world citizens rather than parochial tribalists....
  • Re-Arming Gaza’s Terrorists

    11/27/2012 5:03:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2012 | Joseph Klein
    President Obama pushed Israel into accepting a ceasefire arrangement with Hamas, which was engineered by Hamas’s Muslim Brotherhood patron, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Under the terms of the ceasefire, Israel is supposed to negotiate, through Egyptian intermediaries, an easing of border restrictions between Gaza and Israel. This would be the same Egyptian government that had sent its prime minister to Gaza to express solidarity with Hamas during the fighting. Hamas, on the other hand, is not required to give up its remaining stockpile of Iranian-supplied weapons, nor to commit to cease all further imports of Iranian missiles or missile parts....
  • The Noose Around Israel's Neck

    11/27/2012 4:55:13 AM PST · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | November 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Israel is being hanged on a public gallows erected on the grounds of the United Nations with yards of rope gleefully supplied by the Muslim world. But the hangmen are mostly Westerners who still think that the Muslim lynch mob at their doorstep can be pacified with the death of a single victim. There are three things you can do when you are about to be hanged. You can walk proudly, recite a glorious line or two to embed your martyrdom in historical memory, and then allow yourself to be hanged. Jews have an extensive body of experience with that...
  • Sore Winners

    11/27/2012 4:48:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Post-election season is a time for healing, for putting aside the rancor of a long campaign and rediscovering what unites us. It has not been that way this year. Prudence, one would think, if not generosity of spirit, should impel Democrats to be magnanimous in victory. Romney did receive about 48 percent of the vote. A little modesty among the winners would seem to be in order. Instead, the gloating has been extravagant. Worse, liberals have gorged themselves on the same junk food they enjoyed during the campaign and cannot seem to resist under any circumstances -- slandering their opponents....
  • Democrats Refuse To Compromise On Spending

    11/27/2012 4:47:53 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 12 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/27/12 | LD Jackson
    I wrote yesterday how some GOP lawmakers were announcing their willingness to abandon the "no new tax" pledge they made to Grover Norquist. Most, if not all, of them said they would consider compromising on taxes and new revenue, only if serious entitlement reform was part of any package agreed to by both parties. Clearly, the pressure is on the Republicans to compromise their hardline stance on raising taxes, with no mention of cutting spending. President Obama announced yesterday that he wanted to prevent Republicans from ruining Christmas for the middle class. That is what would happen, said the President,...
  • The "fiscal cliff" isn't a cliff at all

    11/27/2012 4:46:21 AM PST · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/27/2012 | By BRIAN MONTOPOLI, ALAIN SHERTER
    You're going to be hearing the phrase "fiscal cliff" a lot over the next few weeks: The phrase has emerged as a shorthand way to describe the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts set to start kicking in at the end of the year. Lawmakers are now feverishly negotiating over how to keep many of those spending cuts and tax increases from kicking in - to keep from what is often described as "going off the fiscal cliff." Yet if no deal comes, the nation won't actually be going over a metaphorical cliff. The word cliff implies an all-or-nothing...
  • All Bets Are Off! Intrade Cuts Off US Customers

    11/27/2012 4:45:37 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-27 | Reuters
    Prediction market Intrade, which allows spectators to bet on subjects ranging from entertainment to elections, said on Monday it will no longer accept U.S. customers because of what it called legal and regulatory pressures. Intrade, based in Dublin, Ireland, announced the decision on its website hours after the U.S. commodities regulator sued the exchange's owner, alleging it allowed unauthorized trading by U.S. customers. U.S. customers must close their accounts and withdraw all funds by the end of the year, according to the statement. "We understand this announcement may come as a surprise and a disappointment, and we apologize for the...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem,(11/27/12)[Prayer]

    11/27/2012 4:43:13 AM PST · by left that other site · 26 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/27/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Moshi'a....The saviorIsaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no Savior. (Isa 43:11)
  • Pravda: Illiterate Society Reelected Obama

    11/27/2012 4:39:55 AM PST · by scottfactor · 23 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 11/27/12 | Gina Miller
      The following was written by Gina Miller. Her opinions don’t necessarily reflect those of ScottFactor.com, but because they're here, they probably do.   Throughout most of the twentieth century, the Pravda newspaper was roughly the Russian equivalent of our leftist, state-controlled “mainstream” media, publishing only regime-approved, Communist party line content. Since undergoing a change in ownership in the early 1990s, it now offers warnings against the communism that infected the former Soviet Union and caused the deaths of millions of Russian citizens. Despite the warnings of history and those who have lived under its iron fist, communism has come...
  • Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

    11/27/2012 4:37:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    One of the largest elephants in the GOP's post-election room is the fate of Christian and other social conservatives. Party honchos can't just wish this problem away -- or, maybe they can. There has been increasing hostility toward Christian involvement in politics, and the animus hasn't been solely from the left. To be sure, Democrats have taken the lead, demonizing conservative Christians as science-challenged scolds who don't care about women's "reproductive rights," but there is plenty of antipathy from certain elements within the Republican Party, as well. Many establishment and some libertarian Republicans have long looked upon Christian conservatives with...
  • 7 Reasons To Be Optimistic About America's Future

    11/27/2012 4:33:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Although studies show that we conservatives are usually happier and more optimistic than most about our personal lives, we also tend to be a bit more pessimistic than the average person about the country. We look at our unsustainable level of spending, the dramatically expanding, increasingly lawless welfare state, encouragement of tribalism and class hatred as a political tactic, hostility towards Christianity, schools that teach socialism and liberalism, the morally bankrupt entertainment industry and the reelection of a man who may have had the single worst performance as President of anyone in our nation's history and we quite naturally fear...
  • U.S. stock futures wobble; fiscal cliff, data eyed

    11/27/2012 4:27:55 AM PST · by John W · 7 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock-market futures were largely heading lower on Tuesday, with news of a Greek-aid deal providing limited help for sentiment as investors refocused on fiscal-cliff worries. A heavy data day includes durable-goods orders and the consumer-confidence index. Away from politics, a heavy data lineup was in store for Tuesday, kicking off with durable-goods orders for October at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch are forecasting the figure to show a decline of 0.4% in October, after a 9.9% rise the prior month. Hurricane Sandy, business concerns about the U.S. fiscal cliff and seasonal swings...
  • I Told You So Redux

    11/27/2012 4:27:31 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | John Ransom
    Today we get to check in again on the economic and stock market forecast that I penned back on December 23rd, 2011. Yeah. I know. You all are used to my dazzling wit, political acumen, and my stylish turns of phrase. But really, I know quite a bit about finance too, even if I use my finance superpowers only on occasion and prefer to be the ringmaster here at Townhall Finance.The slowdown that I predicted at that time has been a little less than my expectations. Right now GDP is coming in a little higher than I thought. But the second half is only...
  • RUSSIANS CUT OFF MORE NAZI TROOPS; TAKE DOZEN TOWNS, GAIN IN STALINGRAD (11/27/42)

    11/27/2012 4:23:18 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/27/42 | Ralph Parker, Hanson W. Baldwin
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